Victory cheer roars from the throats of the Frazier Mountain High School JV Oct. 15: Nate Wheeler, Logan Stowell (in back), Brandon Gallatin and James DeLaurier, all sophomores.
Photos and report by Sara Woerter
On October 15 the Frazier Mountain High School Falcons celebrated their annual homecoming. Falcon junior varsity and varsity teams played against the Desert High School Scorpions of Edwards Air Force Base. Homecoming festivities ended with a high school dance.
The JV game started out fiercely at 4 p.m. By halftime, the Falcons were losing 13 to 30. But they weren’t giving up!
The JV team had a spectacular finale by controlling the field in the ending quarter. Andrew Penner threw a 35-yard pass to Josh Regan, who scored the final touchdown. It was a close match between the two teams. The final score was Falcons, 31 and the Scorpions, 30.
Suzanne Regan (proud mother of Josh Regan) said, “The JV did an awesome job. They did a great job working together and they have a good set of outstanding coaches.” She mentioned head JV head coach, Pat Dever.
After the game, the homecoming parade cruised around the track for the spectators.
Each class created a moviethemed float featuring distinct movie genres. The homecoming princes and princesses also smiled and waved.
At halftime of the varsity game the king and queen were announced. Robert Burns and Jessica Attlesey were named Falcon King and Queen. They were officially awarded their crowns at the homecoming dance.
Before and after the homecoming halftime ceremonies, the varsity team was in a close competition with Desert High. The score was a cliffhanger, at 0 to 0 throughout three quarters.
It was a rough battle. Falcon Kyle Hudson received injuries. He was taken off the field after two Scorpions tackled him and crunched his helmet. In the final quarter, Desert High School scored a field goal, which left the score 0 to 3, in favor of the Scorpions.
The homecoming dance began at 9 p.m. and lasted until midnight. Tickets were $10 and about 200 students attended the evening.
D.J. Pueblo pumped the beats and created a lively dance floor, while dancers boogied through a movie-themed night.
“It’s energetic! It’s a great place to be. I choose no other place to be on a Friday night!” said sophomore Jonathan Buccio.
Seniors Amber Martinez and Frances Pineau agreed: “It’s the shizznit. Dancing with our friends was amazing. Go Seniors!”
Hudson missed the party, but returned home by about 2 a.m. with a clean bill of health from the hospital.
The homecoming dance was sponsored by the senior class and proceeds will pay for their end-of-year activities.
This is part of the October 22, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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