Coming Home to RCHS


Faisal Khan and Farina Khalil

The stands were filled at the River City football stadium Friday night to celebrate the annual homecoming festivities.
The excitement of the students in the crowd had been building during Spirit Week, which has specific themes of clothing to wear on each day of school.
On Monday the students wore a fashion disaster outfit, Tuesday was superhero day, on Wednesday students wore wacky tacky workout clothes, on Thursday the students wore their class colors, and on Friday they wore the River City school colors which are navy blue and gold.
Also on Friday afternoon, the students were treated to a rally put on by the RCHS Leadership class. The gym was decorated with balloons and signs that set the mood for the introduction of all of the fall sport teams, students from the crowd competing in challenging games, the introduction of the homecoming court, and several dance performances that included Hip hop to traditional ballet folklorico.
The evening’s events kicked off with the Raider’s junior varsity team taking on the El Camino Eagles and running away with a win, 46-13. The varsity game followed and ended with a 37-12 loss.
Besides the football game, the crowd was treated to a halftime program that included the cheerleading team, the River City Regiment Band, the displaying of the floats for each grade level that were based on musical influences of different decades and the selection of the homecoming court.
The winners of senior royalty were Eric Domantay as king and Brianna Staffler as queen.
The newly elected duchess of River City, sophomore Alexis Villanueva, is happy she won for the sophomores, “I didn’t expect myself to win…I worked really hard on the posters…and I encouraged a lot of people to vote…I am very happy that I won.”