SMCS Homecoming

Last night my boys and I went to SMCS‘ Homecoming. I am an alumni, and Harris is now a student. I have been wanting to go for a few years now, but something always came up to prevent me from going. So I was really excited to be able to go this year. I was planning on going by myself, but the boys really wanted to go, and I’m glad they came with me, even though it kept me from getting up and mingling as much as I would have liked.

A lot of things have changed since my Homecoming days as a student there. Not the least of which is the fact that we now have a football team – AND a marching band! We’ve had a football team for 2 years now (or is it 3?), but this was the first year we had a marching band! When I was a student/band member, Homecoming occurred in February during basketball. The band would sit in the bleachers and deafen everyone in that small gym we played in. So it was a treat to see the band playing some songs on the field. I was expecting them to do a half-time show, but for some reason they didn’t, which was a little bit of a bummer.

When we first got there, we were directed to the alumni tent. If you are reading this and are an SMCS alum, you should try and go to Homecoming next year. They treat you pretty good – free brownies, chips, drinks, and a gift. Then you all stand on the track and get introduced and welcomed back by Mr. Crump, the current headmaster.

Harris immediately found some class mates of his. It was funny but surreal to watch him hang out with his friends like some big kid. David, of course, wanted to do everything Harris was doing. I was afraid they would get bored during the game and Homecoming court. However, there were plenty of people and things to keep them occupied. For the first little while, they watched the game. Then Pastor Jeff (the member care pastor at our church) came along and they had fun playing with him. After that, Bob and Greta showed up with Sam. The boys enjoyed entertaining Sam – especially David. They also occupied themselves chasing each other up and down the stadium steps, making me a little nervous although they were good about holding on to the railing at all times.

As I got into the game and started cheering, Harris caught on. So everytime the players started a play, Harris started clapping, jumping, and cheering them on. Things like, “Go Eagles! Good job!” “Go Eagles! Get ’em!” and at one point I heard, “Good job Eagles! You’re gettin’ the hang of it!” David would holler whenever he heard Harris holler, but I’m not sure he knew why we were all hollering. David’s main interest was the band. Whenever they started playing, David would stop wherever he was and start dancing. Harris didn’t like the music as much. He thought it was too loud and would run and bury his head in my lap – until about the 4th quarter when he finally got used to it and started dancing with David.

I also saw JC and Lindsay show up with Eli. I never got a chance to get close enough to say hi – or more importantly, to hold Eli, but I watched him get passed around. At one point, Beverly and Phillip W. were holding him. They took a SMCS baseball cap and put it on him. It was so cute! That was the only time that night I regretted not having a camera with me. Fortunately, Rachel Jones was sitting nearby and had her camera – of course. So look for it on Facebook or her blog.

It was a great night. Topped off by the fact that the Eagles won!! Go Eagles!! This was their first win of the season. Maybe I’m a good luck charm and should go to all of their games – or mabye it’s the boys. As we were leaving, both Harris and David asked when we could come to another game. Soon, I hope. And next time, I hope Preston and Amy Beth can come with us.

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3 thoughts on “SMCS Homecoming

  1. What a great recap of homecoming!! We went two years ago (so this must be the THIRD year of football, to answer your question), and it was a lot of fun. Also, you did a great job of tagging everyone under the sun in this blog!! I should have been there to get tagged!! 😉 I love it!!

  2. Thanks, Rachel. I was afraid it would be a boring read. I mean, it was great fun while we were there, but I was having a hard time writing it so as to be entertaining.Yes, you should have been there – to get tagged and to enjoy a fun night! I love tagging people in my posts because I love being tagged.

  3. Oh, and I forgot to tell about the guy in the eagle costume passing out – poor guy. It made for several very exciting moments as the EMTs and school officials went rushing over to check on him. He was out for a couple of minutes, at least. Once they got him some water and out of that costume, he was better.

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