Barnitz Stadium will be alive Friday night.
Middletown High School’s football team will be looking for its first Greater Miami Conference victory of the season and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.
Princeton, 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the GMC, faces Middletown, 1-4 overall, 0-3 in the league, at 7 p.m. Friday at Cris Carter Field.
The Homecoming Parade starts at the City Bus Depot and marches along South Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Friday and ends at Barnitz Stadium.
The Homecoming Dance starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the high school.
The senior Homecoming court Queen candidates: Alivia Buchanan, Sa’Mill Calhoun, Precious Lane, Arianna Layne, Dulce Leon, Jaleah Mack, Jasmine Phillips and Glenn White. King candidates: De’Yon Brown, Cheikh Fall, Michael Langendorf, Aaron Mays, Kylen McGill, Au’Braylen Million, Kelvin Shealey and Kwenton Wills.
Junior class candidates: Girls Jetxairy Benitez-Delgado and Addison Bess and boys Josh Bryant and Kamari Fuller.
Sophomore candidates: Girls Gleris Altagracia-Torres and Madeline Paulino and boys Jaremill Calhoun and Venice McCord.
Freshman candidates: Girls Asia Espiritu and Makenzie Mobley and boys Christian Isbell and Lonny Pennington.
The freshman and sophomore classes will be introduced during pre-game ceremonies and the juniors and seniors will be announced during halftime.
Tickets are $8 for adults and senior citizens and students are $5. Parking cost $2.
The Middletown-Princeton series started in 1967 and in the 51 games, the Vikings lead 40-11 in the rivalry. Middletown last beat Princeton in 2016.
There are several Middletown-Princeton connections. Middletown head coach Don Simpson was the defensive coordinator on Princeton head coach Mike Daniels’ staff in 2016. Simpson and Daniels are University of Cincinnati football alumni. MHS special teams coordinator Matt Louis was an assistant at UC when Daniels played for the Bearcats and MHS offensive line coach Ryan Evans was the Princeton defensive line coach last season.
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