Just as the “Flamin' J” will be rekindled moments prior to this evening's 7:30 p.m. kick off between the Jacksonville Fight'n Indians and the Mavericks from Marshall, old friendships and acquaintances will be sparked up as both the Jacksonville High School Class of 1972 and the Class of 2002 return for their respective reunions this weekend.
JHS Homecoming 2012 activities will take place throughout the day and evening as graduates from years gone by join with today's students to celebrate the annual event.
The day's events got started at 9:30 a.m. this morning with a school-wide pep rally at Mauldin Field.
Winners of the various Spirit Week activities are scheduled to be revealed at that time.
At 7 p.m., JHS will crown its homecoming queen and king during pre-game ceremonies.
Candidates for queen include, Ladisha Brown, Nicosha Clayborne, Jessica Hines, Miranda Meza and Chancii Scott.
Five young men — Eric Becerra, Trevor Ewalt, Dadrian Franklin, Ja'Von Johnson and Lex Ticer — have been nominated as candidates for king.
Also returning to take part in this year's festivities will be Pete Lammons.
Lammons, a member of the Class of 1961, was an Indian football standout who went on to start for the University of Texas' 1963 National Champion team.
He also was the starting tight end on a New York Jets team that downed the Baltimore Colts to win Super Bowl III in 1969.
Lammons will serve as honorary captain and will take part in the coin flip at mid field just prior to kick off.
Welcome back, graduates.
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