ORANGE, NJ - The flames on the Labor Day cookout grills have faded and the school bells have rung to signal the first day of school.   For a certain group of students, their coaches, parents and the Orange community, that means that the 2014 football season for the City of Orange Township Department of Recreation Youth Football Program is ready to begin.  Team rosters have been finalized and preseason practice is complete. The first home game kickoff is scheduled for September 21, 2014.  

The Orange Recreation football program fields four teams for scholar athletes of various age levels. The varsity level team is called the Tornados; the students playing are between the ages 12 and 14 years old. The Head Coach is Jameel Drummond and his assistants are Deshon Parks, Randy Hawkins, Kendell Abrams and Spencer Drice. The Tornados are your defending Twin Valley Conference and National Prep and Youth Football Association Mid -Atlantic States Champions.  

The Junior Varsity team is the Cyclones. The team consists of students lighter in weight class in the same 12 to 14 age range. The coaching staff is headed by June Pierre with assistants Akie May, Rodney Lingham, Dwayne Clements.

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The Pee Wee level team is the Hurricanes. The consists of students ages 9 to 11 years of age, The coaching staff is headed by Head Andre "Dre" Goodman, and Coach Chuck Jackson.

For our youngsters between the ages 7 and 8 there is the Storm team lead by Coach Rodney Lingham, and Deshon Parks,

Finally, the Recreation Department also sponsors a Travel Cheerleading squad coached by Shirley Demaris.

The teams compete in the Twin Valley Conference against Montclair, West Orange, Paterson, Jersey City, East Orange and Bellville, and play most of their games on Sunday mornings. Parents and volunteers pitch in to support the teams and are in regular attendance at the games.

Orange Recreation 2014 Football Schedule*

Week 1          Sunday          September 14th, 2014

ORANGE @ BELLEVILLE                     

Week 2          Sunday          September 21st , 2014

CLIFTON @ BELL STADIUM

Week 3          Saturday       September 27st, 2014

ORANGE @ EAST ORANGE.

Week 4          Sunday          October 5th , 2014

MONTCLAIR @ BELL STADIUM

Week 5          Sunday          October 12th, 2014

BYE

Week 6          Sunday          October 19th , 2014

ORANGE @ PATERSON

Week 7          Sunday          October 26th , 2014

ORANGE @ CLIFTON  

Week 8          Sunday          November 2st , 2014

WEST ORANGE @ BELL STADIUM

Week 9          Sunday          November 9st , 2014

JERSEY CITY @ BELL STADIUM        

 *APPROXIMATE TIME GAMES WILL BE PLAYED

JPW= Junior Pee Wee       Storms                                 10:30A

PW  = Pee Wee                    Hurricanes                         12:00N

JV    = Junior Varsity          Cyclones                               1:30P

Var  =Varsity                       Tornadoes                            3:00P

If a team makes the playoffs, Twin Valley Football Commissioner would advise of the site and venue.