December 13, 2021 at 10:50 a.m.

Hauser homecoming night another small school success story

Many people attended the Hauser and Henryville Homecoming with much food and activities taking place.

Our Hauser Junior Varsity Jets went down in a hard fought contest 42 to 45 after leading throughout.

The Homecoming Ceremony followed with Hauser Athletic Director, Tyler Phillips, introducing all participants.

Tanna Tatlock and Luke Bruner, Nora Berkenstock and Ledger Gelfius represented the Class of 2025; Gracie Blair and Jamison Keller and Bella Kilps and Kendrick Crowder represented the Class of 2024; Kyra Meister and Owne Ortman and Viola Verzino and Nathan Worland represented the Class of 2023. All were selected by their classmates.

Then, Queen and King Candidates from the Class of 2022 appeared, nominated by their classmates: Bailey Barker and Eli Miller, Stephanie Meek and Bryce Bates, Jade Sharp and Cole Renner, Maggie Johnson and Koby Johnson. The queen's crown was carried by Ella Brown and the king's crown was carried by LJ Eugene as they entered with the 2021 Hauser Queen, Emily Harker, and 2021 Hauser King, Clayton West.

Every Hauser student had an opportunity to vote. The first runners up were Bryce Bates and Jade Sharp. Koby Johnson and Maggie Johnson were then crowned King and Queen.

The Hauser Varsity Jets then won their game 46 to 32. Our press caused Henryville some difficulty early as we jumped to a nine point lead 12-3. The Hornets settled down, and the first quarter ended in a tie 14-14. Momentum seemed to shift in Henryville's favor, and they had the lead at 26-22 at half time. However, we slowly pulled away in the third quarter and led by seven points, 35-28. Henryville could never recover with the Hauser defense playing a major role in the second half as it did at the beginning of the game.

Once again, I left being thankful for our small town and small school!

I would like to extend a special thanks to Tyler Phillips for sharing his notes. For more about the game, please refer to Hauser Scoreboard on HSJ Online with another special thanks to Mike Asher for working with us.