Seniors Celebrated Despite Homecoming Loss


Rachel Costa

Boro’s offense looking to drive down the field

On October 19th, 2018 at Al Saner Field, Point Pleasant Boro High School Football lost a heartbreaking game to the Barnegat Bengals, with a final score of 18-15.

Going into halftime the score was 18-7 with Barnegat in the lead. In the second half of the game, the Panther defense held strong and prevented the Bengals from scoring. The Panther offense closed in on the score with a touchdown and two-point conversion. In the end, Barnegat managed to hold the ball long enough to finish the game victorious.

Senior Kyle Komanitsky had two touchdowns in the game, one rushing and one receiving touchdown from senior Quarterback Garrett Romer. Komanitsky also received the ball from Garrett for the two-point conversion to narrow Barnegat’s lead in the second half.

The Homecoming game set the Panther’s record to 2-5, and only reinvigorated the team’s drive to make a statement against Donovan Catholic and earn a run in the state playoffs. After the game, PPBHS ranked the 16th seed out of the 16 teams that make the playoffs.

This year, the Homecoming game coincided with PPBHS Senior Night. Before kickoff, senior football players, cheerleaders, and band members were escorted onto the field by family members and acknowledged in front of the crowd. Despite the frustrating loss to Barnegat, the night was a cheerful occasion as senior players were celebrated for their achievements and dedication to the Panther Football program.