Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Oct. 21


Sophomore Claudia Reyes hoists the trophy for Best Float, awarded to the Class of 1987 at the 1984 Homecoming Parade.

Colton High School opened in 1895. It is one of the oldest high schools in the Inland Empire. In this daily feature, we celebrate Colton High’s rich history.

In Fall of 1984, Colton High came together for a week of Homecoming games, excitement, pageantry, and, of course, football.

The week began with students playing games like the “Human Knot,” and the “Human Pyramid.” Mid-week, Halloween was celebrated with a spooky dress up day.

Powerpuff Football culminated with an upset. The Junior squad defeated the Senior squad during Friday’s pep assembly at Memorial Stadium. It was a new wrinkle to an old formula, as traditionally the Powerpuff championship was held during lunchtime on Homecoming Friday.

The Yellowjacket varsity football team “rolled” over the Rubidoux Falcons 22-6 in the Homecoming game. At halftime, senior Elaine Torres was crowned Homecoming Queen.

The rest of the Homecoming Court were: Cross-Country Queen Pam Perez, Annette Ramirez, and Melissa Lopez.