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Social Media Post that Led to Postponement of Game Contained Racist Language, Superintendent Eileen Shafer Demands Investigation

September 17, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – Social media posts that contained “inappropriate and taunting language” and, as announced on Monday, also included racial slurs directed at JFK High School players, has drawn a demand for an investigation by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) from Superintendent Eileen Shafer.

The post, which led to the postponement of the ...

Sportsmanship Prevails in Battle Between JFK Knights and Clifton Mustangs

CLIFTON, NJ- In an emotionally charged game postponed by a day due to inappropriate exchanges on social media between members of both teams, Paterson’s John F. Kennedy and Clifton High School battled in a nail biting, down to the wire contest on Saturday in Clifton.  

The epic confrontation was marked by a display of true sportsmanship by both squads.   Adding to the ...

JFK Knights Football Game Postponed After Social Media Posts Depict 'Inappropriate and Taunting Language'

PATERSON, NJ – A high school football game scheduled for Friday between the JFK Knights and the Clifton Mustangs has been postponed after players on both teams engaged in unbecoming social media conduct.

According to a statement by Paterson State District Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer on Friday a video showing JFK players and a written post by a Mustangs player included inappropriate ...

Paterson Legend Victor Cruz, NY Giants, Visit Eastside and JFK High School Footballers

PATERSON – Players with the Eastside High School and John F. Kennedy High School football teams got a surprise visit from several New York Giants, including Paterson’s own Super Bowl Champion Victor Cruz, as well as a generous donation from the New York Giant's Foundation, on Tuesday, September 4.

 After running a number of drills with the high school players, the visiting ...

Silk City Sharks 'Out Footballed' by New Jersey Hawkeyes

PATERSON, NJ- In a non-conference match, Paterson’s Silk City Sharks’ football squad fell short to the New Jersey Hawkeyes by a score of 36-12.  Despite taking a 12-0 lead over the visitors from Newark, the fish fell prey to several big plays in suffering their first loss of the season.  

From the opening coin toss, the contest featured much jawing back and forth between ...

JFK Knights Impress in Season Opening Win Over West Orange

In an impressive start for the 2018 season, Paterson’s John F. Kennedy High School football squad defeated West Orange by a score of 21-0.  

The whitewashing was all the more convincing, considering the visiting Mountaineers came into the contest after knocking off perennial powerhouse Montclair, last week.

“We read in one major newspaper that Montclair was ranked #18 in ...

JFK Football Knights Set to Improve on 2017 Season

PATERSON, NJ- The rays of the morning’s hot sun began to take their toll.  At a recent practice, members of Paterson’s John F. Kennedy High School varsity football team performed exercises in unison, ran wind sprints, performed blocking drills, and more.  Drops of perspiration glistened on every forehead. The preseason intensity matched both the past dedication of coaches ...

Eastside Ghosts Fall to Hackensack in Opener. Coach Tyrone Turner Says Team Has 'Room to Grow'

PATERSON, NJ- The Eastside High School Mighty Ghosts were called upon early to defend their home field versus the Hackensack High School Comets in their season opener on Friday.  

The game was punctuated with the sadness over the loss former Eastside High School and Hackensack High School coach Darrell Smith who passed away days before the game. With both teams showing their respects for ...

With Friday Season Opener Eastside Ghosts Looking Forward to Successful Season on the Gridiron

PATERSON, NJ- Paterson’s Mighty Ghosts of Eastside High School will open up their season defending their home field against the Hackensack Comets on Friday. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. at Bauerle Field.

Ghosts head coach Tyrone Turner told TAPinto Paterson that he believes his team, following a 4-6 campaign last year, is capable of great things in this new season, and there’s no doubt ...

For Players Mission of 'One Paterson' Extends to High School Football

PATERSON, NJ- The JFK Knights and the Eastside Ghosts met for the first time in this football preseason on Thursday, but it wasn’t yardage, touchdowns, or field goals they competed over. Instead, in a packed Masonic Temple, joined by family, friends, community leaders, and supporters, players from teams competed for plates of pasta and salad donated and prepared by Integrity Lodge No.


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