Rockton Hononegah begins new season with Purple and Gold Fest

Photos by Jeremy Oster
Photos by Jeremy Oster

By Jeremy Oster
Staff Writer

ROCKTON, Illinois — Friday, Aug. 22, Rockton Hononegah Community High School again celebrated its annual Purple and Gold Fest. Events began at 6:15 p.m. with soccer on Kelsey Field, followed by volleyball in the main gym.

After the Purple and Gold Parade, Hononegah staff members and alumni were introduced, and the crowd was treated to a performance by Princess Hononegah. Also performing were Hononegah’s band, cheerleaders,varsity dance and junior varsity dance.

At 8:15 p.m., the freshman and sophomore football teams both took half the field for scrimmage games. At 8:45 p.m., the 2014 Hononegah Indians varsity football team stormed George Kelsey Field amid exuberant cheers from their loyal fans.

23 WIFR-TV’s Andy Gannon emceed the evening. After the Indians’ varsity team finished up, Gannon called out a list of names of Hononegah staff to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit The ALS Association. Pictured being drenched here are Hononegah’s Varsity Offensive Line Coach Andy Trice (left) and Hononegah’s new principal, Eric Flohr.

Posted Aug. 27, 2014

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