By: Brittain Allgood
Homecoming week is the week that everyone waits for each year–the week where each student and faculty member shows their Warrior pride at its best–the week that students are set free of uniform regulations and show their spirit by wearing crazy outfits. Homecoming week proved that Warriors “Rock it Out” on and off the field. The week included various activities that many students and faculty members participated in. Monday, the Powder Puff game was held at Warrior Stadium where the senior girls’ hard work paid off, winning by six points. Monday and Tuesday, the United Blood Services came to Oak Grove High School, and students and faculty participated in record-breaking numbers–160 units were given, saving 480 lives.
Each day of the week was a different rock song in which students and faculty members dressed up to match the song: Monday was sports day, “We are the Champions”. Tuesday was decade day, “1985.” Wednesday, students proved that “You’re Never too Old to Rock and Roll” as they dressed and even acted like senior citizens. Thursday was character day, “Who are You”. Friday was black and gold day, “Mighty Warriors”. Thursday was also the annual Battle of the Bands held in the gym. Although there were only two bands, it was a great competition full of energy. Claymation and the Juliets ended up with 86 points, and Van Haley took the first place title with 110 points. Friday, the day everyone awaited, started off bright and early with a pep rally featuring football and basketball cheerleaders, Golden Spirits, the OGHS All Superior Marching Band, football sweethearts, and the homecoming court. At the pep rally, the hallway winners were announced, and the juniors swept this award, with a jazz themed decor. Getting the players and fans pumped for the big game, the Warrior chant played on the drum throughout the entire school day. The night started with the crowning of Sydney Massengale, 2010 OGHS Homecoming Queen, followed by an outrageous football game. The mighty Warriors surely didn’t disappoint as they rocked the Jim Hill Tigers all the way back home. By the first quarter, the Warriors were already ahead by three touchdowns. Even in the cold weather, the student section was as loud as ever, keeping the players pumped and energized. Winning the game sent the Warriors to the play-offs.
The night ended with the homecoming dance, held in the gym. There was a great turn out and Trazy, the DJ, only made the dance better. The Key Club Carnival is usually held during homecoming week, but with all of the excitement and activities during the week, there was not enough time to have the carnival; so in addition to homecoming week, the carnival was held the following Tuesday. The anticipated week was definitely worth the wait. Homecoming week was a “head-banging” good time and holds high expectations for next year.