With the Ridge High School Red Devils undefeated (4-0) and a homecoming game against North Hunterdon High School scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday night football already is expected to attract a sellout crowd.
To amp up the energy level even higher, the school's entire population filled the new gym on Friday afternoon for an annual pep rally.
Seniors wore black; juniors, green; sophomores, white and freshmen wore red.
The students participated in many activities, with Ridge cheerleaders contributing to the show.
Tickets for the game already were sold at the high school earlier on Friday in an attempt to reduce the long longs at the gate expected at the nighttime game.