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A Welcomed Homecoming

Homecoming Court Winners: Maggie Helms-9th, Nicole Gaylord-11th, Hunter Hastings-Homecoming Queen, Mackenzie Delev-10th.

The Warrior Witness would like to congratulate the Varsity Football Team on their Homecoming victory last Friday night against Parkwood. The Warriors were greeted by an outstanding welcome from the Green Machine Student Section, which had been preparing for that night all Spirit Week long. The week’s festivities included Collegiate Monday, Senior Citizen Tuesday, Class Color Wednesday, and Character Thursday. Class Color Day was followed by the Powder Puff Football game, in which the Senior Girls were victorious for the second consecutive year. Green Machine Friday and the pep rally had the student section worked up before the game even began. The team started off the first quarter strong with two touchdowns and entered halftime with a 35-0 lead over the Rebels. This led up to a quintessential part of high school – the crowning of Homecoming Queen.
The girls of the Homecoming Court were escorted by their fathers or brothers. The dress code this year, to keep things classy, was black and white. Freshman Maggie Helms, sophomore Mackenzie Delev, and junior Nicole Gaylord all proudly stepped forward and represented their class as Mrs. Dunlap and Mr. Breedlove presented them each with a bouquet of roses. Representing the senior class, Hunter Hastings was crowned Homecoming Queen and given a sash by Student Body President, Carson Rich. She then ceremoniously took a lap around the track in a convertible driven by Student Body Historian and Yearbook Editor-in-Chief, Grant Starnes. The Marching Warriors brought halftime to a close with their performance of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and Symphonie Fantastique.
The Varsity Football Team easily finished off the second half, adding two more touchdowns to the scoreboard, and ending the night with a well-deserved 49-0 win. Currently, the team’s record is 5-1. Only four regular season games remain, and they are some of the toughest yet. Porter Ridge, Sun Valley, and Marvin Ridge will provide some of the stiffest competition thus far, but the Warriors have solidified themselves as a powerful team. Tonight the Varsity Team will play at Anson Senior against the Bearcats, who just last week defeated the Sun Valley Spartans. Come support the Warriors tonight in their quest to be the top team in the Southern Carolina Conference!

Written by: Megan Ellisor, Editor-in-Chief, Senior
Posted: Oct 14, 2011 by Cheryl Edwards

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