FAIRFIELD, NJ - As the weather cooled down, football season heated up on Friday night as the Fairfield Falcons football teams kicked off the 2018 season with its annual Pep Rally. 

The night was bittersweet for the 8th grade Falcons as they burst through their team banner for the last time. It was an emotional night for the parents and families of the 8th graders as they watched the players participate in their last Falcons Pep Rally.

Fairfield Falcon Booster moms Gina Chirico, Denise Maglione and Mina Ferrovecchio all have 8th graders leaving the Falcons Nest this year. They wished their sons and all the Falcons Football teams a great season.

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The Fairfield Falcons Pep Rally was filled with songs from all different genres of music from STYXX, ACDC, Techno and White Stripes. Each team was announced to their music as they excitedly ran onto the field.

When each of the players' names were called, they broke out into various Fortnite dances such as the Hootenanny, the Floss and the Shoot Dance (a.k.a. the Hype). 

Each of the Falcons Cheerleader Squads also performed, wowing the fans with their dances and cheers. They entertained the crowd with routines to songs like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and current Top 40 hits.

The Fairfield Falcons Boosters thanked the many coaches, families and sponsors that rallied around the teams and announced that Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shop is giving 10 percent of all proceeds to the Boosters every Friday through Sunday until Sept. 23. 

8th Grade Players this year include:

Matthew Schauer #3

Peter Schauer #8

Angelo Ferrovecchio #12

Vincent Raniero #13

Frank Giaquinto #14

Gianni Gencarelli #15

Luke Struss #23

Raffaele Contuzzi #27

Jack Celentano #36

Michael Maglione #42

Christian Farro #43

Anthony Petrullo #71

Gerard Chirico #56

Luciano Polifonte #75

Anthony Scarpa #86

The Fairfield Falcons Sponsors are as follows:

360 Fitness Performance Sports

Angeloni's

Anthony Robert Salon

Cali Carting

Chelsea Market Basket

Dinardo Family

Domnant Construction

Four J's Bagels

Franklin Steakhouse of Fairfield

Gencarelli's Bakery

Gencarelli's Pizzeria and Restaurant

Hollywood Restaurant and Pizzeria

Jimmy Hemp Productions

Jules Fine Jewelry

Lynnes Auto Group

Manhattan Bagel

Mecca Integrated Medical Center

Med-Care of Fairfield

Modell's Sporting Goods

Pio Costa Enterprise 

QuickChek

Russo Family Chiropractic