Written by Kathleen Vaughan Ware Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00
Beneath the cover of October skies the MacArthur High School Generals celebrated Homecoming and sealed a victory over the Elmont Spartans by a score of 33-14. The boys played a solid game which included Paul Guiliano catching a nine-yard pass from Jimmy Kelleher with 1:30 left in the first half to give the Generals a 20-8 lead.
Other exciting moments came with Mike Rothberg making 14 tackles and Carmine Criscione rushing for 152 yards on 23 carries. The Generals are in 4th place with a 4-3 record.
For the first time, MacArthur appointed a Grand Marshal in Brendan Gallagher who proudly led the parade adorned in a top hat as he sat perched high in a beautifully decorated truck. Gallagher, who is autistic, is also known as MacArthur’s biggest cheerleader and can be counted on to rally up the crowds at various sporting events.
This year the Generals crowned Homecoming Queen Rachel Walsh and King John Lewis. They were surrounded by their beautiful court that included Krystal Bonsignore, Erin McCarthy, Jennifer Race, and Halee Rischert, while the boys were represented with Brian Zilli, Dylan Zangrillo, James Knoebel and Andrew Spinelli.
The MacEttes excited the crowd with a spectacular performance with the Color Guard and Marching Band adding their own special flavor to the day.
Every year thousands of MacArthur High School alumni, students and friends enter the high school complex for athletic events, community activities and academic events.
The “Walk of Recognition” is a highly visible and permanent testimony to the community’s loyalty to MacArthur High School. Visitors this year were in awe as they entered the newly constructed Walk of Recognition path which is adorned with the names of community members who continue to participate in the “buy a brick “fundraiser. Special recognition was given to the MacArthur Alumni Class of 1972 for donating the beautiful MacArthur Generals archway that is proudly displayed upon entering the turf area.