“I didn’t expect it to happen,” Purcell sisters nominated for homecoming court

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PURCELL, Okla. - For a lot of schools across the state, it is homecoming season.

In Purcell, homecoming promises to be one to remember for a couple of girls.

They walk the halls together.

“They're both very kind and very sweet,” said football player Jarrett Sweeney.

And, now, Raigan and Kennedi Tompkins will be walking on the football field together, too, as homecoming queen candidates.

“It's really overwhelming, I feel like. I had no idea. I remember her, and she kept asking me ‘Who do you think is going to get it?’” Raigan said. “It turned out to be her.”

It's a first for Kennedi.

She's watched her older sister be part of the homecoming court before, and now she gets to join her.

“I was excited a lot. I was also kind of nervous,” Kennedi said. “It's my first time, and I didn't expect it to happen.”

And, neither did the football team.

They all just voted.

They didn't plan it.

They didn't have to.

“I think it's just how the votes came out,” Sweeney said. “It's just something cool to do to have her and her older sister to be in the same parade, the same homecoming court."

“We were all pretty happy with who got picked, and them being together is a pretty cool deal, and it's pretty exciting for both of them,” said football player Dillon Cook.

“Everyone keeps asking 'Have you got your dresses?’” Raigan said.

They have.

“Its black,” Kennedi said. “And, it's sparkly around it.”

It's perfect.

“It was really fun going shopping, but I was also nervous, because I didn't know what color to pick or if I might like it or not,” Kennedi said.

Friday night won't only be a first for Kennedi.

If the Dragons win, it'll be their first of the season.

“It would be a good night to get our first win,” Sweeney said.

“I'm just very blessed,” Raigan said. “It's a one in a lifetime type of thing.”

Kennedi’s mother said she has been diagnosed with autism and has some developmental delays.

Purcell’s homecoming is Friday.

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