A full slate of Spirit Week activities at Gothenburg High School culminated on Friday, Oct. 1 with the traditional Homecoming parade, pep rally, football game - and finally, the crowning of this year’s royalty.

The fun on Friday began at 2 p.m. with the parade marching down Avenue G in front of Dudley Elementary where young students eagerly lined the street. Many held signs they had made to encourage the Swedes on game day, while others yelled chants of support. The kids could barely contain their excitement as the pep band and floats went by. The parade weaved its way through the downtown business area where they were also greeted by cheers.

Following the parade all jr/sr high students met in the north gym for the pep rally, which included entertaining games, speeches from coaches, and the big event - the pie-the-teacher winners (or losers, depending on how you look at it!) Three good sports took a pie to the face to help raise funds for the junior/senior Prom: Mr. Carlin, Mrs. Rickertsen and Mr. Ryker.

Friday evening a large crowd gathered at the field as the Swedes hosted the Mitchell Tigers. It was a great night for the Swedes as they clicked on all cylinders and took the Homecoming win, 34-6. The king and queen were crowned at the conclusion of the game, followed by the Homecoming dance.

Contact Ellen Mortensen at ellen@gothenburgleader.com or call 308.537.9498