The Short of It
The moms of a Texas high school football team shocked their sons with an unforgettable pep rally performance that is going viral.
The Steele High School football team is headed to the playoffs soon, and to get students pumped up, a pep rally was held in the gymnasium. The players' mothers were so excited for their sons that they wanted to do something special to support them. So one mama, April Williams, organized a surprise performance.
In the video taken that day, at first, 11 "guest performers" enter the gym wearing masks. But soon they ditch their disguises to reveal they are the football players' moms, and the crowd goes wild.
The ladies put on an impressive hip-hop dance routine to a montage of songs, including "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" and "Hit the Quan." Their moves were choreographed by a Steele High School student.
The stands go wild for the brave moms throughout their 3-minute show of support. And although some of the women worried their sons might be embarrassed, by all accounts, the football players loved their surprise.
I'm not sure I would have the confidence to do what these women did. But as one of the mothers, Melissa Fields, told My San Antonio, "It was cool to come out of our comfort zone." Fields adds she and the other mothers aren't looking for attention. "We don't want to lose sight of why we did this. It's not about us; it's about our sons."