On December 16, hundreds of local community members gathered on Westhampton Beach’s Main Street to congratulate the 2017 Long Island High School Football Champions. Firetrucks and ambulances roared as the marching band led the way.
The 2017 Long Island High School Football Champions were met by local officials (who granted proclamations and accolades) including (from right to left) Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, School Board Member Stacy Rubio, Westhampton Beach Town Trustee Brian Tymann, Westhampton Beach Mayor Maria Moore, Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, and Santa.
Dylan Laube, scoring a Long Island record of 47 touchdowns this past season, rushed for 2,680 yards on 249 carries. In his career at WHB, Dylan racked up an astonishing 6,495 yards rushing on 687 carries. In the photo above, Laube holds the Long Island Champions trophy.
Westhampton Beach High School Athletic Director Kathy Masterson introduces the WHBHS Varsity Team’s, Captain Liam Mcintyre.
Suffolk County Coach of the Year, Bill Parry, address his team and their fans.
To view more photos of the 2017 Long Island High School Football Champions parade, click the slideshow below:
About the camera gear
To capture the 2017 Long Island High School Football Champions, I worked with a Canon 6D MII, along with a Canon 24-105mm f/4 L lens, a Canon Speedlight, a Sto-Fen Omni Bounce Om-EY Flash Diffuser, 64 GB SanDisk SD card, a Lowepro Passport Sling II camera bag provides easy access to cell phone, filters, extra batteries and tissues (it was cold). The capture conditions were challenging as the event occurred mid-day, with a bright sun and snowy grounds (popping light). To gain perspective and meet the players, camera lens to eye level rather than shooting upwards, I stood on cargo beds.