The pre-game tailgate and homecoming football game are always two of the highest attended events during the week of homecoming.
The stands were completely packed with students and parents all wearing green for the final dress up day of the week.
The varsity football team played Douglas County High School Sept. 25 with the Golden Eagles winning 48-14. Although it seemed like a blow out, Vista had to come back from controversial calls and missed plays.
“Our coach tells us every practice that adversity is going to hit us and what makes us stronger is how well we bounce back so we just took that to heart,” senior Will Flynn said.
The win gave the team the confidence they need to take on rival ThunderRidge Oct. 1. “We worked together as a team and came out with a w and now were focusing on ThunderRidge,” Nick Capocelli, senior, said.
Principal Michael Weaver attends the tailgate before the homecoming football game.
A group of senior girls pose for a picture before the start of the game.
Quarterback Judd Erickson, junior, throws the ball down the field. Erickson passed for 384 yards and five touchdowns on the night.
Junior wide receiver John Krysa receives one of Mountain Vista’s five touchdowns of the night. Krysa led the team in receiving yards for the night at 119 yards over five receptions.
The broadcast team works on the livestream of the football game.
Mountain Vista’s only twirler, senior Elizabeth Tuller, performs with the marching band and color guard during the halftime show.
Head coach Ric Cash talks with one of the field referees at the end of the first half before entering the locker room.
The Mountain Vista student section goes wild after nose tackle senior Matt Yockey sacks Douglas County’s quarterback for a loss of six yards.
Varsity and JV poms perform together during the half time show.
senior Jordan Faraci catches a touchdown scoring pass.
Senior Dan McFarlane and junior Johnny Evans celebrate after McFarlane scores a touch down.
Dan McFarlane, senior, after scoring a touchdown.
Mitchel Anderson, senior, punts the ball away on fourth down.
Senior captains go out for the coin toss before the game.
The student section creates a sea of green during the game.
PHOTO CREDITS: Katie Pickrell, Kelsey Pharis and Amy Huang