Before the big game, the pomp and circumstances

Part of the tradition of the Battle of the Bell football game between Bristol Central High School and Bristol Eastern High School is the pre-game activities.

Before the kick-off, the senior players and cheerleaders are accompanied onto the field by their families. Then both marching bands march onto the field, accompanied  by the local pageant representatives. Then after the playing of the national anthem, the mayor, Ken Cockayne, stepped onto the field for the annual coin toss.

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