School Sports: Homecomings, Parades

An outbreak of Covid-19 amongst their opponents nearly benched the Huntington football team and the Blue Devils’ homecoming last weekend.

Huntington athletic director Jim Hoops was notified Friday afternoon that some members of the West Babylon team had tested positive. Shortly thereafter, the Eagles announced they had to cancel because of several other positive Covid-19 results.

That left Hoops scrambling to find another opponent. A colleague in Nassau County connected him with Long Beach, which was available and agreed to play the Saturday game on short notice.

Huntington beat the visitors in the non-conference game, 28-7.

Superintendent James W. Polansky talked with the Long Beach team, thanking them for agreeing to play, and helping save the Blue Devils’ homecoming weekend.

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Homecoming Parade Road Closings

The Town of Huntington announced road closings Saturday for two homecoming parades:

Elwood: approximately 11:15am to 12:45pm, Elwood-John H. Glenn High School Homecoming Parade: From James H. Boyd Elementary School, to Cuba Hill Rd, Elwood Road, ending at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School. 
South Huntington: Approximately 4-4:30pm Walt Whitman High School Homecoming Parade: From the high school to to West Hills Road, Jericho Tpke, Collins Pl, Peachtree Ln, north on West Hill Road, ending at the hgh school. n

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