Tons of Tiger Spirit At Homecoming

The Northport-East Northport School District held a day of homecoming festivities full of district pride at the high school on October 14, 2017. 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 more than 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. The 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 whom was 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, respectively, 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.

Northport cheerleaders and the tiger mascot had no trouble working together to rally the crowd at the district’s homecoming game.

Northport High School students Stefanie Francis (left) and Lauren Demling showed their district pride at the homecoming game on Oct. 14, 2017.

The Northport Tigers swarmed a teammate in celebration after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the game.

The stands were packed with community members at Northport’s homecoming game on Oct. 14, 2017

The Northport Tigers played the Sachem North Flaming Arrows on Oct. 14, winning 48-7.


Richard Castellano, the first Northport-East Northport coach to be inducted into the Northport Hall of Fame, greeted the crowd.

The Northport Tiger high-fived one of his tiny fans at the homecoming game on Oct. 14.

The Northport Marching Band played an incredible medley during halftime at the homecoming game.

The marching band drumline showcased some fancy footwork as they performed at the halftime show on Oct. 14.

Northport cheerleaders amped up the crowd during the homecoming game against the North Sachem Flaming Arrows.


Photos courtesy of the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District

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