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Glen Cove Celebrates Homecoming

Big Red Takes Down Levittown 29-19

Saturday, Oct. 9 marked Glen Cove High School’s annual homecoming. There was a huge turnout for this year’s football game, and after the traditional Homecoming Parade, along with other pre-game celebrations, the eyes of Big Red’s past, present, and future were glued to the field for a game that surely lived up to the hype. 

The Big Red started out on their heels, with Glen Cove, who conceded a noticeable size disadvantage, trailing 19-7 at the half. The Knights would quickly shift the momentum, regaining possession on a timely interception by senior Pietro Lafortezza. The GC defense appeared to have made the adjustments necessary to neutralize Levittown Division’s mighty offense, and forced Division’s offense off the field every single time in the second half.  

Late in the third quarter, junior fullback Chris Saperstein, who burst onto the scene with a 65-yard TD earlier, took the ball 82 yards to set up a Glen Cove touchdown by senior team captain QB Shaheem Lilly.  

Saperstein, when asked about his performance, said, “Well, on my first play I took the ball 65 yards for a TD to tie it up with Division. From thereafter I felt like coach was happy with my running so he kept giving me the ball.”

The pairing of QB Shaheem Lilly and Saperstein, which combined for 3 touchdowns and over 250 yards, and the performance of the Big Red defense in the second half proved to be too much for Levittown Division, for a final score of 29-19.

During halftime, this year’s homecoming king, Andrew Ayo, and queen, Jenna Piccirillo, were crowned.