This week is New Palestine’s 50th homecoming, and also the celebration of 50 years of Dragon football.
This year’s Homecoming theme at school has been “Decades,” with students celebrating theme days that look back from the 1950s through today.
The 50th homecoming also means a celebration of 50 years of Dragon football. NP played its first varsity season in 1968 – beating Hamilton Southeastern 37-13 in the first game – and in the years since, has won 16 conference titles, nine sectional titles, five regionals, three semistates and a state championship.
All former football players and coaches are invited to attend and will be recognized on Shepler Field during the game. Former players and coaches will receive free admission and are invited to participate in the Grid Iron Alliance tailgate in the parking lot behind the main stands beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Golden anniversary T-shirts are also on sale in the athletic office for $10.