A Homecoming Game like never before

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The Homecoming football game is one of the biggest nights of the year for the Viking Community. We see many family, friends, and Viking Fans show up to support their team and the girls walking on the court. With the new regulations due to Covid-19, homecoming will look different for East Hall this year. The game for Friday had also been cancelled and moved to Saturday, October 23rd at 3pm. It was an overall awesome afternoon for the girls on court and a great win for the Viking against Chestatee High School.

 

 Despite the changes, a good crowd still turned out for the team and ladies walking on the court. Before the game began, the Homecoming Court got to walk down the field with the person of their choice. Also because of Covid regulations, there could only be one person chosen for both 9th and 10th grade, while 2 got to walk for 11th and 3 people for 12th. Representing the Freshman class was Ellie House, and for the Sophomores was Faith Black. The Junior candidates included Lupe Negrete, and Melaine Perez. For the Senior Class the candidates included Jocelyn Castro, Carly Campbell, and Shy Blackwell. The 2020 senior Homecoming Queen was Jocelyn Castro.

 

In recent weeks, the football team was quarantined due exposure to the team. While they took two Fridays off for quarantine reasons, the game against the War Eagles was moved to a Saturday, which has never happened for a homecoming game. This was also the teams first game back from quarantine which pushed the players to work harder than they ever have. The team was devastated that they had to forfeit two games leading up to this victory, but overall great beating the War Eagles 55-50.

 

Quarterback, Clete Cooper, has racked up 500 yards who is 11-of -15 for 300 yards passing and had 1 touchdown. Mon Tabor had 100 yards and 3 TDs rushing. By halftime the Vikings were leading 34-14 and from then Chesatatee couldn’t catch up to the Vikings. With this win, the team is still alive for a playoff spot being 4-3, and 1-2 Regions 8-4A. The Vikings will go North Oconee this Friday for a chance to tie for fourth, and hopefully add another win to the books.