A weekend of celebrating school spirit kicked off on Friday night in Port Jefferson with a pep rally for middle and high school students and continued through a 2 p.m. kickoff on Saturday as the Royals took on the team from Bishop McGann Mercy High School in Riverhead.
According to the school district, the annual homecoming pep rally was an exciting scene.
“The pep band’s upbeat tunes welcomed students, faculty and staff as they congregated to form a sea of purple and white,” read a statement released by the school. “Four emcees and the varsity cheerleading squad kept the good vibes going through events like tug-of-war, a pie-eating contest, a presentation of the athletic teams and even a surprise flash mob dance by the staff.”
Students then participated in a bonfire that evening before the high school homecoming dance.
The village turned out for a parade down Main Street led by students and band members before the Homecoming King and Queen, Gerard Racanelli and Kelsey Lyons, floats and athletes.
Senior class won best float, which was announced during halftime.
Even though Port Jefferson fell to Mercy, 21 – 7, a school representative said “homecoming weekend was a very successful conclusion to a festive and memorable spirit week.”
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