By Winter Sierra....Friday, October 10, Rancho Buena Vista High School’s football team played their Homecoming game against San Marcos High. Bleachers on both sides of the field were filled with fans, drawn by a dose of friendly competition between the two schools. For RBV students, it was not only their Homecoming game, but one of Rancho’s own faculty members is also a San Marcos football coach!
In the spirit of Homecoming, RBV had their biggest pep rally of the year earlier on Friday to announce the 2014 Homecoming King! Fans at Friday’s game were in eager anticipation of the Homecoming Queen announcement, which was to take place during halftime. Since the theme of RBV’s Homecoming this year is Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go, the pep rally and the game were adorned with Dr. Seuss decorations, provided by Rancho’s ASB club.
The night’s game began with three touchdowns by San Marcos and one for Rancho in the first quarter, by RBV’s Dominique Taylor. By halftime, the score was San Marcos 28 to RBV 9. Despite their team’s shortcomings, RBV fans were enjoying the warm night and each other’s company. RBV seniors, perhaps inspired by the excitement of their final Homecoming football game, created clouds to disperse over the bleachers by simultaneously throwing baby powder into the night sky, adding another fun element to the evening.
When time came for the halftime show, fans watched as the 2014 Homecoming Court was introduced in a parade-like fashion, perched on floats and pushed around the school’s track for all to see. RBV’s band and color-guard set themselves up on the field to allow each Homecoming Princess a grand entrance. Fans then briefly heard of each girl’s personality and achievements as she walked across the field, and each girl eventually came to stand atop the stage set up for the announcement of Queen. Finally, Maggie Safarian was crowned Homecoming Queen of 2014!
The final score of the game was San Marcos 49 to RBV 9. Although SanMarcos left as the night’s victors, RBV fans enjoyed an entertaining and eventful night. Football fans who have yet to see Rancho play this season should plan to attend the next and final home game, November 7. Rancho will be playing Vista High School, and the traditional rivalry is sure to make for an interesting night. As for the next game,
Rancho will play at Mission Hills, November 17.
Photos By Winter Sierra