The Seaford Broncos Football and Cheer Organization officially wrapped up their 2018 season at the annual Broncos Awards Banquet held at Crest Hollow Country Club on January 14. The 2018 season was a memorable one, with the usual slate of activities as well as the return of several popular events including the Bronco Golf and Dinner Outing and the Bronco Moms Flag Football Game. The Bronco Opening Day Ceremony and the first annual Bronco Pride Day were popular days for the organization, with all football and cheer teams in attendance. In addition, the Broncos continued their active involvement with community events, including assisting the Seaford 9/11 Memorial Committee with flag preparation, being involved with Seaford Homecoming, and presenting gifts to seniors in a local care center.
The season began in the summer with offseason clinics, including the Never Quit Football Clinic hosted by Coach Perpall of Seaford High School, and the Bronco Football and Cheer Speed and Agility Clinic hosted by the Parisi Speed School of World Gym Wantagh. After practicing throughout the summer, all football and cheer teams had terrific seasons in the fall. Bronco cheer teams continued to be one of the best competition teams on Long Island, consistently placing in NCSA events and the annual PACFest. All Broncos football teams had strong seasons competing with the best teams in Nassau County. Highlights included the 10 year old team finishing in Tier 1, consisting of the top four teams in the entire league, and the 9 year old team which was a Tier 2 semifinalist.
The year also marked a new program within the Broncos organization as the Broncos Thunder modified football team was introduced. The modified team was open to 5 and 6 years, and will be expanded to include 7 year olds for the 2019 season. The team practiced at Seamans Neck Park with the other Bronco teams, and played Friday night games in the Under Armour Under the Lights Flag Football League in Massapequa. The program was a popular addition to the Broncos organization and is expected to grow in popularity.
Throughout the season, there were a variety of team-building events such as pizza parties, family movie night, a paint night, and scavenger hunts. The season also marked the 3rd annual Bronco-Viking Appreciation Night, in which Broncos football players and cheerleaders were acknowledged and joined their high school counterparts on the sideline for a varsity matchup with Cold Spring Harbor. In December, the Broncos had their largest group outing to date, with over 250 people boarding buses for a full day at MetLife Stadium. Two Broncos teams played on the field before and during the Jets game, and additional Broncos assisted in NFL pre-game activities on the MetLife playing field.
At the Broncos Awards Banquet in January, Coach Perpall and John Lauretti (Seaford High School Class of ’14) were guest speakers for the evening and spoke to the Broncos about overcoming adversity, being well-rounded athletes, and always keeping academics the top priority. Senior Broncos cheerleaders were recognized for their years of service, with special awards being presented to Hayley Kern, Paula Kranis, and Kate Rosario. The football players and cheerleaders were presented trophies and yearbooks for the season, and enjoyed terrific entertainment along with a great dinner.
With the 2018 season now closing, preparation has begun for the 2019 season. If interested in getting more information on the organization, visit www.longislandbroncos.com and follow the Broncos Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Online registration is expected to open in March. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.