Homecoming celebration ends with Mercer Island victory | Photos

Children cover their ears as the percussion section of the Mercer Island High School marching band passes in Friday
Children cover their ears as the percussion section of the Mercer Island High School marching band passes in Friday's homecoming parade.
— image credit: Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

The Mercer Island High School marching band, drill team and cheerleaders joined class floats in the annual Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 20. The parade began at Mercerdale Park, at the corner of 77th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 32nd Street.

A new MIHS press box and concession stand opened during the Homecoming football game, which Mercer Island won over the Lake Washington Kangaroos, 34-3.

The Islanders will play the Sammamish Totems this week. The game begins at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at Sammamish High School.

All photos by Matt Brashears (Special to the Reporter).

Below, children compete for candy tossed from homecoming parade floats.

Above, junior Ashlyn Reid rides atop the junior float, themed after ancient Egypt.

Cheerleaders sport ponchos against a first-half downpour at the football game.

Marching band alumni join the active band for a halftime performance at the football game.

The marching band watches the soggy game from the stands.

Sophomore Matt LeProwse’s hat is blown off by a breeze as he awaits the start of the Homecoming parade. The sophomore float was themed after the Middle Ages, and LeProwse was supposed to be the Frenchman from Monty Python’s Holy Grail.

Junior wide receiver Alex Bell is forced out of bounds by Lake Washington's Wyatt Shelley in the first half.


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