A crisp fall breeze and sunny skies were the perfect backdrop for NorthportHigh School’s annual homecoming celebration held on Oct. 20. Students, faculty and members of the community donned blue and gold as they packed Tiger Stadium to demonstrate their pride and support of the district’s football team, who played an aggressive matchup against CentereachHigh School, taking the lead in the first few minutes of the game.
Tenacity and skill reigned on the stadium field as the tigers dominated the CentereachHigh School team with a final score of 35-6.
The day’s celebration commenced earlier in the day with a Hall of Fame induction in the auditorium. Introduced to the community were Max Bartig (Class of 2006), Andrew D’Eloia (Class of 1991), Corinne Gandolfi (Class of 2006), Bryan Quinn (Class of 2003), Jaenine Michealsen (Class of 1986), the 2002 State Championship Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team and the Northport Tiger Marching Band, Flagline and Tigerettes. Pre-game festivities also included recognition of the football team’s and cheerleaders’ senior members, who presented flowers to a significant other.
The halftime show featured the marching band, Tigerettes and Flagline who performed a variety of popular songs for the crowd. Later in the evening, seniors Trevor Koulemos and Pegeen Friese were crowned homecoming king and queen at the dance.