A spirited week for Mount Shasta High School’s Homecoming

Skye Kinkade
Mount Shasta High School seniors Sergio Rodriguez and Rachel Cooper were crowned Homecoming king and queen between the JV and varsity games on the evening of Oct. 1, 2010.

Though the Mount Shasta High School Bears fell to the Live Oak Lions during their Homecoming football game on Friday evening, the Mount Shasta community was filled with school spirit the entire week through.

With businesses around town decorated for the occasion, well-wishers lined the streets for the traditional Homecoming parade down Mount Shasta Boulevard Friday afternoon. Each class had their own float, and cheers and sirens courtesy of the Mount Shasta Police and Fire Departments could be heard across town.

Students enjoyed a short day of classes on Friday, followed by an afternoon on the green. They were served lunch on the bleachers where they could enjoy the Powder Puff championship game, which pitted the seniors against the juniors.

Earlier in the week, the seniors won the sophomores for their spot in the finals, while the juniors knocked off the freshman.

Friday afternoon’s competition was fierce, and the girls played hard until the buzzer sounded.

Though the year before, the senior girls toppled their competition when they were just juniors, this year they couldn’t pull out a win, coming up short by a score of 14 to 8.

Between the very well attended JV and varsity games, royalty was presented.

The royalty court included freshmen Harrison Keane and Tori Hansen; sophomores Obadiah Lovrak-Hamrick and Janelle Jaegel; juniors Jordan Hanna, Chase Kamla, Haley Brown and Allison Titus; and seniors Andrew Campbell, Lucas Morris, Chad Oliver, Sergio Rodriguez, Michaela Backes, Mackenzie Hanna, Laura Scott, John Holst, Lisa Shinohara and Rachel Cooper.

After everyone was announced, seniors Sergio Rodriguez and Rachel Cooper were crowned the 2010 Homecoming king and queen.

The Mount Shasta High School cheerleaders provided spectators with plenty of enthusiastic cheering and a dance routine complete with lifts and tumbling throughout both JV and varsity games.

Junior varsity’s final score was 40 to 3, and the varsity game ended with a score of 23 to 6.

Following the game, a Homecoming dance was held in the gym to end a long week of Homecoming fun.

The MSHS juniors were full of school spirit as they drove through downtown in the Homecoming parade on the afternoon of Oct. 1, 2010. Though the Bears fell to Live Oak, excitement ran high all week long throughout the community.