Clayton Valley’s football program is more than just one of the best in California. It’s also one of the most creative.
The video you see above showcases how the Ugly Eagles (yup, ugly is part of the mascot name) entered the field against Oakdale in their Northern California Division II regional title game. With two players acting the role of aggressive, leashed pit bulls held back by a reaper-masked teammate, the rest of the squad got itself duly hyped in the tunnel.
As soon as the time came, all burst forth with the kind of excitement you’d expect of a regional champion, which is precisely what Clayton Valley was officially just hours later following a 28-7 victory.
The win moved the Ugly Eagles on to the Division II state title game against Redlands East Valley on Saturday. That means we get at least one more rendition of the Eagles letting the dogs out, which sure seems like a good thing for everyone.