Kim Johnson ReportingOlympus High School is marking a major milestone this year. The Salt Lake area high school is celebrating fifty years.
Olympus High's two championship football teams are battling it out tonight. Players from the 1984 team are taking on their much younger counterparts from the 1998 team.
They've been living it up at Olympus all week. The festivities began Wednesday with a concert featuring the more musically inclined of Olympus alum. They sang and played music that was popular when they attended school there. Last night alumni came together again for a torch run that began at the Mount Olympus trailhead. Basketball coach Matt Barnes got to run the first relay.
Matt Barnes, Olympus Basketball Coach: “Oh Olympus was great. So many great people and coming back and teaching now, it’s awesome, a real privilege for me. We've got great kids and a great community."
With a police escort enthusiastic titans proudly carried the torch all the way down Wasatch Boulevard. After a trek down 3900 South and across 2300 East, the torch relay finally made it to a stadium filled with cheering titans. And finally, the lighting of the cauldron to welcome 50 years of graduates to homecoming.
The big homecoming game starts tonight at seven.
Some of Olympus High's more notable alumni include: Steve Bennion was voted the most distinguished alum, he's the president of Southern Utah University; Carl Rove, who's a senior advisor to President Bush; and then who can forget that our own Nadine Wimmer graduated there too.