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In Memoriam: Forever Rumsonite, Rumson High Football Star, Fireman, Tony Mellaci, 100

“To my dad who accomplished so many things in life and experience more than we could imagine. The depression, WW2, starting life when there was still horse & carriages, to seeing a man walk on the moon. My dad loved life and lived it to its fullest. RIP dad. Until we meet up again. Love you … He reached his goal to live to 100.”

That he did. Iconic longtime Rumsonite Anthony J. “Tony” Mellaci passed away peacefully from natural causes at home, surrounded by loved ones, on June 17. He had just recently reached the age of 100.

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Retro RFH Bleacher Hangin’ Daze

Some RFHers from the Class of '79 hanging out in the football bleachers of Borden Stadium. Photo/George Day
Some RFHers from the Class of ’79 hanging out in the football bleachers of Borden Stadium.
Photo/George Day

‘Tis the season for an appropriate reprise … 

Yes, it’s high school football season.

And in the spirit of all things sporty and sportsmanlike, everyone knows that RFHers are pretty serious about their good football times in the bleachers, too.

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Retro RFH Football Stripes Earned

In case you haven’t seen this one before and in honor of football season … a reprise …

RFH football team of the past
Photo/RFH

Do we have a cheer for RFH football? Yes, football season has kicked into high gear at RFH, so let’s take a moment to tackle this handsome team of players of an unknown year as well as the issue of name and uniform style.

Is it all in a name or uniform? Certainly not. It’s all about the game and how it’s played, of course. But, there are some quirks worth taking the ball and running with for a bit. No harm, no fumble. Just fun.

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Retro RFH Powder Puff Cheer Boys

The boy cheerleaders of RFH Powder Puff Football 1977
Photo/George Day

RFHers have fallen into football season with the usual panache. Everything about playing the game has always been done in true pro style — from the players to the cheerleaders.

Though, while cheerleaders are still cheering at RFH, they do so with different outfits and cheer style. And seeing cheerleaders all dressed up like some 1977 guys on the sidelines is something that never happens (or at least like this) anymore.

The boy cheerleaders of RFH Powder Puff Football 1977
Photo/George Day
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Retro RFH Football Champs’ Halftime

Well, RFH has emerged victorious once again. Sunday’s win made them state champions. And while the team is busy playing all the way to champion wins, there’s a lot more in the way of school spirit going on down on the field and/or sidelines, not to mention bleachers.

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Retro RFH Girls’ Football Season Fun-Raising

RFH girls’ bake sale fun
Photo/Marc Edelman, Facebook

Football season is winding up — or down — at RFH.

But it wasn’t always just about football at game time back in the day — as if that wasn’t enough. As tradition had it, there were always lots of things happening before, during and after games, whether on the field, off the field, around the bend or, well, in the parking lot. Yes, the parking lot.

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Retro Full-Baked RFH Fun

RFH girls’ bake sale fun
Photo/Marc Edelman, Facebook

Well, football season is coming to a close at RFH on Saturday night with a home game against Somerville High School.

But it wasn’t always just about football at game time back in the day — as if that wasn’t enough. Oh, as tradition has it, there were always lots of things happening before, during and after games, whether on the field, off the field, around the bend or, well, in the parking lot. Yes, the parking lot.

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