Tucker, Speed rule over Homecoming as king and queen

Frenship High School’s Homecoming king and queen were presented just before the football team’s 49-0 win over San Angelo Lake View High School on Friday night.

D’Maujeric Tucker, a tailback for the football team, and Rainey Speed were named king and queen.

It was D’Maujeric’s fourth time to represent the class of 2013 on the Homecoming court.

“I was kind of actually surprised,” he said, adding he thought another classmate would win this year.

D’Maujeric said being named king seemed to give the football team more confidence going into Friday night’s game.

“In the locker room, everyone was going crazy,” he said of the mood after he returned as king just before the game.

Homecoming is special to him and other football players because of school spirit, he said. His class, the seniors of 2013, are more likely to dress up for spirit week and take part in activities, he said.

“It shows that everybody cares,” D’Maujeric said of his classmates dressing up for spirit week.

D’Maujeric plans to go to Oklahoma State University, where he hopes to play football and to major in psychology or pharmacy.

“D’Maujeric is an awesome person, period,” FHS Principal Kim Spicer said. “Somebody I would be very proud to have as a son.”

Spicer said D’Maujeric is not only a “stellar athlete,” but he also displays great character. She said she has often seen him stop to help other students when needed.

Speed said she was surprised to be crowned as well, and very surprised at how heavy the crown was.

“The crown was heavier than I expected. I guess I’ve only tried on plastic crowns before,” Rainey said.

The queen said she was very happy to be on the Homecoming court with her friends.

“I would have been happy if any of them had won,” she said.

She was also happy to lead the court with D’Maujeric.

“I was happy to be with D’Maujeric because he’s one of the most genuine guys I know, honestly,” Rainey said, adding that it’s no wonder that he has represented their class all four years.

Rainey said it’s likely that she was named queen because she is a chatterbox, or so one of her friends told her.

“She thought it was because I talk to everybody, including walls, freshmen and teachers. Probably everyone has talked to me,” she said. “I guess it pays to be chatty.”

Rainey is active at FHS as the vice president of student council, a member of the bell crew and in National Honor Society. She plans to attend University of Texas.

“Rainey Speed is also awesome, very spirited, very smart,” Spicer said. “She emulates everything that we wish for in a student at Frenship High.”

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