Homecoming kickoff celebrates athletics, school spirit

Go Rams! Fall sports pep rally heralds in homecoming

 The sun shone brightly on the afternoon of Oct. 12 as students and athletes gathered at Port Chester High School for the Fall Sports Pep Rally.

The event was the first of several planned for Homecoming Weekend.

Emcee Carlos Gomez introduced each member of the sports teams, including tennis, volleyball, cross country, football, the cheer team, boys and girl’s soccer and swimming.

The marching band was on hand to get the crowd into the spirit of things, and the T-shirt toss, by staff and administrators, proved to be popular.

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There was more music to be had when three brave teachers came forward to play “Finish that Lyric.” In some instances, they were assisted by those in the stands who finished the lyric for them. However, in the end, Kimberly Keener was named the victor, winning a week of parking in a much-coveted parking space.

The Homecoming Court was announced, and each received a sash from Principal Dr. Mitchell Combs.

“It was very exciting, everyone was really optimistic and excited to be here,” senior volleyball player Moyah Cameron said of the event.

“I think it was a good experience,” Alexis Arango, a junior varsity soccer player, said. “You can see the pride. Everyone comes out to support us.”

Festivities continued at the conclusion of the pep rally with a carnival. There was music, food and games to enjoy, not to mention the ever-popular dunk tank.

Later that evening a bonfire was held, and on Saturday the varsity football team beat Ossining 20-13, a victory which secured a spot in the Class AA playoffs.