The students at Bartow High School still have a few more weeks to go before they can start thinking about their annual homecoming, but there will still be a homecoming of sorts Friday night. Members of the Class of 1978, who were part of a state championship football team, along with the underclassmen who were also on the team, will be gathering for a special celebration and introduction of the team at halftime during the Lake Region-Bartow game Friday.
Darrell Hazelton and Bill Patterson have been spearheading the effort to reunite the team, commemorating the 35th year since the occurance. The team was believed to be the first Polk County team to have an undefeated season en route to a state title.
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