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Mounties beat Bloomfield (again) and reclaim Investors Cup - Media recap

Montclair Mounties Rally to Defeat Bloomfield 30-23 And Reclaim Investors Cup at Thanksgiving Game

BY   - Baristanet

After calling timeout with 7:55 remaining in Montclair High School’s annual Thanksgiving Day football game against Bloomfield, defensive coordinator Jamie Bittner had a message for his beleaguered defenders, who were on their heels against a strong Bengal run game.

“I told our guys that we’re going to make an adjustment, move some people around to help us out,” Bittner said. “But I told them that ultimately, I don’t have any magic formula. It was all about them. They needed to be more physical, they needed to make a play.”

The very next snap after Bittner’s message, the Mountie defense did just that, as senior linebacker John Lewis stripped Bloomfield running back Zavion Stevens and sophomore Willie Matthews recovered.

You can read the rest of the piece here.

Montclair's Webb has 3rd straight 200-yard game in Thanksgiving win over Bloomfield

By Evan Slavit | For NJ Advance Media ​​​​​​​

MONTCLAIR -- Bloomfield led by 10 points entering the fourth quarter, and it was looking for its first back-to-back wins in the Thanksgiving rivalry game against Montclair in recent memory.

Daniel Webb put that dream to bed.

The junior running back rushed for over 100 yards in the final frame alone to lead Montclair to a 17-point fourth quarter in a 30-23 win over Bloomfield on Thursday morning in front of 600.

Montclair leads the all-time series, 64-25-1.

You can read the rest here.

Come send out Seniors off at the Turkey Bowl!

Today marks the final game of the 2016 Varsity season, as the Mounties take on Bloomfield in the Annual Turkey Bowl.

Our senior football players and parents will be acknowledged before the game so come out and thank them for a great season of football!

Montclair Mounties fall to Ridgewood - Media Roundup

Ridgewood scores 24 unanswered fourth quarter points to defeat Montclair, 31-20, in N1, G5 semis

By Matt Bove | For NJ Advance Media 

RIDGEWOOD -- Top-seeded Ridgewood, No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, saw its undefeated season flash before its eyes down by 13 points in the fourth quarter, but rallied with 24 unanswered points to come back and beat fifth-seeded Montclair, 31-20, in the NJSIAA/Sports Institute.com North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 semifinals at Ridgewood.

Ridgewood will take on third-seeded Passaic Tech in the sectional final on the weekend of Dec. 2-4. Passaic Tech beat Ridgewood in last year's final, 27-0.

"It's all in the details," said senior Drew Granski. "We had too many penalties last year and shot ourselves in the foot. We have to maintain focus. It's a game that means so much to the team, coaches and community."

It was a 20-7 fourth quarter deficit for Ridgewood before a 54-yard reception on a wheel route by Granski from quarterback Jack Barclay made it a 20-14 game. 

You can read the rest here.

Ridgewood Football Beats Montclair, Advances To State Group Final

By Daniel Hubbard

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Ridgewood scored 24 straight points in the fourth quarter to defeat Montclair Friday night in the North 1, Group 5 semi-final game.

The win keeps the Maroons' perfect season alive at 11-0 and advances them to the state group final.

Zach Feagles, the son of New York Giants punter and Super Bowl champion Jeff Feagles, scored a touchdown from five yards out late in the fourth quarter to help seal the win for the Maroons.

Three Minnesota properties owned by the late, great purple one hit the market last week, and a fourth is expected soon.

Ridgewood was 9-3 last year.

Online Live Stream of tonight's Montclair-Ridgewood game!

Can't make the game between the undefeated Ridgewood Raiders and the Montclair Mounties?

That's OK (well, we'll miss you, but it happens) - we have you covered.

Just click on this link to News 12 Varsity and you can stream the whole game.

Click the link and join us as we cheer the Mounties to victory!

Montclair Mounties best Bloomfield in Playoff Round 1 - Media Roundup

Football: Bloomfield Falls to Montclair in Playoff Opener, 40-14

By JIM HAGUE

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  – When the Montclair football team lost two straight games a few weeks ago, some people thought it might be a cause for concern.

 

However, one of those who did not worry was head coach John Fiore.

“We never looked at it that it was a problem,” Fiore said after the Mounties lost consecutive games to West Orange and Seton Hall Prep, dropping the Mounties from the rankings of the elite teams in New Jersey. “We knew that we had to just get on a winning streak and it started with Columbia.”

