Photos: Sanford H. Calhoun Colts win big at homecoming


The Sanford H. Calhoun High School football team defeated Sewanhaka High School, 46-7, at their homecoming game on Sept. 23.

While the ColtFest festivities were canceled due to the rain, Colts Country packed in the homecoming fanfare with a pep rally the day before.

Teams shimmied onto the field as they were announced by student government officers, Ava Kamlet, Sara Mascitelli and Kara Dobbs who served as emcees.

Charlie the Colt, aka Jordan Ovalle, the school’s mascot, was also on hand to spread school spirit.

At the homecoming dance that evening, John Edom and Jaclyn Dobbs were named homecoming king and queen, respectively. The court also included nominees Joseph Sarlis, Nickolas Mascary, Justine Ivory and Brianna Cruz.

“They danced all night and went back and forth between the crowded, dancing gym and the courtyard all night long,” Principal Nicole Hollings said. “I am really glad that this event is part of our culture and will continue to be an anchor in our student events for years to come.”

On game day, the cheer and kickline squads braved the elements, even performing at halftime. The Music Boosters held a 50/50 to support Farmingdale, raising $500 for the families.