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.