You can read the rest of the piece here...

 

Montclair (40) at Bloomfield (14), NJSIAA Tournament, First Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 - Football

Tarrin Earle and Daniel Webb scored three touchdowns apiece to lead fifth-seeded Montclair to a 40-14 victory over fourth-seeded Bloomfield in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 playoffs in Bloomfield.

Montclair advanced to next week's playoffs to play at top-seeded and No. 15-ranked Ridgewood, which opened with a 57-14 victory over eighth-ranked West Orange.

Webb had scoring runs of 60, 1, and 12 yards. Earle had scoring runs of 11 and 13 yards and added an 8-yard TD reception from Colin Callahan in the second quarter for Montclair.

You can read the rest of the piece here....

 

Join the Mounties as they take on Ridgewood, in round two on their journey to try and recapture the Championship!!!

IMPORTANT PRACTICE CHANGE

 

Please note that the practice schedule for today has been changed.  

Please pick up the players at the field house at 7:15 p.m.

A note to parents

Mountie Football Parents,

 

Thank you to everyone that participated in the preparation activities for the Mounties win over the Bloomfield Bengals last Friday.  

 

This is an important play-off game!!!!!  Please come out and support the Montclair Mounties as they take on the Ridgewood Maroons on Friday, November 18 at 7:00PM!!  

 

The game will take place at Ridgewood HS,  627 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, New Jersey.

 

Important Reminders

 

A.     Salvation Army Food Pantry Donations:

MHS Touchdown Football Drive!

Starting November 1st - 18th 

Please support our food drive by donating non-perishable items. Boxes will are located in the main building, annex and field house.

 

B.      Blue-Out Shirts:  Don’t forget to take advantage of the 15% discount on meals if you bring your blue-out shirt to the office restaurant.  The discount is good for dine-in or take-out orders (excluding alcohol).  This discount offer will expire at the end of the season!!

            

D.       Football Equipment: Coach Fiore is asking any athletes with practice pants or girdle pads at home to return those items to the field house ASAP! 

 

Go Mounties!!!!!!!!

Practice Schedule for upcoming week

Congratulations to our guys for a big win against Columbia on Friday.

As we get ready for the first playoff game, the practice schedule this week is at follows:

UPDATE: WEDNESDAY PRACTICE IS AT Verona High School

Monday and Wednesday 

Bus leaves for Verone HS at 3:15 - full pads

Monday - Offensive day - Offense in White - Scout in Blue

Wednesday - Split 

Tuesday and Thursday 

8:00am at the field house - No excuses

Friday Game

Arrive at field house at 1:30

Offensive players bring scouting reports back Monday

Montclair Varsity edged by Seton Hall Prep - Media Roundup

Football: Montclair High edged by late Seton Hall TD

BY KEVIN MEACHAM OF THE MONTCLAIR TIMES

The Montclair High School football team doesn't give up many explosive plays on defense, certainly not relative to its high-powered offense. But the Mounties have struggled at times this season when it comes to the crucial little moments in a tight football game – allowing a third-down conversion here, committing an untimely penalty there – with costly results.

Read the rest at the Montclair Times, here.

Montclair (24) at Seton Hall Prep (31) - Football

From the Star-Ledger

Aidan Gilan went 11-for-14 for 136 yards with two touchdowns and one interception to lead Seton Hall Prep to a 31-24 victory over Montclair in West Orange.

Seton Hall Prep freshman quarterback Matt Colantuono scored on a quarterback sneak from one yard out with 2:54 left in the fourth quarter to break a 24-24 tie. Earlier in the quarter, Daniel Webb scored his second touchdown of the game for Seton Hall Prep on a 43-yard run to tie the score at 24-24. Seton Hall Prep had taken a 24-17 lead on the last play of the third quarter when sophomore quarterback Gilman hit Paul Theobald on a 72-yard scoring pass.

You can read the rest here.

Montclair Varsity stomps Morristown, 47-6 - Media Round up

Sorry for the delay with this week's media links - it's been a busy week.

Last Saturday, the Montclair Mounties headed to Morristown and spoiled the Colonial's Homecoming celebration behind five Danny Webb touchdowns and a 47-6 score.

Here is what the media had to say about it and you can find the statistics at MaxPreps.

