Sunday Oct 10 2010 comments Battle for the Sheild, Del Oro Pep Rally for Matt Redding By: Photo by Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal -A +A Photo by Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsWade Foley, center with red shirt and "P" rallies up the sophomore Class as their theme is called out to them for Del Oro's homecoming. Photo by Kim Palaferri/ Special to the Loomis NewsThey are ready to Battle for The Shield on the field, but during the Del Oro pep rally tribute to Officer Matt Redding who was killed 5 years ago by a drunk driver, both teams come together for support for Redding?s family. From left is Coach Greg Benzel of Rocklin, Shoicki Maitinson, of Del Oro, Dean Phillips of Rocklin, Max Magleby of Del Oro, Joey Ramos of Rocklin and Head Coach of Del Oro Casey Taylor. Photo by Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsJohn Redding, father of fallen Officer Matt Redding speaks at a Del Oro Pep Rally on Friday about not drinking and driving. In this emotional ceremony, he thanked the arresting officers, Andy Mayo and retired officer Barry Larson that took one more drunk driver off the streets Alexis Costa, Senior ASB Officer at Del Oro High School is the M.C. for the Pep Rally dedicated to the Memory of Officer Matt Redding. Redding was killed by a drunk driver 5 years ago and Cost, with parents of Matt Redding watching, spoke to students on the importance of just saying No to Drunk Driving. Photo By Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsJohn and Marilyn Redding, who is recovering from a neck injury, attend an emotional Pep Rally at Del Oro in honor of their son, Officer Matt Redding, who was killed by a drunk driver 5 years ago. The Redding?s were their to receive a plaque for the Del Oro vs. Rocklin Football games, The Battle Of The Shield, that is now dedicated to honor Officer Redding. Photo by Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis News.Marylin Redding, who is recovering from a neck injury, receives a heart felt hug from Rocklin Football Player Joey Ramos during a Del Oro Pep Rally dedicated to the memory of her son Officer Matt Redding. Redding was killed by a drunk driver 5 years ago while on duty. Photo By Kim Palaferri, Special to the Loomis NewsDel Oro High School Golden Eagle get's students fired up students at a Pep Rally for their big game with Rocklin on Friday. Photo by Kim Palaferri/Special To the Loomis NewsRobin Tourtillott, A junior at Del Oro High School, rallies the students with her color guard team members pep rally for the big game on Friday night against Rocklin. Photo by Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsMarilyn Redding center, who is recovering from a neck injury, and husband John at far right, are the parents of fallen Officer Matt Redding. They were joined in a ceremony that honored Matt during a pep rally introduced the ?Battle of the Shield?, which is the yearly big game against Rocklin. With the Redding?s is Del Oro Principal Dan Gayaldo, and arresting officers Andy Mayo in uniform and retired officer Barry Larson who is recovering from a broken leg due to a motorcycle accident. Photo by Kim Palaferri/Special to the Loomis NewsIn the final moments of a moving pep rally that honored former Del Oro graduate and fallen officer Matt Redding, students gather in the center of the gym to sing their fight song.