Football victory was sweet dessert for Kennett Homecoming10/25/2022 12:46AM ● By Steven Hoffman
Kennett High School’s Homecoming celebration last Friday evening was the kind portrayed in sentimental movies about small towns.
The weather was perfect, the kids were beautiful and the home team won the football game.
The crowds started to assemble in late afternoon as the parade marchers, the band members and class floats prepared in the high school parking lot.
Promptly at 6 p.m., they marched down the driveway to South Street for a brief strut around the nearby blocks. The group was led by the flag team and an enthusiastic group of boosters with a Kennett High School banner.
Although the procession was short and took less than 10 minutes, it was enough time for the parade watchers to cheer on the contestants for the homecoming king and queen and to hear the band’s rendition of “Sweet Caroline.”
Also gliding along were four floats, one from each high school class that had been put together by the class members. They were in competition, and it was later announced at the football game that the seniors, gathered in fancied-up Jeep Wrangler, had won.
Meanwhile, up on the football field, the home team was warming up for the 7 p.m. start of the game against Sun Valley.
The sweet conclusion about two hours later was that Kennett had made short work of their opponents, Sun Valley, with a 35-7 victory.
At halftime, the drill team presented its 2022 program, “Mercury Rising,” and the homecoming king and queen were crowned.
The king was Kevin Zavala-Zavala and the queen was Claire Harper.
The members of the court, presented in a wide circle on the football field, included Katherine Lagunas-Sanchez, Maya Rosenthal, Britney Sedano and Mackenzie Winterling and boys Ricardo Chavez-Mora, Marco King, Paul Mullin and Ben Bolhouse.
The win over Sun Valley brought Kennett’s overall 2022 record to 6-3, and its conference record to 6-0.