Webb propels Montclair past Morristown
- Jon Lesnik, Daily Record

MORRISTOWN -  At halftime of Saturday's high school football game between Montclair and Morristown, Olympic triple jumper Christina Epps was honored and given a key to the town.

As for the Colonials, the 2016 season has been an elusive search for the keys to success. Morristown was routed 47-6 by Montclair on Saturday.

“Montclair is a great program, and they are where we want to be and where we are trying to get back to,” Colonials coach John Power said. “We are definitely a work in progress, and all we can do is go back to work on Monday and try to get back to where this program was.”

You can read the rest here.

Morristown Football Falls to Montclair; 47 - 6 During Homecoming Game

By WILL HARRIGAN

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown football team won’t want to hear Daniel Webb’s name called over the PA address for a while.

Webb, a highly-regarded junior running back for Montclair, scored five touchdowns in three different ways to single-handedly wreck Morristown’s homecoming, as the Mounties rolled to a 47-6 victory over the Colonials on Saturday afternoon.

The loss drops to Morristown to 1-5 on the season, and formally eliminated the Colonials from postseason contention for a fifth straight season.

You can read the rest here.

Montclair rolls past Morristown behind Webb's 5 TDs

BY KEVIN MEACHAM OF THE MONTCLAIR TIMES

MORRISTOWN — Daniel Webb was jogging off the field and towards the sideline after scoring yet another touchdown, this time on a punt return.

As he approached the bench, one of his teammates yelled at him in a jokingly exasperated manner.

Montclair High assistant coach Bob Ferrara signals touchdown for Mountie junior Daniel Webb (1), who is 30 yards away from finishing off his 45-yard punt return touchdown in Montclair's 47-6 win over Morristown Saturday.

PHOTO BY WIL YOUNG Senior receiver Robert Nicholas (5) makes a leaping grab in the end zone for a second quarter MHS touchdown.

"C'mon, man! I only play offense! I want to play!"

The Montclair High School football team will need to be a bit more well-rounded when it faces two of its toughest regular-season opponents back-to-back the next two weekends.

Montclair High assistant coach Bob Ferrara signals touchdown for Mountie junior Daniel Webb (1), who is 30 yards away from finishing off his 45-yard punt return touchdown in Montclair's 47-6 win over Morristown Saturday.

PHOTO BY WIL YOUNG Junior cornerback DJ Williams (9) bats away a pass during Saturday's win at Morristown.

But for Saturday's game at overmatched Morristown, the Mounties could sit back and enjoy the show put on by their spectacular junior standout.

You can read the rest here.

Montclair beats East Orange: 55-10 - Media round up

Last Saturday, the Mounties rebounded from their loss to Union City with a 55-10 dismantling of the East Orange Jaguars. 

Here is some of the reaction from around the internet.

Montclair HS Football Overpowers East Orange, 55-10

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Campus High Panthers Football team was soundly defeated on Saturday by the Montclair Mounties.

Junior running back Daniel Webb took the game’s opening kickoff down the field to the tune of a 90-yard touchdown, helping the Mounties get the upper hand in what became a 55-10 win over East Orange at Woodman Field.

“It couldn’t have started any better for us,” Montclair head coach John Fiore said about Webb’s touchdown run. “Someone had the right mind to kick the ball to Daniel and he was off.”

Read the rest of Jim Hague's story at Tapinto.net

Led by Webb, Montclair explodes on offense to take down East Orange

MONTCLAIR- All it took was 13 seconds on Saturday for Montclair to jump out ahead ofEast Orange.

That’s because junior star Daniel Webb caught the game’s opening kickoff at the Montclair 10 yard line, and then flew down the field 90 yards for a touchdown. It was one of five TDs for Webb in the Mounties convincing 55-10 victory over the Jaguars.

Following his opening score, Webb went on to have a big day rushing the football for Montclair. He rushed 10 times for 177 yards and four touchdowns.

After Josh Crawford scored on a 25-yard run to put Montclair up 14-0, Webb ran for a 20-yard touchdown to make things 21-0 with 6:01 remaining in the first quarter.

Read the rest of Braulio Perez's story at NJ.com.

Perez also had some Takeaways from Montclair's bounce-back win over East Orange with a nice slideshow which you can see at NJ.com.

