Clash Of The Classes: EHS Win­ter Home­com­ing

Escalon Times - - FRONT PAGE - By MARG JACK­SON mjack­son@escalon­

When the names were an­nounced for Escalon Home­com­ing King can­di­dates, there was one more than nor­mal. A tie saw six se­niors earn the nod for King can­di­dacy, and one will be crowned at half­time of Fri­day night’s var­sity bas­ket­ball game.

The Cougars will play host to the nearby ri­val River­bank Bru­ins as the sec­ond half of Trans-Val­ley League ac­tion be­gins. Var­sity tip off will be about 7:30 p.m. and crown­ing of the King will be done at half­time.

In the run­ning for the honor, in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der, are: Ja­cob Al­varado, Chance Bollen, Blue Capps, Tim Costa, CJ Gumbs and Edgar Sa­mano.

“Just try to live it up at the rally,” Al­varado said when asked what he was look­ing for­ward to the most this week.

Bollen said he was ex­cited that it’s Win­ter Home­com­ing and the fes­tiv­i­ties will be in the gm.

“It’s cold out­side,” he said, chuck­ling.

Busy with bas­ket­ball and wrestling, Capps said he “didn’t know” how he would fit in be­ing ‘King’ but he cer­tainly would give it his best shot.

He will be suited up for the Cougars on Fri­day night but will stay in the gym for the half­time cer­e­monies in­stead of ad­journ­ing to the locker room with team­mates.

For Costa and Gumbs, both were happy and ap­pre­cia­tive of the nom­i­na­tion, while Sa­mano went a step fur­ther, not­ing “I’m pumped.”

All six can­di­dates will be fea­tured in a Fri­day af­ter­noon rally for the stu­dent body and will be es­corted to cen­ter court by their par­ents and/or fam­ily mem­bers prior to the crown­ing on Fri­day night.

The 2017 Win­ter Home­com­ing theme is The Clash of the Classes ... Up­per vs. Lower.

Mon­day was Sweats vs. Pa­ja­mas day, with the up­per classes wear­ing sweats, the lower classes pa­ja­mas. Tues­day was Star Wars (up­per classes) vs. Harry Pot­ter (lower classes). Af­ter a break with no school to­day, Wed­nes­day, the ob­ser­vance on Thurs­day will be Jocks vs. Nerds, with the up­per classes dress­ing as jocks for the Jan. 26 theme day, the lower classes as nerds.

On Fri­day, all stu­dents are asked to wear Cougar gear and their school col­ors and come to the game to cheer on the boys bas­ket­ball teams as they take on the vis­it­ing Bru­ins.


Se­lected as the 2017 EHS Home­com­ing King can­di­dates were, from left, Edgar Sa­mano, Tim Costa, CJ Gumbs, Chance Bollen, Ja­cob Al­varado and Blue Capps. The win­ner will be crowned on Fri­day night, Jan. 27.

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