80 years of Tribe Pride

School spirit has taken on a new look at Jacksonville ISD: A handful of colorful arrows created by students in Jacksonville High School's welding and art classes. According to Grace Traylor, JISD public information officer, the eight arrows – painted in school colors and located on the south end of the Tomato Bowl – represent the number of decades the historic stadium has been in use. Each arrow is 15 feet tall, and will stand 12 feet above ground, Traylor said, adding the idea was taken from a similar display she had seen in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

“We have quite a few unique and creative 'finishings' for the Tomato Bowl and we cannot wait to see the community reaction – this has been such an exciting project to be part of,” she said, adding that “everything is right on schedule and we are still set to finish by April 15.”