School spirit was in high gear the week of Oct. 7-12 as Parker High School celebrated Homecoming Week. The highlight was the Homecoming football game, which was held Friday, Oct. 11 at Joe Bush Stadium. The Parker Broncs defeated the Camp Verde Cowboys, 46-14.

The Homecoming King and Queen were crowned in ceremonies held after the game. Justin Viloria was named King, while Alyssa Jimenez was named Queen. They were crowned by Parker High’s 2017 Homecoming Queen, Julissa Alaniz.

The class floats were paraded at halftime. The Juniors’ float was voted the best, while the Seniors were second, the Freshman third, and the Sophomores fourth.

In attendance at the Homecoming game were the surviving members of the Yellow Rod Boys. They got their name from the yellow corduroy pants they purchased and had decorated with PHS slogans and symbols. They all played football at Parker High, and the pants were intended to resemble their gold-colored football pants. They graduated from Parker High in 1959.

The Parker High Alumni Association held their annual Tea and membership meeting Oct. 11 in Alumni Hall on the Parker High campus.

The week’s events ended with the Homecoming Dance Saturday, Oct. 12 at Parker High.


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