MAYO — Lafayette High School’s homecoming ended in style Friday night — with a fireworks display.

Following the Hornets’ win against Bell at Dale Walker Field, fireworks were shot off so they could be viewed from the football stadium and the surrounding area.

The crowd yelled and cheered as the fireworks display ensued following their homecoming victory, and when it was over following the fireworks finale, the crowd dissipated with smiles and congratulatory remarks in passing with others in Lafayette County.

It concluded homecoming festivities that included the annual homecoming parade Friday afternoon.

The parade began at 1:30 p.m. by Lafayette State Bank and ran down Main Street to its end by the school.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette County Fire Department, Lafayette County EMS, Florida Forestry and Mayo Fertilizer all took part in the parade.

Also riding in the parade were the attendees for homecoming — Aleks Sullivan, Jaxson Beach, Aidan Wentzel, Tierra Hicks, Jackson Ward, Amelia Braswell, Kalia Plunkett, Baylie Jerkins, Zander Lancaster and Alicia Swinson — and Mr. and Miss LHS, Adam Perry and Tristyn Johnson. Sheriff Brian Lamb and County Commissioner Earnest Jones also walked in the parade waving and throwing candy to those lined down the streets.

At halftime of Friday’s game, Beach was crowned homecoming king with Tierra Hicks crowned homecoming queen. Amelia Braswell was crowned homecoming princess with Zander Lancaster the homecoming prince.

Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government, politics, law enforcement and first responders. ​

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