Thursday, November 24, 2011
Mounties improve to 11-0 with 51-7 victory, while Bengals finish with first winning season since 2008.
Under the Foley Field lights Wednesday night, the longstanding Thanksgiving rivalry between Bloomfield and Montclair received a post-game twist with the awarding of the first-ever Investor's Bank Cup after four quarters of battle between the neighboring opponents. As has been its tradition throughout the years, however, Montclair continued its mastery of Bloomfield, ringing up 28 first-quarter points en route to a 51-7 victory that earned the Mounties ownership of the Cup in their final tune-up for next Saturday's North 1, Group 4 title game against North Bergen at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Before both teams looked ahead afterward, though, Investor's Bank presented Most Valuable Player awards to seniors Donte' Bellamy of …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Bloomfield facing Montclair in Thanksgiving week classic
Monday, November 21, 2011
Investors Bank is spicing up the annual Thanksgiving football game that pits the Bloomfield High School Bengals (6-3) against the Montclair High School Mounties (9-0). After competing for the Investors Bank Cup, the winner will keep the trophy until the Bengals and the Montclair Mounties meet on the gridiron next year. For over 80 years, the Bengals and Mounties have faced each other in the Thanksgiving football classic that is now sponsored by Investors. This year, the game will kick off at Foley Field on Thanksgiving eve, Wednesday, November 23 at 6 p.m. Tickets, which are available at the field, cost $3 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Immediately after the game, Investors President and CEO Kevin Cummings and managers of …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The party before the Homecoming Football Game October 1st was almost as much fun as the game that followed.
A few feet from where Mayor Raymond McCarthy held court, his wife, Janet, chatted with a couple of friends. Across the tennis courts overlooking Foley Field, a group of semi-recent graduates of Bloomfield High School engaged in a spirited game of cornhole. After going without an honest-to-goodness Homecoming since 2009, in a township that values its football games at Foley Field like few others in New Jersey, the 200+ alumni gathered before Bloomfield's game against Millburn could not have been happier to eat, drink and mingle among different generations of graduates. “This is great,” McCarthy said. “The whole revitalization of Foley Field has given the community a new outlook on being a community.” Drew Darata, a 2005 BHS graduate, …