 

Matt Stypulkoski, also of NJ Advance Media and NJ.com gave the Mounties a mention in his piece North Jersey Super Football Conference: 6 notes and storylines from Week 5.

MONTCLAIR MAKES STATEMENT?

After losing 7-0 to Union City two weeks ago, Montclair was knocked out of the Top 20. This clearly didn't set well with head coach John Fiore, who said he wanted to show on Saturday that his team is one of the top publics in the state.

Against East Orange, Montclair was dominant, coming out on top 55-10. The Mounties were led by junior running back Daniel Webb, who ruled or four touchdowns and added a 90-yard kickoff return for a score. "

You can see what else Stypulkoski wrote about the conference at NJ.com.

We'll post more as we find more articles so check back soon!

Montclair Times: Montclair High falls short at Union City

After outscoring its opponents 98-15 over the first two weeks, the Montclair High School football team returned to action last Friday and saw its offense completely shut down by Union City, losing the rooftop battle 7-0.

However, despite the tough loss, the Mounties have several positives to draw from and fully expect to be back to form in next week’s matchup against a 3-1 East Orange team.

Read Nick Verhagen's whole article in the Montclair Times or here online.

2016 Beefsteak Dinner Tricky Tray

The MHS Gridiron Club Inc. is holding its Annual Beefsteak Dinner Tricky Tray event to raise money to support our student athletes. The Beefsteak Dinner will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at The Knights of Columbus. This event is a vital part of our fund-raising efforts for the 2016 season.

With your help, our Champions will have the tools that they need to succeed on the field!

We would greatly appreciate a donation from each family. Please consider creating a unique themed gift basket. You may also choose to donate tickets to a show, sporting event, gift certificates, baskets and basket wrapping supplies….or simply enclose a check and we will make a basket in your family’s name. You can also chip in with another Mountie family to help defray costs. We are extremely grateful for any item or service that your family is generous enough to offer. Any theme is welcomed.

If you have any questions please call or email Gridiron members Jemma Abrahams 917 915-0275 email jemma.abrahams@mac.com or Jill Perry – Doggett 908 943-7148 email soniperry@yahoo.com or mhsgridironclubinc@gmail.com.  Please also let us know the theme of your basket ahead of time. Basket drop off and pick up instructions will be announced at a later date.

 

 

Star-Ledger on 7-0 Mountie Loss to Union City

You can check out the article here.

Next game is at home this Saturday at 1pm. Come by and cheer for the boys!

Montclair High routs Livingston, 56-0 via Montclair Times

As if its performance against Passaic County Tech wasn’t enough, last weekend’s 56-0 rout of Livingston further proved that the Montclair High School football team is one of this year’s teams to beat.

To say that the Mounties made easy work of the Lancers would be putting it lightly. Right from the start, the Mounties came out swinging and were ready to continue the momentum from two weeks ago.

 

Read the rest online here.

Montclair Mounties beat Livingston in lopsided 56-0 win

 

It started off with an early 53-yard touchdown run by Robert Nicholas and the Mounties never looked back as they dominated the Livingston Lancers during a 56-0 win.

Nicholas would score again later on, after Donnell Walker, Tarrin Earle, Daniel Webb and DJ Williams added to the tally. Then Charles Murphy scored on two long runs as the Mounties backups got involved.

While the offense kept their foot on the accelerator, the defense clamped down on the Lancers, chasing quarterback Nick Cotugno all over the field and picking him off once—the play again by Nicholls, who will likely haunt the dreams of the Lancers for a few weeks.

Along with the shutout, the Mounties defense—starters and bench depth— limited Cotugno to 143 yards passing and the Lancer running backs to 71 yards rushing. 

The Mounties have a bye week before facing the Union City Eagles at The Eagle's Nest in Union City on September 30.

Star-Ledger/NJ.com

The Star-Ledger has a brief write-up on Saturday's win over Livingston.

YOU CAN READ IT, AND THE BOX SCORE, AT NJ.COM

Tap Into Montclair: Mounties Shut Out Livingston, 56-0

Jim Hague of Tap Into Montclair reported on Saturday's lopsided win.

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School head football coach John Fiore knew that his Mounties were just a little more talented than Saturday’s opponent, Livingston.

But did Fiore expect a lopsided 56-0 whitewash victory?

“Am I shocked that we did that?” Fiore said. “Not really. We’ve done that about five or six times since I’ve been the head coach (in seven years). But am I surprised? Yes.”

