St. Paul’s School’s 2013 homecoming activities came to an end Saturday, Oct. 12, after the crowning of the homecoming queen, a football win, two dances, and alumni gatherings.
At halftime of the homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 4, the homecoming court was recognized, and Carley Boyce, a senior a St. Scholastica Academy, was crowned homecoming queen.
As for the game itself, which was rescheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. due to the threat of Tropical Storm Karen, the Wolves jumped out to a 56-6 halftime lead, dominating both sides of the ball in their 62-13 win over Hammond.
Junior Ryan O’Krepki passed for three touchdowns. Two went to senior Marcus Gaines from 76 and 62 yards out, and one to senior Mitch Brumfield from 25 yards out. O’Krepki also had a one-yard run for another.
Gaines had a two-yard rushing touchdown, and Junior Jalen McCleskey had a twelve-yard touchdown run. Sophomore Domnic Davenport contributed with a one-yard touchdown run. Senior Luke Posner added a touchdown on an interception return.
“We were well prepared tonight,” said Gaines, as reported by the Advocate. “We executed well on both sides of the football.”
The only Wolves score in the second half was a 28-yard pass from sophomore Kenny Sears to senior John Frey.
As for homecoming dances, the dance for pre-freshmen and freshmen was held on Saturday, Sept. 28, and the senior high dance for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, where the court was recognized, was held on Saturday, Oct. 12. Unlike in years past, the senior high dance was not held the night after the homecoming game because Jazz N’ Roll was held that night.
According to Associate Alumni Director Robert Simpson, successful alumni gatherings were held in the cafeteria the night of the football game, despite the threat of inclement weather from Tropical Storm Karen. Simpson noted that he was pleasantly surprised that there was a good turnout for the events despite the threat of weather and event times that had to be rescheduled along with the game.