Pope Pius

General Information
Notable Football Alumni
1950′s Scores And Honors
1960′s Scores and Honors
1970′s Scores and Honors
1980′s Scores And Honors

General Information

Nickname:
Eagles

Leagues:
Tri-County Catholic A Conference, 1959-1965
NNJCF Century/B, 1966-1969
Paterson Diocesan Conference, 1970-1974
Tri-County Catholic Conference, 1975-1977
NNJPC, 1978-1982

Coaches:
Paul Kelley, 1949-1951
Dan Dandy, 1952-1954
Bob Nork-1955-1959
Bob Gut, 1960-1964
Tom Sheridan, 1965-1967
Charlie Pannella, 1968
Joe Sposari, 1969
Jim Spinella, 1970-1971
Vince Constantino, 1972-1974
Frank Bonadies, 1975-1977
John LeDonne, 1978-1979
Jim Sarda, 1980
Nick Scerbo, 1981-1982

Sectional Titles:
None

Playoff Appearances:
None

League/Division Titles:

Undefeated Seasons:
None

One Loss Seasons:
1955, 1958

Record By Decade:

1950’s – 34-41-3++
1960’s – 21-68-0
1970’s – 16-71-2
1980’s – 4-22-0

Points Scored/Season:

1958 – 218/9
1957 – 153/8
1970 – 138/9
1950 – 123/8
1961 – 122/9
1959 – 117/9
1962, 1969 – 112/9

Points Scored/Game:

1958 – 24.22
1957 – 19.12
1950 – 15.37
1970 – 15.33
1961 – 13.55
1959 – 13.00
1962, 1969 – 12.44

Margin Of Victory:

1958: 19.22
1957: 6.75
1959: 4.44
1950: 2.00

Points Allowed/Season:

1958 – 45/9
1976 – 75/9
1959 – 77/9
1955 – 98/7
1957 – 99/8
1975 – 100/9
1961 – 107/9
1950 – 107/8

Points Allowed/Game:

1958 – 5.00
1976 – 8.33
1959 – 8.55
1975 – 11.11
1961 – 11.89
1957 – 12.37
1950 – 13.37
1962 – 13.89
1955 – 14.00

Shutouts/Season:

4: 1958, 1976
3: 1961
2: 1955, 1957, 1959, 1972, 1973, 1975

POPE PIUS YEARLY RECORDS

Bold face and two asterisks indicate state champions, while just one asterisk indicates playoff appearance.

Year Record
1950 – 3-4-1
1951 – 0-7-0
1952 – 3-5-0
1953 – 1-5-1
1954 – 1-7-0
1955 – 6-1-0
1956 – 1-6-0++
1957 – 4-3-1
1958 – 8-1-0
1959 – 7-2-0

1960 – 2-7-0
1961 – 5-4-0
1962 – 4-5-0
1963 – 3-5-0
1964 – 2-7-0
1965 – 1-8-0
1966 – 0-9-0
1967 – 0-9-0
1968 – 1-8-0
1969 – 3-6-0

1970 – 0-9-0
1971 – 0-9-0
1972 – 2-7-0
1973 – 2-7-0
1974 – 1-7-0
1975 – 3-6-0
1976 – 4-3-2
1977 – 2-7-0
1978 – 1-8-0
1979 – 1-8-0

1980 – 1-8-0
1981 – 2-6-0
1982 – 1-8-0

Thanksgiving Games:

No game, 1950-1952
Immaculate Conception, 1953
St. Mary’s, 1954
No game, 1955
St. Mary’s, 1956
Queen of Peace, 1957-1972
No game, 1973-1974
Bayley-Ellard, 1975
No game, 1976
St. Mary’s, 1977-1978
No game, 1979-1982

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Notable Football Alumni

Joe Biscaha – NFL/AFL, 1959-1960; Head Football Coach at Central/Kennedy, Passaic Valley, and Bloomfield

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1950′s Scores And Honors

1950 (3-4-1, 123pf, 107pa)
at St. Cecilia’s \ W \ 25-6
Queen of Peace \ W \ 25-6
Bayonne Tech \ L \ 7-12
St. Mary’s (Eliz) \ L \ 6-33
at Immaculate Conception \ L \ 7-18
at Lodi \ L \ 7-13
Union Hill \ Cancelled
at Harrison \ T \ 19-19
at St. Mary’s \ W \ 27-0

