Homecoming 2018: Spirit, Victory, Pride

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On what turned out to be a beautiful day for celebration and football, students, staff, Board of Education members, administrators and community members flocked to the high school for the annual homecoming celebration. 

The festivities kicked off with a parade that featured the flag team, marching band and the JROTC. The parade was anchored by the homecoming court, which was led by senior king and queen, Thornton Brown and Mia Almonte.

While visitors enjoyed games, vendors and some delicious food in the school’s parking lot, the Red Devils were clicking on all cylinders on the field, as they cruised to a 40-0 victory against the East Meadow High School Jets. Jayvian Allen opened the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run, and Terrance Edmond followed with a 3-yard scoring scamper. From there on, it was smooth sailing for Freeport. One big highlight was a Gerald Smikle fumble recovery, which he returned 37 yards for a touchdown. Makhai Jinks put forth a strong effort on defense, leading the Red Devils with nine tackles.

This particular day was about much more than just football. It was also a day to honor  the senior football players, cheerleaders and band members for their commitment to Freeport. As each senior’s name was announced to the crowd, they were greeted with a rousing ovation from the jam-packed bleachers. Freeport pride was certainly on display for what turned out to be the perfect day.