Multiple Teams · RB Community Celebrates Gator Spring Sports Senior Athletes with “Illuminate The Swamp”


As a hazy mist settled over the campus of River Bluff High School during the early evening of Wednesday, May 20th, The Swamp – RB’s football stadium and outdoor athletics facilities – began to look like…well…The Swamp – a fitting environment for a Gator celebration. This was the evening set aside to honor 64 spring sport athletes who had the lights turned off early on their senior seasons thanks to the COVID 19 pandemic. A little dreary weather was nothing more than a minor inconvenience in a spring season plagued by a school closure and canceled sports seasons. Plus, Gators seem to shine a little brighter when they are in their element.

As the honorees lined the walkway from the tennis courts, around the main entrance to the football stadium, and to the outer edges of the softball outfield, the stadium lights illuminated once more. The siren of a local fire department’s ladder truck accompanied the swirling beams of lights from multiple vehicles of Lexington’s first-responders, signaling the start of a special drive-by parade. An estimated 200-plus vehicles made the route around the parking lot and slowly past the athletes, horns blaring, signs sending messages of appreciation and love, shouts of celebration, and camera flashes dotting the scene. For almost an hour, music pumped across the Swamp as cheers could be heard and tears could be seen from families, friends, and athletes alike.

The River Bluff community is to be commended for its show of support in this meaningful tribute to a special group of Gators.

Big shout out to Bryan Vacchio, Jr., who captured the footage and Jay Overbay, who edited and produced this video (now available on RBHSGatorGameday.com) to remember the night River Bluff Illuminated the Swamp.

 

 

River Bluff Gator Senior Spring Athletes:

AJ Farchione – Men’s Golf

Madison Craps – Softball
Kenlee McLean – Softball
Callie Sweatt – Softball
McKaiah Wood – Softball

Avery Adams – Men’s Tennis
Jackson Dailey – Men’s Tennis
Hunter Giles – Men’s Tennis
Sai Nallu – Men’s Tennis
Rohan Nath – Men’s Tennis

Jackson Anders – Men’s Soccer
Nate Bragg – Men’s Soccer
Danny Dunning – Men’s Soccer
Brooks English – Men’s Soccer
Andrew Flanagan – Men’s Soccer
Ethan Haworth – Men’s Soccer
Oisin Keenan – Men’s Soccer
Colin McWilliams – Men’s Soccer
Brannon Porzio – Men’s Soccer
Ryan Schaberg – Men’s Soccer
Greg Schools – Men’s Soccer
Sam Smith – Men’s Soccer
Ethan Vance – Men’s Soccer
Jada Allred – Men’s Soccer

Abby Bates – Women’s Soccer
Shelby Cooper – Women’s Soccer
Hannah Rose Corley – Women’s Soccer
McKenna Daniels – Women’s Soccer
Maddie Poole – Women’s Soccer
Nicolle Malpartida – Women’s Soccer

Austin Outman – Men’s Lacrosse
Daniel Gonzalez – Men’s Lacrosse
Parker White – Men’s Lacrosse
Zach Ledford – Men’s Lacrosse
Dru Lindler = Men’s Lacrosse
Elijah Padowicz – Men’s Lacrosse
Dalton Sease – Men’s Lacrosse

Lauren Rotors – Women’s Lacrosse
Camdyn Ritchie – Women’s Lacrosse
Carlynn Gibbs – Women’s Lacrosse
Sarah Royal – Women’s Lacrosse
Caroline Hendrix – Women’s Lacrosse
Chelsea Jeffcoat – Women’s Lacrosse
Grace Day – Women’s Lacrosse

Austin Glad – Baseball
Drew Beard – Baseball
William Chastain – Baseball
Alex Urban – Baseball
Ricky Williams – Baseball
Cameron Ferrell – Baseball
Brandon Biggs – Baseball
Jacob Lebron – Baseball
Tim Osterhoudt – Baseball
Alex Hanson – Baseball
WIll Black – Baseball

Shaq Garvin – Track
Teyvon King – Track
Armando Maestre – Track
Gervais Martin – Track
Kyle Snelson – Track
Tanner Shumate – Track
Shanda Maestre – Track
Mara Lind – Track
Madeline Owens – Track