Caddo Public Schools are celebrating Homecoming Spirit Week ahead of Caddo High’s Homecoming game against Thackerville High this Friday. The Wildcats were one of the two teams who fell to the Bruins last year.


Students are invited to rock their favorite band shirt on Thursday and then rock black and gold on Friday. The week began with a “rock ‘n’ roll all night” pajama day on Monday and “rock your wildest socks” Tuesday, before encouraging poodle skirts and leather jackets for “rockin’ through the 50s” on Wednesday.


The school district is promising this year’s Homecoming parade will be “better than ever” with its rock ‘n’ roll theme on Thursday. Line-up for the parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and the parade is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m.


“This year the homecoming parade is back, all new, and we need it to be bigger and better than ever,” the district said in a social media post about the parade. “For the very first time, this year’s CHS Homecoming parade will be held the Thursday evening before homecoming. So, get with your classmates, talk to your parents and let’s see who can design the best float to showcase your Bruin spirit using this year’s Rock & Roll theme.”


Float entries were due by Monday.


“We also want to invite and encourage downtown businesses to paint windows,” the district post states, adding those in need of help getting those windows decorated can contact Ashley Williams at 580-367-2208 or awilliam@caddoisd.org.


The Bruins fell 58-16 in their first game of the season on Sept. 6 and then played their first home game of the season on Friday against Dewar High, but that game was after press time for this issue. Caddo High head coach Jeremy Proctor said though the season didn’t start quite everyone would have liked, he believes the team will improve as the season goes on.


“We will continue to get better, but we also have to stay healthy,” Proctor said. “We don’t have a lot of depth in some key positions so everyone has to be on their best game from here on out.”


And as for Friday’s game against Thackerville, Proctor was optimistic about the Bruins’ chances and the community’s support of the team.


“Thackerville doesn’t have a lot of players out, but they still always play good football,” Proctor said. “We are having a parade on Thursday the 19th that will start at the school and go to downtown Caddo. We have a great support here and school spirit, so I’m glad to see that.”