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Sun, band and fans all shine at Oxford Homecoming

10/06/2015 12:26PM ● Published by Richard Gaw

Photo by Richard L. Gaw Some of Oxford's cheerleaders get caught up in Homecoming excitement.

Gallery: Oxford Area High School Homecoming 2015 [4 Images] Click any image to expand.

By Richard L. Gaw, Staff Writer

It was the Big Show that refused to quit.

Oxford Area High School's annual Homecoming event, originally scheduled for Oct. 2, was rained out due to the arrival of Hurricane Joaquin. Rescheduled for the following afternoon, the Oxford field was declared still too dangerous to play on, and the game was postponed for the second time in two days. Finally, as Joaquin drifted off into the Atlantic Ocean and the long-awaited sun shone down on Oxford this past Monday evening, a large crowd gathered to enjoy the pageantry, which included the marching band's halftime musical tribute to the band Journey. Michael Williams, a wide receiver on the football team, and cheerleader Mary Thomas, were named Homecoming King and Queen, in ceremonies held at halftime.

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