When it comes to unique uniforms, no one has anything on Pine Bush High in New York.
The Orange County hamlet played its homecoming game while sporting brand new digital camouflage uniforms, which reinforced the school’s ties to armed service academies; as MaxPreps noted, Pine Bush had players matriculate to both West Point and the Naval Academy in 2013 (what, no Air Force?) When the team’s coaches discovered a company that could custom-produce digital camouflage uniforms in the school’s colors, they moved forward with mock-ups, eventually working with league officials to ensure that the uniforms comply with league rules.
According to MaxPreps’ Stephen Spiewak, the program still faced funding issues to have the uniforms produced. Eventually, the team got players to agree to purchase their own jerseys and had the program use concession revenue to buy each player’s pants. From there it was a waiting game, with the arrival date for the new unis pushed back multiple times until they finally arrived weeks before Veteran’s Day for Pine Bush’s Homecoming.
Needless to say, the new get-ups have been a big hit, to the point that we all might just see another team or two sporting camouflage unis come fall 2015.