Montclair Pop Warner honors players selected for all academic team.
The town of Montclair is celebrating three Pee Week Football players who were recently selected to an All Academic Team based on their grade point average and their dedication to their sport.
According to the Montclair website, “Montclair Recreation Pee Wee Football Players Patrick Caughey, Jeffery Keys and Midget Football Player Julian Zincani were selected to the 2015 Eastern Region All Academic team for maintaining a 97 [percent] or better GPA in the classroom in the 2014 school year in grades 5-8. The young men and their families are invited to attend the eastern region awards luncheon to receive their awards on Saturday, March 21, in Woodcliff Lake, N.J.”
Caughey and Keys were also key contributors all season long for the North Jersey Pop Warner Pee Wee Champions Montclair Bulldogs, according to the website. Additonally, Zincani was a dominant lineman for the Montclair Bulldog Midget football team that finished in second place in the North Jersey Pop Warner Championships.
The three players selected are just a handful of the 200 winners that were selected from over 1,400 applicants throughout the Pop Warner Eastern Region. Qualified applicants had to have maintained a 97 percent or higher GPA in 2014 throughout the entire North Jersey Pop Warner of Football and Cheerleading league. This region include teams from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Washington D.C. Additionally, this marks the second year in a row that Montclair Recreation/Pop Warner has submitted the most qualified applicants.
The entire list of the 2015 Pop Warner Eastern Region All Academic team can be viewed on the eastern region website at www.easternregion.org.
Tickets are also available for the Sixth Annual Montclair Pop Warner Awards Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. on the campus of Montclair State University, located at 1 Normal Avenue. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketbud.com and search “Montclair Pop Warner.” The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Jan. 23 and tickets will not be sold at the door.