Thursday, September 4, 2014

A New Era Dawns under Huntsville's Friday Night Lights

Last Friday night marked the beginning of a new era in Huntsville!

It was our first football game of the season, it was our 'home opener,' and it was the first game under the leadership of Coach Rodney Southern and his staff.   

It also marked a first for the band, now under directorship of newly promoted Director of Bands John Green and a first for the Grenadier Guard, which is now headed by Dana LeNorman.

Oh, and by the way, we can also mark it down as our first win of the season!

The weather was beautiful, the crowd enthusiastic and the competition tough.  We were tied 14-14 going into the half.   But, through some half time adjustments and exceptional play, our Hornets pulled away and beat a worthy Coldspring team by a convincing 27-14 score.

They are so excited and they just can't hide it!
Mance Park's Amber Bearden and her son with Huntsville Intermediate's Shelley Ancira.

The coaches and staff were really happy with the results.  Though they are first to point out that the staff and team take one game at a time, and that they are all now focussed squarely on their next game, which is this Friday!  Sting 'Em Hornets!

Joe waits patiently for the "all clear" to lead the Hornet Buddies on the field!
Hornet Buddy (and Coach Bell's son) Dacorian is ready to run!

Director of Bands John Green (right) looks on as the Huntsville Hornet Military Marching Band begins to perform.
(Assistant Director Robby Yarber is on Mr. Green's left).
The Volleyball Team represented big time in the front row!

Cheerleader McKayla Chamberlain with Huntsville High School Principal Beth Burt.
Awesome to see McKayla out and about after her car accident-
we knew she was talented and beautiful- now we know she's tough, too!

Meet Huntsville's Flagmen of 2014-15, under the direction of Mrs. Jerrilyn Bulloch. 

Meet Huntsville's Varsity Cheerleaders of 2014-15,
led by Coach Kelly Jordan and Assistant Coach Bailey Henson.

You think they are ready to do this?!

Ricko Bennett drops back for a pass

Huntsville Hornets recover another Coldspring fumble!

Flagmen help celebrate a touchdown.


Huntsville High School Teacher and Track Coach Chris McCall.

United We Stand.

Huntsville High School's Media Outlets were out in full force.
(From L-R)  Gary Holl, Nikki Miller and Jayden Mathis (all from Yearbook)
and Keona Wynne from The Hive, the high school's daily news show.

Multi-tasker Queen is not your average-everyday-alto-sax-playing-band-member-and-varsity cheerleader.

Coach Southern congratulates Melvin Walker and the team on some amazing defense.

View from the stands:
Flagmen don't mind the exercise, and the football team made them run.

Hornet Cheerleaders Makayla Doyle (back left) and Chelsea Houston (front right)
host a visit from the Coldspring High Cheer Team during the game.
Every game, each cheer team visits the opposing side to cheer together for both teams.  That's classy. :-)

I'm thinking they are thinking that this is fun. :-) 

Meet the Seat Patrol Team of Turner & Thorp-
that would be Huntsville Intermediate School's Assistant Principal Team of Amy Turner and Kerri Thorp

Mance Park's Cathy Landrum brought a couple of BIG fans to the game- Cassidy and Kylie!
Mary Lacy and The Grenadier Guard, Front and Center.

Mance Park's Jamie Nash here with wife Alicia and their son Walker.
You guessed it- Walker is a Hornet Buddy so they got to the game early. 
Jordan Denman leads the way as the GG's exit the field.

Kalin Collins of the Grenadier Guard.
That's three generations of Hornet fans (and Kalin Collins fans- see above!) right there!
Mrs. Nettie, Trace and Kalin's mom, Bridgette.

Coach D. leads a quick debrief after the half time performance.

It's a date: Interim Superintendent Sonny Cruse and his wife Danna.

Mr. Gary Evans is greeted by some Mance Park students wondering how his new job at Huntsville High is going.
(And to tell them they miss him.)  heard him say that if they play their cards right
they will all see him soon- at the High School!

Hey- that's Board of Trustees Secretary Tracy Stoudt and her date, husband Bob.

Whoa!  That's a once in a lifetime split that could not be repeated...

Um, scratch that last caption from above- Cheer Team, Prepare for Flight!

Kerri Carpenter is ready for action.
(Sure she looks nice, just don't cause any trouble!)

This is Tyler....

...and this is Tyler's mom!

After the game- "All Hail the Green and White!"

Matthew Lahey  Huntsville Independent School District  Huntsville ISD  HISD

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