Monday started off the activities for the Brickies who celebrated their homecoming this Friday at the Brickyard against Lowell.
Spirit Week afforded the students the opportunity to partake in daily themes, showing off their school spirit. Monday was Decades Day. The students were encouraged to deck themselves out in attire that was worn during the 80’s. Think back on the hairstyles and clothes trends from back in the 80’s!
Tuesday was “Who’s your Twinkie Day” where the students were encouraged to dress the same as another student or teacher. Wednesday was Mathlete vs Athlete College day, where the students dressed as a scholar or jock from their favorite college.
Thursday was “Who’s your Superhero Day” where not only could they dress as their favorite superhero, but anyone they consider to be a hero. Of course Friday was School Spirit day where the High School student body brought out the old Purple and Gold.
Another fun event was the girls Powder Puff football game! The girls game kicked off on Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The game agenda for the night was the Junior Class versus the Senior Class. The teams had been practicing hard and the stands were full of fans watching the exciting game. Cheerleaders for the Seniors were Marc Lind, Reno Erving, and Sharpe Marshall. The three were leading the stands in cheers for the exciting game being played on the field. The Seniors won the game by a score of 28-0!
Senior Reno Erving was one of the cheerleaders. “We did it last year and decided to do it again. The crowd loved it and the players appreciated us pumping up the crowd and supporting them,” he said.
On Friday, the students attended a pep session from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Soon after dismissal many students went directly to their floats and teams to line up for the parade which started out at the Middle School. The parade started at 4:30 pm and ran down Main Street where everyone came out and lined the streets, cheering on the floats and teams, and checking out all the homecoming court candidates. The parade route was lined by the senior banners from all the sports this fall.
Junior Harley Sutton had a hard time answering what her favorite activity for homecoming was. “It’s hard to decide between the Spirit Week Dress Up Days and the Football Game,” she said.
Of course, the Football Game followed at the Brickyard, with the Brickies taking on the Lowell Red Devils. The Brickyard is always full of fans cheering on the Brickies and Friday was no exception. The stadium was full and concessions were selling like crazy. Unfortunately the Brickies didn’t come away with a win but it was a great game.
Halftime was highlighted by the introduction of the King, Queen, Prince, and Princess Candidates: Senior King Candidates were Jared Rassbach, Nick Bokun, and Michael Wagner. Queen Candidates were: Emily Hewlett, Kelsie Rearick, and Brittany Probasco. Prince candidates were James Bowers, Donald Parlock, and Daniels Trezak, Princess candidates were Nicole Artka, Ally Chabes, and Gabby Thomas. Nick Bokun and Emily Hewlett ended up with the King and Queen honors, while Gabby Thomas was Princess and Donny Parlock was crowned Prince.
Well, the activities don’t end there. Saturday night, the High School will host the homecoming dance. The theme of the dance will be “Light Up the Night” and starts at 7:00 pm. This year the dance was a turnabout where the girls had to ask the boys. Many of the girls have a little more sympathy for the boys now that they had to gather up the courage to ask someone to go to the dance with them. Many of the students are looking forward to dressing up and having fun with their friends at the dance. The homecoming court will be present and everyone will be looking forward to a great time.