Homecoming: A Perfect Wantagh Day

Steph Pissi, News Editor

The cool crisp fall air is here and that means football. The most exciting game of the whole season (besides Garden City) is Homecoming. Homecoming is the very last home football game. It is also when the grades compete against each other to make the best float and, of course, when we find out who won Homecoming queen and king. Most important, it is the game when we say goodbye to all of our seniors.

This year’s Homecoming was on October 18. The football team played neighborhood rival and alma mater of head coach Sachs, Calhoun. It was a beautiful autumn day for the Homecoming parade where all sports teams and class floats march down Wantagh Avenue to the high school. It was also a perfect day for Wantagh to beat Calhoun 34-14. Senior Vinny Vasheo was the offensive star with three TDs, an 88-yard kickoff return, a 37-yard run and a 44-yard run. On the day he rushed for 112 yards. Junior Dylan Beckwith had the Warriors’
other two touchdowns on a 3-yard pass reception from quarterback Rob Tucker, a junior, and on a 3-yard run. Senior Chris Taibi was 4-5 on PAT kicks.

The theme for this year’s class float was “books.” The Class of 2015, our seniors, took the win for the third year in a row with our float being “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” At half time Homecoming king and queen is also announced. Our Homecoming queen this year is Megan Pennino and our homecoming king is Anthony Sinacori. And we can’t forget about the runner ups Michele Steinburg, Emily Fenter, John Casella, and Vasu Joshi.