[Posted on Oct 11, 2017 | 542 views]
Gloucester High School seniors Kaylynn Glockner and Eleil Donald were crowned the 2017 Homecoming Queen and King at halftime during the Dukes 42-8 rout of Warwick on Friday. Photo by Kim Robins
Reilly Price, captain of the Mathews High School girls’ cross country team, is all smiles as she rides alongside cross country coach Drew Greve in his 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee edition 1953 Ford F-250 pickup truck in Friday’s homecoming parade. Photo by Charlie Koenig
The GHS freshmen urged the Dukes to "exterminate" the Warwick Raiders with their float that included a can of bug spray. Photo by Kim Robins
Among the members of the Class of 2018 on the senior float were, from left Julia Bandurco, Rebecca Bower and Aileigh Daniel. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Homecoming parade grand marshals Donna Brownlee, seated on the car, and Donna Freeman, in the passenger seat, waved to those along Main Street. Photo by Kim Robins
Robert Thomas, head coach of this year’s state champion Mathews High School softball team, was named the homecoming parade grand marshal. Driving the car is one of his assistant coaches, KK Hudgins, and sitting alongside Thomas are grandchildren Thomas and Anna Foster. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Rope the Raiders was the theme of the sophomore class float in the homecoming parade along Main Street. Photo by Kim Robins
Skyller Worley and Raven Schlosshan, from left, look to cage the King and Queen Tiger in the sophomore class float. The Devils did win, but it was the result of a forfeit from the Tigers. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Roast the Raiders was the theme of the junior class parade entry that took first place in the GHS float competition. Photo by Kim Robins
Mia Gillenwater holds up a Class of ’19 sign; other juniors on the float included, from left: Sarah Brown, Kate Casper (behind sign) Caroline Crittenden and Nicole Brown. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Senior class homecoming representatives Kacey West and Dexton L'Heureux greeted parade goers. Photo by Kim Robins
MHS football players Chance Spencer (#5), Edward Wade (#31), Jonathan Edwards (#71) and Tavon Gears (#66) and assistant coach Randy Applegate toss candy and joke with the crowd during Friday’s homecoming parade. Photo by Charlie Koenig
A contingency of GHS seniors marched ahead of their float in the homecoming parade. Photo by Kim Robins
Cafeteria Queen Nelda Gibbs, at right, accompanied by Meagan Liverman, presides over the other Cafeteria Queens in the school cafeteria float at Friday’s parade. Photo by Charlie Koenig

{image_3} Scenes from homecoming festivities in Gloucester and Mathews

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