Florida Memorial makes history with fall homecoming

The Florida Memorial University cheerleaders keep the homecoming crowd pumped up during the Nov. 6 game at the Nathaniel “Traz’’ Powell Stadium.

On Nov. 6, the Florida Memorial University won its first-ever homecoming football game, defeating Webber International University 34-31 at the Nathaniel “Traz’’ Powell Stadium in Miami.

The HBCU also showcased its first marching band, the ROAR.

Florida Memorial makes history with fall homecoming

The Kazah Prince Temple Shriners presented three $1,000 checks during halftime.

The Florida Memorial Lions, in the Mid-South Conference Sun Division, will play its regular season finale on Nov. 13 on the road at Southeastern University.

The game was historic because it was the first time that Florida Memorial culminated its homecoming festivities with a home football game.

Florida Memorial makes history with fall homecoming

Fraternity members and friends got a chance to hang out and reminisce at homecoming.

Prior to 2021, Florida Memorial would host its home- coming during the spring with it typically climaxing at a home basketball game. Yet, since the school rebirthed its football program, it shifted its homecoming celebration to the fall to coincide with the football season but also to catch the overlapping of the fall sports (football, soccer, and volleyball) and the winter sports (basketball).

Florida Memorial makes history with fall homecoming

Florida Memorial Coach Tim "Ice'' Harris Sr. speaks to Amir Brown (24) on the sideline.

“We feel great about establishing something at home… winning at home,” Harris said. “But now we have to get to the point where we can earn a win on the road and finish the strong next week and start a winning streak that we can ride into next year,’’ said Florida Memorial head coach Tim “Ice’’ Harris Sr.

For more information on Florida Memorial, visit fmuniv.edu.

Florida Memorial makes history with fall homecoming

The Florida Memorial cheerleaders are joined by the youth cheerleading group, the Lady Sun Devils.

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