A tradition in Nyack is coming to an end. After 88 seasons, the Nyack Indians football team will play its final home game at MacCalman Field at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. The school is holding a second Homecoming, of sorts: Inviting band members, Indianettes and anyone who ever played on MacCalman Field to come home one last time. Teams will be honored at half-time.
The opponent is Lincoln, from Yonkers, although the opponent for this particular game is immaterial. What matters is that after 88 years of Saturday afternoon games, football Friday night lights, lacrosse and soccer games, of Homecomings and graduations, “home” — which has always meant playing under the school’s signature clocktower — will soon mean somewhere else.
Next year, Nyack will play its home games on the artificial turf fields at the new high school, on Christian Herald Road in Upper Nyack. A district spokeswoman says graduations will continue at MacCalman, where the original 1928 high school still stands.