Maverick and Goose would be proud of the Mama Dawgs performance at Wylie High School’s pep rally this morning. At approximately 9 a.m., 28 moms dawning “Top Mom” flight suits and aviator sunglasses, danced to a montage of music from this summer’s hit-movie Top Gun: Maverick to honor their sons and celebrate it being their senior year.
From military drills and flying-high stunts to an emotional ode to their little boys and then cutting the rug with them as seniors, this year’s Mama Dawgs worked hard to bring a memorable performance. They even brought the iconic volleyball beach scene to life with a surprise (and humorous) appearance from some of the players’ dads.
Norma Borho, mom to senior football player, Reese Borho, said the theme of Top Gun for their Mama Dawg performance and the varsity football team’s motivational slogan “Don’t think. Just do.” both being Top Gun related was totally coincidental.
Each year, the performance themes are decided upon by the group of moms dancing; however, the choreography and music are provided by the talented Lin Thompson. Thompson has been working with senior football moms for about 10 years thanks to the invitation by Melanie Reyes who has danced twice as Mama Dawg.
To see the past 10 years of Mama Dawg performances, check out the December issue of the Wylie Growl where you’ll get a more in-depth look at how a group of football moms dancing has become a cherished moment and highly anticipated tradition at Wylie High School thanks to Lin Thompson.
We salute the 2022 Mama Dawgs for a great performance that was one for the books!
By Kristen Johnson