By Marty Mayfield
Raton High celebrated with homecoming festivities this week starting Monday with College Mascot day and continued on with football and volleyball along with a parade and Royalty.
Tuesday was Act your age day with Grades 7-10 as babies and 11 & 12 as senior citizens. Wednesday went on with class color day and a powder puff football game where the Jr girls took on the Sr girls with the boys doing the cheerleader duties. The game ended with an 18-18 tie and the Sr boys won the cheerleading competition at halftime with a high flying stunt.
Thursday was safari day and Friday was black and gold day. Friday began with an assembly where the homecoming king and queen were crowned. Tristen Gallegos and Natausha Ortega received the honors of king and queen. The court was filled out with Autumn Archuleta, Camryn Mileta, Halle Medina, Marklyn Pacheco, Camryn Stoecker, William Holland, Ethan Martinez, Gabe Martinez, Dustin Segura, Nathaniel Tarbox.
Thursday the girls hosted Clayton for a volleyball match and took it in four games.
The Freshman took first in the float competition for the parade followed by the Sophomores, Juniors and the Seniors taking an honorable mention.
The 2017 RHS Homecoming King Tristen Gallegos and Queen Natausha Ortega
The 2017 RHS Homecoming Royalty Gabe Martinez, Autumn Archuleta, Ethan Martinez, Camryn Mileta, King Tristen Gallegos, Queen Natausha Ortega, Camryn Stoecker, William Holland, Marklyn Pacheco, Dustin Segura, Halle Medina and Nathaniel Tarbox
Sr Camryn Mileta and Jr Montan Martinez tangle for the ball during the powder puff flag football game Wednesday evening
Sr Camryn Mileta breaks up a pass to Jr Jadyn Walton during the powder puff ball game Wednesday evening in the Jungle.
Returning the favor Jr Jadyn Walton makes the tackle on Sr Camryn Mileta during the Powder Puff football game Wednesday evening.
Srs Natausha Ortega and Autumn Archuleta go for the pass that ends up falling incomplete during the powder puff football game Wednesday evening.
Some might say the real show was the halftime exhibition by the Jr and Sr boys as they took over the cheerleading duties for the powder puff game Wednesday evening.
Its a high flying act as the Sr boys performed cheerleading duties at halftime during the powder puff ball game Wednesday evening.
The Young Marines presented the colors during the 2017 RHS Homecoming Parade Friday afternoon down First Street
King Tristen Gallegos and Queen Natausha Ortega were driven by Bob Harris in the 2017 RHS Homecoming Parade.
RHS Cheer cheers their way down First Street Friday afternoon during the Homecoming Parade.
Even the younger kids got into the parade by decorating bicycles.
The Senior float garnered an honorable mention for the RHS Homecoming parade Friday afternoon.
The first place winner in the float competition was the Freshman Class with this entry for the 2017 RHS Homecoming Parade.
This Sophomore Float took second place in the 2017 RHS Homecoming Parade
The Junior class took third place in the 2017 RHS Homecoming Parade Friday afternoon.
The parade goes on down First Street with kids going for the candy that was thrown.
A handful of candy and the expression on this young man’s face says it all as he looks back at mom during the 2017 RHS Homecoming Parade.