A week of celebration of “The Greatest Show on Turf” came to a victorious end Friday night when the Metter High Tigers shut out Bryan County 54-0 in an exciting Homecoming victory. During halftime, Taj Hobbs and Jessica Ventura were crowned as Homecoming King and Queen.
On Thursday, the circus came to downtown Metter as the annual Homecoming parade filled Metter’s streets. Parade entries were judged with the Junior Class winning Best Overall, Most Artistic and Best School Float. The Seniors won Best Use of Theme and Heartland Ranch won Best Community Float.
Friday’s game culminated a week of activities in the Candler County School System, including daily dress-out events and a March of Dimes fund-raising competition. The seniors won first place in the fund-raiser, with $247, followed by the sophomores with $118, the juniors with $82 and the freshmen with $59.
The total raised was $504, which exceeded the goal of $500, according to FBLA Advisor Brenda Deal.
Friendly spirit competitions took place during the week, and the Seniors won the Spirit Stick with 338 points, followed by the Juniors with 268, the Sophomores with 234 and the Freshmen with 231.
Spirit competition among the high school departments showed the CTAE department winning with 95 points, followed by the Front Office with 86, the Math Department with 85 and ELA with 75.
In addition to the Homecoming King and Queen, a Faculty Homecoming King and Queen were also announced during the Pep Rally on Thursday, with Skyler Smith and Nikki Boone winning the honor.
MHS senior Ellen Hendrix won the High School Heisman Award.
The Junior Class won the Tug o’ War against all other classes and then went on to beat a team of faculty and staff members as well. The CTAE Department won the game of Ships and Sailors against all other Departments, and Dr. Felicia Forbes and senior Taj Hobbs won the dance off.