Homecoming 2010


The district community came together for their annual Homecoming weekend, which kicked off with a festive parade. The streets were lined with students, graduates and residents who cheered for the marching band and school clubs, youth athletic leagues, community organizations, and local fire and rescue crews who paraded throughout the town.

Each class designed and crafted a float based on this year’s theme, “Cities of the United States.” The senior class took first place for their New York City skyline, which featured the city’s iconic buildings, characteristics and even a live Lady Liberty. 

The Keep the Drive Team thanked the community for their help in achieving first place in Allstate’s national Act Out Loud competition, for which they received a $10,000 grant. The team rode on a float that carried a demolished car from an accident and a supersized cell phone with messages of the dangers of distracted driving. The Catapult Team also unveiled their award-winning, pumpkin-flinging trebuchet, “The Dark Falcon.”

Prior to kickoff, District Administrator for Athletics, Physical Education, Health and Recreation Dominick Fontana helped the district honor Head Groundsman Phil Cortese, who was named Homecoming Grand Marshal for his dedication and superior work on the fields and facilities throughout the schools. In addition, public officials, including Suffolk County Legislators Steven Stern and Lou D’Amaro and Babylon Town Clerk Carol Quirk, showed their Falcon pride by attending the opening ceremonies. Members of the Homecoming Court were announced prior to game time, and Gina Tortorici and Troy Corbin were crowned Homecoming Queen and King.  

The Varsity Football team took the field against Huntington and after a hard-fought battle claimed the 21-20 victory - improving their record to 4-1. The Falcon’s defensive unit made an impact tallying five sacks on Huntington’s quarterback, while on offense, Vinny Vitale rushed for 52 yards on 10 carries, scored the go-ahead touchdown on an 8-yard run in the third quarter, and recovered a huge fumble to stop a fourth-quarter Huntington drive in the red zone. Special teams joined the efforts with two blocked extra points by Dimitry Russ.