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12/9/04-Tyler

Robert E. Lee "Rallies" Behind Raider Football

It was a sea of red and black, standing room only inside the Robert E. Lee Gymnasium. From start to finish there wasn't a silent moment in the house.

Tonight's guest of honor at the Robert E. Lee Pep Rally was the Varsity Football Team. The determination to win showing in their stern faces the entire night. The crowd was on their feet while the cheerleaders hollered, the band wailed, and the Southern Belles high stepped. Even the Football Moms took center stage and cut a rug doing the electric slide.

Perhaps, the proudest moment was when the Mayor proclaimed this Saturday a special day in Tyler history. "I, Joey Seeber, Mayor of the city of Tyler, do hereby proclaim this Saturday, December 11th as Robert E. Lee Victory Day in the city of Tyler," Mayor Seeber announces to a cheering crowd. "The entire city is behind you! I'm going to be there, the entire city of Tyler is going to be there and we're going to help you bring the trophy home!"

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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