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2011 NYC Championship At Yankee Stadium
The Elizabeth Packers hosted several match ups against Paterson’s Bulldogs just a stones throw from Port Elizabeth.
While Cargo ships, tugs and tankers can be seen cruising in the background of every play, that wasn't’t the only freight being tossed around on
this gorgeous sunny day. While the Bulldogs show the definite promise of teams who’ll be solid by season’s end, the packers bring a full load of
opposition on every play, on all levels! We covered the Unlimited, pee wee and Jr midget games and there was plenty of solid action to be seen
Both organizations had kids who had great ball skills with excellent responses to any unscripted action that came their way.
North Jersey Pop Warner On A Roll !
New York City Girls Play Historic Game
While New jersey High school teams are just getting their season off to a start, their pee wee counterparts have already been at it for a week or
two. Our recent visit to Elizabeth New Jersey proves that the Pop Warner players are already playing in high gear.
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FLASHBACK: EAST COAST VS WEST
BURN BABY BURN !!!
This was one of those games where the backstory was every bit as exciting as
the game itself. Feeling the effects of a rugged season the Burn were running
low on manpower and being able to field a team was becoming questionable at
one point. But these gals do whatever they can to play this game, one which
No, we’re not encouraging pyromania, were simply introducing the Baltimore
Burn. While Baltimore may be famous for the Orioles and the Ravens there’s
another notch they can put on their belts, a tough women’s football team.
The Burn traveled up to play The New York Sharks last week in what was the
last regular season game for both teams. The Sharks, showed up decked out
with pink uniform accents in support of breast cancer awareness.
There were also a good number of alumni Sharks who popped in to visit and
give their support to the current crop of Shark players.
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Ladies Of The Gridiron : CLASSIC BATTLES IN WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
Some of their retired players came out of retirement to fill the roster and played on little to no practice at all. Reactivated players blended with current players
and played a game which was all heart from beginning to end on both sides of the ball. They’ve certainly got a mindset which epitomizes the sport.
In the ever growing sport of women’s football the ladies understand how important it is to do things for the growth of the sport as a whole. So the Sharks really
appreciated the effort of the Burn to play the game. There were kudos all around as the Sharks showed their appreciation to the growing Burn who actually
come from one of Americas football factories.
The off season will bring continued building to the Burn and they’ll get plenty of support from the Shark players and staff.
Game Shots Have been posted
TEANECK Jr HIGHWAYMEN BACK IN TOWN WITH A NEW ATTITUDE
Two -A- Days
One of the things that stands out is their hard-headed defense that appears fast, flexible and fluid. Like hungry dogs chasing one bone, the whole defense
gets hungry for a piece of any ball carrier and they don't stop until they hear a whistle or get a piece of the quarry.
Of course, this year’s crew isn't fully battle tested, so only time will tell.
Practice shots have been posted.
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Initially, when you roll up to the Hackensack comets field you may have some difficulty
differentiating freshmen players from varsity. That just goes to show how big the
incoming freshmen are this season.
Last year's varsity team did pretty good for itself but didn't manage a championship slot
for the state sectionals. This season, the team is dealing with the mass exodus of
seniors, so for them it's a rebuilding year.
On this particular day the varsity crew was cross border in New York tending to other
combatants at a tournament. The freshmen squad was left home to defend the castle
against live fire fromthe Crusaders of Bergen Catholic and they didn't look bad in doing
so at all.
The first year of high school football can be a bit of a culture shock for some
youngsters, especially if it's the first time they're ever playing football.
All in all the Comets looked solid as one or two recent grads graced the sidelines along with the coaches to lend a hand with the tenderfoot gridders. It's
clear that if these young Comets keep progressing they may prove to be as lethal as last year's team.
As for the Crusaders, they performed at the level which folks have come to expect from B/C. We didn't observe overly large size on the lines but the kids
who manned the interior borders were certainly solid and more than capable of opening and closing holes as needed. As a team, this years freshmen are
smart, energetic, fast and very talented. No doubt, they’ve got the potential to live up to the crusader legacy.
Game shots have been posted.
During the lazy days of summer there can be no mistaking the cloud of
dust or the clapping sound of pads that rises from football fields on those
early August mornings. Thundering cleats chew through the low cut grass
long before the dew has a chance to burn off in the hot a.m. sun.