YOU CAN READ THE REST AT TAPINTO.NET

 

Show your Mountie Pride with the Official Blue-Out T-Shirt

The Montclair Mounties kick off their home schedule this weekend against Livingston and it's the official BLUE OUT GAME so it's time to get your season T-Shirts!

Not only do you get to show your Mountie Pride, but the shirts also give you -

  • FREE admission to all regular season home games and VIP Entrance (no waiting)
  • Wear your Blue-Out T- Shirt to The Office Bar & Grill and receive a 15% discount on any purchase (excludes alcohol).

This offer is good for anytime until the last MHS Football Game!!

Official 2016 Blue-Out T-Shirt Montclair purchase location sponsors:

-Studio 042, Bloomfield Ave.

-All Lacrosse on Valley Rd.

Sizes: Small to XXL 

XXXL is Sold Out!!!

Shirt Cost: $12 ($15 for XXXL)

Note: Quantities are limited

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR AWESOME OFFICIAL SPONSORS OF THE BLUE OUT GAME

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Brookdale ShopRite (Bloomfield)

MHS Gridiron Club

Mounties thump PCTI in wet 42-15 win

 

Josh Crawford scores the first of two touchdowns during Montclair's 42-15 win over Passaic Tech - image via George McNish| For NJ Advance Media

The Montclair Mounties kicked the season off with a big win over powerhouse PCTI Friday night, spoiling their home opener with a 42-15 pounding in the rain.

Things started off quickly, with Passaic Tech scoring on a 67-yard Rhazeer Jones run. The Mounties responded when Tarrin Earle connected with Ivan McDaniel on a 32-yard touchdown and then sophomore Josh Crawford on a pretty 17-yard touchdown which had Crawford reaching over the defender to make the catch.

Passaic Tech scored on a deep 69-yard pass to take the lead going into the half, 15-14.

That changed in the second half, as the Mounties took over.

Montclair scored on a 32-yard DJ Williams catch and a 12-yard scramble by Earle. 

Then, Crawford continues his coming out party, this time scoring on the ground on a 19-yard run. Overall, Crawford played a great game, definitely making a case that if you want to stop the Mounties, you have to do more than contain Daniel Webb.

Of course, PCTI couldn't do that either, as Webb torched them with 218 yards and a 31-yard touchdown on 26 carries. The junior back also had 120 return yards in the game.

On the defensive side of the ball, while the Mounties were a bit shaky in the first half, they clamped down in the second, blanking the Bulldogs and shutting them down both on the ground and in the air.

While it's a long season and the Mounties can't dwell on this victory too long, this win is a fantastic way to begin the 2016 schedule.

Official Sponsors of Blue Out Game-Please Support Our Sponsors!!!!

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MHS Gridiron Club

Week 1 - Montclair at Passaic Tech - 7pm

A long, tough offseason has ended and the journey to a fourth state title in seven years begins tonight as the Mounties visit Passaci Tech.

Tech features a tough defense, which returns most of its members from last season's sectional title team. They also feature a solid offensive line, including Carter Warren, a highly sought after Senior who will definitely play at the next level.

Of course, the Mounties aren't coming without their own talent. 

Tarrin Earle will lead an offense featuring running back Daniel Webb, who totaled 1,335 yards and 13 touchdowns on 192 carries last season.

Coach Fiore and the coaching staff will have their work cut out for them this week against a tough opponent but the Mounties have been working all summer and are up to the task.

Come out and cheer the team on as we kick off what will be a great 2016 season! And don't forget to purchase your Blue Out Shirts! Supplies are limited and going fast!

Directions to PCTI.
 

Official Sponsors of Blue Out Game-Please Support Our Sponsors!!!!

AUTOLAND

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Brookdale ShopRite (Bloomfield)

MHS Gridiron Club

 

Buy your "2016 Blue-Out Shirt" NOW!

Join us as we begin our journey to recapture a State Championship this year! 

Wear the Blue-Out shirt at first game on Friday, Sept. 9th  at Passaic County Tech at 7pm & and the Official Blue-Out game will be against Livingston on Sept. 17th at 1pm, at Woodman Field.

