East Rockaway Crushes Friends Academy at Homecoming

East Rockaway Crushes Friends Academy at Homecoming photo

School spirit was high as East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School celebrated its annual homecoming festivities, which kicked off with a parade and pep rally and concluded with the Rocks defeating Friends Academy, 52-20.

Many community members lined the streets as student-athletes and musicians paraded from Centre Avenue School to the junior-senior high school on Oct. 20. The students carried beautifully decorated banners created to mark the occasion. After outstanding performances by the school’s band and cheerleaders and recognition of the school’s athletes, seniors Peter Wilson and Arcely Reyes were named homecoming king and queen. Juniors James Bonziglia and Jaclyn Ragusa were named homecoming prince and princess.         

The festivities continued on Oct. 21 with the homecoming game, which began with the introduction of all seniors from the marching band, football team and cheerleading squad. The students, along with their parents, stepped onto the field prior to the start of the game.

The Rocks took the lead early and held on, handily defeating Friends Academy. The marching band and both the junior varsity, varsity and middle school cheerleaders delivered spectacular performances during halftime and throughout the game. Go Rocks!