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LU to launch fireworks after JC homecoming game

LU to launch fireworks after JC homecoming game

September 30th, 2011 in News
Sascha E. Perry and Matthew A. Moore are crowned the 2011-2012 Mr. and Miss. Lincoln University during a ceremony Thursday evening at the Mitchell Auditorium. To view these and other photographs, please visit

Tonight's the night Jefferson City's two homecoming celebrations cross paths.

Jefferson City High School hosts Washington High in JC's homecoming football game at Adkins Stadium - and it begins at 6:30 p.m., an earlier-than-usual starting time to accommodate Lincoln University's pep rally schedule.

For the past few years, LU has held a Friday night homecoming pep rally at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, ending with a fireworks display.

Last year, the LU pep rally began at 8 p.m. - and the fireworks at 8:30 p.m. disrupted Helias High School's homecoming football game against Hannibal, distracting players and halting the game for nearly 20 minutes.

So this year's LU rally begins at 8:30 p.m. (two hours after the high school game start) and, in coordination with Jefferson City School District administrators, the LU fireworks will begin at 9 - or after the Jays-Washington game is finished, whichever comes second.