Welcome aboard our historical timeline! Get ready to embark on an exciting journey through our history.
You’ll start with a brief visit to the late 1800s when Fairport Schools first began. We’ll quickly transport you into the early 1900s where you’ll get to see the forming of our “First Team”. From there you’ll begin gliding through almost one hundred years of our story. You’ll hear great tales of our “Cagers” and “Quints”, positions like “Left Forward” and “Right Guard”, and great rivalries both old and new. You may wonder what might have been if it weren’t for that “carbuncle” in ’32 or the in-game measles outbreak of ’35? Be sure to take note of the uniforms as they ebb and flow with the fashion of the times. (Did they really wear those belts?) You’ll learn of our early legends like the Bramer twins, 6 foot 10 Levi Hallings, and the Slade brothers. They pave the way for future heroes like Downey, Masino, and all of the elite players that have earned the right to don the “Red and Blue”! You’ll also meet Fairport icons like Coach Joseph Cummings, who was billed as the “Original Raider”. Then we’ll stop and pause in the Winter of 1967 so that you can bear witness the birth of the Fitch Era! You’ll have a front row seat to the vastness of Jeff Fitch’s epic career and all nine of his Coach of the Year Awards! Then you’ll watch a young Scott Fitch blossom from team manager as a 5th grader, to an iconic player in the 80’s, and then to accepting the torch from his father to lead the Raiders into the 21st century!
This is our origin story. Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy!