Charles City Homecoming Week was capped off with a football victory Friday night. The Comets beat Center Point-Urbana 14 to 8 to even their overall record at 3-3. Prior to the game, Lydia Staudt and Ian Collins, the Comets starting quarterback, were announced as homecoming queen and king.
At Friday afternoon’s homecoming pep rally, Charles City football player Mario Hoefer, also a king candidate, was presented with a plaque from the Iowa Army National Guard “recognizing excellent sportsmanship coherent with the values of the Iowa Army National Guard.”
The honor comes in the wake of the viral photo of Hoefer assisting New Hampton’s Carter Steinlage with an injury on the field of play during the Comets game against the Chickasaws on Sept. 3. Both players were interviewed on national television last week on “Good Morning America 3.”
North Butler also wrapped homecoming week with a football victory. The 5th-ranked Bearcats improved to 6-0 with a 30-0 win over Saint Ansgar. Meg Thompson was named homecoming queen with Kolben Miller crowned homecoming king.