Hillbillies Play For Cancer Awareness In Weequahic Win

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The Verona High School football team wore pink ankle wraps on Saturday to show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and they wrapped up a win over Weequahic with just 7:37 to go in the game. Fred Goode captured Matt Rosenfeld scoring the game-tying touchdown at the Saturday afternoon game  and we’ve put it in the slideshow below. Kudos, too, to Bobby Kaslander for the point-after that put Verona over the top to a 7-6 victory, and to Colin Farawell, who may have channeled his wrestling skills to wrestle down four passes for 85 yards.

But it was a decision off the field that led to what might have been the best play of the game. Mike Harrington approached Coach Lou Racioppe about two weeks ago asking if he could wear pink gloves during the game in honor of a relative who had cancer. “We thought it would be a good idea,” says Racioppe, “and the idea then just kind of took off. Seniors came up with the pink tape, many players went out and got pink gloves and even pink-toned eye black. It was a great effort put forth, all thought of and organized by the players to make people aware of a great cause.”

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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