Homecoming – September 27

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Tony Lemus

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Newton High School 2019 Homecoming was held Friday, September 27. A parade was held before the game with floats built by students two days prior. Hours later when both Newton and Maize were ready and warmed up, the game was set to begin.

Performances such as the Railiners occurred before the game to save time for Coronation at halftime.

During the first quarter while the score had been in Maize’s favor at 14-0, there was a thirty minute lightning delay. Most of the student section spent the time in the bleachers. Once the time passed, the teams came back to the field for a ten minute warm up. “[The lightning delay] definitely didn’t help,” senior Kaine Taylor. “I feel like it didn’t keep us on track with the game. I just kept getting distracted and I kept getting stiff so I had to keep stretching.

Coronation was one of the highlights of the night. Newton had been losing at halftime, but the crowd hadn’t lost their pep for their king and queen candidates. The Queen candidates includes seniors Jaden Anton, Maddie Edson and Addie Lindenmeyer. The Kings included seniors Eli Blaufuss, Drake Henrich and Michael Smith. After all candidates checked the enveloped for to decide king and queen,  Drake Henrich and Jaden Anton stood together in the center of the field as the 2019 Fall Homecoming King and Queen.

The game ended in a loss for the Railers with a final score of 44-7.

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