Video and story by TOY COOPER, Special to The T&D
NORTH -- North Middle/High School’s homecoming week celebrations were kicked off with a staff-vs.-student basketball game on Oct. 23, followed by a powderpuff football game on Thursday, as well as a pep rally on Friday.
A homecoming parade was held in the afternoon, featuring the homecoming queen contestants, sports teams, marching band,and others.
There was a tailgate held for former graduating classes, with the oldest being the class of ’66, back when the school was Dover High.
The football game was played against the HKT Trojans, coming into the game with a record of 5-3 and the North Eagles coming in at 0-9.
“We don’t take any team lightly because of their record,” says Felder, the Trojans’ head coach in a pregame interview. “You’ve just got to get focused on taking care of the task at hand. Football is not a game of who is the best team, but what team is playing good that particular day.”
At halftime, HKT was up 38-6.
“Offensively, we started off well. About the second drive, we drove it about 70 yards for a touchdown. We’re killing ourselves with penalties,” says Kieth Williams, head coach of the North Eagles in a halftime interview. “We’ve had numerous big plays that have been called back, that’s killing us. We’ve kind of lost the momentum on offense. Defensively, we’ve just got to wrap up and make more tackles.”
During halftime, the homecoming queen and runner-up were announced. The North Middle/High homecoming queen of 2019 is Nyriel Charley and the runner-up is Katie Bolen.
In the second half, the Eagles’ defense was able to hold the Trojan’s back to only one touchdown.
The final score was a 46-6 Trojan win.