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Posted: September 12, 2013 8:30 p.m.

Rams rally for FOX 5

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Aries the Ram joins a crowd of excited Newton students at the Rams' pep rally Thursday morning as part of Fox 5's Atlanta High 5 Team of the Week news coverage.

The Newton Rams celebrated their selection as the FOX 5 Atlanta High 5 Team of the Week Thursday morning.

The Rams held a pep rally for the team, complete with cheerleaders, the school band and the school dance team, the Ladies of Aries.

The team was also featured live on television on FOX 5 Atlanta throughout the morning. The FOX 5 Atlanta news team brought pep rally items for Rams students, including t-shirts, miniature footballs and thunder sticks. The pep rally featured a teacher-student dance compeition and a cheer-off between the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders.

The football team was also delivered the High 5 Hand trophy by Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken.

The Rams were named the High 5 Team of the Week after garnering 230,561 votes on the High 5 Team of the Week online poll after defeating No. 4 Lowndes 15-14 a week ago.

Newton edged out the Shiloh Generals who earned 204,140 votes. Shiloh defeated Redan last Friday 56-0 and have started the season 2-0 for the second time since 2009.

The Rams return to action next week when they travel to Valdosta to take on the Wildcats.

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