‘Best feeling ever’ – Parade honors Farmingdale football’s Long Island Championship
Farmingdale is celebrating their high school varsity football team’s victory in the Long Island Championship.
The team was honored with a parade along Main Street after the team clinched the title for the first time in 21 years last weekend.
“I was there, and the excitement was palpable in the stadium. We were just thrilled for them,” said resident Liz Kenjesky.
“It was definitely exciting. We worked hard all season for it, probably the best feeling ever to win,” said player C.J. Mangio.
Matthew Cangelosi said the championship is something he and his fellow players have been chasing since they were children.
“Ever since we were five years old…It's really special, dreaming that and finally having it happen,” he said.
Carla Cangelosi, his mother, couldn't be prouder.
“He has worked so hard with so much determination. He never gave up and he made his dream come true,” she said.
Coach Buddy Krumenacker says hard work made his team No. 1.
“I’m extremely proud. Great group of kids and tremendous work ethic. They've gotten everything they deserve,” he said.
Hundreds of Farmingdale residents lined the streets to cheer on the champions during the parade.
“It's definitely a very wholesome experience. To see the town supporting us, it's an incredible thing to happen,” said player Ricky Folwark.