Highlanders throttle Comets in last homecoming on field

Highlanders throttle Comets in last homecoming on field
The stands were filled with proud members of the Herricks community who came out for homecoming weekend. (Photo courtesy of Herricks school district)

Herricks pride was widespread during the many festivities that comprised Homecoming 2017. Celebrations kicked off with a pep rally Sept. 15 at Herricks High School, followed by the annual community barbecue and he highly anticipated football game against the Hicksville Comets.

Students, staff members, alumni, residents and other guests gathered to cheer on the Highlanders. The bleachers and surrounding areas were filled with blue to represent Herricks spirit and support, and enthusiastic messages and cheers rolled through the stands.

The Highlanders Football Team demonstrated sportsmanship and skill as they achieved a 33-0 homecoming victory. (Photo courtesy of Herricks school district)

The football players gave their field, which will soon be replaced with construction beginning soon, a proper farewell with a 33-0 victory. They demonstrated great determination, sportsmanship and athletic skill.

This year, the team raised funds through t-shirt sales to benefit the JJ Watt Foundation in support of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Musical entertainment was provided by the band, while the cheerleaders kept the team and fans energized. The halftime show featured a performance by the cheerleaders and presentation of the homecoming court. Cheerleaders formed a path that nominees Benjamin Chase, Angela Chen, Thomas Haug, Kristen Collins, Michael Lee, Kelly Kim, Sibin Samuel, Concetta Mulé, Nicholaos Tsoumpariotis and Randi Sarf walked through, two by two.

From left, Kristen Collins and Thomas Haug were crowned homecoming queen and king. (Photo courtesy of Herricks school district)

Collins and Haug were officially crowned the 2017 homecoming queen and king and received applause from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Fino Celano, Principal Dr. James Ruck, Assistant Principals Andrew Frisone and Bryan Hodge and many other administrators as well as members of the board of education.

The events continued through the weekend with students enjoying a homecoming dance on Sept. 16.

The high school band provided musical entertainment that kept the energy strong. (Photo courtesy of Herricks school district)
The cheerleaders led the crowd in rooting for the Highlanders. (Photo courtesy of Herricks school district)
The Highlanders closed out one of their final games on the school’s existing field with a 33-0 win. (Photo courtesy of Herricks school district)
In traditional Herricks fashion, members of the Homecoming Court took spotlight during halftime. (Photo courtesy of Herricks school district)

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