TIFTON — The day before the big homecoming game at Brodie Field, Tift County High School held a parade on Eighth Street.

The air was filled with anticipation for the game. Fans held signs in the air that declared war on Miller Grove High School.

TCHS athletic teams, clubs, and nominated homecoming kings and queens went by during the parade. Each float was filled with smiling faces and loud music.

Eighth Street started to rumble and shake when the marching band drumline from TCHS started playing. As the band marched down the street, the fans’ energy grew and Blue Devils pride was thick in the air.

Teacher and coach Mike Beeman had his group of “Beeman’s Boys” and “Beeman’s Girls.” As Beeman marched along in the parade, he carried a selfie stick around capturing selfies with mostly everyone in the crowd.

Children lined up and down Eighth Street on both sides snatching up the candy as quickly as the people on the floats could throw it. Even some of the adults were picking up candy as it was thrown.

The parade was successful and overall the community came out in droves to show their pride.

During the Tift County football game on Friday, senior Madison Spikes was crowned Homecoming Queen. Tift County went on to win the game against Miller Grove High School 41-0.

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