Homecoming was last week at our school and for the tiny town that feeds it. At school, it was a week of dress up with the overall theme this year being "superheroes". Each day had a different superhero related dress up theme ... dress as your favorite superhero, favorite villain, favorite superhero sidekick, etc.
There was a spirit door decorating contest, also with the superhero theme ... my door won by the way.
I have a picture and will post it at some point. It featured "Aquaman" as the superhero.
A horse drill team from the nearby town of Williston .
The Junior Class float. Somehow they did not win the float competition, even though they were a definite crowd favorite.
The JV cheerleaders parade ride.
The last piece.
Four lanes of US-27 are shut down for the parade so that kids can dash out safely for the copious candy tossed by the float riders. The firetruck in this picture is the final vehicle in the parade. Behind it are a couple miles of impatient drivers who have been stopped for the past half hour.
Look at that kid's form. Is he graceful or what?
I love that picture.
After the parade, we had our homecoming football game. It was against the Catholic private school from my hometown of St. Augustine. A little nostalgic for me as I dated a St. Joe cheerleader through much of my high school career and had good friends who were St. Joe Flashes.
They beat us of course. Everyone beats us.
I take photographs for the school yearbook so I spend each game on the sidelines trying to get some action sport shots. This time I became part of the action.
That's not a telephoto/zoom photograph.
They are as close as they look and the ball is just below belt level as it approaches me.
I pretended like it didn't hurt.