Brittany Hurt was a little nervous about getting nominated to run for Fox Creek High School’s homecoming queen.
‘‘It felt great that they nominated me,’’ the 17-year-old said.
On Friday, all eight candidates for homecoming queen and their escorts gathered at Lions Memorial Field for the homecoming football game against North, nervously awaiting halftime.
After the announcement of the second and first runner-ups for the tittle, Brittany heard her name announced as the 2012 homecoming queen.
“I was excited,” she said, adding that she was also a bit relieved that the wait was over.
Rebekah Chad, who was named first runner-up, said that she was honored that she was nominated to be in the pageant.
Patsy Kilgore, the second runner-up, said she enjoyed sharing the memorable moment with her father.
Earlier Friday, Trey Mock was named homecoming king during the school’s pep rally. The pep rally was one of several homecoming activities held during the week leading up to Friday night’s game against North High School.
“The best part about homecoming is our school coming together and showing school spirit,” Trey said.
Friday night’s game was also a winner for the Predators.
By the end of the first quarter, the team led the Eagles 15-0. They built their lead during the second quarter, ending the first half 35-0.
By the first few minutes of the fourth quarter, the Predators had extended their lead to 48-0. Despite the lead, the Eagles weren’t going to allow the game to be a shutout.
With about seven minutes left in the game, the Eagles got their first touchdown. That was followed by a second touchdown with less than a minute left.
The final score was Fox Creek 48, North 12. The Predators’ next game will be at Wagener-Salley High School at 7 p.m. Friday.