It was a long day for the Choctaws and their fans and alumni. Crowds began to gather and claim their spots to watch the homecoming parade mid-morning, and endured the heat until the parade ended at almost 2:00. Then, for alumni came reunion teas. Classes on the nines got together this year, with groups represented back to class of 1969.
On the field pre-game, those who showed up of classes 1989, 1999, and 2009 walked and were announced one by one. After each class member on hand was announced, they continued the tradition of releasing a balloon for each classmate lost since the previous reunion. While they didn’t walk the field or be individually announced, class of 1979 released balloons from the end-zone in memory of their classmates who have passed.
At halftime, instead of a band performance, the homecoming court was presented as the selection of homecoming queen was announced. Congratulations to Leeanna Carlee, Homecoming Queen 2019!
Before halftime, the rain began. While lots of people left, many were undeterred and stayed for the remainder. As far as the game went, the Choctaws once again dominated the gridiron, putting up the first touchdown with just over 11:00 left in the first quarter. They rolled on, racking up 21 in the first quarter alone, against the Chilton County Tigers.
In the end, and in the rain, the Choctaws made it a school record. With the final score of 42-6, they became the first team in school history to score over 40 points in 5 consecutive games!