Photos courtesy of Harborfields Central School District
A beautifully sunny day was merely the beginning for a perfect homecoming in Harborfields on Sept. 10. The sights and sounds of fire trucks and the Harborfields High School Marching Band filled the air as the parade made its way to the school grounds. The grade-level float contest, dubbed “Harborfields Hollywood Hits,” featured a “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme from the seniors, a winning “Cars” entry from the juniors, “The Wizard of Oz” from the sophomores and “Space Jam” from the freshmen.
In attendance were Homecoming King Sean Tucker (also a member of the football team) and Homecoming Queen Isabella Fiore, both named two days prior at the school’s bonfire night.
Once at James T. Brennan Memorial Stadium, the excitement continued as the varsity football Tornadoes vanquished Rocky Point’s Eagles by a score of 29-14. Highlights included a 70-yard rushing and a 30-yard receiving touchdown by Vincent Bolognino; a strong game by quarterback Shane Longin, who threw for 100 yards and added rushed for 50; and excellent defensive efforts by Nico Markowski and Gavin Lindkvist, with 13 and 10 tackles, respectively, for the game.
Marvelous halftime entertainment featured Harborfields’ cheerleaders, a spectacular show by the marching band and kickline, and spirited dances from representatives from each grade.
“Our homecoming festivities were a tremendous success,” Principal Dr. Marie Netto said. “The parade brought the whole community together and the homecoming game was well attended and full of spirit. We are so proud of all our students and so delighted Harborfields gained a homecoming win.”