South Dade and Homestead Senior High coaches, players, and staff were recognized during a special presentation at the December City Council meeting for their participation during a traditional 30 year rivalry game where the City of Homestead also celebrated its fast approaching 100 year milestone.
Players from both schools were given commemorative game coins and were publicly recognized by the Centennial Steering Committee, the City of Homestead Mayor and Council, and Council Liaison to the Centennial Steering Committee Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-McCormick.
Medals of recognition were also awarded by District 9 School Board Member Dr. Larry Feldman’s Community Liaison Representative Terry Weinstein to Homestead Senior High Head Coach Patrick Burrows and Cheerleading sponsor Norminika Clare for their hard work and dedication to their players and cheerleaders. Ms. Weinstein also awarded medals of recognition to South Dade Senior high Athletic Director Joel Furnari, Head Coach Nathaniel Hudson, Varsity Cheer Coach Diane Romero and Junior Varsity Cheer Coach Lindsay Jacqmein.
The Homestead Centennial Commemorative winning game ball was awarded to South Dade Athletic Director Joel Furnari by Centennial Steering Committee Member Kevin Myles on behalf of Community Bank CEO and President Robert Epling and Vice President Willie Carpenter. “I am honored to accept this ball, however it is not for me or Principal Alicia Hidalgo,” said Director Furnari. “Coach Hudson this ball is for you, and the players who earned it.”