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Over a cold and blustery week, Yorkville High School students young and old gathered to celebrate Homecoming, culminating in a rainy game against the Kaneland High School Knights on Friday night, and the school dance Saturday.
The Yorkville community came out to support YHS on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4, at the Homecoming Parade, followed by the community pep rally at the football field, to amp up the energy before Friday night’s game. All grade levels from all schools were represented in the parade, including the 2018 Homecoming Court: Karoline Stewart, Paxton Shields, Kendall Haug, Lily Stadtler, Gianna Davis, Autumn Welu, Cayla Hardesty, Travon Jackson, Hunter Benesh, Jimmy Eberhart, Jacob Burks, Brady Fisher, Cale Reeder, Andrew Fapp, Gianna Morice and Dylan Scott. Benesh was announced as Homecoming King and Stewart was named Queen during the pep rally Thursday evening.
Homecoming festivities continued into Friday evening, despite the thunderstorms that plagued the area. The varsity football game time was moved up to try and avoid the storms, resulting in a YHS victory with a final score of 45-28. Yorkville’s victory over Kaneland gave them their first playoff spot since 2014. On Friday, YHS will take on DeKalb High School in an away game beginning at 7:15 p.m.