The theme was “I Love New York,” but fans at Locust Valley High School’s Homecoming on Oct. 28 showed that their true love was for Locust Valley. The fields and stands were filled with green as students,parents and faculty cheered the Falcons on, with the pep band, cheerleaders and kickline leading the way. 

Enthusiasm was high throughout the district leading up to Homecoming, with Spirit Week taking place at the middle school, high school and intermediate schools and culminating with pep rallies at the middle school and high school. 

Prior to the varsity football game, the Homecoming parade traveled through Bayville and Locust Valley showing off floats made by each grade, depicting scenes from New York and Locust Valley football. In addition to making floats, students raised money for each class by selling Falcon shirts, water bottles, snacks and more. 

The Athletic Council manned the concession stand, offering burgers, quesadillas, coffee and other goodies. Athletic Council is responsible for organizing and running the high school pep rally and various homecoming events.

Halftime performances from the cheerleaders and kickline team kept spectators entertained and spirits high for the second half of the game. Seniors Julia Sparacino and Jay Johnson were crowned Homecoming Queen and King, while Juniors Ava Ireland and Seamus Fallon were crowned Princess and Prince. The award for most spirit went to the senior class, with a $200 prize. The seniors and sophomores tied for best float and also won $200 each. The prize money will help offset the cost of their proms. 

The Falcons put up a good fight against the Clarke Rams, falling short by only one point with a final score of 27-26. The team had a great season and will advance to the Nassau County football playoffs against the Clarke Rams on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Al Staab Athletic Field in Centre Island. Come cheer them on and keep that Falcon spirit going!