The 30 year historic rivalry was displayed this past Friday, November 9th at 7:30 pm at Harris Field, 1034 Northeast 8th Street Homestead, FL 33030, when the Homestead Senior High Broncos played long time opponent South Dade Senior High Buccaneers in a traditional rivalry football match where the City of Homestead celebrated with both schools its historic Centennial.
This year players did not only play for pride and bragging rights but for a chance to win a special Homestead Centennial Commemorative football on behalf of the City of Homestead and Community Bank of South Florida, which was awarded to the Buccaneers, triumphing in a 10-0 victory over the Broncos. A commemorative coin with the date of the game and name of both schools in one side and the Homestead Centennial logo on the other side will be awarded to each player of both teams. Centennial Steering Committee members Maycol Enriquez and Kevin Myles organized the Centennial celebration part of the game along with other members of the Centennial Steering Committee, the City of Homestead, and Council Liaison to the Centennial Steering Committee Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-McCormick.
Homestead Mayor Steven C. Bateman and members of the Homestead City Council were present for the commemoration along with the Centennial Steering Committee. The 2012 Homestead Rodeo Queen was also at the game along with both high school bands, cheerleaders and hundreds of fans.
Community Bank of South Florida recognized Homestead Senior High School Coach Bobby McCray for his 30 years of service to Homestead Senior High, along with current South Dade Athletic Director Joel Funari who has served South Dade Senior High for 32 years.