Sports

Lyndhurst’s Parade of Pride celebrates football team’s success


Jan. 8, 2020

By Kevin Garcia
Staff Writer

The Parade of Pride began at Delafield Avenue on Dec. 8 at noon with five military veterans kicking off the event in full uniform. Following the veterans were members of the color guard twirling their purple flags and the band performing right behind them.

LHS football players, led by Head Coach Tuero, appeared next. They walked together as a group and were followed by fire trucks blaring their sirens.

The parade ended at the football field where a small ceremony was held to recognize the team’s accomplishments as 2019 NJSIAA North 1 Group State Sectional Champions, 2019 NJIC Champions and 2019 NJIC Liberty Champions. The ceremony also honored Tuero for earning the 2019 Bergen County Coach of the Year award.

Mayor Robert Giangeruso, athletic director Mr. Radigan, Tuero and principal Ms. Vuono all spoke at the event. Tuero thanked his friends, family and the Lyndhurst community for all the support and motivation that led to the football team’s success. The ceremony wrapped up with doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate being served at the concession stand.

  • The football players walk down Stuyvesant Avenue holding the American flag in celebration of their state championship win.
  • The band performs in the Parade of Pride to honor the football team.
  • The football team walks down Valley Brook Avenue with junior Anthony DeMarco and seniors Michael Failace and Randy Vega (left to right) leading the way.
  • The Lyndhurst Fire Department shows its support for the football team with flashing lights and howling sirens.
  • The color guard twirls its flags and leads the way towards the football field.
  • The veterans lead the football team's parade.
  • The chorale, conducted by choir director Ms. Wise, sings the national anthem.
  • Freshmen, sophomore and junior football players sit on the football field with the cheerleaders.
  • Athletic director Mr. Radigan congratulates the football team on its success and welcomes Head Coach Tuero to the podium.
  • Mayor Robert Giangeruso speaks on the football field.
  • Coach Tuero rejoices over the football team’s success. He holds a state sectional championship trophy in his left hand and a 2019 Bergen County Coach of the Year award in his right hand.
  • The ceremony ended with hot chocolate, coffee and doughnuts, which were handed out by secretary Mrs. Carrino at the concession stand.
  • The cheerleaders walked to the football field.
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