In a close match that ended in a victory for Long Beach High School over Carey, the Oct. 25 homecoming game was eventful and action-packed. Members of the community including current students, alumni, parents and friends came together in the Saturday afternoon sun on the middle school’s Veteran’s Field to show their hometown spirit while rooting for the Marines.
Scores were tight throughout the first and second quarters and Long Beach pulled ahead in the third. Although Carey made a comeback in the fourth quarter, Long Beach came out on top with a final score of 28 to 25. This homecoming was a special one in Long Beach High School history, as both the king and queen are current members of the football team. At halftime, seniors Brooke Yellin and Chris Hall briefly swapped their helmets for crowns to make their royal debut.
The cheerleaders and marching band provided enthusiasm and entertainment throughout the event and, along with the colorguard, provided an outstanding halftime show. The band played a collection of Disney hits while blue and white flags were waved proudly. The traditional Bulldog Race concluded halftime as youth football players ran across the field.
Inside the middle school, the annual Student Council Carnival provided family fun for all ages. An assortment of activities and food filled the gymnasium for children’s enjoyment.