1951 (0-7, 31pf, 174pa)
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 0-36
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 7-13
Immaculate Conception \ L \ 12-52
at St. Mary’s (Eliz) \ L \ 0-7
BYE WEEK
Lodi \ L \ 0-34
at Union Hill \ Cancelled
at Harrison \ L \ 6-7
St. Mary’s \ L \ 6-25

1952 (3-5, 62pf, 129pa)
Queen of Peace \ W \ 13-0
Immaculate Conception \ W \ 13-6
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 6-25
Red Bank Catholic \ W \ 18-12
BYE WEEK
at Lodi \ L \ 0-21
Harrison \ L \ 12-13
at Seton Hall Prep \ L \ 0-33
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 0-19

1953 (1-5-1, 24pf, 142pa)
BYE WEEK
St. Joe’s (WNY) \ L \ 6-27
at Red Bank Catholic \ L \ 0-12
at Queen of Peace \ T \ 6-6
at Lodi \ L \ 0-38
at Harrison \ Cancelled
Seton Hall Prep \ L \ 6-29
St. Mary’s \ L \ 0-30
Immaculate Conception \ W \ 6-0

1954 (1-7, 67pf, 153pa)
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 6-29
at St. Joe’s (WNY) \ L \ 0-6
BYE WEEK
Queen of Peace \ L \ 0-14
at Immaculate Conception \ W \ 12-0
at Lodi \ L \ 22-25
Harrison \ L \ 7-20
at Seton Hall Prep \ L \ 0-27
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 20-32

1955 (6-1, 90pf, 98pa)
at St. Cecilia’s \ W \ 7-6
St. Joe’s (WNY) \ W \ 20-19
BYE WEEK
Immaulate Conception \ W \ 34-12
Lodi \ W \ 16-14
at Wallington \ W \ 7-0
Seton Hall Prep \ L \ 0-47
at Queen of Peace \ W \ 6-0
St. Mary’s \ Cancelled

1956 (1-6, 57pf, 129pa)
BYE WEEK
at St, Joe’s (WNY) \ L \ 0-34
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 6-12
BYE WEEK
at Immaulate Conception \ L \ 6-37
Lodi \ L \ 14-20 \ at Hasbrouck Heights
Wallington \ L \ 0-20
Queen of Peace \ W \ 31-0
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 0-6

1957 (4-3-1, 153pf, 99pa)
at St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 6-21
BYE WEEK
Immaculate Conception \ L \ 0-19
Lodi \ W \ 46-0
St. Luke’s \ W \ 39-0
at Wallington \ L \ 13-20
St. Mary’s \ W \ 24-20
at St. Joe’s (WNY) \ T \ 13-13
at Queen of Peace \ W \ 12-6

1958 (8-1, 218pf, 45pa)
St. Cecilia’s \ W \ 33-0
St. Joe’s (WNY) \ W \ 18-7
Ferris (JC) \ W \ 45-6
at Immaculate Conception \ W \ 27-0
at Seton Hall Prep \ L \ 6-19
Don Bosco \ W \ 57-7
at St. Mary’s \ W \ 19-6
at Lodi \ W \ 7-0
at Queen of Peace \ W \ 6-0

1959 (7-2, 117pf, 77pa)
at St. Cecilia’s \ W \ 26-20
St. Joe’s (WNY) \ W \ 27-6
Immaculate Conception \ W \ 14-7
Passaic \ L \ 6-13
Bergen Catholic \ W \ 13-12
Seton Hall Prep \ W \ 7-6
at Don Bosco \ W \ 6-0
St. Mary’s \ W \ 6-0
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 12-13

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1960′s Scores and Honors

1960 (2-7, 108pf, 185pa)
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 0-26
at St. Joe’s (WNY) \ L \ 0-32
Marist \ L \ 6-7
at Passaic \ L \ 12-20
at Bergen Catholic \ W \ 26-21
at Seton Hall Prep \ L \ 0-19
Don Bosco \ L \ 6-26
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 7-27
Queen of Peace \ W \ 51-7

1960 \ Honorable Tri-County Catholic A \ Ron Aschoff \ L \
1960 \ Honorable Tri-County Catholic A \ Joe Simoldoni \ B \

1961 (5-4, 122pf, 107pa)
at St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 6-27
St. Joe’s (WNY) \ L \ 6-13
Marist \ W \ 25-0
Passaic \ W \ 19-0
Bergen Catholic \ W \ 19-0
Seton Hall Prep \ L \ 0-34
at Don Bosco \ W \ 20-7
St. Mary’s \ L \ 14-19
at Queen of Peace \ W \ 13-7

