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Township Council Honors Sparta High School Football Championship Team

Jennifer Dericks

Thursday, January 16, 2014 • 11:29pm

SPARTA, NJ- Sparta Township Mayor, Molly Whilesmith read a proclamation honoring the Sparta High School Football Team at the council meeting on Tuesday night.  The high school team won the North Jersey Group I, Division III State Championship game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.  They defeated River Dell with a score of 40-0, ending the season with an 11-1 record.

The 2013 Spartan varsity team was also recognized by the Star Ledger with their end of the season rankings.

Some of the state top rankings include;

  • Ranking 16th in the Overall Top 20 in the State (sixth of all Public School)
  • All-State Offensive First Team - Lucas Faria (one of only four juniors in a roster of 13)
  • Football Heroes: top single-game performances of the 2013 Season; Rushing- Faria with 44 carries, 541 Yards, 6 touchdowns in the game against Englewood
  • Final 2013 State Statistical Leaders; Top Rushing Leader-  Faria with 280 carries for 2174 yards and 33 touchdowns

Some of the North Section 1, Group 3 top rankings include;

  • All Group 3 Team:
  • Offense- 1st Team Faria, 2nd Team Teddy Fischer, 3rd Team Matthew Seville
  • Defense- 1st Team Kevin Foulds
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