Uniondale used its star running back and a stingy defense to defeat Plainview JFK, 26-7, at Plainview's homecoming game Saturday afternoon.
It was an otherwise-perfect autumn afternoon, complete with a pre-game parade, cheer-leading exhibitions and a rousing halftime performance by Plainview's marching band. Senior cheerleaders, dance team members and football players were honored in pre-game ceremonies and joined on the field by their parents. The Plainview Mixed Choir performed "God Bless America" before the coin toss.
A standing-room only crowd of an estimated 500 people witnessed the game under perfect blue skies and in light-jacket weather. The smell of hot dogs and popcorn filled the air.
Uniondale's standout running back William Stanback scored on two long-yardage runs and the Knights led Plainview, 13-0 at halftime. Uniondale pulled away in the second half, stifling several prolonged Plainview drives.
Plainview quarterback Alec Abramowitz scored Plainview's only touchdown, an 80-yard run to the end zone late in the second half. Plainview's record falls to 2-4.
Players on both sides wore pink shoes and socks and cheerleaders adorned their hair with pink ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A number of yard lines were also painted pink.
Patch will have more on the game and the homecoming activities all weekend.