Rock Port celebrated their homecoming this last week as Platte Valley came to town.

Rock Port kicked off with a squib kick giving the Longhorns a short field starting in their 39 yard line. Platte Valley moved the ball to the blue Jays 18 yard line before turning it over on downs as the defense held them on a fourth and two.

The Jays would move the ball down the field to the two yard line with a big run from running back Joey Herron. Quarterback Alex Burke punched it in and the two point conversion by Herron was good.

The Blue Jay defense buckled down and held the Longhorns to a three and out. The Jays would run two plays before the end of the quarter. To start the second quarter the Long Horn defense held the Jays forcing them to punt the ball. Defense was the name of the game by both Rock Port and Platte Valley for the next three possessions.

With the ball on their 30 yard line and time running down before half running back Joey Herron caught a quick pitch for Burke and took it 50 yards for a touchdown. The two point conversion was no good bringing the score to 14 to 0 Rock Port. That would end the first half.

Rock Port received the ball to start the second half. Fifteen plays later the Jays would add to their lead bringing the score to 20-0 with six minutes left in the third quarter.

The Longhorns couldn’t get past the Jays defense, forcing them to punt the ball away. The next play from the line of scrimmage running back Joey Herron would go off the right side and take it 50 yards for a touchdown. Receiver Gabe Abbott caught a quick pass for Alex Burke to make the score 28-6.

Nine plays later the Longhorns would put six points on the board and the two point conversion was no good making the score 28-6. This would bring the end of the third quarter.

The Jays marched the ball down the field to the three yard line where freshman running back Micah Makings would answer back. His PAT was not good. This brought the final score to 34 Rock Port, 6 Platte Valley.

Rock Port travels to Stewartsville this Friday.

Homecoming festivities concluded with the crowning of the 2019 Queen and King, Marisa Carder and Ethan Brumbaugh.

The 2019 Rock Port High School Homecoming candidates were Marisa Carder, Beth Davis and Brooklyn Jakub, Alex Burke, Ethan Brumbaugh and Gabe Minter.

Marisa Carder is the daughter of Kirby Carder and Andrea Carder. She has one brother, Quentin. Her high school activities include volleyball, track, FBLA, Jays for Jesus, Peer Counselors, and Student Council. Marisa plans to join the Air Force and pursue a career in avionics.

Beth Davis is the daughter of Jeremy and Jill Davis. She has one sister, Dayle, a 2015 RPHS graduate. Beth’s activities include cross country, band, drum major, cheerleading, Art Club, NHS, Girls’ State, FCCLA, FBLA, track, Jays for Jesus, dance team, Peer Counselors and Student Body Secretary. Beth’s future plans are to attend a four year university.

Brooklyn Jakub is the daughter of Jeff and Stephanie Jakub. She has two sisters, Jordyn and Kierstyn, and two brothers, Corbyn and Jadyn. Brooklyn’s high school activities include cheerleading, dance, volleyball, track, FCCLA and FBLA. She plans to go to nursing school.

Alex Burke is the son of Aron and Joanna Burke. He has one sister, Journey, a 2017 RPHS graduate, and one brother, Aiden, a freshman. His high school activities include football, basketball, track and National Honor Society. Alex’s future plans are to attend medical school.

Ethan Brumbaugh is the son of Jeremy and Kristin Golden and Doug Weber and Libby Weber. His siblings are Sophie Brumbaugh, Aricin Weber, Anna Weber, Henley Golden and Beckham Golden. Ethan’s high school activities include cross country, basketball, FBLA, Peer Counselors and is currently serving as Student Body President. Ethan’s future plans are to attend college, advance his golf career and major in education.

Gabe Minter is the son of Shawn and Jodee Minter. He has three brothers: Mitch, Corbin and Braden. Gabe’s high school activities include Jays for Jesus, FCCLA, FBLA, FCA, football, basketball, track, cross country, National Honor Society, History Club, Art Club, Peer Counselor, Student Council and Drama Club. Gabe plans to go the National Guard and become a medic and then to the University of Missouri to study nursing.