Township schools feature 27 players in this Friday’s Sunshine Football Classic

Hezekiah Patterson Sunshine Classic Football Game
Hezekiah Patterson of Hamilton High West will be one of 27 Hamilton Township players and one of the quarterbacks on display at the Annual Sunshine Football Classic Game. Photo by Michael A. Sabo

By Rich Fisher

June 27: The 22nd Annual Sunshine Football Classic, sponsored by Fisher Capital LLC, will feature 27 members from Hamilton Township schools on the East squad when the game is played this Friday, 7 p.m. at The College of New Jersey.

The Sunshine Classic has donated over $115,000 for the Sunshine Foundation, which answers the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to 18, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause. The Classic has also awarded $56,000 in scholarships to the Delaware Valley Scholar-Leader-Athlete dinner each March.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate, and the game will also be seen on live video stream at

Players from Hamilton Township schools include:

Hamilton West: Christopher Charles (WR), Barry Ndeh (WR), Cire Peters (DB), Hezekiah Patterson (QB), Will Simpson (OL), Gian DeGuzman (OL), Jon Piotroski (DL).

Nottingham: Cliff Harris (DB), Prosper Nwanko (DB), Nkemdi Eke (DL), Eric D’Herron (FB), Andrea Johnson (DB), Calvin Cox (LB), Kier Jenkins (LB), Marc Jordine (OL), Sylvester Freeman (OL), Paschal Madu (OL), Ridge Pierre (DL).

Steinert: Sadequl Ali (LB), Xavier Thompson (RB), Jordan Morrison (WR), Gehrig Rios (P/K), Jake Swindasz (LB), Jarrod Conti (OL), Nick Pasqua (DL), Matt Olsen (OL), Nick Kloutis (OL).

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.