"No One Does Homecoming like Franklin-Simpson High School" is a phrase that signifies how important the event truly is for the alumni, the current students and the community. This week is football homecoming with activities taking place each day leading up to the big game.
The theme for the students is "We Got The Beat' with dress up days at the high school centered around music themes. The alumni's theme is "Different Eras… Same Results" as they celebrate their four football state championship football teams from the eras of: 1979, 1980, 2017 and 2018.
Daily events include collecting different items each day for care packages for the Rosie Foundation.
Thursday night begins with an alumni flag football game featuring Franklin-Simpson versus Russellville in a continuous 30-minute
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half of football. Plus, the battle of the classes will commence in "Powder Puff" football games with the freshman class taking on the junior class and the senior class taking on the sophomore class. The two winning classes will meet in the championship game. Then, the overall class champions will take on the faculty on a battle for supremacy.
On Friday, "Blue and White Day," the Homecoming parade begins at 1:30 p.m. at the high school and continuing through downtown followed by the pep rally at James "Shadetree" Mathews Stadium at Hugh Crowdus Field.
Tailgating for the classes begins immediately after the pep rally. Classes can set up behind the visitors' bleachers. An alumni tent will be set up where they will honor the four state championship football teams.
Crowning of the 2019 Football Homecoming Queen will be held prior to the football game against the Russellville Panthers. The Homecoming Queen candidates are seniors Evyn McCutchen and Emma Schlosser, juniors Raegan Coffee and Mattie Warren, sophomores Maggie McBrayer and Emma Jo Tyree and freshmen Molly Fowler and Katelyn Warren. Molly Massey, the 2018 Football Homecoming Queen, will crown her successor.
Kickoff for the football game is at 7 p.m.