By Janee Law
It was an eventful occasion at the Harborfields High School homecoming football game, on Saturday, with performances, floats and a 27-0 shutout over the Amityville Warriors to cap it all off.
The bleachers were decorated in colors of green and white, as high school students and members of the community came to support their varsity football Tornadoes.
Leading up to Saturday, Harborfields High School held a homecoming dance, a carnival, a pep rally and a bonfire on Friday. At the pep rally in the high school gymnasium, Robby Spencer and Georgia Viggiano were crowned homecoming king and queen.
When game day arrived, the parade began at 12:30 p.m., as students marched alongside their class floats, starting from the Harborfields Public Library down to Broadway and ending at the high school.
This year’s theme for the floats was “Nations from Around the World.” Freshmen represented Australia, sophomores represented Great Britain, juniors represented Italy and seniors represented Egypt.
Kickoff for the game was at 2 p.m. and the Tornadoes ended the first half leading 13-0, with two touchdowns by junior runningback and linebacker Mark Malico and one field goal by senior kicker Michael Martino.
Halftime performances included the Harborfields High School marching band, kickline and varsity cheerleading squads. Students from each grade also choreographed dance routines to songs that were associated with the theme of their class float.
Going into the second half, the Harborfields Tornadoes fought hard, preventing the Warriors to score in their end zone.
Advancing the game, the Tornadoes tacked on an additional 14 points, with touchdowns from senior quarterback Cody Cunningham, junior running back and linebacker Joe Panettieri, and two more field goals from Martino.
With a 2-0 record to start their fall season, the Tornadoes will next face Eastport-South Manor on Sept. 26.