Proviso East’s Homecoming Parade in Photos

Monday, October 9, 2017 || Photos by Alexa Rogals || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Proviso East High School color guard perform on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood. 

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Proviso East High School hosted its annual Homecoming parade, which started at Maywood’s Winfield Scott Park, before heading northbound and turning on Washington Blvd. From there, the paraders went east to Proviso East, where the Pirates played their crosstown rivals, the Proviso West Panthers.

Game recap 

Proviso East (0-7) and Proviso West (2-5) teed off against one another at the annual East versus West game in Maywood this past Saturday. Excitement was in the air as both marching bands battled each other as the teams warmed up.

The Panthers started the scoring on a short touchdown run by quarterback Deveon Bryant. The Pirates’ James Hobson pinned the Panthers to their 1-yard line with a brilliant 63-yard punt, but the Panthers immediately responded with a spectacular 94 yard touchdown pass from Bryant to Justin Bruns.

East retaliated when a strip sack and fumble recovery by Rayman Morgan led to a 36-yard touchdown pass from Hobson to Lateak Hunt. Lateak Hunt was injured on the play and was taken from the field in an ambulance.

West ended the first half scoring on a Devon Head 74-yard touchdown run. In the second half the Panthers run game, led by Deveon Bryant and running back Tyrese Christian, proved to be more than East could handle.

Bryant’s 1 rushing touchdown and Christian’s 2 rushing touchdowns sandwiched a weaving 35 yard touchdown catch by the Pirates’ Kurt Sturghill and the game was never in doubt. Final score:  Proviso West 43 – Proviso East 12.

The parade, in photos: 

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Members of the Proviso East High School Marching Band perform a song on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.

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Participants wear pink bandannas around their arms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.

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Ameriyah Robinson, 4, of Maywood, picks up candy on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.

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Members of the Proviso West High School marching band perform on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.

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A drummer from the Proviso East High School marching band performs on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.

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The parade procession winding down 19th Ave. before going right on Washington Blvd. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.

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The Proviso East High School JROTC line up on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.

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The Proviso East High School cheerleaders participate on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.

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The drum line from the Proviso East High School marching band perform on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, during the Proviso Homecoming Parade in Maywood.

4 thoughts on “Proviso East’s Homecoming Parade in Photos”

  1. I don’t have a problem with the team exercising their first amendment right, as for disrespect goes, back in 1918 the anthem was put into base ball for the first time ever in sports, and it was done so to boost ticket sales for Cubs vs red Sox. Not for the troops, not for the country and not for the people, just for boosting sales profit. I read this year’s ago, but you can find a very diluted version in the New York post, Google Cubs vs Boston 1918 anthem. So, let’s start looking at the roots of thing before judging them. Much love to all.

    1. Oops, wrong article. The parade was a lot better then other years. Horses, old school cars, and two amazing bands, that’s awesome. I can see the fabrics of Maywood tighten as we become whole. Thanks go out to everyone who participated, also to everyone who attended, much love to all.

  2. I definitely enjoyed the Proviso East High School Homecoming Parade and varsity football game (even though Pirates were defeated by the Panthers). The Homecoming Parade turned out to be a wonderful success and seeing the residents in the village of Maywood and the Proviso Township community supporting the children, warmed my heart. I hope that next year will be more successful, marketable, and bigger.

    On behalf of the Proviso Township, our thoughts and prayers goes out to Pirates football team member, Lateak Hunt for his speedy recovery. I applaud Dr. Patrick Hardy and the football team members coming out and showing respect, making sure that he is okay. It just showed true sportsmanship and concern for their team mate. Kudos to everyone that I will remember for the rest of my life.

    Thanks to The Village Free Press for covering the Homecoming Parade! I hope that this newspaper can feature more sports from Proviso East, Proviso West and the feeder schools to show our youth that the Proviso Township community is behind you, 100%. Keep up the amazing work!

  3. To everyone who was in the Proviso East Homecoming parade. I just wanted to say thank you so much for being a part of this great event. This year parade was the best one the response was great. I am looking for you on next year to make it better see you then.

    Mr. Rodney Smith
    Parade chairperson

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