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By Jessica Selph



October 6, 2017

Jessica Selph

The AHS Varsity Team takes the field after halftime at the Homecoming game on Sept. 29. Final Score: Aztec 54, Espanola 12

Homecoming 2017 bid its adieu at the ball's end last Saturday as the clock struck midnight. This season has presented many challenges yet I think it is safe to say homecoming was a success. Aztec High School students battled not only the Espanola Valley Sundevils but Mother Nature as well. Thunder and lightning and finicky weather should have been this year's theme, but it was Viva Las Vegas and it was given the hashtag #hoco17. The traditional week, which focuses on high school football, had much more to offer such as garbed theme for every day beginning in Hawaii and ending with Tiger Pride Day.

Jessica Selph

Aztec's Dyllon Whitaker runs the ball in for his 4th TD of the JV game played on Saturday, Sept. 30. Final score Aztec 74, Miyamura 38

Students city-wide joined in the fun, sporting the same daily themes at their respective schools. The week's first event was the "Peachfuzz" match where boys play girls volleyball, some in volleyball spandex, Oy vey. The ladies were up next with the always rowdy Powder Puff flag football game. This year's bonfire was hosted by the Aztec Airport yet the change in venue did not deter the tradition of smashing and bashing a donated junker car, perhaps foretelling of the onslaught that would ensue Friday night. The excitement was palpable in the days leading up to the big game. Fans, alumni, proud parents and young boys sporting their own team's jerseys came to watch their Aztec Tigers thoroughly conquer the Sundevils, producing a final score of 54-12. Saturday's freshmen game boasted an even larger difference of 74-38 against the Miyamura Pirates. The team traveled in from Gallup just one day before they would lose their schools counselor in the tragic Las Vegas Massacre. The Aztec TALON would like to extend our condolences to the players and school members affected by this terrible act.


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