Article by Dewey Terrill
Photos by Joanne Pere
The Junction City Blue Jays opened the scoring with a 50-yard touchdown pass play from Andrew Khoury to Qua’Vez Humphreys with 11:17 remaining in the first quarter and proceeded to a 50-0 halftime lead against Highland Park before winning 76-8. There was a running clock the entire second half at Al Simpler Stadium.
Junction City ( 5-0 ) used a substantial number of plays against the Scots ( 0-5 ) , who only had 18 players available to play the game.
Blue Jay coach Randall Zimmerman felt good about the play of his team during the Homecoming game at JCHS. “I think we came out and were fairly crisp early, got things done, got those older guys off the field fairly early. ” Zimmerman added Junction City played all the kids they suited up for the ballgame.
The Homecoming Royalty were crowned at halftime of the game. Albert Caba was named the Senior Class King and Laynee Chase Senior Class Queen.
The prince and princesses were named for the freshman, sophomore and junior classes. For the juniors they Key’Ahn Taylor, prince, and Taylor Strickland, princess; sophomores included Davario Torres, prince, and Akasha Schlicht, princess; and for the freshman Tate Miller was named the prince and Rachel Cho, princess.