Douglas High celebrates homecoming with win over Wooster

Homecoming royalty Logan Karwoski and Jett Lehmann were named king and queen on Friday night.

Homecoming royalty Logan Karwoski and Jett Lehmann were named king and queen on Friday night.
Photo by Ron Harpin.

A change in venue to Saturday didn't slow the Tigers down a lick, defeating Wooster by 28-0 on Saturday.

The Douglas Wooster Homecoming Game was canceled after the Friday night lights failed, delaying the game until Saturday.

However, that didn’t stop the crowning of Logan Karwoski and Jett Lehmann as homecoming royalty in the gym.

The game is scheduled to occur at Wooster 11 a.m. today.

Tonight is also the Homecoming Dance.

All the orange and pink on Wednesday, may have tested the parameters of onlookers’ cameras in downtown Minden.

Douglas High School conducted its Barbie-themed Homecoming kickoff with a parade down Esmeralda Avenue.

“We’re just really excited about the spirit and the positivity that shows what we’re all about here and we’re thankful for a positive community and all these amazing kids,” said Karen Lamb, DHS activities director. “We are lucky beyond belief.”

The Homecoming Court rode the back of a flatbed around Minden Park before disembarking and lining up at the Minden Park splash pad with students forming a line around them.

The Douglas High Pep Rally was Thursday and the football game against Wooster was Friday night with the homecoming King and Queen named during halftime.

Class of ’69 Douglas County High School graduate Norie Neddenriep Jenkins was inducted into the high school’s hall of fame along with 1995 graduate Jeremy Litka.

Lamb estimated more than 700 people turned out for the event on Wednesday.

“I just want to say how thankful we are to the community and small businesses that came out,” she said. “I also just want to shout out to my leadership students. Few people know how many hours go into weeks like this and nights like (Wednesday). They have been working for weeks and were amazing to execute last night and the rest of the week with all of our activities.”

While the parade was themed after the “Barbie” movie, the Douglas County Academic Team was holding up the “Oppenheimer” half of the “Barbenheimer” meme.

Members Anastasia Kronenberg-Stearns, Rebecca Crandall, Shannon Brady and Carlo Barton were asking trivia questions in exchange for candy.


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