Laker Nation celebrates Homecoming (Photo Gallery)

Submitted by Jamie Ross

There was a chill in the air, but that didn’t stop Laker Nation from giving the kids a warm reception at the 2022 Indian Lake Community Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally Thursday evening in downtown Russells Point.

The streets were lined with fans and families, cheering on 2022 Homecoming Queen Paige Mefford and the first ever ILHS Homecoming King, Isaac Morrison.

All the class floats represented the Top Gun call signs for the theme “Lakers Soar Over the Raiders!”

At the conclusion of the parade, the band, cheerleaders, and students gathered for a pep rally in the lot by Gathering Grounds.

Teams yelled the Battle Cry, Student Council members introduced the Homecoming Court, and the cheerleaders led “Fall Sports Simon Says” and the Frozen T-shirt Challenge. The night ended with dancing to the DJ.

Tonight, the Lakers will take on the Raiders at Laker Stadium in the Homecoming Game.

The gates open at 5:15 pm and the Parade of Jeeps will begin at 6:10, followed by the introduction of the Court and the Crowning of the King and Queen.

Kick-off is at 7 pm.

You can listen to the game live on Mix 98.3 WPKO. Pregame coverage will begin around 6:30.