Northport community rallies during homecoming festivities

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A warm fall day was the perfect backdrop for the Northport Tigers to take the field during the district’s annual homecoming festivities held on Sept. 28. 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 Deer park High School, ultimately winning the game with a score of 31-6.

The day’s celebration commenced earlier in the morning with an Athletic Hall of Fame induction in the auditorium. Introduced to the community were the 1983 Varsity Baseball team, the Atkinson family, Lois Elsinger, Grace Hawkins (Class of 2006), Dr. Rick Johnson (Class of 1971), Kevin O’Sullivan (Class of 1998), Rob Parker (Class of 2004), Dr. James Ruck (Class of 1962), George Tiffany (posthumous), and Phil Weber (Class of 1957). 

The game commenced with the singing of the national anthem by the chorus. The halftime festivities included a show by the award-winning marching band, as well as the Tigerettes and Flagline who performed a variety of popular songs for the crowd. Later in the evening, seniors Joe Pagnotta and Meghan Kropp were crowned homecoming king and queen at the dance.