Homecoming, football and volleyball round out the week

Homecoming Queen and King from last year. (Photo by Doug Thompson)

Homecoming arrives Friday night during the Buffaloes varsity football game against Glenvar at Coach Beale Field, a fall ritual that used to feature the queen on a float but now shares the honor each year with a winter homecoming during the basketball season.

The Buffaloes put their 4-1 record on the line on what is forecast to be a clear night with temperatures a little warmer than last week when the Buffs routed Carroll County. The National Weather Service forecast calls for the temperature to be 62 degrees at when the game starts before dropping into the high 50s by halftime when the queen and king are crowned and their court is presented.

Hope to see some alumni during the game, including some from the classes of 1965 and 66. I started high school in 1962 as a member of the Class of 66 but graduated in 1965 as a member of the 65 class. Two years of full class schedules with no study halls and summer school let me skip my junior year. Just impatient, I guess.

Thursday night brings the Lady Buffaloes JV and Varsity terms back home after a win and a loss on the road this week. It will be their only appearance in the Alan Cantrell Court until Oct. 20, two weeks from this Thursday.

Keeping up with sports this fall has been a challenge for a 74-year-old man with bad knees, a bum hip, and a right leg held together by magnesium braces, rods, pins, and screws. Haven’t been able to shoot a golf match or middle school football game but hope to get both before their seasons end.

Also hope to finish setting up the section on this website to let students and their parents an ability to download any photos I’ve shot and used here on Muse or in The Floyd Press. They will be provided without charge.

My thanks to Principal Barry Hollandsworth, Athletic Director Matthew Tompkins, football coach Winfred Beale and volleyball coach Kim Weddle for their help in getting the information I need for the coverage.

See you at the games tonight and Friday.

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