Agriplex area schools and citizens will show their support Friday for the Iraan-Sheffield School District and the Iraan Braves as they travel along U. S. Highways 67 and 83 en route to their Class 1-A State Semifinal football game at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene.
The Iraan Braves are scheduled to depart San Angelo around 2:45 this afternoon, traveling along U.S. Highway 67 to Miles, Rowena, and Ballinger, then taking U.S. 83 to Winters and on to Abilene.
Miles Junior High and High School students and members of the community will line the side of the road just before 3:00 PM, as law enforcement and volunteer fire department equipment and personnel escort the buses through Miles. The caravan will continue to Rowena and Ballinger, where Ballinger ISD students and community members will line the streets of the route to show their support for the Braves. The caravan will continue to be escorted by fire and law enforcement units along U.S. Highway 83 to Winters, where Winters ISD students and community members will line the route to show their support of the Braves.
Agriplex area residents are encouraged to wear the Iraan Braves's school colors, which are red and black, display signs, and show support for the school and its students, faculty, staff, and community members.
The school and community were rocked just one week ago when an activity bus carrying the Iraan Braves cheerleaders and their sponsors was involved in a crash with a truck-tractor semi-trailer on Interstate 20 near Big Spring. The crash injured several of the cheerleaders and claimed the life of their cheerleading sponsor, 52 year old Liz Pope.