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Globe Tigers celebrate Homecoming 2012

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 3rd, 2012

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The Globe Tigers attacked hard Friday night, putting up a good fight against the Morenci Wildcats. Despite the 27-6 loss, the Tigers celebrated a successful Homecoming, welcoming generations of Globe High School alumni.

Globe — Friday, Sept. 28 Globe High School celebrated the time honored tradition of Homecoming. Harbison Field was packed full of Globe fans, friends, family and even some former alumni. Nearly everywhere you looked in the crowd orange shirts and face make up were gathered around to support their Tigers. The boys of the football team, who have already had an impressive season, were indeed in high spirits as they took the field against Morenci’s Wildcats.

Though Morenci took the victory 27-6. The Tigers played an amazing game, getting a touchdown of their own and never giving the Wildcats any breaks and showing that their hard work and coaching from Al O’Compo have paid off. “We knew Morenci was a good team,” said Coach John Rafail, “but I’m very proud of how the boys played. They made the Wildcats work for every touchdown and kept their heads up the entire time.”

From the first kickoff, Globe attacked with excellent teamwork, speed and precision hits. Senior player Johnny Renteria was back after a short leave for an injury sustained in a game against Thatcher, a sure sign that the game would be full of action. Johnny broke 800 yards so far this season, as well as had some excellent handoffs, hits and impressive yardage. Globe’s starting quarterback Joe Burk is also to be commended on yet another great performance, throwing over a dozen completed passes and getting his fair share of yards as well. Burk, who is a sophomore this year, is quickly joining Jonny as one of the big names in local sports. Hopefully we see much more of this young man’s skills in the future.

The Homecoming king and queen were also announced at half time, after a stunning performance by Globe’s spiritline and marching band, this year’s King was Sebastian Diakiti and the Queen was Denesha Rodriquez.

The results of the Homecoming float competition were also announced. This year’s theme was “Video Games.” Taking top honors were the sophomores with Star Fox, followed by the seniors in second with Super Mario Bros. The juniors (Zelda) and the freshmen (Donkey Kong) tied for third.

The Tigers pulled off yet another exciting and eventful Homecoming despite the loss, and everyone in attendance had a great time.

“The boys made some great strides this season and it is showing for sure. The difference between this game and our game in Thatcher is like night and day and we’re looking to improve our 4-2 record in the four games we have left. There’s no such thing as a moral victory, but I think if there was, our boys would take it,” said Coach Rafail.

The Tigers will play again Friday, Oct. 5 in San Manuel and then will be coming home to take on Baboquivari on the 12th. Good luck Tigers and congratulations on an awesome Homecoming experience.

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