Uvalde High School seniors and varsity football players (left to right) Chris Castillo, Damien Mendoza and Leo Rodriguez light torches for the homecoming bonfire. The bonfire was held Thursday at the Honey Bowl, following the annual homecoming parade.
by Cheyenne Mueller, staff writer Uvalde High School’s homecoming will take place Friday, Sept. 9, when the Uvalde High School Coyotes football team takes on the Carrizo Springs Wildcats.
The homecoming parade will take place on Thursday, Sept. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. Students on floats are allowed to throw candy this year, but children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Parade grand marshall is Carlos Fernandez. He’s a UHS graduate of the class of 1992, and served on the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District school board from 2007 until 2016.
Line-up for the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Willie De Leon Civic Center.
Homecoming practice will take place after the parade and bonfire, with an estimated time of about 8:30 p.m.
Coach Eric Mahler, 2017 class sponsor, is still looking for cardboard boxes to build the bonfire. If anyone wants to donate, contact Mahler at 210-373-6749.