Port St. Joe gathers for 2022 homecoming parade

Port St Joe High School’s Homecoming Week wrapped up with a parade and a blowout football game this weekend. 

Locals kicked off festivities early on Friday, gathering on Reid Avenue right after school let out to cheer on the team ahead of their game against the Vernon Yellowjackets.

The parade began with a police escort and was led by Port St. Joe High School’s varsity football team, who sat atop a fire truck — as per the town’s tradition. ROTC students and the 2022 Band of Gold followed closely behind. This year’s homecoming court, which featured 11 senior girls, rode through downtown, throwing candy for crowds of eager children. 

As Gulf District Schools Superintendent Jim Norton and the Port St. Joe Police Department rode by to tell spectators goodbye, folding chairs were packed up as quickly as they were put out, and the town headed to the football game, where the Sharks won 48-0, and Damari Johnson was crowned the homecoming queen. 

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