ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle-Roselle Park teams once again came together for the annual Thanksgiving Day football game. It was the first game since the 2017 - 100 Year Game.
Last year the Roselle Park Panthers team did not have a season and in Roselle, the new football field was under construction. What a difference a year can make. Rosell's Abraham Clark H.S. Rams hosted this year's game at their new Ralph Arminio Field, and there was more than just football happening.
Let’s start with the game itself. The Panthers started off with the first score of the game, but the Rams came right back with a touchdown and pretty much controlled the game. Both teams fought hard and played a great game, but in the end, the Rams took the win over the Panthers by a score of 50-36. The last time the two teams met was in that 2017 game, and it was Roselle Park who had won with a score of 7-6.
End of Game Video Can be Viewed Below, courtesy of Denise Wilkerson.
Now for the half time show. The A.C.H.S. Marching Band has also grown in one year and put on a great performance to the delight of the cheering crowd. As the performance ended, they had one more surprise. For the first time in history, the Roselle Park Marching Band joined the A.C.H.S. Marching Band on the field for a special group performance of Kanye West's "All of the Lights” that brought those that were not already standing, to their feet.
Video of the Halftime show and the special performance be viewed below.
And yet, there was more! A special presentation was made as this game which was the 30th Anniversary for the Rams team who had won the 1989 State Championships. Some of the members of that team were on hand for that presentation by Roselle Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Baker and A.C.H.S. Principal Rashon Mickens.
The video of that presentation can be viewed below.
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