A new school year means homecoming celebrations and the football games that highlight those special weekends. But no matter the score, Long Island's high school mascots keep the fans smiling.

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Locust Valley High School varsity cheerleaders hang out with the falcon mascot during homecoming on Sept. 29, 2018.

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Smithtown High School West homecoming queen Chloe Mango and king Patrick Kinane hang out with the Smithtown West Bull during homecoming on Oct. 20.

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St. Anthony's High School homecoming king Edward Arens and queen Lauren Tirado hang out with the school's mascot during the homecoming pep rally on Oct. 12.

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The St. Anthony's High School mascot celebrates during the homecoming pep rally on Oct. 12, 2018.

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John F. Kennedy High School students celebrate homecoming with the school's cougar mascot on Oct. 13, 2018.

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Friends and family came together to celebrate Baldwin High School's annual homecoming on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2018.


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Friends and family came together to celebrate Baldwin High School's annual homecoming on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2018.

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The MacArthur High School Generals mascot waves to the fans during homecoming on Sept. 29, 2018.

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Mepham High School's pirate mascot celebrates homecoming on Sept. 28, 2018.

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The Valley Stream North High School cheerleaders hang out with the school's mascot during homecoming on Sept. 29, 2018.

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The West Hempstead High School mascot gets a cool ride during the homecoming parade on Sept. 22, 2018.

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Islip students celebrate homecoming on Sept. 22, 2018.

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Sanford H. Calhoun High School's mascot, Charlie the Colt, pumps up the crowd at the school's pep rally on Sept. 21, 2018.

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St. Dominic High School's mascot, the Bayhawk, pumps up the crowd at homecoming on Sept. 22, 2018.

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Kellenberg Memorial High School's Firebird celebrates the school's homecoming on Sept. 16, 2018.

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John F. Kennedy High School's cougar mascot (14-year-old freshman Jesse Ramirez), gives a high-five to 3-year-old Katherine Guglielmo at the school's Oct. 20, 2017, Homecoming Fair while Katherine's mom, Christine, looks on.

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John F. Kennedy High School's cougar mascot (played by 14-year-old freshman Jesse Ramirez), having fun at the school's Homecoming Fair on Friday, October 20, 2017.

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Glen Cove High School's mascot, Knight, during the annual homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

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Sanford H. Calhoun High School's senior Max Kirby, 17, dressed as mascot Charlie the Colt at homecoming on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

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North Babylon High School's mascot and the homecoming queen walking in the homecoming parade on Deer Park Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

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The Newfield High School Wolverine cheers at the annual homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

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The Northport High School mascot during the district's homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

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Northport High School cheerleaders and the school's tiger mascot during the homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

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Hicksville High School's mascot is flanked by homecoming queen Katie McDevitt and king Roshon Joshi, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

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The Newfield High School Wolverine cheers at the annual homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

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The Mepham High School Pirates mascot was hyped up for the homecoming football game on Oct. 6, 2017.

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The Mineola High School Mustangs mascot at school's homecoming parade on Oct. 7, 2017.

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Kathy Villani and her son John (aka the Mineola High School Mustangs mascot) pose before the start of the school's homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

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Port Washington High School's Pride in Port queen Danielle DiRuggerio and king Mathew Gawley were congratulated by the school's Viking mascot and Julie Torres, the assistant principal and Class of 2018 adviser.

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The Centereach High School Cougars kicked off homecoming festivities with its mascots at a pep rally on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

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The Centereach High School Cougars kicked off homecoming festivities with a pep rally on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

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Rocky Point High School's cheerleaders and mascot enjoy homecoming on Sept. 16, 2017.

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Commack High School's cougar mascot was psyched for the homecoming celebration on Sept. 23, 2017.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School in Levittown held its homecoming celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

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The Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School varsity cheerleaders performed at halftime during the homecoming festivities on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

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Islip High School's own Bucky the Buccaneer hung out at the school's homecoming celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

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The Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School General gives a thumbs-up before the start of the school's homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2017.

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Waverly Park Elementary School principal Lucille McAssey greets The Owls mascot during Lynbrook High School's homecoming celebration on Sept. 16, 2017.

