Homecoming Victory!


The Locust Valley Falcons gave fans something to cheer about as they clinched a homecoming win with a field goal during overtime. Cheerleaders and fans stormed the field to celebrate the 19-18 win over the Malverne Mules.

It was a perfect ending to a full day of celebrating Locust Valley. The day started off with extraordinary spirit as residents and business owners lined the streets to cheer on the high school students as they paraded through town with their Disney-themed floats. Following the official parade, elementary students dressed in Disney costumes paraded on the high school track, escorted by cheerleaders and cheered on by onlookers. 

In addition to making a float for the parade, each grade had a booth to raise money for their class. Students were selling Falcon gear, popcorn, raffles and one class had a photo booth with Falcon-themed props. Athletic Council not only manned the concession stand where fans could get snacks and drinks, they also coordinated the homecoming events, including the pep rally and Spirit Week, which helped enthusiasm grow leading up to the big day. Each day of Spirit Week focused on celebrating the Falcons. The fun included dress-up days at every school, from Disney day and tourist day to wearing green from head to toe. Each high school class decorated a hallway in the school and competed for most spirited and then for best float in the parade. The freshmen took first place in both categories. 

During halftime, seniors Ava Famiglietti and Brock Sandillo were announced as homecoming queen and king, respectively. Princess and prince went to juniors Carlyn Liebold and Matt Barnaby. Exciting performances by the cheerleaders and kickline teams kept the energy high in preparation for the second half of the football game. Throughout the game, the high school pep band provided a musical backdrop.

Homecoming 2018 was not only a victory for the Falcons, but for the entire community, which came together to celebrate.