by Erica Thulen
Erie-Prophetstown’s homecoming week has come and gone. Students showed their creativity all week long by dressing for the various dress up day. Class games included an eating contest, a hula-hoop contest, and several others. Every year, the class tug-of-war is a highlight of the week. This year the senior boys stood their ground and took home first place in the tug. In second place was the sophomore boys, followed by juniors and freshmen. For the girls, the junior class took home the victory, followed by seniors, freshmen, and sophomores.
Friday’s pep assembly featured EHS’s annual Battle of the Bands, where all classes prepare and perform a dance in front of the school. Putting an entertaining spin on Toy Story, the junior class took home the gold. The sophomore class followed behind in second with a decades-themed dance. The seniors were third with a modern mashup, followed by the freshmen in fourth. This year’s faculty king and queen were Mr. Tyler Whitebread and Mrs. Ali Steimle. Since last year’s king and queen were unable to attend, coronation was performed by our faculty royalty. Cooper Stock, son of Becky and Christian Stock, was named Erie’s 2017 homecoming king. Our homecoming queen was Maddie Newton, daughter of Matt and Sandy Newton.
Another homecoming tradition is, of course, the class floats. Students toiled over their floats all week long, trying to win their class some points. All floats had a Harry Potter theme and were all decked out in their house colors. After the judges had voted, the junior class, once again, won with a Hogwarts Express float. In second were the seniors, with their Azkaban float, followed by the freshmen and sophomores. Overall, the junior class “won” homecoming week with the most total points, followed by seniors, sophomores, and freshmen.
The homecoming game this year was held Friday night in Erie. Our panthers fought hard throughout the entire game, but came up a point short at the end of the contest. The final score was 26-27. Erie-Prophetstown fans decked out in red and black flooded the stands and rooted for the home team. By Saturday evening, Erie-Prophetstown students had shaken off the loss and flocked to the Prophetstown High School, dressed in their best. The gym and cafeteria were covered with Harry Potter decorations. The dance took place from 8-11 and many students didn’t take a single dance break. It was truly a night to remember to finish out an eventful homecoming week.