There were blue shirts as far as the eye could see in the stands at Firemen’s Field on Oct. 20 as students, parents, teachers and alumni came out for Central High School’s Homecoming festivities. The lone wardrobe exception — the students who painted their chests blue with white letters to spell out “CENTRAL!”
The celebration began with a banner parade around the field. Students representing different grades and organizations marched with pride holding their large, colorful banners. The 17 senior football players then were introduced one-by-one along with parents, siblings and even girlfriends. Performances by the marching band and cheerleaders entertained the crowd.
Off on the sides, students were selling items to raise money for breast cancer research, and many of the players wore pink shoes laces. The theme for the weekend was "Go Pink or Go Home." There was also a fair last Friday night to raise money for breast cancer, and many students participated in the Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach on Oct. 21.
Finally, the Eagles took the field against the Plainview-JFK Hawks. Unfortunately, Central could not capture the same magic it had in its last home game, falling to Plainview 35-0. The Eagles season wraps up this Saturday with an away game at Uniondale.