PHS loses to Hackleburg in homecoming

Phillips’ Hayden Kelley is on the run after an interception.

BEAR CREEK - Phillips High School's homecoming was not only dampened by the light rain in the area, but also the Hackleburg Panthers, who pulled away in the second half to beat the Bears 38-22.
The mood between the two teams was friendlier and emotional prior to the start of the game when Hackleburg offensive lineman Kade Holcomb and wide receivers Gavin Pyburn and Ethan Heggy presented flowers to homecoming court contestant Emma Taylor in memory of her brother, Kiah, who lost his life in a two-vehicle accident in July.  

Winston County High School homecoming court

The WCHS princess, queen and alternates are shown with their escorts at the homecoming game. From left are Bailey Kelley, freshman princess, along with her father Jason Kelly; Makayla Lindsey, sophomore princess and her father Steven Lindsey; Cheyenne Suggs, junior princess and her father Bobby Suggs; homecoming queen Mackenzie Blackwood and father Rodney Blackwood; first alternate Kayla Stromatt and brother Jaden Stromatt and second alternate Mackenzie Heatherly and father Craig Morgan.

PHS homecoming court and escorts

Homecoming queen with court and escorts, from left: Madison Smith, David Smith, Kylie Crane, Jason Crane, Annalisa Crenshaw, Brad White, Katlyn Hyde, Jimmy Hyde, Kylee Freeman, Ronnie Freeman, Sadie Mallard, David Harbin, Lexie Dishner, Tim Dishner, Amber Markham, Keith Markham, Morgan Wilson, Bradley Wilson, Emma Taylor and Jonathan Taylor.