It was windy and cold, but what could be sweeter than a double Falcon victory for their homecoming game, Friday, Oct. 10. King Ethan Fausto and Queen Alexandra McGirr laughed through the shivers. It was a superheroes? night to remember. See more on Falcon Homecoming Week on pages 2 and 10. Bottom (l-r) Twins Amanda Blomquist and Danielle Sturdevant (back) posed with twins Nikki Klugkist and Brooke Woods (front) on Twin Day Tuesday. ?Superheroes? was a theme of the Falcon?s Homecoming Week, and the drumline marching in freezing weather qualified for the title.
Falcons Score Double Homecoming Victory
By Asst. Coach Tim Garcia
The Junior Varsity squad leveled St. Genevieve 35-0 in a dynamic Homecoming gift to Falcons fans. Coach Mark Smith had the offense moving up and down the field the entire game and Coach Henderson got his first shut-out.
Standouts were the strong running of Lance Cole and the speed and agility of Jon Roy, Max Arteaga and Tim McCoy
Key plays include the interception by Brian Graff, fumble recovery by Sage Hughes, the touchdown run by Sophomore ‘Homecoming Prince’ Brandon Reynertson and the kicking of Michael Manning, just to name a few.
Defensive and offensive line and defensive backfield continued to dominate the other teams. Key players this week were Matt Morgan, Freshman ‘Homecoming Prince’ Ben Grajeda, Ryan Herren and Sean Holcolm. The skill and finesse of the JV quarterback Nick Bettis continues to amaze his coaches.
The Varsity rolled over St. Genevieve 33-21. Excellent running by the twisting and turning Robert Burns, plus the speed and power of Alec Gotts and Jake Gale were a joy to watch.
The defensive and offensive line is continuing to mature.
When the coaches congratulated Robert Burns for having his best game yet on the varsity squad, Robert said he could do what he did because of the offensive line. Sam Goudeau, Steven ‘Bowling Ball’ Russell, Nick Bozanich, Alex Steenackers, Derrek Gresham, Andrew Jens and Jaxon Romanowski just keep getting better and better. Even with winds of 40 to 50 miles per hour, Dustin Madewell continued to show us his powerful kicking. Quarterback Mike Morgan continues to gain confidence and skill each week.
Even though we have only listed a few key players, both wins were a great team effort. Every player went into the game and executed his assignment. That is why both teams came away with a win. The coaches see them all and are continually amazed by how hard they are working to become very good football players.
This Friday, Oct. 17 the Falcons begin High Desert League play at home against Desert High School. Temperatures are forecast to be near 68 at game time so we won’t have to worry about wind chill this week. We hope you can all make it to the game as we begin our path to the playoffs.
By Sara Woerter
School spirit was shown proudly during Homecoming Week. Each day had a costume theme and a game during lunch conducted by the Associated Student Body (ASB). “Pin the Smile on the Joker” was a favorite.
Monday was Jersey Day; students wore their favorite sports jersey and cheered for their team. Tuesday was Twin Day; students were seeing double. Wednesday was Decades Day; outfits from the past and a decade Twister game were fun. Superheroes saved Thursday from Super Villains; students came with capes and Superman pants. Spirit Day Friday concluded with a homecoming rally in the gym, followed by the football game and dance.
Everyone Danced Like Crazy
By Sara Woerter
“The homecoming dance was so much fun. Everyone danced like crazy!” said senior Crystal Pineda.
After a week full of dressup, fun games and rallies, Frazier Mountain High School celebrated its victorious homecoming football games with a dance on Friday, Oct. 10 from 8:30 p.m. until midnight. More than 230 teens enjoyed the party.
A superhero theme inspired the decor, with Catwoman, Batman, Superman and many other famous superhero and super villain drawings (such as a great poster of the Joker from The Dark Knight). Falcon Blue and White balloons lined the ceiling. Fog machines and club lights were pumping atmosphere.
The dance was put together by ASB members (with adviser Tim Garcia). DJ S.K. and DJ Ricky from Non Stop Sound came up from Bakersfield to supply the music.
A few remixes had the students shaking and rolling, along with classic songs like “Beat It” by Michael Jackson, “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot and “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice. Rap, rock and reggaeton also had the students singing and dancing. When the hard core rap song “Get Low” by Lil Jon blasted the speakers, over 30 people sang along with the lyrics.
“The dance sucked at the beginning but it got better,” said senior Steven Burnelle. Junior Jessica Ibarra had a great time throughout the whole dance: “DJ was doing his thing. Best dance yet!”
After the dance was over, students and chaperones ran out into the cold, windy evening to their cars. Laughs (and yawns) could be heard from the chilled teens and adults as memories of the night’s music rolled on.
This is part of the October 17, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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