Tons of Tiger Spirit at Homecoming

Tons of Tiger Spirit at Homecoming photo

The Northport-East Northport School District held a day of homecoming festivities full of district pride at the high school on Oct. 14. Students, faculty, and members of the community all came together at the football game against the Sachem North Flaming Arrows.

The Tiger Stadium stands were packed with over 2,000 students, families, and faculty—many clad in district colors, chanting along with the cheerleaders as they watched the team take the lead within the first few minutes. 2017 Hall of Fame inductees, who were inducted earlier that morning, got a perfect view of the game from their seats in a tent at the end of the field. 

The halftime show featured the Northport Tiger Marching Band, whose 60th anniversary is this year, as well as the Tigerettes and the Flagline. They performed a medley of songs, including “Happy Together” and “Play That Funky Music” for the crowd, where many were dancing in their seats.

The Northport Hall of Fame inductees were introduced to the community—one of which was Coach Richard Castellano, the first Northport coach to ever be inducted. Other Hall of Fame inductees included Frank Cavagnaro, Joseph Correia, Craig Dowd, Edward Ettinger, Beth Grecco-Gothers, Thomas Henske, Vincent Porciello, Karen Scheibe-Meneses, Kaylie Schiavetta, Thomas Thatford, Kevin Tschirhart, and the 2001 Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team. 

To conclude the halftime festivities, homecoming court nominees took a ride around the field waving to the crowd. Later that night, seniors Colin Trainor and Elyse Farabaugh were crowned homecoming king and queen at the homecoming dance.

The homecoming spirit of all in attendance helped propel the Tigers to a dominating win with a final score of 48-7.