Instead of presenting Byrd with the NBC 6 Spirit Stick in their gym, we met students for breakfast at Strawn's.
"They've been doing it for 20 plus years. Being able to carry on the tradition is a lot of fun. I'm Proud to be a part of it," said Lee Gorman, Byrd Senior Class President and Student Section Leader.
"Kids love it. They're parents love it. The parents know they're safe when they're here," said Wes Gauthier, Strawn's co-owner.
With hundreds of students showing up, the staff works hard to keep up.
"Takes a lot of talent, a lot of practice to be able to serve amount fo kids who come here on Friday mornings before game days," said Gauthier.
If you show your school's spirit like Byrd has done all season long, the NBC 6 morning crew could be having game day breakfast with your student section next week.
Senior Reed Hamby is the liaison between his classmates and Strawn's to make sure it all goes smoothly.
"Usually come here about six and definitely eat breakfast, get full... Then, during school everyone is all pumped up," said Hamby.
It's a good start to a long day of Yellow Jacket pride.
"We show up five hours early for every game or as early as we can... We make a lot of signs... I think we make an impact on the game," said Gorman.
Each week students wear costumes related to a predetermined theme like 'Pink-out Parkway' and 'Blind the Buccaneers'. This week they're playing one of their biggest rivals: Captain Shreve.
"This week is camo. Going on a gator hunt. Hope we have gator gumbo tonight," said Gorman.
With a few weeks left in the local high school football season, the competition to win our NBC 6 Spirit Stick is tighter than ever. Just show your school spirit during your game when you see our cameras and you could be our next winner.