Bulldogs celebrate homecoming
ST. IGNATIUS — It was a royal evening under the Friday night lights as Mission High School crowned its 2021 Homecoming Royalty during a coronation ceremony at half-time of the Bulldogs and Flint Creek Titans football game.
The Bulldogs 2021 Homecoming court candidates were Madyson Currie, Justin Brown, Maysa Couture, Charley Adams, Ahni Umphrey, Isaiah Fields, Emily Hawkins and Ross McPherson.
Isaiah Fields and Madyson Currie were crowned king and queen.
In addition to the halftime ceremonies and football game, there was a wide range of homecoming activities throughout the week.
To start the week, the Mission Bulldogs hosted a 14-school mixed class meet on Tuesday, Sept. 14, and used the home course to its advantage, with the Lady Bulldogs winning the girls’ team title and the Bulldogs placing second in the boys’ team standings. Bulldogs cross country standout Andrew Rush captured individual honors with a first-place time of 16:42.81 followed by Zoran LaFrombois in third place and Robbie Nuila in fourth.
Also on Tuesday evening, the Lady Bulldogs volleyball team hosted the Bigfork Valkyries. The Valkyries prevailed in three-sets 25-12, 25-22, 21-15.
On Friday, Bulldog fans lined the streets as the football, volleyball and cross-country teams along with the homecoming court moved through town during the homecoming parade.
Homecoming didn’t go as planned for head coach Carson Oakland and his Bulldog football team as they fell 76-62 to the number one state ranked Flint Creek Titans.
“We started the game like we wanted to but got away from some things in the second quarter that hurt us going into halftime,” said coach Oakland. “Overall, we played three really good quarters of football. Our guys played their butts off. Even though this isn’t the outcome we hoped for, I can’t express how proud I am of these young men.”
Bulldog quarterback Kellen McClure had nine carries for 44 yards and a touchdown, while going 21 of 41 for 530 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions.
Wide receiver Canyon Sargent booked five touchdowns on six catches for 178 yards, while Bryce Umphrey was the leading Bulldog receiver with eight catches for 213 yards. Kenny Ness chipped in with six catches for 97 yards and a touchdown.
On the ground, Charley Adams had 13 carries for 30 yards and a touchdown. Adams also had a catch for 42 yards resulting in a Bulldog touchdown.