Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times
“Cage the Bulldogs!” read a giant sign as floats traveled Friday down Park Avenue in the Amherst homecoming parade. The Comets fell short of that goal on the football field later in the evening, instead getting bitten 19-17 by their Olmsted Falls rivals. But during the parade, spirits were high as tiny cheerleaders, a busload of preschoolers, homecoming court royalty, school board members, sports teams, and the Marching Comets rolled down the street. They were led by grand marshal Sherrill “Cookie” McLoda.