Sara Miller crowned queen, Ron Jackson crowned king, Class of 2019 wins float competition, Eagles fall to Dover 46-38
The Smyrna-Clayton community joined in celebrating Smyrna High School's Homecoming Friday evening, starting with the parade on Main Street from John Bassett Moore Intermediate School to North Smyrna Elementary.
The parade featured bands, school groups, sports teams, cheerleaders, class floats and the Homecoming king and queen candidates.
Homecoming queen candidates were Ana Uribe, Shaneese LaMons, Sara Miller, Aniyah Lee-Burton, Bari Phillips and Taylor Harris. King candidates were Tommy McGinnis, Emon Roberts, Ron Jackson, Anthony Buscemi, Jason Kaiser and Ty Andrews.
After the parade, the Smyrna High School football game against Dover was a wild one, with controversial calls by the referees on key plays causing tensions to run high. After Dover took a 30-8 halftime lead, the Eagles stormed back in the second half, creating a frenzy in Charles V. Williams Stadium as they closed the gap to just eight points, but the rally fell short in a 46-38 loss.
At halftime, Sara Miller was crowned Homecoming queen by last year's queen, Alyssa Baker, and Student Government Association Vice President Jennifer Sloven.
Football player Ron Jackson was announced as Homecoming king. Accepting the crown on his behalf were his father, Ron Jackson Sr., and sister, Ronnae Jackson.
Then each class escorted their floats onto the field, and the winner was announced -- the Senior Class of 2019, with the Sophomore Class in second, the Junior Class in third and the Freshmen Class in fourth.