Shorewood Football

This is pretty weird. At the high school from which I graduated:

At virtually every high school, the traditional recipe for homecoming is a Friday night, home football game and packed bleachers.

Not Shorewood.

Instead of varsity players battling it out on the football field, there was a powder-puff game between junior and senior girls that ended in a tie and a dance-off at the 50-yard line.

Football is dead. Killed off by soccer! Who'da thunk it.

Ann says: a couple years after I graduated, the school shut down its football program (probably in '87 or '88). I think that only lasted a year or two before they put it together again. For at least one year the "homecoming" game that Homecoming referred to was that of the boy's soccer team.