By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16
Last week Brophy students can be seen putting off homework, sending candy-grams to Xavier students and participating in lunchtime activities because Homecoming had arrived.
Saturday Oct. 5, marked the annual Brophy/Xavier Homecoming dance, and this year Student Council wasn’t holding back.
“It’s going to be probably one of the best dances we’ve had yet,” said student council member Jack Rose ’16. “All of our guys in Student Council have been working their tails off, and we’ve been putting a lot of time and effort into this, planning it very carefully.”
The theme for this year’s homecoming was Candyland, and all the activities planned this week during lunch revolved around this theme.
“We go up to Manresa and come up with most of the year’s ideas up there before the school year starts,” said Mr. Pete Burr ’07. “Someone threw out the idea of Candyland and we just thought that it would be a great theme to build a whole event around, just because there were so many things we could work off of. Plus we thought both male and female students would enjoy it.”
Homecoming week included lunchtime activities, candy-grams that can be sent to a Xavier student, the Xavier Powder Puff game, the red-out football game Friday night and the dance Saturday.
Originally this wasn’t all that Homecoming brought.
“Homecoming traditionally is a chance for Alumni to come back and I think you see that a lot at the football game,” Mr. Burr said. “But I think it’s a great time of the year where you guys are really busy with school work, seniors are applying to colleges, sports are in full swing, I think it’s a great week to let off a little steam and have fun at school and have fun with your friends on the weekend.”
Some Brophy students may have been debating whether or not they should go to Homecoming.
“First I would tell them they’re wrong because they are going to Homecoming because it will be one of the best dances we’ve had yet,” Rose said. “We’ve been responding to what students want, what works, what makes them happy, what’s been successful in the past as well as new stuff that we have planned. If anyone is thinking of not going to the dance I would really beg them to reconsider because it’s going to be a really good time.”
The Homecoming football game resulted in Brophy scoring 44 points and Corona del Sol scoring 6 points. The attendance at the dance was a little over 2,250 people.