Last week, Basalt celebrated Homecoming, and welcomed Longhorns new and old to the festivities. After a week of wins by the BHS volleyball and soccer teams, the town gathered to rally the football Longhorns, during their parade on Friday, for the game against Paonia.
The parade itself was held downtown and featured floats full of Basalt students. Although Homecoming mainly centers around the high school, the seventh and eighth grade football teams took to fire trucks and trailers to cheer on the BHS Longhorns. The Homecoming court also rode through Old Town in everything from convertibles to Jeep Scramblers. Each class and some clubs had their own float. The BHS Band kept everything in sync.
Later Friday at the football game, the Longhorns enjoyed a good start against Paonia and were leading 14-0 at half time. The game was delayed over an hour, though, due to lightning. Once it resumed, the Longhorns only needed three quarters to beat Paonia by a score of 20-0, when the game was called due to weather.