Celebrating Homecoming and Victory at HSW

Celebrating Homecoming and Victory at HSW photo

It was a day of fun, food, festivities and football at High School West on Oct. 20 as the local community celebrated with the annual homecoming carnival and football game. Not only did kids get to enjoy some inflatables, games and activities, but the crowd left happy, as the Bulls were victorious against visiting Riverhead, 25-13.

Before the game kicked off, senior cheerleaders and football players were recognized for their years of commitment to High School West. They individually welcomed their loved ones onto the football field to take part in the special celebration. Once the football game started, it was back to business. The first half was full of back-and-forth action, but after an exceptional halftime show provided by the cheerleaders and Whisperettes kick line, West controlled the second half, leading to their victory. 

Matt Caddigan led the way with 145 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and on defense, the Bulls held up strong. Jharius Bernard picked off a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown, and Spencer Frank had an interception of his own, which led to a Chris Bruce-Tagoe 29-yard touchdown score. Ethan Vanderbrink led the defense with 12 tackles and four sacks in what was a true team win.

As is the annual homecoming tradition, the homecoming king and queen were recognized at halftime. The crowd erupted as Patrick Kinane and Chloe Mango were named king and queen, respectively.