The homecoming game on October 11th was definitely one to remember. We crushed Laguna 48-0. Within the first 15 seconds of the game, we had already made a touchdown. Everyone had an overwhelming amount of excitement and school spirit. The audience went crazy as the cheerleaders and Mesa maniacs, who were wild and painted green as always, ran for every touchdown we made. It was almost the end of the second quarter, and no one could wait any longer for the halftime show to finally begin.
The floats were all amazing and were well put together along with vibrant, colorful circus themed backgrounds. Unfortunately, the freshmen class couldn’t create their float and perform for the crowd. So, we started with the seniors, who were clearly the most excited. Next were the sophomores, who did a great job while also having a magician (Josh Lacasandile) by their side. The juniors came up next with another amazing dance. Kanani Asuega did not let the beautiful long blue dress she was wearing for Junior Princess stop her from performing for us. Finally, the seniors performed again getting us pumped for the dance with some exciting circus music. It was made obvious that a lot of hard work was definitely put into every class's float and dance.
Once the float performances were over, all princes and princesses would be introduced. First the freshmen prince, Aaron Nguyen, and his princess, Felicity Soueidan, walked onto the field. Then sophomore and junior princesses, Michelle Vu and Kanani Asuega walked alone because their princes were playing a great game and winning for us. Finally, the beautiful senior princesses rode in on golf carts driven by their handsome fathers, with their princes by their side. Last year’s homecoming queen, Rachel Russell, showed up and had the honor of crowning this year’s queen.
The four princesses ripped open the black magician hats with their names on it to see who had the crown, which would declare one lucky person queen. Everyone was impatient and waiting anxiously, but once everyone saw Arisa Joi pull out that crown, the crowd went wild. Now, everyone would be waiting to find out who the king was, which would of course only be announced Saturday night at the Homecoming dance.
The night went on with endless excitement. Our team kept on scoring and making some wicked touchdowns. At the end, we won and had defeated Laguna with a score of 48-0. Filled with nothing but good things, it was definitely an unforgettable night for all.
Written by Crystal Henriquez and Karlee Kistler