Senior Night at Raider Stadium

The PMHS varsity football team and Marching Band spent the evening under the stadium lights to celebrate the seniors’ final season.

On Friday September 23rd, the Pat-Med Varsity Football Team, Varsity Cheerleaders, Marching Band, and Raiderettes all had their senior night.

Prior to kickoff, the seniors for the football and cheerleading teams were recognized with touching ceremonies. The crowd roared with pride for all the seniors who have represented their respective sports throughout high school as they walked across the turf accompanied by their guardian(s) and other family and friends.

The teams dispersed but the eccentric energy in Raider Stadium did not as the teams began warming up just as kickoff was approaching. The stands filled with a few hundred of family and friends eager to watch the Pat-Med defend their turf against William Floyd.

The game started with a Floyd touchdown shortly after kickoff. And by halftime, Floyd had extended their lead to 21. But, the game wasn’t over just yet, and the crowd made sure the players knew it too. Led by the energetic cheerleading team, the crowd roared just as oud at halftime as they did at kickoff.

During halftime, the marching band and Raiderettes seniors were also recognized with ceremonies of their own. After an early blunder with the audio system, the Raiderettes preformed their graceful dance routine they had been practicing for weeks, followed by recognition of their 4 seniors: Sophia Fiumano, Erin Buccinna, Jenna White, and Malina Stylianos.

Following the Raiderettes performance was the Raider Marching Band led by senior Sam Tirino. The performance by the Marching Band was a true symphony, absolutely marvelous as always. After the show-stopping performance, the seniors in the marching band were recognized with yet another beautiful ceremony that truly exhibited the comradery of the members of the band as the underclassman cheered on as they lined a pathway for the seniors to walk down.

The second half of the game started with a slow start for both teams. Eventually Floyd found their way into the end-zone two more times to make the score 34-0. The Raiders fought back with a late touchdown of their own, but missed the extra point attempt to make the score 34-6.

Sophomore kicker and varsity soccer goalie, Alex DeLuca delivered a near perfect onside kick attempt which was recovered by the Raiders.

The crowd was now roaring louder than ever for the possibility of a comeback. But unfortunately, the Raider offense couldn’t deliver and the game ended 34-6.