Homecoming 2019 Recap

By: Sydney McDonald | Managing Editor

Homecoming 2019 might not have gone exactly to expectations, but it was still one to remember for the students of South Alabama. Though most of the week brought rain, wind, and undesirable conditions, here is a recap of the highlights of the week. 

Though Junk the Jungle, one of South’s most treasured homecoming activities, was rained out on its originally scheduled night, students picked back up the next day and continued with the event, with a great turnout. Students decorated the USA traffic circle with toilet paper to kick off the homecoming festivities. 

Homecoming week continued with Fun Fest, held by Jaguar Productions. Students took a step back to Medieval times as they enjoyed a variety of foods, music, games and more. 

The festivities continued with a live performance by T-Pain on Thursday night, put together by Jag Productions. Students and community members all came out to see the Grammy Award-winning artist.

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Unfortunately, Friday, originally meant to host the annual parade and pep-rally, had the worst of the weather. Multiple tornado warnings and heavy winds and rains around the campus required the university to cancel both festivities.  

Homecoming week was rounded out by the game against Appalachian State and presentation of the Homecoming Court on Saturday. Heavy rains ensued during the tailgate causing most people to pack up their tents, but the skies cleared just in time for the game.  

During Halftime the 2019 Homecoming Court was presented, where Akesia Ransaw and Caleb Santa Cruz were announced as the 2019 Homecoming Queen and King.