Limited quantity shirts go on sale Aug. 27th

Official 2016 Blue-Out T-Shirt Montclair purchase location sponsors:

-Studio 042, Bloomfield Ave.-

-All Lacrosse on Valley Rd-

Sizes: Small to XXXL

Shirt Cost: $12 ($15 for XXXL)

 

Note: Quantities are limited

Only 8 XXXL left in Stock!!!

 

2016 Blue-Out Shirt Benefits

  • FREE admission to all regular season home games and VIP Entrance (no waiting)
  • Wear your Blue-Out T- Shirt to The Office Bar & Grill and receive a 15% discount on any purchase (excludes alcohol).

This offer is good for anytime between August 27th and last MHS Football Game!!

 

Official Sponsors of Blue Out Game-Please Support Our Sponsors!!!!

AUTOLAND

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Brookdale ShopRite (Bloomfield)

MHS Gridiron Club

 

Schedule for August 29 to September 3

Daily for Monday, August 29—Wednesday August 31
3pm to 6pm at Woodman

Meet at Field House by 3pm, ready to practice

Thursday, September 1—Scrimmage @ Sayreville 
At 7pm - bus departure announcement and schedule forthcoming

Friday, September 2 & Saturday September 3—Single Practice, 9am

Meet at Field House by 9am, ready to practice

 

Update for Friday and Saturday of this week

  • Please see the attached updated calendar.  There is no scrimmage tomorrow but practice will be at 8 am.  
  • The next scrimmage will be Saturday August 27th, at Linden.  The bus leaves at 7:45 a.m. from the Field House.
  • For the discount card sales: the 3rd checkpoint is this Saturday.  Please make the extra effort to sell all your cards as this is a major fundraiser for this year.
  • August 30th at noon at MHS there will be a mandatory concussion test for all players.  The practice will follow from 3 - 6 p.m.

Training Camp Week 3

This week's practice schedule is as follows (all times and dates subject to change and adjustment by coaching staff):

Daily for Monday, August 22—Thursday August 25
8am to Noon

Meet at Field House by 8am, ready to practice

Friday, August 26—Scrimmage
Time and opponent to be determined

Saturday, August 27—Single Practice, 9am

Meet at Field House by 9am, ready to practice

 

Week 2 Training Camp Schedule Adjustments

This week's practice schedule has some adjustments, so please double check the schedule you have with the information below.

Tuesday: Single Practice
Team meets at 7am in the High School Cafeteria
Practice over by 2pm

Wednesday: Scrimmage 

Home against St. Peters/RBC Elizabeth at 10am

Thursday: Single

Team meets at 8am at the Field House - Practice over by noon

Friday: Single

Team meets at 8am at the Field House - Practice over by noon

Saturday: Scrimmage 

Home at 10am vs Wayne Hills

 

Week 2 Training Camp Schedule

One week in the books, and this week we'll see some action against someone other than ourselves.

Here is the schedule for the first official week of training camp. (All times and days are subject to change by the coaching staff)

Monday, 8/15 - Double Practice, meet at HS Cafeteria at 6:45 - attendance at 7am. Practice from 7am to 4pm

Tuesday, 8/16 - Single Practice - meet at HS Cafeteria at 6:45 - attendance at 7am.  Practice from 8 until noon.

Wednesday, 8/17 - SCRIMMAGE - 10am

Home - St. Peters, RBC, Elizabeth 

Thursday, 8/18 - Single Practice - meet at HS Cafeteria at 6:45 - attendance at 7am.  Practice from 8 until noon.

Friday, 8/19 - Single Practice - meet at HS Cafeteria at 6:45 - attendance at 7am.  Practice from 8 until noon.

Saturday, 8/13 - SCRIMMAGE - 10am

Home vs Wayne Hills

Week 1 Training Camp

The season is here and it's time to get to work. 

Here is the schedule for the first official week of training camp. (All times and days are subject to change by the coaching staff)

Monday, 8/8 - Single Practice - Offense Focus, meet at HS Cafeteria at 6:45 - attendance at 7am.  Practice from 8 until noon.

Tuesday, 8/9 - Single Practice - Defense Focus, meet at HS Cafeteria at 6:45 - attendance at 7am.  Practice from 8 until noon.

