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As fear of rain dissipated, the San Gabriel Mountains glowed beautifully. It was the best backdrop for Flintridge Prep’s first Homecoming celebration on its home campus in 21 years.
The action-packed day began with a pep rally that honored all the fall teams, with high-energy performances by the Hip Hop Club, the Cheer and Dance Squad and the powder puff cheerleaders. There was also a fierce (and hilarious) competition in the form of a life-size Hungry Hungry Hippos tournament with a team for each grade level and two faculty teams.
Following the pep rally, the junior and senior girls squared off in a spirited powder puff football game. Both teams showed strong collaboration, having had only a handful of practices together prior to the matchup. They also had support from the sidelines, where the boys football team helped encourage and call plays for the two teams. The boys’ cheerleading section, complete with pompoms, kept spirits high and entertained the crowd with a half-time dance routine. In the end, the junior girls upset the seniors with the first junior win in several years.
Following the girls’ competition, JV football endured a tough match against Faith Baptist High School. They couldn’t sustain the momentum to overtake their opponents, and the game ended in a lopsided final tally. The cheer squad and audience gave their support throughout, however, and the team showed strong effort and Rebel resilience.
50th Reunion and Celebrations
A small but boisterous group of alumni returned to campus to celebrate their 50th reunion. As the classes of 1966-1968 flipped through old yearbooks, they were joined by members of the first CIF championship 6-man football team. This group gathered with Coach Tom Bradbury and was honored during the varsity game half-time.
A special presentation honored the seniors on the varsity football team and cheer squads just before the varsity game, in which the athletes’ names were announced as they presented their loved ones a rose. The homecoming court was also recognized at half-time, featuring Homecoming Queen Lindsay Campbell and King Jack Enzminger.
Families and alumni attended the game in force, and more than one parent of the opposing Chadwick team commented on the contagious spirit of the crowds in the stands. Prep started off the game confidently, but Chadwick came back and held a firm lead into the second half. It was looking precarious as the third quarter began, but the Rebels defense stopped Chadwick from advancing while the offense produced back-to-back touchdowns with only a few minutes left, solidifying Prep’s lead and ending the game in a 39-36 win. The crowd rushed the field to celebrate, capping off an incredible Homecoming day.
Special thanks to Melissa Kobe and Bently Au for providing photos.