Panther pride paints Powell orange

Missy ZaloudekFeature, Powell

The hot sun didn’t stop the Powell High School Homecoming Parade Sept.  7. The parade was filled with students from Powell High, Powell Middle and Powell Elementary. Attendees were the football team, cheerleaders, dance team, clubs and many more. This year’s Grand Marshals were the Powell High softball team and 2018 State AAA Softball Champs. The real celebrities however, were the 25 candidates running for coveted spots of Homecoming King and Queen.

After the parade, Malik Ethridge, representing Powell High School Special Olympics was crowned Homecoming King, and Halley Schultz, representing the girls softball team was crowned Homecoming Queen. Second runner-up for Homecoming Queen was Brianna Rowe, and first runner-up was Allie Matye.


Head football coach Matt Lowe led his team out onto the field to face the Karns Beavers. The Panthers were on a two-game winning streak over Halls and Cumberland County. At the end of the first quarter the Panthers were down by two touchdowns, but they rallied and took the win in the end 49-27.

Grandfather Mickey Moss escorts Powell High School Homecoming Queen Halley Schultz, representing the softball team.

Rebekah Malone escorts Powell High Homecoming King Malik Ethridge, representing Special Olympics.

The Powell High School softball team and 2018 state champs are Grand Marshals of the Powell Homecoming Parade.

Members of the Powell High School Color Guard represent their school in the 2018 Powell High School Homecoming Parade. (Photos by M. Zaloudek)

Powell High cheerleaders give candy to kids during the parade.

Powell High’s marching band entertains the crowd during the parade.

Andrew Davidson watches from the sidelines during the homecoming game. He hopes to one day follow in his father’s footsteps, Jordan Davidson, who played #20 for the Panthers.

Panthers head coach Matt Lowe gives his players high-fives during warm-ups.

15. Students from the band and choir fill the field for the National Anthem at the homecoming game.

Action heads up on the field as the Panthers fight to put points on the board.

The Karns Beavers score a touchdown.

Panthers head coach Matt Lowe instructs a player on the sidelines.

Another touchdown for the Karns Beavers.

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