Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Jills at the 2013 Kid's Day Game

Emily's line coming out for the game
It's once again football season and in Buffalo, that means the Buffalo Jills are finally in action on the sidelines of Ralph Wilson Stadium and there are a lot of changes this season with the squad. Omarlla has retired after a record-setting career and the squad is significantly smaller this year after a small turnout at tryouts this past spring. Christina, in her 8th season, is the longest tenured vet with Lisa, at 7 seasons, the only other girl with more than 4 seasons. As a matter of fact, there are a total of only 8 girls with even 3 seasons on the roster. Out of those 8, 6 make up the captain and co-captains of dance with Christina and Melissa, Lisa and Lindsey, and Emily and Jenny each leading dance lines.
This preseason started out with a win in Indy and the Bills returned home to face off against the Minnesota Vikings in the annual Kid's Day game which featured a big festival in Lot C before the game and the Jr Jills cheerleaders joining the Jills for a pregame routine. Included in the Jr Jills was a young lady who was featured on WKBW-TV the other day by the name of Emily Klima. The Celebrity Child for the Variety Club, Emily's main goal is to be able to walk independently one day and seemed to have a blast as she was part of the Jr Jills at last night's game. See her story at
One of the Jills (Jenny or Alyssa K?) carrying Emily to dance
Forming Stampede Row

Mel B, Alyssa K, Kayla, and Jenny
Melissa, Hannah D, and Christina
Christina's line
Lisa's line late in the game
See all the pics at
My apologies on the lower number of photos than in past years. The new NFL rules make it more difficult to bring in a full-size camera safely and I'm still getting used to the new camera I bought which is higher-powered but compact. Rest assured, a lot of high quality photos will be taken of the 2013 Buffalo Jills all season long. Also, check out where my friends at FCI Photography have a lot of outstanding field level photos of the Jills and Jr Jills from pregame and the 1st half of the game.
The Jills will be next in action on August 29th as the Bills host the Detroit Lions in the final game of the preseason before the season starts the following week! Be sure to check for pics of all your favorite Jills at the games. Rookies will be getting their own albums as they are identified. With the calendar still in production and the official Jills website still woefully in need of updating, it may be some time before all the rookies get the proper credit they deserve.

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