Spartans, Paladins Look to Bring Championship Hardware to Paramus

Two Paramus high school teams take the field this weekend in attempt to win the state championship of their respective divisions.

This could easily be considered the biggest football weekend in the history of the Borough of Paramus. 

The Paramus Catholic Paladins are coming off a state championship in 2012 and are looking to repeat in 2013 when they face off against St. Peter’s Prep at 8 p.m. at MetLife Stadium on Friday.

The Paladins shut St. Peter’s Prep out in the state semifinals last year with a 21-0 win on their way to a championship. This year the Paladins will have to beat St. Peter’s in the big game, on the big stage in order to repeat.

The Paramus High School Spartans have been eliminated in the state semifinals in four of the last five seasons.

“This is why we do what we do. This is something we’ve worked a long time for,” said Spartans head coach Dan Sabella. “It’s a moment we’ve dreamed about and now we’re here. We’ve got a tough opponent and I think it’s going to be a great football game.”

This is the first time in school history that the Spartans will appear in the championship game.

The last time the Spartans took the field in a meaningful game was when they beat Old Tappan with a game winning field goal in the final moments on Nov. 22.

“There is a lot of anticipation, enthusiasm, excitement. It’s been a little while since Old Tappan and the boys are ready to go,” said Sabella.

Paramus H.S. takes on Pascack Valley in the championship game at MetLife Stadium on Saturday at 4 p.m. A town tailgate is scheduled to take place before the game in MetLife parking lot L11.

The video above is from the Spartans' pep rally in Thursday evening's heavy fog. 

Leave a shout out for the boys in the comments section below as they head into the biggest game in school history. 

Nicholas Voorhees December 08, 2013 at 08:45 PM


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