It starts with a parade through town. Slow-moving cars filled with exuberant teenagers wave to friends and family as they make their way along Hollister streets. School spirit is on full display. Then, the following day, is the big football game—the Homecoming matchup between the Hollister Haybalers and Aptos Mariners, their very names a nod to their community’s legacy and location.
The homecoming tradition is an endearing one in our beloved rural communities. Each generation comes up with its own rituals—now, asking a boy or girl to the homecoming dance is more akin to a wedding proposal than it used to be—but the excitement of dressing up and going out remains the same.
Congratulations to the San Benito High School students who put their best foot forward every day to accomplish great things while always remembering to have fun along the way. The full story of the varsity football game can be found online at sanbenito.com.