A press release from the Rio Grande City CISD reports the Grulla Gator Varsity Football team took on the Hidalgo Pirates on Friday, October 28.
The Gators took the win with a score of 46 to 0. During halftime they presented the Homecoming King and Queen along with the Homecoming Court.
“Congratulations to the Homecoming King- Dustin Zarate, Homecoming Queen- Caitlyn Rodriguez, First Runner Up – Omar Martinez, and First Runner Up- Giselle Garza,” reads a statement from the district.
Homecoming is an annual tradition in the United States. People, towns, high schools, and colleges come together, usually in late September or early October, to welcome back alumni and former residents. It is built around a central event, such as a banquet and, most often, a game of American football. When celebrated by schools, the activities vary widely. However, they usually consist of a football game played on a school’s home football field, activities for students and alumni, a parade featuring the school’s marching band and sports teams, and the coronation of a Homecoming Queen, and at many schools, a Homecoming King.