One of the season’s first homecoming events is Saturday in Bayport-Blue Point.
Hardly a tree leaf has fallen and the Phantoms are playing just their third football game of the season, but the tight-knit communities of Bayport and Blue Point are locked in for a festive time during the annual tradition.
Here’s what you need to know about the big day’s festivities:
The Bayport-Blue Point Athletic Hall of Induction is 10 a.m. at Bayport-Blue Point High School.
At 11:30 a.m., the homecoming parade will begin at Blue Point Elementary School and proceed along Railroad Street to the high school.
The varsity football squad hits the field at Bayport-Blue Point High School at 1 p.m.
THE HOME TEAM
Bayport-Blue Point is looking to notch its first win of the season. So far, the Phantoms are 0-2, having lost 20-0 to Center Moriches last Saturday and 41-7 to Shoreham-Wading River on Sept. 6.
Greenport/Southold/Mattituck is coming off a 54-12 loss to Wyandanch. A week earlier, the team suffered a 40-8 loss to Southampton/Bridgehampton/Pier.
Expect a bright and warm afternoon, with temperatures topping out at 78 degrees and humidity levels remaining tolerable. Wind will not likely be a factor in the game.