Clipper Pride Displayed at Homecoming

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A sensational fall afternoon and South Country community pride was the perfect backdrop for Bellport High School’s annual homecoming festivities on Oct. 5.

The fun-filled activities commenced with students placing the finishing touches on their class floats built to the theme of children’s stories. Prior to the afternoon game at Joe Cipp Field against Lindenhurst, the floats were led down Kreamer Avenue and through Bellport’s four corners on route to the high school in a parade that included the class courts, cheerleaders, Clipperettes and marching band, as well as members of the fire department, police and ambulance corps. 

During the afternoon, board of education trustees, administrators, faculty, students and residents packed the bleachers and demonstrated their clipper pride while dressed in school colors and shouting cheers for the home team. High school vocalist Jalayna Harrison led the community in the national anthem as firecrackers lit the afternoon sky to the delight of the crowd. During the halftime show, the class courts were announced, and seniors David Bellante and Eva Leggett were named homecoming king and queen. The senior class float was also revealed as the winner of the float competition. The cheerleading team then revved up the community even more with cheers and stunts performed on the 50-yard line, while the Clipperettes danced to the cheers of those in attendance.

The Clippers continued to show spirit and determination throughout the game even though they lost to Lindenhurst 34-0.