Downtown Edmond was filled with football pep and color as members of the Edmond Memorial band displayed their school spirit for area residents.
Kickoff for the Edmond Memorial homecoming football game will be at 7 p.m. Friday, when the Bulldogs host Lawton at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Wantland Stadium. The theme for the homecoming parade was Wipe Out the Wolverines. The venue, as it will be for the other Edmond high schools, was downtown.
Oklahoma Christian School also will hold homecoming festivities Friday at 7 p.m. against Crooked Oak.
Next week, kickoff for Santa Fe’s homecoming football game will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 3, when the Wolves host Mustang at Wantland Stadium. Santa Fe’s Olympics-themed parade will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 1.
Kickoff for Edmond North’s homecoming football game will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 4, when the Huskies host Lawton at Wantland Stadium. North’s Disney-themed parade will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 3.
Kickoff for Deer Creek’s homecoming football game will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 4, when the Antlers host El Reno. Deer Creek’s Up the Creek Without a Paddle-themed parade will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at Rose Union. It will roll into the high school at about 7 p.m.
UCO’s homecoming parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 2. Related activities include a cheer and dance at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and tailgating beginning at noon. The Bronchos host Lincoln University at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Wantland Stadium.
The first set of UCO homecoming parade co-marshals will be the Bronchos’ softball team, which captured the school’s first women’s national title on May 27, capping a 9-0 tournament run.
Given the recent tornado devastation, Central Oklahoma’s Homecoming Week philanthropy efforts will focus on relief efforts. UCO will honor two individuals for their relief work as the second set of parade co-marshals: Robert Romines, superintendent of Moore Public Schools and a member of UCO’s Class of 1994, and Greg Herbster, City of Moore deputy fire chief and a Parent and Family Association member.
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