Photos from the final homecoming for Giessen American High School on Saturday, Oct. 14. The school, which opened in 1986, is to close at the end of the school year. For Stars and Stripes’ report on the game, see “Ansbach sends Giessen out with a loss.”

The Giessen American High School Griffins take the field against Ansbach for their final game on Saturday in Giessen, Germany. Ansbach beat Giessen 39-0.

The Giessen American cheerleaders get ready for their half-time show at the school’s final homecoming on Saturday. The Giessen football cheerleaders are Jamila Knight, Sarai Berrios, Felicia Robinson, Megan Juliana, Sasha Curry, Sabrina White, Lizbeth Ramirez, Katrina Barrios and Renee Viray.

The American flag is reflected in Joey Vallade’s helmet as he serves as the JROTC honor guard at Giessen American High School’s final football game on Saturday.

Giessen Griffin cheerleader Felicia Robinson cheers on her team at the school’s final homecoming game.

Giessen American High School’s last Homecoming king and queen, seniors C.J. Battle and Amanda Gray, pose during ceremonies on Saturday. They were crowned at the school’s season-ending football game.

Giessen American players listen to their coaches before their final homecoming football game against Ansbach.

Giessen’s Tim Fleming manages to grab Ansbach’s Xavier Sheppard's leg to keep him from going for a big gain in Ansbach’s 39-0 win on Saturday.

Ansbach’s Thomas Graham keeps Giessen’s Brett Jones at bay as he scores a touchdown during Ansbach’s 39-0 win on Saturday.

Ansbach’s Thomas Graham and Xavier Sheppard (32) wrap up Giessen’s Tim Fleming in Giessen’s 39-0 loss to the Cougars on Saturday.

Giessen quarterback Brett Jones, right, looks for daylight against Ansbach’s Carter Gunn in Giessen’s 39-0 loss against the Cougars on Saturday.

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