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Arlee high school celebrates homecoming week

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ARLEE – It was a week of festivities in Arlee as students, alumni, faculty and staff celebrated the 2019 homecoming.

Students at the high school kicked off their Warrior and Scarlet school spirit with a hall-decorating contest on Monday. The junior class won the contest, followed by the seniors and the sophomores won third. On Thursday, the students attended a pep rally in the old gym where the homecoming court was introduced, and the pep band performed for the crowd. There were even comedy skits and a lip sync battle as entertainment.

“It was just a blast,” said Peyton Lammerding about the pep rally. “We had a lot of fun, the whole school, even the little kids got to come. We did skits and lip sync battles.” 

Also, on Thursday, the students enjoyed the bonfire. “The fire was really big,” said Reese Bird. “A lot of people turned out; it was really nice since we are such a small school.” 

On Friday, Warrior and Scarlet fans lined the streets as the football, volleyball, cross-country teams and homecoming court moved through town during the afternoon parade. As for the football game, the Warriors fell 54-14 to the Mission Bulldogs. Colt Crawford scored on a 15-yard touchdown for the Warriors, and Noah Coulson scored on a 10-yard pass from Cody Tanner.

During halftime, Emily Fiddler and Tanner were declared the 2019 Arlee High School Homecoming Queen and King. Lammerding, Bird and Malia Matt were also were nominated as candidates. Kanoa Palazzolo, Jon Henry Matt and Devin Cordier were candidates for homecoming king. Charlie Crawford won the Most Spirited Warrior award, Princess Bolen won the Most Spirited Scarlet award and the senior class was voted the most spirited class. 

Wrapping up homecoming festivities on Saturday, the Arlee Scarlet volleyball team fell in three sets 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 to visiting Bigfork. Saige Koetter posted six kills and two blocks for the Scarlets. Fiddler had 23 digs. Rhied Crawford had two aces, and Jerny Crawford contributed six assists.

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