On Sept. 28, Northwestern Middle School students, teachers and school administrators showed their school and team spirit during a pep rally in the school’s gym in Zachary prior to the Braves’ football game, played later that night in Denham Springs against Southside.

The NMS cheerleaders and Dazzlers dance squad performed, firing up the student body.

Some students performed skits while dressed as Brave Indians, while others danced, showing their support for the football team.

The Braves defeated Southside, 16-6.

Northwestern’s next games are against Central on Oct. 14 and Livonia on Oct. 20.

Both games begin at 6 p.m. in Bronco Stadium at Zachary High School.