Two teams in green and white battled it out on the Raymond J. Buckley Field of Dreams and it was the Seaford Vikings who came away with a decisive win in their homecoming matchup against the Locust Valley Falcons on Nov. 2.
The Vikings gave the crowd plenty to cheer about in their 41-0 victory, which wrapped up a 7-1 season.
Homecoming festivities started with a parade up Washington Avenue, featuring students and staff from all schools, district administrators and board of education trustees, class banners, the marching band, color guard, cheerleaders, the Seaford Fire Department and more. The grand marshal was Ken Haskell, a 1989 Seaford High School graduate and president of the Seaford 9/11 Memorial Committee. He was also honored at halftime with citations from State Sen. John Brooks and County Legislator Steve Rhoads.
With a truck from the Seaford Fire Department creating an arch of green water, the Vikings took the field. The choir performed the national anthem and then the team quickly showed why they are once again bound for the playoffs. The cheerleaders and pep band helped to further energize the crowd.
During halftime, the varsity, junior varsity and middle school cheerleaders performed. Next, the marching band and color guard stepped onto the field for their spy-themed show with songs from popular movies including “Ant Man,” “Austin Powers,” “James Bond” and “Mission Impossible.” Drum majors Andrew Calvacca and Pablo Hashem conducted the band and also joined in the search for the missing jewel-encrusted Viking helmet.
Nicholas Brandi and Onike Pinnock were crowned homecoming king and queen, with Jessica Kofod, Liam McDonald, Maxwell Newman and Katelyn Winter rounding out the Homecoming court. The junior class was announced as the winner in the banner competition, and this year’s theme was Heroes vs. Villains — D.C. vs. Marvel.