Chatham Football Practices Under the Lights at Cougar

Chatham QB Alex Sands with red gloves gifted to the team from the New York Giants Credits: TAP Chatham
The portable lights are up at Cougar Field for a week of practice for the state final Credits: TAP Chatham
Alex Sands, with his new red gloves, along with Ryan Barnett, Nick Zack and Robbie Moskowitz at practice on Monday Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - The temporary lights, usually reserved for Cougar Weekend, are back at Cougar Field so that the Chatham football team can prepare for its state championship game on Friday night.

The Cougars will meet top-seeded and undefeated Cranford (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at Kean University in Union to decide the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 title.

According to Don Almgren of Chatham Borough's 1984 Group 1 state championship football team, the team practiced by the light of the classrooms at the high school, now the middle school, in preparation for the '84 state final against New Providence, which Chatham won, 20-14. 

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On Monday, Chatham quarterback Alex Sands tried on a pair of new red gloves, courtesy of the New York Giants. Brian Brady also wore a pair of the "Giants" gloves and tested them out with some one-handed catches in the pre-practice warmup (see video below).

Alex Sands and Brian Brady try out their new gloves, courtesy of the New York Giants

Alex Sands throws to Chris Bredahl during practice on Monday



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