For as long as he can remember, Pierson Rogers has watched Wyoming High School football.
As a Kindergarten student, he’d played along the open spaces at Bob Lewis Stadium during Friday nights in the fall while the grills permeated the air with smoke.
He saw his three elder brothers – Dawson, Hudson and Mason – wear the Cowboys’ uniform with pride. Pierson watched with interest as Wyoming played its Cincinnati Hills League rival Indian Hill over so many years.
As the 17-year-old Rogers enters his senior season, he will continue to have an opportunity to write his legacy with this storied football program.
And when the running back and linebacker graduates in the spring of 2019, Rogers will likely have played the most varsity football games of anyone in the 100-year history of the program.
Fittingly, those 100 years are being celebrated Sept. 7 in a highly anticipated game against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. An estimated 300 players are expected to return to Wyoming High School for a special weekend.
Rogers’ brothers will be there and so will be countless other families who’ve been associated with Wyoming football over the years.
Rogers, who is receiving Ivy League interest, enters this season with 1,898 rushing yards – the CHL’s active leader in rushing yards, according to TriStateFootball.com.
“He does a fantastic job for us,” Wyoming coach Aaron Hancock said. “He is a hard-nosed football player. Just a tremendous kid.”
In fact, Rogers last season was Wyoming’s first all-state running back since P.J. Pope garnered those honors in 2001, according to Hancock.
“That’s awesome because there have been a lot of great players here,” Rogers said. “It’s amazing. There are a lot of kids that have come through here that I’ve known personally and they are phenomenal athletes. I take a lot of pride myself playing here. I hope I can teach that to the young guys.”