What Does Homecoming Mean?
When you think of Homecoming, what do you think of? Maybe pep rallies and dances? Certainly, the opening of football season and the showdown of rivals. Yes, Homecoming is that, and so much more. Homecoming is a tradition that brings everyone in the community together. The school’s alumni come home to watch a parade, and enjoy a home-town throw-down football game. They’ll cheer for friends as they get crowned queen, and snap pictures of the duchesses. And the conversation is not over until we talk about mums; A major Texan tradition as big as the state, dating back to about the 1950’s. Next to prom, Homecoming is the next best tradition; an important one that wraps our communities in togetherness.
The Canton Eagle Homecoming Court for the 2018 football season:
Freshman- Katie Wilkerson
Sophomore- Carly Autry
Junior: Ashley Riffe
Senior: Hannah Manry
Katie Nava was crowned the Homecoming Queen! Katie was all smiles as she was crowned this year’s queen.
This past week The Canton high school Eagles celebrated their homecoming with a sweet victory over the Quinlan Ford High school, Panthers. On September 28, 2018, the Eagles won with an impressive score of 34-14, even though the first half was a little rocky. This year’s team is selfless according to Coach Robert Ivey. They do not quit and they fight till the very last second. The Dirty Birds (Eagles) will be playing at Sunnyvale High School on Thursday, October 4. Playtime begins at 7:30 against the Wildcats.
Amandi Godman is a freelance writer with The Northeast Texan.