On Monday night, the Tuckahoe football team, parents and alumni descended on the district’s school board meeting to voice its concerns over the state of the program and what it felt was a lack of support from administrators. They were joined by representatives from other sports in Tuckahoe, all of which have seen a lack of funding cripple their preseason preparations.
From all accounts, the board meeting was quite a spectacle. We caught up with John D’Arco Sr., parents and others on Tuesday for the explosive details. (The fact that Tuckahoe has resorted to using a football earmarked for its trophy case is perhaps the saddest of them all.)
As some of you are probably aware, this isn’t the first time Tuckahoe has let its voice be heard at a school board meeting. Last year, it was in support of the elder D’Arco. This year, the concerns were ten-fold — from a lack of footballs and mouthpieces, to the forced absence of longtime defensive coordinator John D’Arco Jr. (who is now at Stepinac), to a meddling parent and toxic potential modified coach to a seemingly apathetic administration.