The Lexington Bulldogs will kick off against the Kingston Redskins at home Friday night.
But for some, the real competition of the evening won’t be measured in yards rushed or touchdowns scored.
The game is Lexington’s homecoming, with several students in the running for the right to wear a crown, which will start at 7 p.m.
The court includes homecoming queen candidates Lauren Davis, a senior; Kenslee McKiddy, a sophomore; Deann Newton, a junior; and Tyrah Smith, freshman.
Lauren Davis has attended Lexington Schools since sixth grade, maintains a 4.0 grade point average and will have earned 15 college credit hours by the time she graduates next spring. She is undecided on a major, but wants to attend the University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma or Oklahoma Baptist University.
Her other goal in life is “finding a good, Godly husband to enjoy life with, having cool children and then living happily ever after.”
She is active in basketball, slow-pitch softball and track and also serves as Student Council president and vice president of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Mu Alpha Theta. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school’s gifted and talented program.
She attends LifeChurch in Oklahoma City and enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports, swimming, bus rides with her basketball team, dancing, singing and playing fetch with her dog, Serenity.
She is the daughter of Traci Cogburn and Tony Davis.
Kenslee McKiddy plays fast- and slow-pitch softball, as well as basketball. She is a member of FFA, FCCLA, Student Council and the National Honor Society. She has a 4.0 GPA.
She has attended Lexington Schools since second grade and wants to attend college “somewhere not too far from home (so my Mom can still do my laundry).”
Her goals include getting a well-paying job, getting married, having a family and making her parents proud.
She enjoy being with friends, mother/daughter days, hunting with her father and arguing with her sister.
She is the daughter of Greg and Misty McKiddy.
Deann Newton’s school actvities include FCCLA, basketball, track and Student Council.
She plans to attend college after high school and earn a degree in the medical field. Future plans also include a career and settling down to start a family. She enjoys being with family and friends, playing basketball, playing with her dog, Gus, and beating her boyfriend whenever they play one-on-one.
She is the daughter of Charley and Riann Newton.
Tyrah Smith participates in cheerleading, basketball, slow- and fast-pitch softball and the youth program at Christian Life. She has attended Lexington Schools for 11 years, maintaining a place on the superintendent’s or principal’s honor roll all through school.
After high school, she wants to attend college, work as a dental hygenist, get married and have two children.
In addition to church, she enjoys shopping, being with family and friends, playing sports of all kinds and “spending time on my phone.”
She is the daughter of Regina Faught, David Faught and Jason Smith.
Also in the court are seven senior members of the Bulldog football team - John Dean, Dalton Duke, Dustin Hailey, Britton Kaminski, Colton Langford, Trevor Parker and T.J. Somers.
Dean plays football, basketball and golf and is active in FCCLA, FFA and Student Council. He enjoys the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing, and time spent with family and friends. He cherishes the time he’s with his girlfriend.
His future plans include working and college after high school. After he graduates from college, he wants to enlist in the Air Force, marry a beautiful woman and have children.
“I plan to retire and grow old with that woman,” he said.
Dean is the son of John Dean, Tara Selfridge, Jennifer Farley and Jeff Farley.
Duke’s activities include both football and wrestling and after high school, he plans to attend college and play football.
He enjoys being with friends.
He is married to Morgan Duke and is the grandson of Debbie Kroeker and Mike Kroeker.
Hailey has attended Lexington Schools for 12 years and has played football for 11 of those years.
For two years, he’s attended Mid-America Technology Center where he’s enrolled in the automotive service technician program. He plans to continue his education in mechanics after high school and is also considering enlisting in the military.
He enjoys fishing, tubing and camping at the lake and also enjoys being with family and friends.
He is the son of Chris Hailey and Mike and Dixie Iser.
Kaminski has attended Lexington Schools 13 years and is active in football and power-lifting.
He plans to continue his education after high school. He enjoys spending time with family, hunting, camping and fishing.
His parents are Patty and Ronald Kaminski.
Langford is active in football, wrestling, power-lifting and baseball.
His ambition is to attend college and become a coach, in addition to starting a family.
He enjoys time spent with family and friends, road trips, coaching sixth and seventh graders and playing hopscotch with his girlfriend.
He is the son of Shelly and Chris Langford.
Parker wants to attend college and earn at least an associate’s degree in engineering.
At Lexington High School, he is active in FFA, football, power-lifting, wrestling and track.
He enjoys time spent with family, shooting guns and bows, working with his family on projects and mudding.
He is the son of Eric and Stacey Parker.
Somers has played football, wrestled and run track for four years at Lexington, in addition to participating in power-lifting for three years and baseball for one year.
He plans to attend college, though he is still undecided on a major.
He enjoys playing disk golf, the golf driving range, road trips, playing football and being with family.
He is the son of Heidi and Mark Somers.
Junior attendants will be Tugh Faught, Grace Hall, Jhett Skaggs and Zeni Smith.
Tugh is active in children’s church at Christian Life. He plays T-ball and will play basketball this fall. He likes anything having to do with sports and the country. He likes playing ball, as well as fishing and hunting. His goal is to be a firefighter, police officer or veterinarian. He is the son of David and Regina Faught.
Grace likes cheering for the Lexington Bulldogs on Friday nights, as well as camping, riding her bike, playing outside and giving hugs. She is the daughter of Jeff and Jaimi Hall.
Jhett wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up. In the meantime, he likes working with his Dad, playing and driving his Gator. He is active in First Baptist Church, the American Heart Association, T-ball and Donate Life of Oklahoma. He is the son of Brian and Audra Skaggs.
Zeni enjoys gymnastics, singing, dancing, placing with her siblings and shopping. She attends Norman Community Church of the Nazarene and Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy. Her goals are to attend the University of Oklahoma and become a teacher. She is the daughter of Tash and Patricia Smith.