Herald Schools

A happy Homecoming: school spirit shines bright in Lynbrook’s victory


Students, parents and faculty members donned green and gold as they enthusiastically flocked to the Marion Street football field last Saturday for the Owls’ Homecoming game.

The festivities began with a parade down Union Avenue. As they got to Marion Street, the students proudly displayed their hand-made banners and marched around the track.

The Lynbrook High School marching band led the parade, followed by the homecoming court, which was headed by King Justin Harvin and Queen Hope Germanakos. The Lynbrook Fire Department, the high school cheerleaders and the kick line then followed. The marching band and cheerleaders also put on performances during halftime.

On the field, the Owls were ready to give the hometown crowd what they came to see, racing out to a 26-0 lead. Quarterback Jack Fagen helped lead Lynbrook to a dominant 33-14 victory over Hewlett, throwing a touchdown pass and also finding the end zone for a rushing score. Running back James Gillespie rushed 12 times for 54 yards and had two touchdowns.

“It was a great atmosphere,” said Assistant Principal Matthew Sarosy. “After all the preparation, the parade went very well, and the football team came away with a victory. A truly great Homecoming.”