With the official start of the season just a few weeks away, teams are
working full time to strap on as many extra layers of toughness as
Part of that preparation includes two- a- days and the Teaneck
Highwaymen were knee deep into their August drills when we passed
through recently. The highwaymen have the kind of storied history that
produced the NFL’S Tamba Hali and Lance Ball. Like other teams in the
league, they've certainly had their moments when they were among the
front runners in northern New Jersey.
From the looks of things, this Year’s varsity squad should be able to find a
top spot on the pages of the Highwaymen's history books. Though they're
a little young, they seem ready to tussle with all comers but time will tell for
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2013 NEW JERSEY POP WARNER
Bergenfield Freshmen: Don't Sleep On These Bears
No one in Bergen County could miss the great fall weather that Saturday
morning brought to the region, great football weather indeed.
Pulling up to Bergenfield High School the enthusiasm of the crowd almost
literally spills over the top of the stadium walls and onto the street below.
Parents, family and friends are gathered in the sunny cool morning air to
cheer the Freshmen Bears on to victory against Pascack Valley. In fact the
excitement isn’t emanating only from the Bear’s sideline, plenty of sound can
be heard cross field from the Pascack crowd as well.
The Bears freshmen corps is a small but compact unit. They’ve got some size
and at least a few athletes with the wheels needed to skirt quickly around the
corner on defenders. Their defense certainly has moments of quickness and
stubborn stinginess. They’re certainly in the process of “gelling” as a team
and should prove to be formidable once that process is complete.
Unfortunately for them, they were playing a team who is farther along in that
gelling process. Over the years, whenever we’ve covered them, Pascack
Valley, has proven to be a beast.
On this particular day, the freshmen corps showed themselves to be following in that same tradition. In fact, this group of freshmen may, in time, amplify the school’s
gridiron presence since they’re pulling talent from a wider geographic area. The School merger allows teens from different towns to play as one solid unit and the
adjustment certainly appears seamless to the outside onlooker. Kudos to the coaches who make it all work.
Look for both teams to continue to grow to their full potential. It should certainly continue to be exciting to watch.
Game shots have been posted
2013 Jr Highwaymen Defend Their
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2012 TEANECK PEP RALLY
2012 NEW YORK CITY GIRLS
New Jersey Girls Playing Football
No football season really starts out right unless there’s a
pep rally to celebrate the upcoming season. If you don’t
believe that then you can just ask the Highwaymen of
Teaneck. Win lose or draw the Highwaymen football team
gets plenty of support from the marching band, twirlers
Now, you won’t just hear cheering from these fellow
students on game day, they , their support starts long
before that. The fact is that the Highwaymen have been
holding two in season pep rallies for years. The first one
takes place in early fall at the very start of the fall sports
season. The second pep rally is combined with a bon-fire
and comes at the end of the season. The second Pep
rally comes at the end of spirit-week which is celebrated
by the entire student body. This second pep rally comes
the day before the football team plays the Annual football
game against cross-town rival, Hackensack.
This is a game which has been played against The
Comets for over 80 years! This is also the pep rally where
Alumni from all years show up to support the current
Highwaymen and there certainly is no shortage of
enthusiasm as they kick things into high gear in
preparation for the next day’s game.
Other Past Teaneck Pep Rallies !!!
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One of those schools which has always amazed us is
Teaneck’s Highwaymen. They’ve almost always had a
ton of talent and have in some years surprised many
an opponent with what they could do. Back in 2006
their defense played cat and mouse with solid
league contenders for more than half of the season
and they even beat the green Knights of Montvale,
something which turned quite a few heads.
Paramus has also had some solid years where they
also beat everything which came their way. But like
the Highwaymen they had some years where things
just didn’t work out. During the 2013 pre-season we
could see that there were some things about both
teams which indicated solid potential. In addition to
everything they’d both had in their arsenals in terms
of talent, they both displayed a gruff disposition
against all foes.
Two Engines That Could- Teaneck Vs Paramus
During this matchup the crowds didn’t warm the benches too much because they spent most of their time standing on their feet. There were
plenty of exciting plays as each team fought for the win. In the end, the Spartans boarded the bus with a win and the Highwaymen looked forward
to the following week’s game. Interestingly enough, the Spartan doggedness took them all the way to Giants Stadium to play against Pascack
As for the Highwaymen, they may have a championship in them yet. They certainly know how to gather the right ingredients now they’ve just got
to mix em together so as to get the right outcome.
