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Homecoming: Float wins, team loses
Although there wasn't much for Cardinals to cheer when it came to the varsity football game, there was plenty to celebrate during Corning High School Homecoming festivities on Friday.
The Cardinal junior varsity team's sound win against the Central Valley Falcons, was followed by a dismal loss by the varsity squad.
Thankfully, that loss came after most of the Homecoming celebrations and didn't cast a shadow over the parade, the big win of the senior class float, recognition of the golden alumni, Cardinal cheerleaders filmed for television and a traditional turkey feast.
Solano Street was lined solid with spectators who came to see the Homecoming Parade which featured each of the four Corning High School class floats. This year's theme was "Cardinals Will Survive" natural disasters.
The senior float, which was announced as this year's winner in between the JV and varsity games on Cardinal Field, featured an erupting volcano with billowing smoke and was led down the main street of town by several senior class members.
At least 25 Golden Grads, Cardinals' Class of 1962, rode in the parade and were introduced and honored in between the games. The Class of 1987 Silver Grads also rode in the parade.
Sharon Crain, a 1965 Corning High School graduate who worked at the school for 21 years, was the parade's grand marshal.
Following the parade, Cardinal alumni, football players and coaches, and other guests from the community enjoyed a turkey dinner at the school's cafeteria. The dinner was hosted by the Cardinal Parents' Club.
Cardinal Homecoming Queen Cassie Ramirez and her royal court were crowned during the varsity game's half-time.
Homecoming provided a special moment for Cardinals' cheerleaders who were filmed to be the introduction of Actions News' "Under the Lights," televised later that night.