Elks set to celebrate tonight
Students predicted with signage Monday that Burleson would sink the Pirates during the 65th annual football homecoming game.
Homecoming week opened Monday with a homecoming parade from Hughes Middle School to Burleson High School.
Burleson meets Granbury in a District 9-5A opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Burleson ISD Stadium. It marks the 23rd all-time meeting between Burleson and Granbury, and a win would allow Burleson to even the series at 12-12-0. Burleson has won meetings in the prior two seasons by an average margin of 39.0 points. Burleson is 2-0 against Granbury under Coach Gary McElroy.
Before opening the District 9-5A schedule, Burleson will crown a new homecoming king and queen at 7 p.m. The senior candidates for king are Isaac Bettinger, Blake Dorchester and Alex Sexton. The senior candidates for queen are Christa Markum, Bri Obregon and Alex O'Reilly.
A homecoming pep rally open to the community is at 3:45 p.m. Friday in the BHS Arena.