Winnfield Senior High School capped its Homecoming 2023 week with a 30-14 victory over district rival Lakeview on Friday night (see related story by Daniel Simmons, with photos courtesy Tiger Snaps). The stage for the gridiron celebration was set by the announcing of the homecoming court and the Thursday afternoon homecoming parade down Main Street.
Selected as 2023 Queen was Madison Nelson, with Breanna Pray serving as Maid. Serving as Ladies on the royal court were Olivia Busha, MacKenzie Green, G’Anae Hoard, Da’Tasia James, Kennedy King, Rilend Lawson, Baily Lenard, Tineshia Sapp, Lauren Rouse and Alexia Weston. The boys escorting the lovely girls were Luke Mercer, Joey Carrithers, Jeylen Givens, Jaterion Hobdy, Henry Craig, Ryan Davis, Eli Little, Jake Jones, Tanner Lawson and Jacob Brouillette.
For gametime, various classes set up booths on the north end of the track at Stokes-Walker Stadium to gather and celebrate some food and memories.
Pregame activities included the on-field presentation of the court. Following was the presentation of a huge 30 x 60 American flag donated to the school by WoodmenLife. Students who had been trained how to properly unfurl the national symbol carried it aloft to midfield where the crowd stood as the WSHS band played The National Anthem. Students then continued to hold the flag aloft as they carried it to the north end of the stadium where it was mounted, then hoisted of the Winnfield Fire Department’s ladder unit to remain on display throughout the game.