Prominent Atlantic County Junior Football League Alumni Celebrate League History | High school






Atlantic City’s Alchino Blakeley runs in the first quarter against Linwood for the Atlantic County Junior Football League Junior College Championship game at Mainland Regional High School Field in Linwood on Sunday, November 24, 2019. (VERNON OGRODNEK / For the press)


VERNON OGRODNEK / For the press


The Atlantic County Junior Football League will bring back many of its most prominent alumni when it celebrates its 65th anniversary on March 25 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

Among those expected to attend the banquet are Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman and former New York Jets general manager Terry Bradway.

Former NFL players Dino Hall, Joe Callahan, John Stone and Wayne Colman are also expected. Current Green Bay Packer Abdullah Anderson is also expected to attend.

The theme of the event is “One League for One Night”. Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski will be the guest speaker. Pete Thompson, a former TV-40 sportscaster and now a media professor at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology, will host the event. Holy Spirit High School coach AJ Russo and retired Williamstown coach Frank Fucetola, who both coached in the ACJFL before beginning their high school careers, will be honored.

The event starts at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.acjflcelebration.com. Proceeds will benefit all local junior football leagues, with a focus on training and equipment to improve player safety. The goal of the ACJFL Celebration Committee, which organizes the event, is to have as many former ACFL players as possible.

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