Spirit Award - Operation Football

SHOW US YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!

WTHR and WZPL want you to show us that YOUR school has the biggest, loudest, craziest fans in all of Central Indiana! Send us your photos and videos, share your stories, and show us that you are the most SPIRITED fans around!

Fame. Fortune. The Trophy. And this year... A FREE CONCERT!

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Operation Football, WTHR and WZPL will present the 2018 Spirit Award Winner with a FREE CONCERT at their school! The stakes have never been higher, and the prize has never been bigger! Show us your spirit and we may be coming to YOUR SCHOOL!!!

We'll be adding some of our favorite school spirit photos and video on this page every week. You can also send us your photos and video just below this message. At the end of the season, a panel of judges will look over the collections and determine which school takes home the 2018 Operation Football Spirit Award! Click here for rules on how the contest will work.

OPFB Spirit Award Contenders












Our first Pep Rally of the school year is underway!

Posted by Cardinal Ritter High School on Friday, August 17, 2018








Posted by DCSC Warriors on Friday, September 28, 2018







Posted by Indian Creek High School on Friday, September 7, 2018

Posted by Indian Creek High School on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

LHS Pep Band made its first appearance in several years under the Friday Night Lights last night! Thank you, Mr. Wright...

Posted by Lutheran High School of Indianapolis on Saturday, August 25, 2018








INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Finalists were announced Friday for the 2018 Operation Football Spirit Award

They are, in no particular order:

Western Boone Stars

New Palestine Dragons

Fishers Tigers

Martinsville Artesians

Decatur Central Hawks

The battle is on! Show us why you should win the award and a concert for your school.

Stay tuned to see what happens next!






In a hard-fought match with plenty of offense, the Quakers eventually fell to the Pioneers, 52-42

Posted by Plainfield Community School Corporation on Saturday, September 1, 2018

Posted by Plainfield Community School Corporation on Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Quakers kept it close in the first half, but the Decatur Central Hawks found their footing in the second half and...

Posted by Plainfield Community School Corporation on Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Quakers kept it close in the first half, but the Decatur Central Hawks found their footing in the second half and...

Posted by Plainfield Community School Corporation on Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Quakers kept it close in the first half, but the Decatur Central Hawks found their footing in the second half and...

Posted by Plainfield Community School Corporation on Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Quakers kept it close in the first half, but the Decatur Central Hawks found their footing in the second half and...

Posted by Plainfield Community School Corporation on Sunday, September 23, 2018

Posted by Plainfield Community School Corporation on Sunday, October 7, 2018



THORNTOWN, Ind. (WTHR) - We may be in the middle of basketball season, but we're celebrating some big accomplishments in football on Friday.

Dave Calabro returned to Western Boone High School to deliver the prize after the school won this year's Operation Football Spirit Award.

Besides a huge trophy, students and staff were treated to a Jake Miller concert at the school on Friday.

If you weren't there, you can still get in on the excitement by clicking on the media player above!

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Western Boone High School has won the 2018 Operation Football Spirit Award.

The Stars fans claimed the Spirit Award trophy as well as a concert for their school from WZPL.

Other finalists included Decatur Central, Fishers, Martinsville and New Palestine.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — In our 25th year of Operation Football, schools across central Indiana brought their "A" game in school spirit.

But we had to choose just one as the Spirit Award winner. And the winner was Western Boone High School!

Because they brought the school spirit to us, we will be bringing a concert to them.

Jake Miller will be performing for the students at the high school next Friday, February 15!

Miller is an American pop singer and rapper from Florida.

His debut album, 'Us against Them,' dropped in 2013 and his latest album 'Silver Lining' debuted last year.

Miller sent this message to Western Boone High School students just a week out from the concert.

The concert is sponsored by IBEW.