Wednesday, 8/10 - Double Practice, meet at HS Cafeteria at 6:45 - attendance at 7am. Practice from 7am to 4pm

Thursday, 8/11 - Double Practice, meet at HS Cafeteria at 6:45 - attendance at 7am. Practice from 7am to 4pm

Friday, 8/12 - Double Practice, meet at HS Cafeteria at 6:45 - attendance at 7am. Practice from 7am to 4pm

Saturday, 8/13 - Practice 8am to noon

Practice for Thursday and Friday Canceled, Senior/Leadership Council

Practice today is cancelled, so you need to go to the weight room and get your lift in. The weight room  is open until 5:00pm. 

For all Seniors and Leadership Council you are required to attend the function this evening at the Union Baptist Church located at 14 Midland Avenue at 7:00pm. All other players are welcome to attend as well. Make sure you dress to impress and represent our program with class!

Friday's practice is also canceled, though the weight room will be open.

Tomorrow we will post the details of the first week of full camp. 

4 Mounties Named in Top 100 Football Players in North Jersey List

As happens every August, newspapers and websites begin to try and predict what will happen in the 2016 High School Football season. 

On Tuesday, MSG Varsity posted their list of the Top 100 Football Players in North Jersey and four Mounties ended up on the list.

Quarterback Terrian Earle, running back/defensive back Daniel Webb, offensive lineman Owen Drexel and wide receiver/defensive back DJ Williams.

Congratulations to all four players - we're proud of you.

Go Montclair!

Happy Birthday, Coach!

Today our head coach turns <age withheld due to legal action>. 

Thanks for all you do, Coach Fiore, for the team, the school and the community!

Mounties Training Camp - Week 1

Hopefully you got your vacation out of the way and enjoyed your summer, because it's time to get to work. 

This week kicks off the Mountie Football Season, and we need everybody ready to work!

The Weight Room will be open every day from 11am-5pm. Make sure you check in and start getting yourself into shape if you haven't been going throughout the summer. 

Time to work off that ice cream and those summer burgers.

Practice this week will start at 5pm and go until approximately 8pm.

As always, the coaches can have it go long or end it a bit early - be prepared to adjust your schedules and make sure anyone giving you a ride or expecting you at a certain time is reachable.

This is where it starts, the hard work, the sweat and the effort. The payoff is a championship a few months from now. 

Let's get to it!

Go Blue!

Practice Schedule for the Week of July 25-July 29

We've got a little over a month before school, but for the Mounties, the Summer has just one more week in it.

That's because we're just one week away from training camp and the kick off of the Mounties 2016 season.

This is the last week of voluntary work. After that, it's time to grip it and rip it.

Weight Room is open Monday through Thursday from 11-5. Workouts will be available so come in any time during that span and get going.

Practice will continue to be Monday through Thursday, from 5pm to approximately 8pm. We've ended earlier more than once so if you need to arrange a ride or catch a bus, make sure you know the schedule is a bit open and be prepared to adjust accordingly.

Finally, the Mountie store is open for just one more week. 
If you haven't bought your Mountie gear for the 2016 MHS season, head over to the Adidas sponsored store now

You can order easily online - cleats, hoodies, shorts, gloves, shirts and more!

Act now - the store is only open until July 31!

Players - Get Your Gear at the Mountie Store!

If you haven't bought your Mountie gear for the 2016 MHS season, head over to the Adidas sponsored store now

You can order easily online - cleats, hoodies, shorts, gloves, shirts and more!

Act now - the store is only open until July 31!

Mountie Practice Schedule: July 18-July21

This week the weight room will be open from 11am to 5pm for general workout and team lift activities. Practices will be from 5pm until approximately 8pm.

Friday is an off day this week.

Just two more weeks before training camp and then football season is finally here!

NO PRACTICE THIS WEEK - WEIGHT ROOM OPEN

We hope you had a fun and safe Fourth of July, and we want to thank those of you who came out to the Montclair Parade for making time for it.

This week is a mandatory black-out period, which means there are no practices scheduled. The weight room is open from 11am-5pm all week.

While we love to see you in the gym, we encourage you to rest, relax and take some time to enjoy the time off.

We get back to the grind next Monday.

Mountie Practice Schedule: June 27-30

Schoool's out, but that just means it's time to get to work for the Montclair Mounties Football team. Championships take hard work, and it's time to punch the clock.

This week's practice schedule looks like this:

Weight Room Open: 11am- 5PM, Monday through Thursday

Practice: 5pm-8PM, Monday through Thursday

Show up, get a workout in and then hit the practice field. Remember: sweat in the summer, championship in the fall!

