1986 High School Football Championship

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Wanted to bump this 25 year old video that was published here on Hoboken411 in 2007. It truly didn’t cast Hoboken in the most positive light back in the day!

Football Brawl: Hoboken vs. Bergenfield 1986

A 411 reader sent me this link in. Anyone live here during this time?
“The final minutes of the 1986 Div III State Championship football game between Bergenfield (NJ) and Hoboken (NJ). Frustrated Hoboken fans instigated a bench-clearing brawl… Final score: Bergenfield 52, Hoboken 8.”

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29 Comments on "1986 High School Football Championship"

amh2
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amh2

Hoboken 411 – thanks for posting this….it brings back memories.

I am currently a resident of Hoboken and have been since 2000. I love living in Hoboken. I think it is a great town!

I grew up in Bergenfield and lived 3 blocks away from the high school (where this game was played). So I think I should clarify a few things. The fight you saw in the video turned into a riot very quickly. Someone asked about the Bergenfield Irish Trash with the sticks standing on the field. That happened for a very real reason. The Hoboken fans started a riot at the end of the game and ripped up the visitor stands at the field. They beat and chased the Bergenfield football players into the locker room with planks (which were formerly the stands) after the game. That is why you see guys on the field with sticks. If the field of the camera had been wider you would have seen Hoboken fans in the background ripping up planks to use as weapons… The noise from the post game riot was so loud that I heard it in my house three blocks away. The day after I went down to the field to witness the destruction of that day. It was a crazy, crazy day.

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homeboken
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homeboken

[quote comment=”27014″][quote comment=”26949″]Funny how everyone loved the videos of “yuppies” being disorderly on St. Patrick’s Day.

But show a video of the BnR’s being just as rowdy “back in the day” and they are all up in harms.

Face it, the residents of today’s Hoboken are no better or worse than any of the previous residents. It’s just that the older ones seem to enact more than a little revisionist history when talking about Hoboken’s Golden Age.[/quote]
THAT IS DIFFERENT WE WERE NOT PEEING ALL OVER YOUR CAR IN 1986 ![/quote]

Urinating in public or 50+ people fist fighting in public. Hmmmm, I don’t see that far of a gap there.

FAP
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[quote comment=”27014″][quote comment=”26949″]Funny how everyone loved the videos of “yuppies” being disorderly on St. Patrick’s Day.

But show a video of the BnR’s being just as rowdy “back in the day” and they are all up in harms.

Face it, the residents of today’s Hoboken are no better or worse than any of the previous residents. It’s just that the older ones seem to enact more than a little revisionist history when talking about Hoboken’s Golden Age.[/quote]
THAT IS DIFFERENT WE WERE NOT PEEING ALL OVER YOUR CAR IN 1986 ![/quote]

No but our council is peeing on our leg and calling it rain.

BTW I have a picture of a park, anyone want to buy it for 2 million dollars? It has happy trees!

kal-el
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kal-el

[quote comment=”26949″]Funny how everyone loved the videos of “yuppies” being disorderly on St. Patrick’s Day.

But show a video of the BnR’s being just as rowdy “back in the day” and they are all up in harms.

Face it, the residents of today’s Hoboken are no better or worse than any of the previous residents. It’s just that the older ones seem to enact more than a little revisionist history when talking about Hoboken’s Golden Age.[/quote]
THAT IS DIFFERENT WE WERE NOT PEEING ALL OVER YOUR CAR IN 1986 !

honcho
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honcho

Hey 411… Don’t be so sensitive….

Just winding you up!!!!

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