Game Shots have been posted
Flashback to 2012 in New York
City's Yankee Stadium: The
Dutchmen of Erasmus hall have
been knocking on the doors of the
championship for some years now.
During those forays to the throne
they'd been thwarted by a number
of factors but 2012 was a year
they were not to be denied. Take a
look back with us we cover the
game with all of it's emotions.
And if you really look close
enough you'll really see the
story is seen in the eyes !
In the summer’s sweltering heat, It didn’t matter how big the obstacle was in front of either team, they showed up mentally play after play and their
tenacity was noteworthy. So it was certainly going to be interesting to see how these two would face off against each other.
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2014 GIRLS FOOTBALL: POST SEASON PLAY
After a spring full of solid pigskin amongst the girls of
the PSAL four teams found themselves standing just
one win from a chance to play in the championship
Each of the four teams arrived at their final playoff
game with their own back stories and a full season's
worth of excitement
Both semifinal games were played at Brooklyn's
spacious Aviator facility.
In the first game which was played at Aviator field in
Brooklyn, James Madison Lady knights jousted
against the pirates of Tottenville . For spectators who
are looking for any correlation between the boys
squads and the girls flag team, they may not have to
look too far. Madison's boy team has certainly had its
days of dominance and recently won a boys bowl title
as recently as 2011.
The lady knights were tough enough to make it this
far in the season and were initially holding their own
against the Tottenville team but their defenses didn't
last too long against the purple Pirate-ettes who
simply opened up an unrelenting attack on the
Brooklyn based knights.
By games end the Staten Island natives dominated the Madison squad 33 to 6. Another interesting factoid is
seen in that the Pirates boys football team has won more than a few city titles and has certainly been at the
front of the class inside of the Big Apple’s championship division performers more often than not. Coach Jim
Munson could be seen in the side lines at this game lending support to the Lady Pirates, who, won a trip to
the Championship game in search of a nifty two-peat!
The second battle was exactly that... a battle.
Dominant and talented Ft Hamilton waged war on a tenacious Dolphin crew from Leon Goldstein.
Here again, The Ft Hamilton gals were representing a school whose boys team is also a power to be
reckoned with within the confines of the city. Skilled and precise are some pretty good adjectives to describe
the Ft Hamilton team as they methodically attacked the dolphins.
But this seaworthy crew of weren’t willing to roll belly up to the Brooklyn powerhouse. The gals from Leon
Goldstein are a tough little crew and returned volley for volley. If you want to talk about a team who believes
that they could win, you can’t do better than the Goldstein squad.
Of course, Ft Hamilton was undaunted by the efforts of the Goldstein girls. Like all championship caliber
teams, Ft Hamilton simply turned up the heat and found that next level of performance. Unfortunately for the
lady Tigers Goldstein struck a severe blow by scoring deep in the game and kept the Ft Hamilton squad from
scoring again. The game ended with The Dolphins on top 13-6
Game shots have been posted
Next Up: THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Some football games invoke every popular expression known to man, especially when they're exciting.
Teams shout, "I believe.... I believe" over and over again and they play like it. Every great play by either opponent is matched by the other side
as the pressure to perform builds.
That describes the back story when Goldstein and Tottenville met at Brooklyn's Avaitor field to do battle in the PSAL's Flag Football
There were no pre game jitters for either squad since both teams hit the ground running. There were no nervous bobbles or miscues, only
focused performance. While Tottenville drew first blood, Goldstein remained calm and simply answered with a score of its own. In fact a good
portion of the first half involved point for point scoring by both teams.
One solid standout in the game was the Tottenville defense who was effective all day long but the dolphin defense was not too bad either.
In the final Minutes of the game Tottenville pulled decisively ahead of the dolphins, which up until that time was a close18-20.
In their final scoring drive the Lady Pirates took over possession of the pigskin on their own 10 yard line and marched it down field to pay dirt. T
Tottenville two-peat battle for the crown.... Game shots have been posted
NEW YORK CITY GIRLS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP