If you haven’t figured it out, we at Morris Sussex Sports are total geeks for high school football and we are proud and honored to provide our audience with coverage of all 37 teams in Morris and Sussex Counties, along with a few from Warren County. The end of the regular season is upon us, and half our teams are out of playoff contention but at Morris Sussex Sports the postseason is more important than any other.
I know what it feels like when you come to the realization that your high school football career is over. You’ve battled it out for four years, sweating on dusty fields in the summer, pushing past limits you thought were impassable, bonding with your friends–then it’s over.
Or is it? Even if you’ve lost every game of your high school career, you did it! You are part of a fraternity that no one will ever be able to take away from you. You can forever say, “I played high school football,” and only men who’ve trudged that same road will know exactly what that means.
As you hang up your cleats for the last time, there is one more team you might call your own. On December 19th, Morris Sussex Sports publishes their All Unruly Team.
What is the All Unruly Team?
Yes, the newspapers provide all-county, all-state and all-conference awards and they are all very nice. But the All Unruly Team is the pinnacle of postseason honors for Morris Sussex football players. When the season is officially over our writers convene and pour over our notepads, hours of video, and feedback from coaches. Then, based on what they did on the field, the kind of sportsmanship they displayed, and the amount of heart they brought to practice and games, players are assigned to the All Unruly Team.
While we strongly consider on-the-field performance, the amount of heart a player brings to the sport carries a lot of weight, making our awards unique. I’ll give an example. If an undersized defensive tackle gets knocked off his feet, and then gets up and goes back to the blocker only to get pancaked again–play after play after play–then that kid has All Unruly Player written all over him.
On December 19th we will publish the All Unruly Team, which includes a 1st team, a 2nd team, a 3rd team and a group of honorable mentions by position. Check out the 2014 All Unruly Team to get an idea of what’s to come.
Don’t miss out! If you subscribe to Morris Sussex Sports we’ll even send you a free “Are you All Unruly” T-shirt so you can start to look cool before the All Unruly Team is announced.