Moriarty High School hosted its third annual Meet the Pintos last Friday, and despite rainy weather, a good-sized crowd came out to show its support.

Members of Moriarty’s football team getting introduced to the crowd. Photo by G. Demarest.

I think it’s a great sense of community,” said Tim Smith, whose son Matt is a senior running back on the football team. “We’re all coming together for school spirit.”

Meet the Pintos started as a football event but has become a giant pep rally. The school’s marching band, Mirage dance team, the cheerleading team, and fall sports athletes were introduced to the crowd.

It’s a chance to show the community who’s gonna represent them this year,” head football coach Joe Anaya said. “Like I told some of the boys, ‘Hey, it’s bigger than just you, it’s not your name across the shirt, it’s Moriarty.”