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The Salt River High School varsity football team gets ready to punt the ball during a play in the third quarter.

Salt River High School Homecoming 2010

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

On October 8, Salt River High School students celebrated homecoming with a Vintage Circus Parade and a football game that welcomed school alumni and supporters from across the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

During the parade, students took to Center Street dressed in their best circus outfits to cheer and support the Eagles football team. Former SRPMIC Vice-President Merna Lewis was the honorary grand marshal of the parade, which included floats featuring the SRHS cheer squad and football team as well as Salt River Rodeo royalty and many more. Those riding the floats handed out beaded necklaces and candy for the children and adults watching the parade.

Later that night, the football game drew in a large crowd, with a lot of Community support for the Salt River Eagles in their homecoming game against the Titans from Chandler Prep. Salt River was able to keep Chandler Prep from entering their end zone in the first quarter, and the Eagles also failed to score. In the second quarter, the Titans’ offense caught fire and they scored 22 unanswered points on the Eagles.

During the halftime show, the 2010 Homecoming King and Queen were announced. The crowns went to Jacob Biakeddy and SRHS Eagles football player No. 20, Taneasha Thomas. After receiving their crowns, the royalty rode around the track in a golf cart, waving at the crowd.

Following the halftime show, the game continued. The Eagles were unable to put any points on the board, and ended the night with an upsetting 0-35 loss to Chandler Prep.

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