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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.
WOMEN FOOTBALL ARCHIVES
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.
BUTTON UP WE'RE GOING LIVE !
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
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
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
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
| FLORENCE TOWNSHIP VARSITY VS ROBBINSVILLE
| TEANECK VARSITY VS PARAMUS
2013 GAME COVERAGES IN THE CUE
In the days of old when warriors went out to engage invading armies every soldier knew how
important it was for them to stand united with their fellow warriors, to stand as one. Every
soldier knew that it was his responsibility to hold his part of the battle lines because any
weakness could be exploited by the opposition and cause his army to lose the battle.
In this regard, football is similar.
As exciting as any football game may be, quad scrimmages offer twice the action. They also
offer a great opportunity to gauge just how solid teams are before the season begins in
earnest. Last week in Vernon, New Jersey the Vikings hosted just such a quad scrimmage.
The marquee included West Milford, Passaic and Teaneck. The facility is nestled in the
hillside region of Sussex county. Long before you drive onto the spacious campus you
realize that you're coming into football country. It’s a perfect place to learn and play football.
The air is fresh and oxygen rich, thanks in part to the acres and acres of trees all around.
As the field generals marched the teams onto the field it became readily evident that the
Vikings had taken good advantage of their environment because they displayed solid
gridiron skills in every area. They'll have to "defend this house" during the season and they'll
be ready to do so when the time comes.
QUAD SCRIMMAGE AT VERNON NEW JERSEY
HACKENSACK FRESHMEN TAKE ON BERGEN CATHOLIC
As coaches maneuvered their young wards around the field we could see that the Passaic Indians were looking to make headway against Teaneck on the other side of the
field. The Indians don't have a strikingly large line which is why the one or two giants on the row stand out. Collectively the chiefs can move the ball, though they can
sometimes falter. But don't sleep on them because they've got a backfield and a swift quarterback all who can turn on the jets when they see daylight. Once they knock all the
kinks out they should prove to be a solid unit.
We’d covered west Milford in the past ( 2008 ) this scrimmage gave us a chance get a closer look at how they produce the hard-nosed teams which they do You could
sense the adrenalin surging through West Milford as they took the field . Truth be told, they appeared to get stronger as the day went on. Their defensive point men Pursue ,
then hit while their reinforcements follow close behind to mop up any un-oblitterated resistance. At the day's end The Highlanders had to be feeling good about their
The final turf defending Brigade was Teaneck's Highwaymen. The Highwaymen have put on a large pair of britches this season and so far they're showing that they haven't
gotten ahead of themselves. Swagger is not the phrase to describe these blue road warriors. Thus far, confidence and competence are the words which best fit. For the most
part Teaneck handily matched or exceeded the day's opponents and walked away more battle tested than they'd been prior to the skirmish. The one thing which might be of
concern for the North Jersey natives is that they're a little light on the bench should many reserves be needed.
Oftentimes soldiers learn that the only way around any obstacle is through it. In so many ways, these teams are about to have their mettle tested by what they’re about to go
through. Hopefully the pressures will unify them and cause them all to stand as one!
VERNON WEST MILFORD PASSAIC TEANECK
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.
Win,,,,.. Win...... Win !
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
Jr Highwaymen Defend Their House
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NEW YORK CITY
2012 TEANECK PEP RALLY
2012 NEW YORK CITY GIRLS
Giants stadium show down between various top New Jersey teams which took place before thousands of fans !!!
MORE NJ CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES !!!
We don’t know what has gotten into the Mounties of Montclair but in the last few years they’ve solidly locked in on a formula which has them
overflowing with enough talent to either be number one in their state section or be just short of being number one. Last season they won the title
and the year before they played in one of the most exciting games ever to happen in high school football at the old Giants Stadium against North
Playing In Beast Mode
Clearly Montclair has invested quite a bit into its football program and it’s paying off for them. Some might be surprised to hear that The Blue crew
historically has quite a few championship titles under its belt and the recent spate of wins might be a return to that former glory. The funny thing
about a winning sports program is that it tends to take on a momentum of its own. That momentum was running at a fever pitch as the Mounties
entered the championship game having won every game this season. Now don’t think that Ridgewood didn’t come to the big show pre-loaded with
a full set of pluses going in their favor. Simply put Ridgewood and football are synonymous. Any team which is playing them for the first time would
be foolish that the kids who come from this Mayberry-like town don’t play hard-nosed football, because they do. One of the positives which the
Maroons had going for them is senior quarterback Jamal Locke. This kid knows football, he’s quick on his feet and readily adapts to unfolding
problems rather quickly.
In spite of the fact that everything in this game’s forecast indicated that it should have been a rock-em-sock-em game………. It wasn’t. Like some
of the games which took place over the two day event at Met life, it was one sided in favor of Montclair in spite of every effort on the part of
Ridgewood. It was a day when Montclair could do no wrong and even one or two busted played actually worked out in their favor. It will be
interesting to see how the use this loss to spur themselves on next season. It will also be interesting to see if Montclair continues its blue streak
Game shots have been posted.
Sometimes people find themselves in the middle of a history making event and they know it!
You can bet that was the case last week In New York City where the NFL set up Super Bowl
Over 1.5 million people visited the 13 block stretch from 34th to 47th street of the world famous Broadway.
The football themed event which ran through the middle of Times Square was lined with everything from live
TV broadcasts to a very popular toboggan run. There were tons of interactive football attractions for football
fans of all ages. There were concerts, football tosses and even a chance to kick a goal. People literally
came from all over the country and even from other countries to be a part of the many pre-game events
which took place.
Hanging Out With The 12th Man
The whole reason for the event was the Super Bowl which was to take place right across the Hudson River
in Rutherford, New Jersey. Those fans showed up in droves to proudly proclaim their support for their
teams. We’ve never seen so much orange and green hair in the same place at the same time. But don’t
think that Super Bowl Boulevard was only visited by Bronco and Seahawk fans. This was a chance for
football fans of all teams to put on their respective team colors in order to strut their stuff and that’s exactly
what they did. Everyone was smiles as they took selfies and stopped to enjoy impromptu celebrations with
total strangers who just happened to be fellow fans. Opposing groups of fans even stopped now and then
for some good natured ribbing of rivals past and present. After a little cheering and shouting each group
would head off in search of the next mini-party which was often just a few feet away. We’ve never been to
Mardi Gras but this was probably the G –rated/ football version of it. So if you missed it, you missed a great
The Action Was In The Streets
Of course, more than a few fans put on face paint, colored hair and other unique costumes. Down at the
southern end of the football festival fans gathered around the ESPN broadcast booth to cheer for their
favorite teams while hoping to be seen in the telecast. More than a few real characters came out on the
boulevard to entertain the throngs of people. One of those characters was Peter Rabbitson. Peter is an
extremely realistic hand puppet who appears to be a real rabbit. His expressions are shockingly human and
his reactions always amaze the crowds which surround him. He’s so realistic that onlookers have the hardest
time trying to decide if he’s a real rabbit. As a real sports rabbit, Peter and his puppeteer handler make
appearances at professional baseball and basketball games in addition to football games.
As the sun began to set on Broadway on Saturday the Neon lights took on another appearance as wide
eyed tourists and native New Yorkers simply soaked it all in under the dazzling lights. Most folks transformed
themselves into paparazzi as they used smart phones to record themselves and their friends at the historic
event. Sure, Sunday evening would bring the festivities to an end but everybody who got a chance to visit
Super Bowl Boulevard knew that this was where all the hottest pre-game action to be had anywhere on the
Event Shots Have Been Posted
New Jersey Girls Playing Football