Homecoming 2019: ‘Pequa shows their Pride as the Chiefs Win 36-0

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Homecoming 2019: ‘Pequa shows their Pride as the Chiefs Win 36-0

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Massapequa’s annual pep rally, parade, and homecoming day game was with electrifying cheers, dances, and of course, pies in the face. The weekend brings the Massapequa community together to show their ‘Pequa pride. 

The week leading up to homecoming, is the one that students and even faculty at MHS look forward to, where everyone can dress up and show their creativity through their outfits. The four themes for spirit week included pajama day, Wacky Wednesday, patriotic day, and Chief day. Seniors also wore their festive t-shirts with friends as they took their senior picture on Wednesday. 

Every year at the end of spirit week, the senior student government creates a themed banner with the graduating class’ names scattered around the two staircases in the center lobby. This year, the government chose a roaring twenties theme, with black and gold accessories pasted on the iconic banner. 

As spirit week came to a close on Friday, October 18, the excitement of pep rally spread throughout the halls. Periods were shortened to make time for the blue and gold festivities throughout the student body and introduce the fall sports teams, kickline, and the homecoming king and queen. The event was announced by Gerry Gutilla, Alexandra Chianese, and Alexander Carmenaty. 

As many students were nominated by their friends to get pied in the face at the end of pep rally, only some were lucky enough to get hand picked and have the student body’s attention on their whipped cream filled faces. 

Many students look forward to seeing their fellow peers getting pied, but also watching their teachers get pied from one of their peers. This lively tradition allows students and faculty to share their excitement leading up to the big game. 

The following Saturday kicks off with the parade, filled with joyous students marching through town,  starting at the Massapequa town hall, and ending at Massapequa High School to kick off the football game which started at 2 o’clock. 

Chief nation crowded the corner of Massapequa’s home bleachers to cheer on the team with ecstatic screams and colorful outfits. The Chiefs showed how dominant they were on both sides of the ball by shutting out the the Westbury Green Dragons by a score of 36-0. 

Michael Rollo forced a Westbury fumble, allowing quarterback John Giller to rush for two more touchdowns to extend the score to 36-0 going into halftime. The score remained unchanged throughout the third and fourth quarters, and the Chiefs held on for the win.

As the Chiefs remained victorious, the players seemed to be in good spirits.  When asked regarding his first season as the Chiefs, “Everyone’s playing well, everyone’s doing their jobs, and we’ve never had a better opportunity than today to come out and get the win.” Giller said.

The Chiefs ended their season off united as they played at Hofstra University against Freeport on November 14. 

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