1961 \ 1st Team Tri-County Catholic A \ Joe Simoldoni \ B \
1961 \ 1st Team Tri-County Catholic A \ Jim Sinatra \ C \
1961 \ 2nd Team Tri-County Catholic A \ Gene Russo \ T \

1962 (4-5, 112pf, 125pa)
Archbishop Stepinac, NY \ L \ 0-7
St. Michael’s (UC) \ W \ 7-6
at Passaic \ L \ 0-33
at Bergen Catholic \ W \ 26-13
at Seton Hall Prep \ L \ 0-34
Don Bosco \ L \ 0-6
at St. Mary’s \ W \ 33-6
at Marist \ W \ 33-0
Queen of Peace \ L \ 13-20

1962 \ No information available \

1963 (3-5, 81pf, 138pa)
at St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 0-34
at St. Michael’s (UC) \ L \ 6-20
Passaic \ L \ 25-39
Bergen Catholic \ L \ 6-13
Seton Hall Prep \ W \ 7-6
at Don Bosco \ W \ 19-12
St. Mary’s \ W \ 18-7
Marist \ Cancelled \ JFK Assassination
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 0-7

1963 \ 1st Team Tri-County Catholic A \ Mike Boryczewski \ B \
1963 \ Honorable Tri-County Catholic A \ Arnie Schaeffer \ L \
1963 \ Honorable Tri-County Catholic A \ Nick Stack \ L \
1963 \ Honorable Tri-County Catholic A \ Clem Stolarik \ L \

1964 (2-7, 107pf, 230pa)
DePaul \ L \ 7-35
at Saddle Brook \ L \ 7-26
at Bayley-Ellard \ W \ 28-26
at Passaic \ L \ 0-46
Bergen Catholic \ L \ 0-26
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 6-26
Don Bosco \ L \ 19-25
at St. Mary’s \ W \ 34-0
Queen of Peace \ L \ 6-20

1964 \ 1st Team Tri-County Catholic A \ Jerry Waller \ B \

1965 (1-8, 57pf, 304pa)
at DePaul \ L \ 0-32
St. Joe’s \ W \ 14-0
Bergen Catholic \ L \ 6-58
Passaic \ L \ 0-38
Mater Dei \ L \ 18-21
at St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 0-47
at Don Bosco \ L \ 7-40
St. Mary’s \ L \ 6-27
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 6-41

1965 \ Honorable Tri-County Catholic A \ Bill Anderson \ L \
1965 \ Honorable Tri-County Catholic A \ Joe Lukos \ B \
1965 \ Honorable Tri-County Catholic A \ Frank Skowronski \ L \
1965 \ Honorable Tri-County Catholic A \ Ted Zolcinski \ L \

1966 (0-9, 44pf, 352pa)
Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 0-39
at St. Joe’s \ L \ 6-33
at DePaul \ L \ 6-40
at Passaic \ L \ 0-38
at Mater Dei \ L \ 8-20
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 6-51
Don Bosco \ L \ 6-40
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 6-33
Queen of Peace \ L \ 6-58

1966 \ 2nd Team Catholic B \ Chris Fashak \ E \

1967 (0-9, 98pf, 311pa)
at Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 12-20
at St. Joe’s \ L \ 0-21
at DePaul \ L \ 7-19
Passaic \ L \ 0-61 \ at Rutherford
at East Rutherford \ L \ 13-35
at St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 27-61
at Paramus Catholic \ L \ 14-19
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 6-44
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 19-31

1967 \ Honorable Catholic B & C \ Joe Stun \

1968 (1-8, 63pf, 199pa)
Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 0-20
Mater Dei \ L \ 6-7
at DePaul \ L \ 0-7
at East Rutherford \ W \ 13-6
Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 6-31
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 0-39
Paramus Catholic \ L \ 7-27
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 6-13
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 25-49

1968 \ None \

1969 (3-6, 112pf, 174pa)
at Our Lady of the Valley \ W \ 20-10
Paterson Catholic \ W \ 31-6
DePaul \ L \ 6-33
at Paul VI \ L \ 0-6
at Bayley-Ellard \ W \ 12-6
at St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 7-29
at Paramus Catholic \ L \ 7-14
St. Mary’s \ L \ 21-35
Queen of Peace \ L \ 8-35

1969 \ 1st Team NNJCF Century \ Steve Heron \ DB \
1969 \ 1st Team NNJCF Century \ Tony Zaikos \ G \

