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By The Staff

 Chiefland gearing for homecoming

Chiefland High School will be celebrating homecoming next week. This year’s theme, selected by the Student Government Association, is “Cartoon Mania.”

The entire week is a dedicated Spirit Week, with each day themed for the students. The week begins on Monday with ’80’s Monday, followed by Tropical Tuesday, Wednesday is Nerd Day, followed by Cartoon Character Thursday and Fanatic Fan Friday.

The Pow Wow will be held at 7 p.m. next Thursday in the Chiefland auditorium. Admission is $5 per person. The event will consist of skits from each club and class in the school tied to the homecoming theme, introduction of the Queen Court, Attendants and Club Sweethearts. It will culminate with the crowning of the 2009 Homecoming King and Prince.

The week will conclude next Friday with the homecoming parade and football game.  The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the route will be from Chiefland High School, south on US19 to the Train Depot.

Johnson records sack vs. Patriots

Baltimore Ravens linebacker and Chiefland High School graduate Jarret Johnson was one of three defensive players to sack New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady last Sunday.

Brady had been sacked only once before the game. Linebacker Terrell Suggs and defensive end Trevor Pryce also recorded sacks against Brady.

Johnson is now tied for the team lead in sacks with Suggs. Both players have three.

Despite the strong defensive showing, the Patriots prevailed, 27-21. The Ravens (3-1) return home to Baltimore to face the surging Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) on Sunday.