A kingly tradition

Photo by Dan Haberly/danhaberlyphotography.com

Upriver community celebrates MHS Homecoming

Oct. 17, 2022 — After a week of festivities at school, the Mapleton community came together at the high school football field on Oct. 14 for a game of pigskin and to announce the 2022 Homecoming Court.

During halftime of the Sailors’ game versus Crow, each member of the court was driven onto the field by a Rhody Cruiser, a local classic car club.

Mapleton teacher Lou Burruss announced each member of the court as they arrived.

Pictured, from left are seniors Mason Flansberg, Caleb Lewis, Jeff Bernhardt and Tristan Stewart, juniors Sammy Lynn and Brian Burnett, sophomores Eve McMaster and Morgan Milbrett and freshmen Jostin Harrington and Asher Geil.

After each member of the court was introduced, the crowd waited with anticipation as Burruss prepared to announce the winners of the Mapleton High student body’s vote for Homecoming Royalty.

Mapleton is known for doing things “their way,” and Homecoming was no different as the crowd learned when Burruss announced that this year, instead of a standard king and queen, Mapleton would crown two kings.

Those two kings were Mason Flansberg and Caleb Lewis.

After the halftime break, Flansberg, Lewis, Bernhardt, Stewart and Geil returned to the gridiron and brought home a 39-31 victory for the home fans.