VRHS Wolves Loud, Proud for Homecoming Festivities
School pride was in the air, and cheering fans were in the stands, as the Vista Ridge High School football team stood ready for competition.
The Wolves celebrated homecoming Sept. 14 with a football game and fanfare. “Homecoming helps create a spirited school culture for students and staff … it’s something that is remembered by students even after they leave,” stated Shawna Beeler, student council advisor.
The high school band kicked off the night’s celebration with an upbeat performance.
VRHS played Dakota Ridge High School from the Denver metro area. Dakota Ridge scored first and took a 10-0 lead into halftime.
The celebration during halftime showcased homecoming royalty, tumbling and pyramids from the cheer team, plus moves from the Vista Ridge dance team.
The homecoming court included the following VRHS Wolves:
Freshman Lord – Jacob Durst; Freshman Lady – Baylea Larson.
Sophomore Duke – Elijah Valverde; Sophomore Duchess – Jordyn Handy.
Junior Prince – Ryan Foster; Junior Princess – Miranda Apodaca.
Senior King – William Kessinger; Senior Queen – Cambria Carpenter.
The Wolves weren’t able to bring home a victory on the football field. Dakota Ridge won the game 24-6.
However, the pride for the home team still stood strong. "Our community came out, and howled loud and proud until the team came off the field,” shared Sam Baldwin, athletic director. “This year’s homecoming showed what true Vista Ridge spirit is all about . . . Community. Perseverance. Determination."