By Jeremy McDonald
SCIO, Ore.– Homecoming is always something special to play in as the community comes together for a good time cheering on the Boys of Fall.
For the Homecoming Court, Freshman Ethan McLoren and Alexus Franklin were prince and princess. Sophomore Tyler White and Kaitylyn Schumacher, for the junior class, Daniel Simmons and Valerie Clouse and for the seniors, Marshall Hull, Connor Gardner, Madison Hull and Cassi Hyde were all on the court for 2017.
Simmons, who had a interception that was nearly a Pick-6 in game was named Homecoming King and Madison Hull was named Homecoming Queen.
“It was pretty cool, it was surprising,” laughed the junior on becoming Homecoming King.
For the Homecoming game itself, Scio came out a little slow, sluggish perhaps a bit as they led Jefferson leading 8-6 early in the first quarter.
But, behind Brody Foster’s three touchdown game, the closeness of the game reminded no closer than that as they led 58-12 by the halftime break en route to a 58-18 win over the Lions Friday night.
“It’s what we expected, it felt good but it was scary at the beginning, everyone was lackadaisy but we stepped up and did what we were suppose to do,” said Foster on being able to regain focus to pull away as seniors like Foster enjoy Homecoming one last time as student-athletes in the Orange and Black.
“It’s awesome,” smiled Foster on winning Homecoming one last time.
With Colton next Friday and the Vikings sitting at 3-2, Simmons drew similarities between them and Scio’s next opponent on Senior Night with Blanchet Catholic
“There a pretty good team, their fast, big but they’re going going to help us a lot because Blanchet and Colton play pretty close to each other,” “They’re both big, physical and can pass.”
Kick off for the game up in the hills by Molalla is at 7pm next Friday.
A few pictures by Jeremy McDonald