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THE BUZZ: Homecoming, Homecoming and more Homecoming
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Forsyth County News

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

Tell us who should win by sharing your thoughts with us on Twitter (@forsythnews). See the results in Friday’s paper and on

Erica Fried, Forsyth Central

Friday marked the end of Homecoming Week at Forsyth Central, which was a remarkable success on the amount of participating students each day. I have put together a slideshow of pictures from the week of students, teachers and administrators dressing up each day for the theme. Homecoming Week came to a close Friday with an awesome pep rally in the stadium where all seven administrators were "pied" in the face by one of the starting football players (yes, they really enjoyed that). Before the game, nearly 50 students camped out for a tailgate with hot dogs and games before entering the Bulldog Stadium. Our boys came through, though it was a tough game, shutting out North Atlanta, 7-0, putting an end to a great homecoming week!

Kevin Lee, Lambert

During our Homecoming football game we had something happen that has never before taken place during a football game, a Homecoming Streaker. After the halftime whistle blew and the football players on Homecoming court were walking to find their dates for the ceremony, a student completely decked out in paint and a speedo made his way from one side of the field to the other, pausing in the middle to jump around. Many players, coaches and field personnel stood in shock watching the student run across the field as the student body cheered him on. The student quickly ran off the field and over the fence (never to be seen again) while most of the parents and fans sat down confused. I hope a rising senior decides to continue this new tradition next year because quite honestly it was hilarious and did no wrong. Videos quickly began to circulate around social media and the unknown student definitely made his mark on our senior year.

Alli Prater, North Forsyth

Last week, the North Forsyth volleyball team ended its season filled of hard-work and dedication. Finishing the year 21-17 and winning an area match for the first time in two years, the Raiders showed tremendous improvement in Joy Stewart's first year as head coach. Senior libero Carlee Praznik was named first team all-region and senior middle hitter Okwunne Ogbogu (USC-Aiken commit) was selected as second team all-region. Go Raiders!

Caitlin Randazza and Dani Quintana, Pinecrest Academy

Homecoming Week proved to be the best one yet at Pinecrest Academy! Each day of the week had a theme which was a great way to get the student body involved in the excitement of it all. Monday was "Peace, Love, and Rock and Roll;” Tuesday was Character Day; Wednesday was Holiday Day; Thursday was "Throwback Thursday;” and Friday was a Spirit Day to support our Paladin football team! A pep rally was held in the afternoon and was undoubtedly the best in Paladin history. It featured a lip-synching contest between teachers as well as surprise performances from the senior boys and girls. They performed the routines from the movie 'Pitch Perfect'; needless to say, the pep rally really did get everyone rallied up for the game! A huge "thank you" goes out to the student government for organizing the best homecoming week yet! The Varsity Football team played an incredible game Friday night beating St. Francis 30-27 in double overtime.

Erin Loggins, South Forsyth

Football, football, football is where all the hype was the past week at South as they faced Northview in a huge Region 6-AAAAAA match up on Friday. Being the Homecoming game, stands were filled with American attire and, of course, the girls in pretty dresses and guys in their suits and ties. South Forsyth was projected to lose by five but won by 25. You could tell watching the game that Northview's goal on defense was to stop running back Tyler LaFlamme; after LaFlamme rushed for 435 yards and five touchdowns against Chattahoochee, I would try to stop him too. Junior kicker Alex Barbir stepped up this week making a 56-yard field goal AND a 52-yard field goal. As Barbir celebrated his 56-yarder, the student section started chanting “D1!” Making 12 of 33 points for the War Eagles Friday, I would easily crown Barbir as the MVP for the game. Moving up in the region, South is now tied with Alpharetta for No. 1 in the region – something that at the beginning of the season no one saw coming. With another big county and region show down coming up this Friday against West Forsyth, I have high hopes that the War Eagles will continue to run this region. As always, Go South!

Dori Butler, West Forsyth

Like most high schools in the area, West Forsyth celebrated its Homecoming Week with a spirit week, featuring themed dress up days and culminating in a school-wide pep rally. What most schools did not have though was that kid who brought his boat to school, that football player who fractured his ankle during a dance-off with the teachers and that teacher who pulled out a split in the middle of the pep rally. Ever since that first football game, West spirit has continued to remain at an adrenaline-rush high seen in the intense spirit of Homecoming Week. PJ Day Monday, Tropical Tuesday, Yacht Club Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Spirit Friday just warmed everyone up for the legendary pep rally that took place on Friday, which included performances from a talented student rapper, the high ranking competition cheer teams and champion drum line, and relays and competitions that got everyone pumped for the football game and dance where Daryl Armstrong and Victoria Santini were crowned Homecoming King and Queen.