HUGHSON -- Jacob Scott and Madison Santiesteban were feeling the heat.
Not only does this year's Hughson High School senior class want to regain the best float honors it garnered its freshman and sophomore years, but the creation also stands against history as the school celebrates its 100th year.
A weeklong celebration culminates today with a free breakfast, concert, races and a parade before tonight's homecoming football game against Bret Harte.
Thursday, Jacob and Madison put the finishing touches on the frog (Bret Harte's mascot) that will be snared in Spiderman's web on the senior float. This year's theme is superheroes, so Spiderman will be joined in the parade by the Hulk, Batman and Superman.
"We've got downtown Hughson on our float," Jacob said. Spidey stands atop a building, spinning his web.
Unlike at some other schools, Hughson students can watch their competitors at work. All classes work on the floats at the same time in the bus sheds behind the football stadium.
Looking at what was still a work in progress -- thousands of napkins being pressed into chicken wire -- Jacob was confident.
"We'll be here tonight until the powder puff football game, then we have a couple of hours in the morning to work on it."
See the results at today's parade along Hughson Avenue downtown at 1 p.m.
Bee staff writer Patty Guerra can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 578-2343.