Homecoming Kicks Off!

Photos 1, 2, 3: Emma M

MB Homecoming Launches on a Sunny Afternoon and Under the Lights

Homecoming Week kicked off this Friday, October 8th with an exciting afternoon and evening of Quaker athletic action. Fans cheered on Girls’ Varsity Tennis (a victory against Wheeler) – and students attending the match received a special Quaker Nation Homecoming 2021 t-shirt and special snacks. Right next door, Boys’ Varsity Soccer had a big game against Hendricken which they won, and Middle School flag football took on cross-town rival Gordon on Campanella.

Following the afternoon activities, students and families enjoyed lawn games and a food truck in the Back Circle, and then it was time for MB Football vs. Mount Pleasant UNDER THE LIGHTS with fans donning their ‘white-out’ shirts. The MB football team also celebrated its senior players before the game and invited lower school students (grades 3-5) onto the field for a Special Pass, Punt & Kick event. Varsity Football came up short in a great match up.

According to Athletic Director AJ Kizekai, “We wanted to give students an exciting experience and promote a feeling of togetherness, not just on one night but all week long.” MB parents and staff joined in with creative thinking and collaboration to make it all happen and the Girls’ Field Hockey team hosted MB’s first night game on Thursday night.

MB’s first ever Middle School Flag Football Team also competed against Gordon at night, adding to the energy of the game.

Senior football player Christian C. was energized heading into tonight’s game. “I’m excited to be a part of the first ‘Friday night lights’ game in our school’s rich football history,” he says.

Teammate Logan Z. echoed enthusiasm for events that felt like more of a typical high school experience, so missed last year. “We had a lot of people cheering us on and food and games. It felt more like the high school football experience we have all been hoping for.”

Maya S. of the girls’ tennis team went into this afternoon’s competitive match against Wheeler knowing the team had the support of Quaker Nation. “They were coming for us and we needed that community support,” she says. “Plus, it was a beautiful day with so much to do here this afternoon. It was a good day for Quaker Nation!”

AJ says he’s excited about this week and how it’s brought the MB community together to support students: “It was great to see so many in our community turn out today and tonight to support our football and girls tennis programs and give more of our teams that Homecoming celebration and spirit. It’s brought our community together in a way that is very Moses Brown. We enjoyed a number of firsts and are excited to just have a great time. And of course, we hope our families and fans also come back next weekend for Homecoming/Expo weekend.”

Thanks to Quaker Nation for turning out in force for this unique start to Homecoming week!

Homecoming Week culminates on Oct. 15-16 as MB renews its annual EXPO/Homecoming weekend tradition, including the all-community Fall Harvest dinner. Register here today.

And don’t forget to check out MB Squadlocker store where you can get 15% off for Homecoming! (Use Code MB21Fall15 through October 23, 2021)