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Syosset High School student government members are pictured with adviser Dave Steinberg and the Syosset Bearcat during the school's homecoming carnival on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

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Farmingdale High School sophomore Alayna Camisa relaxes before the start of the school's homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

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The Farmingdale High School Dalers mascot congratulates the homecoming Queen Dana Hartman and King Nicholas Fiorentino at the football game against Uniondale on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

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The Farmingdale High School mascot, who will soon have a name, hams it up with the cheerleaders on Oct. 21, 2016, during the school's homecoming pep rally.

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Farmingdale High School sophomore Alayna Camisa puts together her lion costume before the start of the school's homecoming football game on Oct. 21, 2016.

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The H. Frank Carey High School Seahawk mascot gets the crowd going during the homecoming football game in Franklin Square on Oct. 29, 2016.

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Commack High School's Cougar mascot is ready to pounce at the homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.

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The New Hyde Park High School Spartan mascot at the school's homecoming parade, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

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St. Anthony's High School mascot hangs out with the homecoming court on Oct. 14, 2016.

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Crusader mascot Bryan Cisz en guard at the Long Island Lutheran High School homecoming football game on Oct. 15, 2016.

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Calhoun High School mascot during homecoming on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.

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Calhoun High School mascot during homecoming on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.

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William Floyd High School homecoming court members Cameron Rossi, Alex Hart, Joshua Soto, Brett Platt, Robert Brust and Danny McDermott pose with the school's mascot at the homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

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The William Floyd High School homecoming court with mascot Billy Floyd at the school's homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

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Newfield High School's Wolverine mascot led a dance party, high-fived students and showed off school spirit during the homecoming pep rally Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

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Floral Park Memorial High School's Knight mascot appears in the school's homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

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Long Beach High School homecoming queen and king Ali Thursland and Govinda Thomas march with the school mascot, Oct. 7, 2016.

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The Long Beach High School Bulldog mascot is ready for action on Oct. 7, 2016, during the homecoming football game.

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A Miller Place High School cheerleader tries to match growls with the mascot during the homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.

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The Miller Place High School Panther mascot is ready to pounce before the homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.

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The Bay Shore High School Marauder mascot performs at the homecoming pep rally on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

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The Bay Shore High School Marauder mascot and students celebrate school spirit at the homecoming pep rally on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

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The Northport Tigers mascot greets fans at the school's homecoming game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

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The Ward Melville Patriot mascot gives a thumbs up to the DECA club on Sept. 24, 2016, before the start of the Ward Melville High School 2016 homecoming varsity football game.

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The Eagle, Rocky Point High School's mascot, strikes a pose during the annual homecoming celebration on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

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The Lynbrook High School homecoming parade made a splashy entrance, with the Owls mascot leading the way on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

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The Division Avenue High School marching band (of which the Lady Blue Dragon mascot is clearly a member), performing during the halftime break of their school's 2016 Homecoming Day game on Sept. 24, 2016.

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The Division Avenue High School mascots, Lady Blue Dragon, left, and the Blue Dragon, on Sept. 24, 2016.

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Tommy Labbe and Lily Konfino were congratulated by Paul D. Schreiber High School's Viking mascot after being crowned homecoming king and queen in Port Washington on Sept. 24, 2016.

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The Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School Viking mascot flexes for the camera during the school's homecoming football game in Port Washington on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

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The Centereach Cougar pumps up the crowd during the high school's homecoming pep rally on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

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It's a crisp autumn day in Centereach: perfect weather for a cougar costume. The beloved mascot attempted to throw up some peace signs alongside a spirited student at the high school's homecoming pep rally on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

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The MacArthur High School mascot gives a thumbs-up during the school's homecoming varsity football game on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

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The Glen Cove High School Knights mascot dances with the cheerleaders during the homecoming football game on Oct. 15, 2016.

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Glen Cove High School cheerleaders with the Glen Cove Knight mascot during the homecoming celebration on Oct. 15, 2016.

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The George W. Hewlett High School cheerleaders escort the Hewlett Bulldog mascot in to meet students of Franklin Early Childhood Center in Hewlett as part of a pre-homecoming day pep rally on Oct. 6, 2016.

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The George W. Hewlett High School bulldog mascot, entertaining students at Ogden Elementary School in Valley Stream as part of a pre-homecoming day pep rally on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

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Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School students hang out with the school mascot during the homecoming game on Oct. 15, 2016.

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St. John the Baptist crowns homecoming queen Francesca Mollo, 17, of St. James, and king Joseph LaManna, 17, of Amityville, during the school's homecoming festivities on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

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St. John the Baptist's mascot is excited to celebrate homecoming day on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

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