By Skye Kinkade and Steve Gerace
The MSHS Bears are in the midst of their Homecoming celebration, which will culminate on Friday with a game against the Modoc Braves.
The school is celebrating with dress up days, Powder Puff, a lunch on the green, a Men’s Volleyball competition, a traditional Homecoming parade through town, a dance, and Homecoming royalty.
Mount Shasta's varsity and JV teams both go into Friday night's Homecoming game with 2-1 records and coming off a bye week.
A traditional non-league opponent for the Bears in recent years, Modoc will again be a league foe when Mount Shasta returns to the SCL starting in 2014.
At the varsity level, Modoc has won six in a row over Mount Shasta, dating back to 2007.
While the Bears have had some tough years, Modoc has put together 8 winning seasons in a row, including 5 league championships and 3 section titles.
But this year the Braves are off to a 1-3 start; their only victory a forfeit win over Bonanza of Oregon.
Modoc lost its most recent game to Trinity, 51-0. Trinity defeated Hoopa Valley, 42-6. Mount Shasta opened its season with a 13-2 win over Hoopa Valley.
After opening with 2 wins, Mount Shasta's varsity is looking to get back on track after losing at home to Hamilton 41-21 on Sept. 13.
The JV Bears rallied from 13 points down to defeat Hamilton and improve their record to 2-1.
This year, children who participated in a Jr. Pep Squad clinic last week will dance with the MSHS cheerleaders on field at JV halftime.
Monday was Sweats Day; Tuesday was Twin Day; today is Thrift Shop Day, Thursday is Blast for the Past Day (when each grade dresses like a different period in history) and Friday is Blue and Gold Day.
Wednesday at 6 p.m. girls will have their chance to play football at the Powderpuff championship game, held on the field at Joe Blevins Memorial Stadium.
The Homecoming parade will begin at 2:10 and will travel down Everitt Memorial, right on Rockfellow, left onto Alma to Mt. Shasta Blvd. and returning to the school on Lake Street.
Winners of the float contest will be announced immediately after the parade is over.
The JV game will begin at 5:30 p.m. At halftime, the Jr. Pep Squad will be on the field.
Between the JV and Varsity football games, one senior boy and girl will be crowned Homecoming King and Queen.
This year’s Homecoming royalty and King and Queen candidates are pictured and listed above.