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Few events show off the gusto of our community quite like Homecoming. For the second year, the big day took place on Prep’s campus and home field, a day full of spirit and fun from start to finish.
The traditional Pep Rally celebrated all fall athletes, from Water Polo, who just clinched its fourth consecutive League title, to Cross Country, who head to Pierce College for the League Finals this Saturday. The assembly featured Mr. Ruch’s moving tribute to Tom Fry, to whom each Homecoming is dedicated. Noting the many personal touches that go into making Homecoming what it is at Prep, Ruch called attention to small student gestures such as homemade baked goods, crafts, and the sense of community and support that surrounds the day.
Immediately following the assembly, the afternoon Powder Puff game featured some of the fiercest Rebel competition seen all year. The annual junior-versus-senior girls’ match brought crowds of student, staff and parent supporters, complete with varsity boys’ team members as co-coaches, coaches as referees and even an all-male cheer team—with fully choreographed routines. For the second consecutive year, juniors upset the senior squad to take the trophy (and make 11th Grade Dean Canton proud).
The crowd grew steadily throughout the evening, culminating in the Rebels’ matchup against Mission Prep. Ranked 37th in the state, and following three wins and a close loss, the Rebels looked strong heading into the match, but 10th place Mission Prep was an imposing force and ultimately took home the win. The Rebels take on Chadwick at their final game of the season before heading to CIF.
Homecoming 2017 Slideshow