Showcasing Islip Pride

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Islip pride was on full display on Oct. 5 as members of the community joined the Islip School District to celebrate its annual homecoming. Wearing their best purple, community residents lined Main Street and cheered as the homecoming parade passed through town, featuring handmade floats designed by students, showcasing class spirit and creativity, and being led by the grand marshal, High School Principal Dr. Eileen Rossman. The seniors’ float featured Alvin from “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” the juniors’ was Sonic the Hedgehog, the sophomores’ was Rex the Dinosaur from Disney’s “Toy Story,” and the freshman class created a large orange pumpkin.

The stands overlooking the football field were filled with enthusiastic fans cheering on the Buccaneers as they took on the Rocky Point Eagles. They were not to be disappointed; the Eagles proved to be no match for the hometown Bucs. The Bucs were first to score and ended the game victorious over the Eagles with a final score of 35-20. As a team, Islip ran for 312 yards on 25 carries and improved their record to 3-1.

The action-packed first and second quarters led to halftime festivities that included exciting performances by the marching band, varsity cheerleaders and kickline.