What happens when two bulldogs face off?
In dog shows, the practice is called sparring.
At Wayne High School, it’s football and not just any game. It’s homecoming.
The hometown Bulldogs will play the Healdton Bulldogs on Friday, but not until a queen and king are dutifully crowned.
A parade will start the pageantry at 2 p.m. The coronation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7 p.m.
Queen candidates are seniors Adrienne Gray, Kamryn Moss and Allie Walck. Their attendants will be Haiden Parker, a junior, and Mikaela Hickman, a sophomore.
Gray, 17, plays basketball and is a water girl for the football team and a manager of the baseball team. She is on the superintendent’s honor roll. She was rebounder of the year in 2018-19 and 2019-20. She is a National Honor Society scholar and is in the top 10 percent in biology, algebra and English. She is the daughter of Bruce and Jamie Gray.
Moss, 18, is cheer captain and plays fast- and slow-pitch softball. She is also a member of Book Club and is on the principal’s honor roll. She is All-Conference in fast-pitch and holds the Highest Achieving Students Award, as well as a Future Medical Leaders of Excellence Award from Harvard. She is the daughter of Jason and Jessica Moss.
Walck, 17, attends Oklahoma City Community College and is a cheerleader. She plays fast- and slow-pitch softball and basketball. She is on the yearbook staff and is president of NHS and vice president of the senior class. She is a member of Student Council and Book Club and is on the superintendent’s honor roll. In addition to being All-Conference in fast-pitch, she was Defensive Player of the Year in basketball. She is the daughter of Brent and Sandra Walck.
Parker, 16, plays fast- and slow-pitch softball and basketball. She is a football water girl and member of Book Club. She was All-Conference in fast-pitch in 2020 and is a Bulldog Pride Award recipient in basketball and fast-pitch. She is the daughter of Doug and Shawna Parker.
Hickman, 15, is a cheerleader and participates in competitive cheer. She is on Student Council and is a member of Art Club. She is also on the principal’s honor roll. She is the daughter of Misty and Jacob Greenfield.
King candidates are seniors Billy Dodd, Brian Ibarra, Jacob Mooney and Ryan Redus.
Dodd, 17, plays football and is in agriculture. He earned a 95i on a welding test. He is the son of Robert and Naomi Wattenbarger.
Ibarra, 17, plays football and baseball. He is the son of Isidro and Petra Ibarra.
Mooney, 18, plays football and participates in weightlifting. He is the son of George Mooney and Cassie and George Byford.
Redus, 17, plays football and participates in powerlifting. He attends Mid-America Technology Center where he is enrolled in automotive collision. He is a member of the National Technical Honors Society. He is the son of Amanda Redus.
Also in the homecoming court are Cora Cheatwood, flower girl, and Woody Chick, crown bearer.
Cora, 5, is in kindergarten. She plays T-ball and enjoys playing outside with her two dogs. She is the daughter of Casey and Madison Cheatwood.
Woody, 6, is also in kindergarten. He enjoys riding his horse, Scooby, and mutton busting. He is the son of Ronnie and Wendy Chick.