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Montclair and Bloomfield High School Football Rivalry Continues as Teams Compete for Investors Bank Cup

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Montclair Mounties and Bloomfield Bengals football teams will battle on Thanksgiving Eve for the Investors Bank Cup. The Bengals are hosting the game at Foley Field and kickoff is at 6 PM Credits: Jeff Gaskin for Investors Bank
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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Montclair Mounties will play the Bloomfield Bengals as both high school football teams battle during the annual Investors Bank Cup game on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  

Scheduled to kick off at 6:00 p.m., the game is being played on Bloomfield High School’s Foley Field, located on John F. Kennedy Drive North in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  Players on each team want to take home the Investors Bank Cup, which goes to the game winner, along with “bragging rights” as the top local team.

Last year, Coach John Fiore’s Mounties brought the Investors Bank Cup back to Montclair High on Thanksgiving Day by defeating Bloomfield Coach Mike Carter’s Bengals 30-23. The competition between the Bengals and Mounties football teams began in 1922, when Bloomfield won the opening game with a 14-0 score. For the next 54 years, the teams met annually through 1976.

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The competition was renewed in 1992, and in 2011 the Bengals and Mounties began competing for the Investors Bank Cup during Thanksgiving weekend. The Mounties have won the Investors Bank Cup five times, and the Bengals placed the trophy in their display case following their victory in 2015. Overall, Montclair leads the rivalry with Bloomfield in games played on Thanksgiving, 55-24-1.

Fans can start entering the stadium when the gates to Foley Field open at 5:00 p.m. Tickets cost $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for senior citizens and students, Grades K-12.

This season, the Bengals earned a hard-fought 6-3 record, and players are eager to take back the Investors Bank Cup. Meanwhile, the Mounties are looking to achieve an undefeated record this season and heading into the game with an impressive 9-0 record. Each team will play a post-season playoff game before clashing on Thanksgiving Eve for the Investors Bank Cup.  At the game, Investors Bank’s branch teams from Bloomfield and Montclair will be giving away seat cushions, while the supply lasts.

Following the game, Investors Bank Montclair Branch Manager Alicia Robinson will present a $500 scholarship and commemorative football to the Mountie player who is named MVP of the game. The Bengals’ MVP will receive a scholarship and commemorative football from the Bloomfield Branch Manager Catherine Samarati.

Branch Managers Robinson and Samarati will present the Investors Bank Cup to the winning football team.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $24 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors

Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.

Investors Bank:  Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

Investors Bank’s website is www.myinvestorsbank.com, and Investors Bank can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

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