Evanston Township High School moves homecoming game

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

Evanston Township High School held its homecoming football game Saturday afternoon, hours after the original start time Friday night, due to “recent community incidents in the Church Street area.”

“It is our hope that a daytime event will provide a safer commuting experience for our students and the thousands of Wildkit fans who wish to attend the game,” the school said in a statement on its website.

Saturday night’s homecoming dance was also scheduled one hour earlier, beginning at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s events capped off the school’s homecoming spirit week. On Thursday, dubbed “Dae Dae Red Day,” students wore red in memory of Dajae Coleman, the freshman shot and killed on Church Street late last month.

— Manuel Rapada