Scenes from Portsmouth’s Homecoming (gallery)

Portsmouth High School’s Homecoming queen and king Phyllis Morral and Ben Harper wave to the crowd during Saturday morning’ parade, while PHS mascot “Big Red” marches behind. Portsmouth High School’s Homecoming queen and king Phyllis Morral and Ben Harper wave to the crowd during Saturday morning’ parade, while PHS mascot “Big Red” marches behind.

Portsmouth High School’s Homecoming queen and king Phyllis Morral and Ben Harper wave to the crowd during Saturday morning’ parade, while PHS mascot “Big Red” marches behind.

Portsmouth High School’s Homecoming queen and king Phyllis Morral and Ben Harper wave to the crowd during Saturday morning’ parade, while PHS mascot “Big Red” marches behind.

PORTSMOUTH — The high school’s 50th anniversary Homecoming celebration was played out under sunny skies Saturday.

The day began with the third annual golf ball drop fund-raiser held by The Portsmouth Gridiron Club. A helicopter dropped hundreds of balls — residents purchased them for $15 each — onto the football field. The top three whose golf balls were closest to the target were John Hamilton ($1,000 prize), Donna Daley ($500) and Dan Cotterbay ($250).

After that the Homecoming parade stepped off at the corner of Patriots Drive and East Main Road. This year’s king and queen were Ben Harper and Phyllis Morral, who rode in a convertible along with other members of the court. The marching band, student council members and others also participated in the parade.

The varsity football team then capped off the day with an impressive  win over Cranston West, 27-7. The marching band performed its “Star Wars”-themed field show at halftime.

See below for a gallery of pictures from the day. Check back for photos from the football game.

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