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1970′s Scores And Honors

1970 (0-9, 138pf, 264pa)
Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 12-22
at Paterson Catholic \ L \ 12-30
at DePaul \ L \ 8-36
at Paul VI \ L \ 7-33
Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 6-14
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 27-28
Immaculate Conception \ L \ 38-40
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 14-34
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 14-27

1970 \ 1st Team NNJCF Century \ Rudy Krack \ DB \
1970 \ 1st Team NNJCF Century \ John Lucas \ E \
1970 \ 1st Team NNJCF Century \ Mark Merlo \ B \
1970 \ 1st Team NNJCF Century \ Bob Simon \

1971 (0-9, 98pf, 369pa)
at Wallington \ L \ 6-26
Paterson Catholic \ L \ 20-38
DePaul \ L \ 0-45
at Paul VI \ L \ 6-19
at Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 20-53
at St. Cecelia’s \ L \ 0-41
at Morris Catholic \ L \ 30-57
St. Mary’s \ L \ 16-31
Queen of Peace \ L \ 0-59

1971 \ Honorable All-County \ John Lucas \

1972 (2-7, 61pf, 229pa)
at Wallington \ L \ 10-26
at Paterson Catholic \ W \ 37-0
at DePaul \ L \ 0-54
Paul VI \ W \ 12-0
Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 0-34
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 0-20
Morris Catholic \ L \ 2-13
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 0-24
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 0-58

1972 \ 1st Team All-County \ Paul Makarenko \ DT \
1972 \ 1st Team All-County \ Mike Terranova \ LB \
1972 \ 2nd Team All-County \ Paul Makarenko \ T \
1972 \ Honorable PDRL \ Mike Adamczyk \
1972 \ Honorable PDRL \ Jack Costano \
1972 \ Honorable PDRL \ Frank Costarelli \
1972 \ Honorable PDRL \ Mark Kidwell \
1972 \ Honorable PDRL \ Tom Rusak \

1973 (2-7, 59pf, 170pa)
Pope John \ L \ 0-20
Paterson Catholic \ L \ 6-25
DePaul \ L \ 0-28
at Paul VI \ L \ 6-13
at Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 6-35
at St. Cecelia’s \ W \ 14-0
at Morris Catholic \ L \ 14-20
St. Mary’s \ L \ 7-29
Passaic Tech \ W \ 6-0

1973 \ 1st Team All-County \ Bob Grieco \ P \
1973 \ 1st Team All-County \ Mike Terranova \ G \
1973 \ 2nd Team All-County \ Pete Sabo \ DB \
1973 \ No further information \

1974 (1-7, 43pf, 176pa)
at Pope John \ L \ 0-26
at Paterson Catholic \ L \ 14-19
at DePaul \ L \ 0-31
Paul VI \ L \ 9-25
Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 0-14
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 0-28
Morris Catholic \ L \ 0-27
at St. Mary’s \ W \ 20-6
BYE WEEK

1974 \ No further information \

1975 (3-6, 57pf, 100pa)
at Passaic \ L \ 0-8
Paterson Catholic \ W \ 6-0
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 14-20
at Paul VI \ L \ 8-21
Secaucus \ W \ 13-2
at St. Cecilia’s \ W \ 10-0
Paramus Catholic \ L \ 0-20
St. Mary’s \ L \ 0-22
at Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 6-7

1975 \ No All-County available \
1975 \ 1st Team Tri-County Conference \ Milt Burwell \ T \
1975 \ 1st Team Tri-County Conference \ Angelo Ganguzza \ DL \
1975 \ 2nd Team Tri-County Conference \ Jack Buglino \ E \
1975 \ 2nd Team Tri-County Conference \ Angelo Ganguzza \ K \
1975 \ 2nd Team Tri-County Conference \ John Marzano \ RB \
1975 \ 2nd Team Tri-County Conference \ Art Sinski \ LB
1975 \ 2nd Team Tri-County Conference \ Vic Terranova \ C \

1976 (4-3-2, 72pf, 75pa)
Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 6-7
at Paterson Catholic \ W \ 10-0
Queen of Peace \ L \ 2-3
at Bergen Tech \ W \ 14-0
Paul VI \ T \ 3-3
at Secaucus \ T \ 0-0
St. Cecilia’s \ W \ 9-0
at Paramus Catholic \ W \ 22-6
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 6-56

