(3-3) defeated the Hauppauge Eagles (2-4), 31-14, on Saturday afternoon during the homecoming game. Starting with an elaborate parade down Wolf Hill Road, students and community members celebrated a victory against the Eagles and crowned the homecoming king and queen.
Ten couples were selected as the homecoming court. At the end of the game, the first and second runner-ups were awarded, along with the crowned king and queen. The winners were as follows:
- Second Runner-up: Corrine Valenti & Aris Agdere
- First Runner-up: Martine McKinney & John Guido
- Homecoming Queen: Carli Rumstein
- Homecoming King: Bradley Kaczmarek
Other participants in the homecoming parade were , Ostego Elementary School and .
After the parade, the Colts took to the field.
Once Hills West took posession of the ball, all-star quarterback/defensive back Devante McFarlane wasted little time and scored the first touchdown of the game at the 8:22 mark. With a one-point conversion by Kevin Stanis, the Colts began their reign over Hauppauge, 7-0.
MacFarlne scored his second touchdown with less than three minuets to go in the first quarter on a 25 yard run. Going into the second quarter 14-0, the Eagles had their work cut out for them.
Hills West's Kevin Stanis completed a 35 yard FG minutes before halftime, making the score 17-7. Fans of both teams rushed to the hotdog/pizza stands ran by the Hills West Football Booster Club, eager to get back to their seats for the second half.
In the third quarter, Hauppauge kicked off and then recovered a fumble by Hills West on the 45 yard line. On a third and six from the 25 yard line, Hills West wide receiver/defensive back Obaid Farouque intercepted the ball and ran it back to their own 27 yard line. In the ensuing drive, quarterback Jake Klose threw a pass to Deven Williams, a run by McFarlane to the Hauppauge 4 yard line, and a McFarlane 2 yard run for a touchdown. They now stood above the Eagles, 24-7 at the 6:06 mark.
The next time Hills West got the ball, Deven Wiliams scored the Colts final touchdown on a 35 yard pass from Klose. Going into the fourth quarter, the Eagles were now down 31-7.
Hauppauge recovered a fumble by the Colts, and ran the ball back to Hills West's four yard line. Quarterback Cory Wood scored the Eagles final touchdown on a four yard run, and then with a one-point conversion by King, the game ended at 31-14.
Devante McFarlane ran for 239 yards, and had three touchdowns on 17 carries. Deven Williams had 10 receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Jake Klose threw for 203 yards and one score, and OL/LB Randy Davis led with 11 tackles.
Head coach for Hills West, Kyle Madden, expressed how proud he was of his team following their victory.
"We're coming out of a three game losing streak, so i'm very happy we could give the fans a homecoming win." The Colts will face New Field next on Friday, Oct. 21.