Football Time: Bloomfield Faces Annual Test

Bloomfield facing Montclair in Thanksgiving week classic


Investors Bank is spicing up the annual Thanksgiving football game that pits the Bloomfield High School Bengals (6-3) against the Montclair High School Mounties (9-0). After competing for the Investors Bank Cup, the winner will keep the trophy until the Bengals and the Montclair Mounties meet on the gridiron next year. For over 80 years, the Bengals and Mounties have faced each other in the Thanksgiving football classic that is now sponsored by Investors. 

This year, the game will kick off at Foley Field on Thanksgiving eve, Wednesday, November 23 at 6 p.m. Tickets, which are available at the field, cost $3 for adults and $2 for students and seniors.

Immediately after the game, Investors President and CEO Kevin Cummings and managers of the bank’s branches in Bloomfield and Montclair will present the cup to the coach and captains of the winning team. Also, Cummings will recognize the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game from the Bengals and Mounties. During each team’s end-of-the-season awards ceremony, the MVP will receive a $500 scholarship from thebBank.

“We are honoring all the coaches, players and fans who are part of the grand football traditions in Bloomfield and Montclair high schools," Cummings said. "Our bank is grateful that the athletic directors and coaches at both schools asked us to participate in their Thanksgiving game.”

For further details about the Investors Cup game, fans can contact the Bloomfield Branch Manager Carmine Pannullo or the Montclair Branch Manager Alicia Robinson. The Bloomfield branch is at 347 Broad Street; phone number is 973.743.2576, while the Montclair branch is at 536 Bloomfield Avenue; phone number is 973.783.4201.

Steve Sears November 21, 2011 at 10:23 PM
Nice article! Someone may want to look into this. When Bloomfield and Montclair faced each other up until 1976 (the series then was discontinued for about 8 years), I heard the played for hunk of coal. Its whereabouts is unknown, but someone told me back in 1981 that the Montclair Art Museum had it. Steve


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