Residents lined the sidewalk in front of Rocky Point High School and filled the stands to cheer on their favorite Eagle sports teams during this year’s homecoming weekend.
Sporting events took place throughout the celebration, starting with an early varsity girls volleyball game and ending with a varsity boys soccer game under stadium lights.
Keeping with school tradition, the annual homecoming parade began at Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School and featured musicians, athletes and students throughout the district.
Homecoming King Michael Rotunno and Queen Reagan Lynch waved to fans from their seats in an open convertible and high school students rode upon the floats they had created based on this year’s “cereal box” theme, while kindergartners through eighth-graders marched behind the school banners they had fashioned.
The senior class won this year’s float contest with their “Wheaties Breakfast of Champions” float.
As this year’s event marked the first in the new stadium, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place prior to kickoff. Stretching a ceremonial blue ribbon across the length of the field, representatives from throughout the Rocky Point community – students, administrators, Board of Education members, volunteers and elected officials – each assisted in the dedication by cutting a portion of the ribbon.
Homecoming attendees also had the chance to visit several booths and play carnival-type games prior to entering the stadium, which had been decorated in blue and white by the high school cheerleading team.
Despite the enthusiasm, the varsity football team experienced a tough homecoming loss to Amityville. During their games, the varsity girls volleyball and field hockey teams both experienced shutout wins against Mercy and West Babylon, respectively. The varsity girls soccer team suffered a loss to a tough Sayville team, while the varsity boys soccer team tied Oyster Bay after two overtimes.