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- "Football is like life, it requires perseverance, hard work, sacrifice and respect" Vince Lombardi
Welcome to the home of the
CAPE ATLANTIC JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE
After 60 plus years in the ACJFL we would like to welcome the Brigantine Rams to the CAJFL. This program has a storied history and is a welcomed addition to our league. As we look to get stronger and stronger every year.
DID YOU KNOW???????
That Paul Parrinello of the Villas was the 1st President of the Cape Atlantic Junior Football League. He formed the League in 1959 and got the first board members together in 1961.
The five original teams that started the league were: The Middle Township Boys Club, Villas, West Cape May, Avalon and Stone Harbor.
Wildwood had their own league called Wildwood Midget Football League that was formed in the late 40's. One member who played on that team was Super Bowl III winner Randy Beverly who had 2 interceptions in that game.
In 1962, we joined the National Pop Warner Conference with 6 teams: Court House, Villas, Stone Harbor, Avalon, West Cape May and Wildwood.
In 1962, Our All-Stars faced a team from Bridgeton which was called the "Beach Bowl". Bridgeton won that game by a score of 2-0. The weight limit was set at 115 pounds.
In 1963, the league added three new teams: Woodbine, Ocean City and Sea Isle City. Avalon and Stone Harbor combined and were called Seven Mile Beach.
In 1963, during the Ocean City-Middle Township game, a fish hawk's nest that was located on the south side of the field, was ablaze, which bought in the Court House Fire Company to put out. The blaze started due to extreme heat from the light. There was four nest on that pole. Ocean City won the game 25-12
In 1963, the All-Star game was postponed out of the respect for the late President John F. Kennedy. The game was played the following week with the North winning 13-0.
In 1964, Port Richmond Leprechauns of Philadelphia traveled to Lower to play the Raiders. After the game both teams were treated to dinner by the Villas Fishing Club. Also, the Raiders and Middle Township Knights made a trip to Belair, Maryland for a Family Homecoming Day there. The Raiders played an Aberdeen, Md. team while the Knights played Belair. The games were brought about through the creation of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.
In 1964, James Augustine became the new President of the League. Mr. Perrinallo was now the Commissioner.
In 1965, Middle Township Knights got stripped of the Championship due to an ineligible player that played in the first 3 games.
In 1967, the league went to two divisions, Northern (Middle, Sea Isle, Ocean City) and Southern (West Cape May, Stone Harbor, Lower) and the winner of each division will face each other in the championship.
In 1969, Louis B. Taylor of Stone Harbor became the new president of the league.
Cape Atlantic Jr. Football League Champions
1959-Middle Township Knights (4-0 record)
1960-Middle Township Knights defeated Villas Raiders (Lower Township) 33-0
1961-Middle Township Knights defeated Lower Township Raiders, 13-6 (Coach Tom Henry)
1962-Middle Township (Coach Tom Henry) and West Cape May are Co-Champions
1963-Wildwood Braves defeat Ocean City Hawks 13-7 in Overtime (Coach George Land)
1964-Middle Township Knights (6-0-1 record) (Coach Tom Henry)
1965-Ocean City Hawks (5-1 record) (Coach Fred Hauck)
1966-Lower Township Raiders defeated Ocean City Hawks 19-14. (Coach Louis Elwell)
1967-Regional Youth Club "Rockets" (West Cape May) defeated Middle Knights 26-19 (Coach Bob Matthews)
1968-Sea Isle City Chiefs defeated Lower Township Raiders 20-0 (Coach Carl Gansert)
1969-Ocean City Hawks defeated Sea Isle City Chiefs 7-6 (Coach Bill Gans)
1970-Ocean City Hawks defeated Cape May 28-6 (Coach Bill Wallace)
1971-Ocean City Hawks defeated Lower Township Raiders 14-0 (Coach Bill Gans)
1972-Cape May Tornadoes
1973-Cape May Tornadoes defeated Ocean City 18-0
1975-Lower Township Raiders defeat Middke Township Knights 22-16 (Coach Bob Matthews)
1976-Midget-Lower Township Raiders defeat Stone Harbor Fore Lions 23-0 ( Coach Bob Matthews)
Pee Wee-Middle Township Bobcats defeat Lower Township 14-0 (Coach Bill Adams)
1977-Midget-Lower Township Raiders defeat Ocean City Hawks 20-6 (Coach Bob Matthews)
Pee Wee-Ocean City Skyhawks defeat Middle Township Bobcats 19-0
1978-Midget-Middle Township Knights defeat Cape May Tornadoes 14-12 (Coach Walt Oliver)
Pee Wee-Middle Township Bobcats defeat Ocean City Skyhawks 20-12 (Coach Bill Adams)
1979-Midget-Lower Township Raiders 8-0 record (Coach Frank Simonsen)
PEE WEE CHAMPIONS
GALLOWAY - 29
EHT YOUTH - 28
JUNIOR VARSITY CHAMPIONS
MIDDLE TWP - 12
HAMILTON TWP - 6 (OT)
EHT YOUTH - 8
GALLOWAY - 6
WHAT: CAJFL 2018 Championships
WHERE: Wildwood, NJ (MAXWELL FIELD)
WHEN: Saturday November 24th, 2018
Pee Wee Championship 10:30 am
Galloway Twp (8-1) vs. EHT Youth (9-0)
Junior Varsity Championship 12:00 pm
Middle Twp (8-2) vs. Hamilton Twp (9-0)
Varsity Championship 1:30 pm
Galloway Twp (8-1) vs. EHT Youth (9-0)