Township schools have 17 players in the June 29 Sunshine Football Classic

Nottingham’s Jon Jacobs joins 16 other Hamilton Township players to participate in th 21st Annual Sunshine Classic Football game on June 29th. Photo by Michael A. Sabo

By Rich Fisher
June 24:
The 21st Annual Sunshine Classic will kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at The College of New Jersey and 17 players from Hamilton Township schools will be on the East roster.

Representing Nottingham are RB Jon Jacobs; DBs Manny Desane, Darry Felix, Eric Mitchell and Jamir Williams; DEs Kadier Nelson and Devion Stokes; and TEs Glenn Dobron and Dylan Adams. 

Reidgee Dimanche leaps over a Steinert tackler and takes off down the sidelines. Photo by Michael A. Sabo

Hamilton West players on the roster feature DE James White, DB Mark Bethea, TE Zach Harding, LB Reidgee Dimanche and OLs Keith Allen and Scott Dunscomb. Suiting up for Steinert are WR Conner Braddock and OL Kyle Young. 

Steinert assistant Brad Harris will serve as one of the East’s defensive coaches, while Nottingham’s Bob Harris is the Special Teams coach.

Conner Braddock dives in an attempt to make the catch. Photo by Michael A. Sabo

The East team will be practicing at Hightstown High School June 26-28 while the West will practice at Hopewell Valley Central. The Sunshine Football Classic has donated over $106,000 to the Sunshine Foundation and over $50,000 in scholarships to the Del Val Chapter of the National Football Foundation’s Hall of Fame over the years.

Tickets can be purchased from a player for $5 in advance or for $7 at the gate. For ticket information call Steve Gazdek at 609-631-4168, ext. 3350 or 609-638-0510.

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.