Livingston football forfeiture scrambles homecoming plans

Week is packed with activities
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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A Red Devil Homecoming t-shirt printed by the #momsquad Thursday was one of 400 ordered as part of a fundraiser for the Dawson County High School athletic department. The #momsquad is currently working out of the back room of the former Jock Stop and plans to announce their official business plan this month.


Preparations for the Red Devils’ 2019 Homecoming were dealt a wildcard Thursday when scheduled football opponents from Park County High School in Livingston forfeited their 2019 season.

DCHS Vice Principal John Larsen said coaches immediately began looking for an opponent available to play Friday. More information will be announced as it becomes available.

Beyond the uncertain football game, Homecoming Week 2019 is jam-packed with fun activities.

The all-school pep assembly will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Dawson County High School gymnasium. The event demonstrates school spirit at its best, as the district’s youngest students through seniors compete to see who can cheer the loudest for their favorite Red Devils. The event also includes entertaining games sponsored by the DCHS Student Council.

The Homecoming 2019 king and queen will be crowned at the assembly.

This year’s top 5 royalty includes king candidates Kirby Basta, Kade Hellman, Nelson Crisafulli, Gavin Palmer and Chay VanDyke. The queen candidates are Chloe Mires, Demyrie Maher, Savannah Toms, Tylee Dey and Meadow Torres.

The Second Annual Homecoming Family Night will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11. This includes a cornhole tournament sponsored by the Dawson County High School Athletic Department.

The family event will include a dinner which starts at 6 p.m. and youth events that begin at 6:30 p.m., all located at Perham Field. Registration for the cornhole tournament begins at 6 p.m.

The cornhole tourney is for grade 6-12 and is divided into two age categories. There will be activities planned for kids ages 4-11 as well.

Thursday the Red Devil cross country team will host a home meet beginning at 9 a.m. The race will start and finish in Jaycee West Park, but runners can also be viewed as they make a loop through Eyer Park. Coach Tom Temple said there will be 10 high school teams and six middle school teams participating.

Thursday evening is all about volleyball as the Lady Red Devils host Fergus County. The C Squad will play at 3:30 p.m., followed by the JV at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m.

There are bed races after school at 1:18 p.m. on Kendrick Avenue on Friday, Sept. 13.

The Homecoming Parade will take place on Merrill Avenue at 3 p.m. on Friday. Floats will lineup on Kendrick and Slocum and head south down Merrill Avenue.

Friday night the Red Devils football team are hoping to face an as yet unidentified opponent at 7 p.m.

The Homecoming Dance will follow the game. Students have a choice of paying the $2 charge to get into the dance or bringing two cans of food to be donated to the food bank.

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