Retro RFH Football Cheer

RFH JV cheerleaders ready and set to cheer at a football game in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

When it comes to RFH cheerleading, the spirit is still the same, but the  look and sound of it all is a lot different from what went on down on the field decades ago.

There was a big traditional game against longstanding classic rivals Red Bank Catholic (RBC) Caseys on Friday night. OK, there was an RFH loss, but, it’s a pretty sure bet there was a lot of cheering and attendees didn’t hear the good ol’ “Hey purple! Hey white! You look so good to me … hey, hey, hey PURPLE! Hey WHITE! …” or “Push ’em back! Push ’em back! Waaaayyy back!”

And it’s another sure bet that there wasn’t a saddle shoe, knee sock, tweed kilt, crew neck sweater or any other traditional-type cheerleading gear on the field either.

Oh, there are still pom-poms, but the outfits of today’s RFH cheerleader are quite different — more like gymnasts’ gear with bows on top of the head or some such adornment. Yes, the look is completely different, save for perhaps a pony tail or three, the sound is similar and the school spirit still soars.

This Retro Pic of the (George) Day was taken in the late 1970s. This is what the junior varsity cheerleading squad looked like. What else do you recall about the standard cheerleading outfit that you would like to see stay the same? What difference should be celebrated?

Recognize these JV RFH cheerleaders? Give us your favorite cheer!