Homecoming celebrates fall sports and school pride



The SHS Bronc head was lit up with the fire the Wednesday before the homecoming game.

   Sheridan High School’s homecoming week took place from Oct. 12-16. This year looked a bit different than in the past due to COVID-19; however, the SHS student council did their best to include and involve as many students and events possible into the week.

Spirit week started off with pajama day on Tuesday, pink day on Wednesday, vacation day on Thursday, and blue and gold day on Friday. There was no school on Monday due to a teacher-in-service day.

   On Monday, Oct. 12, The powder puff football games started at 7p.m. with the juniors playing against the sophomores and the seniors playing against the freshman. In the second round, the fight for first place was between the sophomores and seniors. “I really become my most competitive self during powderpuff and it’s super fun,” said senior Aria Heyneman. As the two class teams battled it out for the top spot, it ultimately ended up being the senior powderpuff team that won this year’s tournament.

   Burning of the Bronc took place on Thursday, Oct. 15. The band and cheerleading team showed up to play music and dance before the Burning of the Bronc. Many senior representatives from each fall sport gave updates to the crowd about their current seasons and upcoming events. After the Bronc was lit, the band played music for a little while longer, which included a drum-off between seniors Pyper Tiffany and Tristan Thomas.

   On Friday night, the Sheridan Bronc football team faced Campbell County at 7p.m. “During homecoming the crowd is always bigger and the student section is always louder,” said senior cheer captain Julia Smart. Under the stadium lights, the Broncs took another victory with a score of 49-0. “It was my last homecoming game here at the high school, and I do not think it could have gone any better,” said senior Quinton Mangus. “I was able to go out and play with some of the best guys I know and play the game I love. I was having fun every minute of the game.”

Freshman Henry Craft and seniors Pyper Tiffany and Tristan Thompson participate in the drumlins at Burning of the Bronc. (Jada Manning)
The SHS cheer team performed in front of a student crowd on Oct. 14 during the burning of the bronc tradition at the Homer Scott Field. (Jada Manning)
Homecoming Royalty members from all classes walk onto Homer Scott Field during the half time at the homecoming football game on Oct. 16. (Jada Manning)