By BHS Student Government
The Halloween season coincided with Homecoming at Bell High School this year, and it truly was “A Haunted Homecoming” with scary spirit days, spooky parade floats, and creepy skits that led to the perfect Homecoming game for the Mighty Bulldogs. Homecoming Week started off on Monday with a great turnout at the annual Powderpuff Volleyball tournament that was sponsored by the BHS Junior class. Extremely competitive volleyball matches were played between the Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior class guys as the Sophomore class proved the victor of the tournament. On Thursday night, The Bulldog Growl, dubbed the “Largest Student Run Pep Rally in Gilchrist County”, hosted another packed house at the Iris Roberts Auditorium. The Growl was opened up by the BHS Student Government who got things started with an extremely creepy short film that showed the “Phantom of the Bell Historic School Building” prowling around the old high school building and led the way to eight outstanding student-made skits. The three best skits were the Junior class, which featured a parody of the “Scream™” movies, that received a third place honor.
The Senior class danced to a rendition of Michael Jackson’s classic, Thriller™, receiving second place, and the Sophomore class won first place by spoofing the popular “Walking Dead™” television show. What was by far the most popular event of the night was the “Bell High School Faculty All-Stars” who gathered teachers and administrators of Bell Middle/High School to dance to The Monster Mash-Up. Bulldog students loved it as their teachers and principals showed the crowd that they could dance just as good as anybody else. The highlight of the Growl was the crowning of the 8th grade Prince and Princess, Brayden Sasser and Kylee Barry.Friday afternoon, the Bulldog Homecoming Parade showed off a crowded Highway 129 with fun and scary floats, from a “Jeepers Creepers”-styled float by the Junior class to a “Scooby-Doo” themed float by the BHS Health Academy. All of the 2014 Homecoming Court looked spectacular riding on their various cars and trucks and the Purple Powerhouse Marching Band rocked out as the Bulldog Football Team was the honored group of the parade. The Senior class of 2015 won top honors in the parade as they showed off their extremely creepy float, showing off several “zombified” Hawthorne Hornets and victorious Bell Bulldog zombie hunters. Friday night proved to be a busy night at the “BoneYard” with both Senior night honoring the various seniors from football, golf, cheerleading, band and JROTC shown during pregame to the Homecoming Court showing off their style at halftime. The 2013 Bell Homecoming King and Queen Bruce Thomas and Shelby Langford were at the game to crown the 2014 King and Queen, Jimmie Buckler and Madison Welton. A magical Halloween night ended in spectacular fashion as the Mighty Bulldogs decimated the Hawthorne Hornets 33-12! The “Nightmare on South Main Street” ended in a wonderful “Homecoming Dream” for the Bulldogs. The Student Government Association gives a great deal of thanks to the Bell Middle/High School administration, teachers, staff, and students for all the help to make this Homecoming a special one. A huge thanks to the Bell community for all of the support that it gives its Bulldog Football program. GO DAWGS!