Honoring Deer Lakes first coach, the late Jim Collins, by having his grandsons on the field at the Deer Lakes 50th Homecoming Game.
This year marked the 50th consecutive Homecoming Game played by the Deer Lakes School District football team. To celebrate, Coach Burk and his staff invited anyone involved in that first Homecoming to attend the parade and game and to be recognized by the community.
Between the first and second quarters, the alumni from the 1969 season–from former players, coaches, cheerleaders, homecoming court, and band–were honored on the field. Highlights included appearances from those at that first game, in addition to the very first homecoming queen and the grandsons of the first DL coach, the late Jim Collins.
To round out a really great day, the team went on to win big over Burrell 34-21. Watch QB Aris Hasley talk about it here: https://ljsp.lwcdn.com/api/video/embed.jsp?id=b43d93ad-1242-4588-89df-537c3fbaf5c8