Jr Lions Football - Meet & Greet

If you value faith based principles, are committed to the highest in academic standards and thrive on competition, then it is time to come find out more about Pope John Middle School and our Jr Lions Football Program.

and Robert Zambardi, our Jr Lions Program Director

about our Jr Lions Football Program (K-8)


To attend and receive meeting details,

please RSVP to Shelley at admin@popejohnlions.org


While our Jr Lions Youth Program is paving the way for future Lions, our Pope John High School Lions are proud to have 21 of 24 current seniors playing at the college level next year, with 14 of them competing at the NCAA Division I or Division II level. This year's senior class also earned over $2 million in Athletic and Merit Scholarships. #NextLevelPride [READ MORE]

Contact Information
  1. Shelley Zambardi
  2. admin@popejohnlions.org
Sat, April 14
9:00 am — 11:00 am
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If you value faith based principles, are committed to the highest in academic standards and thrive on competition, then it is time to come find out more about Pope John Middle School and our Jr Lions Football Program.

and Robert Zambardi, our Jr Lions Program Director

about our Jr Lions Football ...

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SPARTA, NJ – No injuries were reported following an accident in the parking lot of the Liquor Factory.  On September 14 around 9 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Brian Porter went to the scene to find Sparta resident Margaret Laureys, 53, struck a GMC Envoy with her black Toyota Corolla, according to police.

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Sparta Police: Reported Erratic Driving Gets Sparta Man DWI

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Jennifer Hamilton Candidate for Sparta Board of Education

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Sparta Township Council Candidate Dan Chiariello

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Sparta Township Council Candidate Dave Smith

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Board of Education Candidate Kate Matteson

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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

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Historic Sparta Estate For Sale: Chaumont Proffers a Famous Past

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Find a North Jersey 9/11 Memorial Event Near You

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A ...

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