STORY AND PHOTOS BY CORA TASSET
The Thomas More Prep-Marian Monarchs had their homecoming festivities on Friday, September 20. The Hays Catholic High school had a theme of “The Sky’s the Limit.” TMP began with an open house and school tours, a parade, some football and announcing of the homecoming king and queen, and to end the evening some class reunions were hosted all around Hays.
The parade had some great floats with semis, pickups, cool cars, fire trucks, and so much more. Each year the homecoming floats are voted on by anonymous people, and every class throughout the high school designs a float. The senior class of 2020 won with their float theme from the Disney movie, “Up.” The returning alumni, who were hosting class reunions, joined in the parade with their own floats as well.
The TMP Monarchs hosted the Plainville High School Cardinals this year to play their homecoming football game. The Monarchs could not find the power this Friday and the Cardinals won 16-0.
In the first quarter one of the Monarchs leaders on the field, Ryan Richmeier (50), was injured and taken out for the rest of the game. The Cardinals saw their chance and took advantage of TMP’s loss. Jordan Finnesy (1) ran the ball in for their first touchdown of the night putting Plainville up 6-0. Near the end of the second quarter, the Cardinals scored again with Cody Crawford (8) running in the touchdown, and Finnesy with the two-point conversion. Plainville led 14-0 at halftime.
During halftime, the homecoming candidates were introduced and the king and queen were crowned. The candidates included, Ethan Brummer and Adell Riedel, Blayne Riedel and Maggie Speno, Tyson Dinkel and Madison Rohr, Brandon Karlin and Katie Hale, and Lane Werth and MaryKathryn Dwyer. The homecoming king and queen were, Lane Werth and Katie Hale.
After the halftime show, the boys came back out to start out the third quarter. After both teams held each other off from scoring, the fourth quarter was underway. The Plainville Cardinals punted the ball to the Monarchs one-yard line. The Cardinals pushed TMP hard and caused a safety putting the last and final score on the board 16-0.
After the game, the alumni went out on the town to celebrate with their class reunions. Thomas More Prep-Marian had a busy Friday and still had a lot planned for this weekend with Mass, lunch, a soccer game, and a banquet to finish out the Homecoming festivities.