1976 \ No All-County available \
1976 \ 1st Team Tri-County \ Angelo Ganguzza \ LB \
1976 \ 1st Team Tri-County \ Vince Giacchetti \ LB \
1976 \ 1st Team Tri-County \ Ed Puzio \ DL \
1976 \ 2nd Team Tri-County \ Peter Tripona \ G \
1976 \ 2nd Team Tri-County \ Peter Walsh \ DB \
1976 \ Honorable Tri-County \ Pete Jambor \
1976 \ Honorable Tri-County \ Mike Mallia \ ——————————————-

1977 (2-7, 59pf, 177pa)
Bishop Eustace \ L \ 0-30
Paterson Catholic \ L \ 7-19
at St. Joe’s \ L \ Forfeit
at Paul VI \ L \ 7-21
at Dunellen \ L \ 19-36
at St. Cecilia’s \ W \ 12-7
Paramus Catholic \ W \ 14-12
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 0-27
St. Mary’s \ L \ 0-25

1977 \ 1st Team Tri-County \ Kevin Kakasick \ G \
1977 \ 1st Team Tri-County \ Mike Malleo \ RB \ —————————————————
1977 \ Honorable Tri-County \ Joe Trentacost \
1977 \ Honorable Tri-County \ George Wojick \

1978 (1-8, 80pf, 263pa)
at Our Lady of the Valley \ W \ 12-0
at Paterson Catholic L \ 14-22
St. Joe’s \ L \ 0-36
Paul VI \ L \ 0-44
Dunellen \ L \ 16-40
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 12-14
at Paramus Catholic \ L \ 14-30
Queen of Peace \ L \ 12-33
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 0-44

1978 \ 1st Team NNJPC \ Kevin Kakasick \ G \
1978 \ 2nd Team NNJPC \ Curt Woller \ DL \ —————————–Wolfer———————————
1978 \ Honorable NNJPC \ Nilson Bobdilla \
1978 \ Honorable NNJPC \ George Jambor \

1979 (1-8, 14pf, 221pa)
Columbia \ L \ 0-45
Paterson Catholic \ W \ 6-0
at St. Joe’s \ L \ 0-40
at Paul VI \ L \ 2-6
Dunellen \ L \ 6-32
at St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 0-6
Paramus Catholic \ L \ 0-52
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 0-40
St. Mary’s \ L \ Forfeit

1979 \ Honorable NNJPC \ Tony Adamo \

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1980′s Scores And Honors

1980 (1-8, 44pf, 248pa)
at St. Pius X \ L \ 0-19
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 6-52
at Paterson Catholic \ W \ 12-6
St. Joe’s \ L \ 6-35
Paul VI \ L \ 0-3
Dunellen \ L \ 0-33
St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 8-24
at Paramus Catholic \ L \ 0-34
Queen of Peace \ L \ 12-42

1980 \ Honorable NNJPC \ Mike Gilhooley \
1980 \ Honorable NJNPC \ Doug Wetzel \

1981 (2-6, 78pf, 185pa)
St. Pius X \ L \ 0-18
St. Mary’s \ L \ 13-27
Paterson Catholic \ L \ 0-14
at Paul VI \ W \ 25-7
Sussex Tech \ W \ 12-10
at St. Cecilia’s \ L \ 8-40
at Dunellen \ L \ 14-26
at Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 6-43
BYE WEEK

1981 \ 1st Team NNJPC-B \ Tim Dolecki \ LB \
1981 \ 1st Team NNJPC-B \ Marc Jones \ OL \
1981 \ 1st Team NNJPC-B \ Rich Minczuk \ LB \
1981 \ 2nd Team NNJPC-B \ Jim Gilhooley \ DE \
1981 \ 2nd Team NNJPC-B \ Paul Longano \ DT \
1981 \ 2nd Team NNJPC-B \ Edwin Melendez \ RB \
1981 \ 2nd Team NNJPC-B \ Mario Ramos \ RB \
1981 \ Honorable NNJPC-B \ John Dominguez \
1981 \ Honorable NNJPC-B \ Orne Saavedra \

1982 (1-8, 68pf, 216pa)
at Montclair-Kimberley \ L \ 0-26
at St. Pius X \ L \ 18-30
at Paterson Catholic \ L \ 0-12
at Gill-St. Bernards \ L \ 0-34
Paul VI \ L \ 0-27
at Sussex Tech \ L \ 13-14
St. Cecilia’s \ W \ 19-6
Dunellen \ L \ 0-48
Essex Catholic \ L \ 18-19

1982 \ 1st Team All-County \ Jim Gilhooley \ DL \
1982 \ 2nd Team All-County \ Paul Longano \ OL \
1982 \ No further information \

School closed after 1982-1983 school year

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