Keokuk Chiefs ready to Destroy the Demons for Homecoming

The Keokuk Chiefs are set to “Destroy the Demons” at this year’s homecoming game and enjoy a host of festivities from Sept. 18-23. Homecoming’s overall theme “Destroy the Demons” is in honor of playing the Washington Demons and was chosen by the KHS Student Council. The homecoming week is Sept. 18-22 with individual theme days each day at all of the district’s schools and the Homecoming dance for KHS students is on Sept. 23.


“We started planning Homecoming really early this year before school started,” London Wray, Keokuk High School student body president and varsity football player, said. Ada Wood, junior class representative for student council and KHS cheerleader, said “I feel like school spirit is way up right now and I’m excited to ride on the fire truck in the parade.”


The Keokuk Chiefs Homecoming Parade will be on Main Street at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. There is a pep rally at Calvert Stadium following the parade and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned, as well as their court will be recognized. Also, during the day at KHS students can participate in more Homecoming activities, such as dodgeball, volleyball, powder puff football, zumba, video games and more.


“I’m really excited about playing for the band during the game and in the stands,” Darby Tackes, vice president of the sophomore class and member of the KHS Marching Band, said.


The KHS Homecoming football game against the Washington Demons will start with the Freshman/Sophomore game at 5 p.m. and Varsity will follow at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the half-time entertainment will include performances by the KHS Marching Band, Color Guard and Little Feathers. There will also be a presentation of the Homecoming Court at half-time. 


“I think we have a really good shot at winning the game,” Wray said. “We hope everyone comes out to support the Chiefs.”


The KHS Homecoming dance for KHS students will be held from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Wright Fieldhouse. Cost is $5 per person and any form of ID that proves that a student is from KHS will work for entry.

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