Summit celebrates its Homecoming |

Summit celebrates its Homecoming

Summit Daily file photo/Brad OdekirkA bunch of Summit High School supporters celebrate during last year's Homecoming football game. Summit's Homecoming starts today with a gymnastics meet and softball game.

FARMER’s KORNER – It’s homecoming week at Summit High School, and there’s a palpable buzz in the air.

“It’s going to be an exciting week,” SHS Athletic Director Gretchen Nies said. “There’s going to be something for everybody.”

The week begins quietly today, as the softball team faces Ralston Valley and the gymnastics team hosts a league quad.

Tuesday, the volleyball team, which is undefeated in the Class 4A Jeffco League and sitting in second place, faces third-place Evergreen at 6:30 p.m.

Heading into the match with a 4-0 record in conference play and an 11-3 record overall, the girls have an opportunity to solidify their conference standing.

Immediately after that is the homecoming pep rally, where the royal court will be introduced, featuring a boy and a girl from the freshman, sophomore and junior classes and three candidates for king and queen from the senior class.

Wednesday, the classes get to take each other on in a spirit contest that revolves around the destruction of a used car, as the car smash and pizza party gets rolling at 4:30 p.m.

At 6 p.m., the soccer team gets to face Alameda in only its second home match of the season.

“Now that we’re 3-1 in the league, it becomes a very critical game for us,” head coach Peter Shafroth said. “With it being the homecoming game, we usually get a good crowd, and I think the team is really excited about that.”

The spirit really gets fired up after that, literally, as the Tigers play host to a bonfire party just south of the parking lots, after the soccer game.

Thursday, the softball team faces Aspen at 4:30 p.m. at the Blue River Softball Fields, while the gymnastics team hosts a U-Be-The-Judge fundraiser match.

The idea behind the match will be to allow the crowd to judge the gymnasts’ routines. Those scores will be compared to the scores of an official judge, and anyone who matches the official score will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Friday, the festivities continue at 4:30 p.m. with a tailgate party at the Tiger Stadium parking lots before football kicks off at 6 p.m.. The Tigers take on league foe Jefferson, with the coronation of Homecoming King and Queen at halftime.

A student air band competition follows the football game.

Saturday is another big day, as the high school celebrates Homecoming with a parade down Frisco’s Main Street at 10 a.m. And then it all winds down with that annual rite of passage, the Homecoming Dance, to be held at the Silverthorne Pavilions at 8:30 p.m.

For more information on any of the events, call the high school at (970) 547-9311.

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