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Chiefs celebrate homecoming victory

RONAN – Nobody but the Chief’s ball boy, Caleb Cheff, wanted to jinx Friday’s homecoming football game by calling the outcome early. “We are going to win,” Cheff said with a big smile, as he looked at the scoreboard in the second quarter, 35-6. The team gave him a silent high-five. He said he wasn’t worried about jinxing the game because the Chiefs had control of the ball. “I love football,” he said as he ran out to the field to deliver the ball. Every time there was a turnover or change of possession, he ran out on the field to switch the ball. The Anaconda Copperheads were the first to put points on the scoreboard, but the Chiefs kicked in gear and scored 21 unanswered points in the first quarter, followed by 14 more in the second and 7 in the third. In the last quarter, neither team added points to the board. The game finished 42-6. Quarterback Kasey Mock played a part in every point on the board. Mock ran 4 yards for the first touchdown. Ezekiel Misa grabbed a 6-yard pass from Mock for the second touchdown. Mock ran 2 yards for the third, seven for the fourth. Misa picked up a 15-yard pass from Mock, and Mock took the final touchdown on a 1-yard run. Aaron Misa was out this game with a muscle injury. He said it was better to sit out than risk not being able to play the rest of the year. He also plans to play football in college so he didn’t want to cause permanent damage. He encouraged his team from the sidelines. “Communicate,” he yelled. He kept his eyes on the game as he talked about his four years of high school football. “Last year’s homecoming against Florence was the best game for me,” he said. “I had a lot of catches and two touchdowns.” This year, the team looks much the same as last year, although two seniors did graduate. “We are all playing as a family,” he said. “We pick each other up when we are down and keep each other going.” Misa said the Chiefs should continue to do well this season. “I think we are going to make it deep in the playoffs this year,” he said. The homecoming royalty for the senior girls had the best seats in the house with a nice comfortable couch on the sidelines. “This is our last homecoming,” Senior Brianna Harris said sitting on the couch. “It’s sad but we are also excited to be graduating.” She said the senior girls brought out blankets to keep warm while wearing homecoming gowns and the principal provided hot chocolate. “We thought it would be cold, but it’s not bad,” she said. “It’s been a good week. We won the volleyball game and the hall decorating.” The seniors also won the float contest, but the juniors won the spirit stick. The juniors took fourth place in the float contest. The sophomores placed third, and the freshman took second. Rhylee Burland is homecoming queen and Tyler Houle is homecoming king. The homecoming royalty also included Brianna Harris, Ally Buhr, Lee Camel, David Silgen, Jackson Duffey, and Aaron Misa. The Chiefs visit Florence on Friday for a 7 p.m. game.

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