A Team Built on Honor
The Lakota tribe was known as some of the greatest warriors of all time. They were feared in battle. Every young man was raised to be a warrior for the tribe.
Within the tribe of warriors was a small group of men called the Red Shirt Warriors. The color red in Lakota culture stood for honor. They were the best of the best, a prestigious club that every young warrior wanted to strive to be a part of.
Every four years, a group of warriors underwent a series of tests—physical, mental and spiritual—to gain acceptance into this group. (A description of these tests can be found here.) Above all, this group represented honor—going the full distance for your tribe.
Similar to the Lakota Tribe, the color Blue in the Bronco culture stands for several things, denoted by the acronym BLUE: Brave, Loyal, Unrelenting and Enthusiastic
BRAVE: All Blue Warriors are fearless. They do not fear failing. They are willing to push themselves to their limits, and to tackle any challenge they may face.
LOYAL: All Blue Warriors honor their team, coaches, school, families, and community by doing the right things, and carrying themselves with class and integrity. They are willing to sacrifice in order to benefit the greater good.
UNRELENTING: No Blue Warriors will stop in their pursuit of their goals or excellence in general. Their work ethic is unmatched, and the word quit is not in their vocabulary.
ENTHUSIASTIC: All Blue Warriors realize that life is a blessing, and that each day must be relished. Moreover, football is a game of passion and excitement. They bring a positive energy with themselves wherever they go that is infectious to those around them.
All that we do is built upon the foundation of those four values. What we seek as a program is for all Broncos to strive to become BLUE Shirt Warriors. So, each week, the coaches select four BLUE Shirt Warriors for exhibiting those four values. These Warriors will represent our team at the coin toss each week.