Our view: Pair of homecomings provide different results on the field, similarities off it

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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A pair of schools within Butler County, Greenville High School and Fort Dale Academy, celebrated their respective homecomings Friday.

Homecoming provides an opportunity for those who’ve ventured off to college or found careers outside of their hometown to return to their roots, reminisce about the glory days, and commemorate the present group of students making their own memories and experiencing the traditions associated with the event.

Under ideal circumstances, the homecoming festivities end with the hosting team celebrating a football victory and students participating in the homecoming dance following the game.

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Fort Dale’s homecoming ended with the snapping of a four-game losing streak with a 44-6 win over Monroe Academy, sending current Eagles’ students and alumni home happy.

Unfortunately, Greenville’s homecoming proved to be bittersweet as the Tigers fell to Class 5A, Region 2 foe Headland, 38-22. Despite the loss, Greenville has not been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, and the Tigers still control their own destiny with games against Rehobeth and Carroll on the horizon. 

While it may not have been the end Greenville High students, fans, players, and alumni wanted, we hope they still had plenty of opportunity to come together as a community and support the hometown squad.

We hope those who came back to participate in either homecoming event enjoyed a wonderful time reconnecting with friends and family, and may 2023’s homecoming festivities include triumphs extending to the football field and beyond.