 

Coach John Fiori inducted into Essex County Hall of Fame

Varsity Head Coach John Fiori has led his teams to five straight Section 1, Group 5 Championships, winning three in a row between 2012 and 2014.

Monday night, Fiori received another honor when he was inducted into the Essex County High School Hall of Fame.

We all know coach, and what he does for the kids. Not only has he (and the staff) pushed them to great heights on the field, but also helped them reach their potential off it.  

His commitment to excellence in the classroom has helped his players move on to great things once they are done with school. He has also helped over 75 players use their football skills to help them continue their education at the collegiate level.

The Mountie Family is proud of Coach Fiori and congratulate him for this great honor. 
 

Mounties Football: Important Dates

School might be wrapping up but for the Montclair Mounties football program, things are just getting started to prepare for the  2016 season.

If you or a family member are planning on playing this coming fall, here are some important dates to be aware of.

Sports Physicals (valid for 365 days - if you had one this time last year, you likely need another before camp starts)

  • PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT IN ORDER TO HAVE A PHYSICAL
  • June 6th, June 13th and June 27th
  • From 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the LGI of the Main Building.

Impact Test (Valid for two years)

  • Football - 3pm June 20th

You can find all required medical forms here. They must be handed in no later than July 11. If they are not you may not be able to take part in August camp as it can take up to three weeks to process the paperwork.

Forms can be submitted at the time of your physical or on June 9th, June 16th, June 30th and July 11th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the LGI of the Main Building.

Other details per the Mountclair High School Athletics website:

  • History Form, Supplemental Needs (even if it is not applicable), Physical Examination and Clearance Form need to be submitted. (This applies to all 9th)
  • For 9th graders you will need to submit the signed History Form and signed Athletes with Special Needs (even if it is not applicable). Physical Examination and Clearance Form must be submitted from your last valid physical.  Bring the physical form to your Doctor to complete, if the physical was dated after August 10, 2015.  If any student’s physical is dated more than 90 days from the first day of practice, she/he must submit the Health History Questionnaire. 
  • All 10th, 11th and 12th graders; if we have a valid physical in the Nurse’s Office from last year dated after August 10, 2015, the only form you need to hand in is the Health History Questionnaire. 

We'll post more information here as you need it regarding activities, training and other team dates.

Go Mounties!

Sophomore Daniel Webb gets offer from Illinois

After a season where he ran for 1,335 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns while adding another 125 yards on seven receptions, it's no surprise that sophomore running back Daniel Webb is getting interest from FBS schools.

The University of Illinois got there first, though, as NJ.com has reported that the Fighting Illini became the first FBS school to offer a scholarship to the explosive Webb. According to NJ.com's Todderick Hunt, Webb has chiefly been recruited by tight ends/special teams coach Bob Ligashesky.

Webb's elusiveness in space, speed and ability to change direction on a dime make him an ideal candidate to return kicks at the collegiate level (he had a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown last season) and his explosiveness could give a team a dangerous weapon coming out of the backfield as a third-down back.

Webb has literal track speed as well, showcased as he runs the 4 X 100-meter relay, the 100-meter dash and 200 for Montclair High Schools Track and Field team.

The Mounties congratulate Daniel on the first of what we expect to be many great achievements going forward.

Go Blue!

 

2016 Football Schedule

Wednesday August 17th 10:00am Home Quad scrimmage

Saturday August 20th 10:00am Home scrimmage vs Wayne Hills

Thursday August 25th 10:00am Home game scrimmage @ Watchung Hills

Thursday September 1st 7:00pm away game scrimmage @ Sayerville

Friday September 9th 7:00pm @ PCTI

Saturday September 17th 1:00pm vs Livingston (white/blackout)

Friday September 30th 7:00pm @ Union City

Saturday October 8th 1:00pm vs East Orange - Breast Cancer game

Saturday October 15th 1:00pm @ Morristown

Saturday October 22nd 1:00pm vs West Orange - Homecoming

Saturday October 29th 1:00pm @ Seton Hall Prep

Friday November 4th 7:00pm @ Columbia

Saturday November 12th 1:00pm vs NJSIAA Quarters

Saturday November 19th 1:00pm vs NJSIAA Semis

Thursday November 24th 10:00am vs Bloomfield (Senior day)

Saturday December 3rd ? State Finals

 

 

 

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