PERTH AMBOY, NJ – Saint Joseph High School won its 40th consecutive GMAC championship at Raritan Bay Area YMCA by defeating longtime rivals East Brunswick, J.P. Stevens and Metuchen.
- Saint Joseph (Metuchen) 614.50
- East Brunswick 563
- J.P. Stevens 417
- Metuchen 277.50
- North Brunswick 220
Michael Botting won the 200 IM with a time of 1:57.02 and the 100 Backstroke with a time of 53.96. Botting also combined with Sean Carlucci, Michael D'Esposito, and Trent Tighelaar to win the 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:31.16.
When the Falcons began this incredible run:
- Jimmy Carter was in office.
- ESPN was preparing to launch on September 7.
- Pope John Paul II visited his native Poland, becoming the first pope to visit a Communist country
- Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin signed the historic peace treaty between Egypt and Israel
- Snowboards and the Sony Walkman were introduced
- The top movies were Alien, The Amityville Horror, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Deer Hunter, and Kramer vs. Kramer
- Hit songs included the Bee Gees' Love You Inside Out, Rod Stewart's Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Blondie's Heart of Glass, and Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, and Pink Floyd release the multi award-winning concept album The Wall.
- M*A*S*H, Happy Days, Little House on the Prairie, The Love Boat, and Dallas ruled TV.