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In 1940, Kilgore College changed the football halftime entertainment scene forever with the launch of the Rangerettes. The now world famous drill team launched with a unique combination of dance moves and precision drills that quickly earned them the reputation as the best squad in the world, setting the bar for perfection and coordination in each routine. One of the modern team’s former managers, Chip Hale, assembled the documentary SWEETHEARTS OF THE GRIDIRON, debuting on digital and DVD September 6 from Well Go USA Entertainment, to celebrate the team’s 75th anniversary. Surrounded by hopes, dreams and years of tradition, the film chronicles the week-long selection process required to earn one of the 36 coveted spots in the lineup and join the institution that has performed at 65 Cotton Bowl games, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades, and U.S. presidential inaugurations, in addition to weekly football games.
SWEETHEARTS OF THE GRIDIRON won the “Every Woman” award from the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. The award is for films that feature strong female characters, tell the story primarily through the female perspective and are female centered.
On September 12, 1940, when they took the field for the first time, the Rangerettes made history, and changed the future of football halftime entertainment across Texas and the United States.
SWEETHEARTS OF THE GRIDIRON has a runtime of approximately 89 minutes and is not rated.