SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- At the 2017 Homecoming Game at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School featured the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen, the school's highly ranked marching band, the ever popular cheerleaders and a breast cancer fundraiser.
Shakir Philipe, a member of the cheerleading squad and leader in other school groups, was selected as Homecoming King. Soccer star and senior class president Taylor Diggs was named Homecoming Queen.
"I'm shocked and honored to be chosen as Homecoming King," Philippe told TAPintoSPF. "I never thought this would happen in a million years."
Taylor Diggs couldn't stay long to bask in her glory; she and her soccer teammates played in the Union County Tournament championship game with Westfield later in the afternoon. The Raiders and Blue Devils tied and were named co-champions of the county.
The football team was outscored by Somerville, 82-46, despite Cooper Heisey's 331 passing yards. The quarterback was also a finalist in the Homecoming King competition.