The students at Decatur High celebrated homecoming on Friday, rolling paper mache floats down Commerce Drive. The kings and queens of different student clubs waved from the backs of convertibles and trucks. There was even a place in the parade for Decatur’s elementary schools, including the recently reopened Westchester.
It had the makings of a nice memory. Hopefully it will last longer than the memory of what happened to the Bulldogs later that evening. Westminster steam-rolled Decatur, 52-14.
Here are some of the scenes from yesterday’s parade. All photos by Dan Whisenhunt.
All lined up and ready to roll.
Band in a pickup truck.
This float looks pretty awesome, but I have absolutely no idea what it is.
This young man in the JROTC looks very focused.
A bulldog holding some balloons. Not exactly striking fear in the heart of the enemy.
This was the best float of the bunch, because I was actually able to figure out what it was.
Very happy-go-lucky zombies.
I think this is supposed to be a scene from Saturday Night Fever.
I have no real commentary about this one, except to say this jeep looks pretty cool.
Just happy to be here.
There’s No Place Like Homecoming. There’s No Place Like Homecoming.
Note the Tin Foil Man on the left.
So as best I can tell, they’re doing a Wizard of Oz thing here. The person to the far right is supposed to be a twister, I think. That or a giant tooth.
This was pretty funny.
They closed down Commerce Drive for this one.
The parade lined up behind the high school. Some people threw candy, and one of them hit me with a roll of Sweet Tarts. It was probably unintentional.
Principal Noel Maloof. It’s good to be the principal.
The band marching onto Commerce.
After the game, these guys showed up and wiped everyone’s memory.