Hicksville Homecoming 2018

Hicksville Homecoming 2018
Posted on 10/22/2018
Hicksville Homecoming 2018

The early morning rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Hicksville faithful, and shortly after the annual Homecoming Fair at Hicksville High School began, the grey skies cleared and the only colors that reigned were the school’s signature orange and black. The  Oct. 13 homecoming celebration proved to be an overall success, beginning with plenty of school spirit and ending with many happy football fans as the Comets, the Hicksville varsity team, defeated rival Westbury 26-6.

Friday’s pep rally served as the informal kickoff to a fun homecoming Saturday. The PTA-sponsored Homecoming Fair brought children, parents, siblings, alumni, teachers and other members of the Hicksville High School family and greater Hicksville community together for a great cause. Student, parent and school community organizations featured tables offering various activities, games, spirit wear, gift basket raffles, food and refreshments, all to raise funds for student activities. Inflatable slides and bouncy houses set up inside the gymnasium offered additional entertainment for youngsters.

Hicksville High School’s four classes displayed banners during the homecoming procession onto the field, just prior to the game kickoff. The senior class took the best-banner honors this year with its 3D “Monopoly” game board banner.

Connor O’Keefe led the Comets with three touchdowns, including a 20-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter to snap a 6-6 tie, giving Hicksville the lead for good.

Halftime performances by the marching band and color guard, the varsity cheerleaders and Starlets kickline team also had the fans up and cheering from the stands. Anthony Cerrato and Kerry Bernet were also crowned homecoming king and queen, respectively.