Ennis celebrates Mustang homecoming

Ennis students keep their distance from a raging bonfire last Wednesday night during a pep rally for homecoming week. Photo by Ben Coulter.

2012 Ennis Homecoming Queen Kailey Pierce is congratulated by friends and classmates during halftime of Friday nights football game against White Sulfur Springs. Photo by Ben Coulter.

The town of Ennis was a sea of green last week as members of the community came out to show their school spirit in support of the Mustangs during Homecoming Week 2012.

Festivities kicked off Wednesday evening with a pep rally and bonfire, where sports teams were applauded and recognized for their efforts amid cheers from the student body and supporters from around town alike. The woodpile went up quickly in a blaze, generating overwhelming heat and powerful glowing light that only fueled the atmosphere of Mustang pride.

The homecoming parade on Friday was marked by students young and old affectionately showing off their school colors as they idled down Main Street, singing, cheering and shouting from the rooftops that Ennis Mustangs bleed green and white.

Superintendent John Overstreet said homecoming week was perfect, especially as he returned to the Ennis school district this fall after being away for several years.

Elementary students from Ennis participate in the homecoming parade down Main Street on Friday afternoon. Photo by Ben Coulter.

“I was really impressed,” he said. “I thought there was just a lot of enthusiasm from the students and the staff.”

The 2012 Homecoming King and Queen Coleton Shand and Kailey Pierce were crowned at halftime of the Mustangs football game against White Sulfur Springs on Friday night. Other nominees for homecoming royalty were Dalton Bullock, Tucker Ott, Taylor Davis, Madison Galloup, Kacee Griffis and Cassie Frye.

“Homecoming is an old tradition,” Overstreet said. “I think it shows the community support for the school, for the football and volleyball teams, for the kids in general.”

The Ennis Mustangs pause during the national anthem before their game against White Sulfur Springs on Friday night. The Mustangs won 52-8. Photo by Ben Coulter.

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