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Vikings celebrate homecoming week

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CHARLO — Last week was homecoming week for students at Charlo High School, and while some of the traditional homecoming activities were not feasible due to COVID-19 restrictions, Viking pride could still be found everywhere.

Students dressed up on Monday showing off their patriotic pride. On Tuesday, they celebrated tropical day. Students showed their wild side on Wednesday during Wild West day, and on Thursday, students relived the past during Decade Day.

In a non-league volleyball matchup against Class B Thompson Falls Lady Blue Hawks on Thursday evening, the Lady Vikings fell 3-1 posting their first loss on the season.

Capping off homecoming week on Friday afternoon, a spirited all-class, socially-distanced homecoming parade was held. 

On Friday evening, the Vikings celebrated a homecoming victory over the Victor Pirates. The Vikings plundered the Pirates 69-6.

Viking quarterback Coyle Nagy unleashed an offensive barrage scoring five touchdowns against the Pirates, throwing three and rushing for two. Viking running back Tucker Love carried the ball five times for 33-yards and two touchdowns.

On defense, Love and Braydon Zempel each had an interception and returned it for a score.

Also, on Friday evening, the crowning ceremonies of both the homecoming king and queen occurred during the football game. This year’s ceremony was held in the second quarter with about 10 minutes left on the game to allow time to fix one of the field lights that apparently went out due to an Osprey turning the platform into a nesting site. Aryal Love was crowned queen, and Phil Marquez was king. 

This year’s Viking court also included Declan Avison, Taylea Lund, Kaydance Morgan, Keaton Piedalue, Shelby Tryon and Noah Anderson.

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