If some old RFHers had a pre-Thanksgiving turkey wishbone to yank on, they may be hoping to pull the bigger end to make a wish to revisit their own RFH Thanksgiving Day Homecoming game. Any other may just do, too.
Back in the day, the RFH football season used to peak with what then was the classic rivalry homecoming/Thanksgiving Day game between Red Bank Catholic and RFH.
Yes, it’s the season at RFH when it’s pretty much all about football.
But, what about those days when it was about powder puff football, too?There were those days — at least in the late 1970s. And they’re back again with the recent resurgence of the girls’ game. This year, the juniors lost to the seniors.
It’s fall and it’s all about football at RFH and the winning streak for the team.
On the heels of RFH’s second big win in an NJSIAA Tournament game, we take you back to a typical home game in a pic that features the RFH champ spirit that endures decades — nearly half a century, in this case.
Football season at RFH is pretty sweet. Always has been. And it’s not just because of the game. It’s about those sideline hustles, too, like, for instance bake sales.
Yes, bake sales.
No, 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. That’s where some epic bake sales sweetened up game days — and sometimes spiced them up.
Yes, it’s been a good RFH football season. And while the games aren’t always home, those bleachers at Borden Stadium have always been and are still quite sacred — for cheering on the teams and just plain hangin’ out, game or not.
In the spirit of all things sporty and sportsmanlike, everyone knows that RFHers are pretty serious about their good bleacher times.
A reprise of an RFH classic from Nov. 7, 2016, just because it’s that time again …
It’s Election Day.
Political season has been in full swing in more ways than one — punches are being thrown in all directions.
It’s why they call it silly season. But, let’s take the focus off national and local politics of today for the evening and step back in time to the 1970s and politics as it was with RFH students and teachers.
And back in 1977, it was a really happy one for the RFH Class of ’78 and some underclassmen. It was a tradition back then to get the Halloween party started early — like from the beginning to the end of the day at school.
So, RFHers arrived via the bus or (ahem) other appropriate or inappropriate mode of transportation all dressed up for the occasion with somewhere to go. RFH. They spooked, laughed, pranked and played all day and even paraded over to the Rumson elementary schools.
Yes, RFHers did Halloween in grand style. Take a look …
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May the retro spirit of RFH haunting be with you!
Can you guess which character is this RFH Retro publisher/founding editor?
And, thanks to the fabulous George Day for these spectacular shots!
It’s Mischief Night. Scary season has set in … in more ways than one.
People in the Rumson-Fair Haven area have been haunting up their homes, crafting costumes and getting into the spirit. So, why not add a little extra retro spooking from RFH students of the past?
BOO who or what? It was all in the haunt for RFHers back in the 1970s. They started getting the Halloween party going early on and ended up with a pretty festive feast of ghouls on the grounds of the high school and, yes, beyond.