By: Jackie Gruber
The Long Beach Marines defeated Herricks in a wonderful homecoming game. The team pulled together with a final score of 48-0. Junior Chris Parler led the game by scoring a total of 4 touchdowns along with, Eric Zeppa, Rahmeloh Hodge, and Mathew Varian. Quarterback, Liam Rafferty, did a great job leading the team to victory. Great defense was played by Richard Zambrano, who helped bring down the running back, along with David Stockdale, who helped recover the ball throughout the game. Donavan Campbell and Marke Sutton were also great assets to the team. Seniors: Liam Rafferty, Connor Kennedy and Tariq Cole did a great job with leading the team to victory.
Prior to the game, the students got to show off their school sprit by wearing blue and white to the annual Long Beach High School pep rally. At the pep rally, the sports teams, marching band, and color guard were showcased. The marching band and color guard was led by Mr. Bragino. The whole school was full of blue and white to support the football team in the second game of the season.
Senior John Costigan says, “If we watch each other’s backs, do our jobs right, and put 100% effort in at practice every game should be a victory!” We wish the Marines the best of luck on an upcoming season! Go Beach!