Pictured is Del Dal Pra, RBR’s athletic director with members of the 1975 RBR Buccaneer State Championship Football Team at the Class of 1975 30 year reunion. Mr. Del Pra is inviting all team members of that “Impossible Dream” Team to attend a special ceremony in the teams honor at the RBR versus Neptune home game on October 2, at 6 pm.
LITTLE SILVER, NJ - Red Bank Regional (RBR) is inviting all former members of the 1975 “Impossible Dream” Central Jersey Group II Football State Championship Team to attend a special ceremony in their honor on October 2 at 6 pm at its new fitness center located adjacent to the football stadium at 101 Ridge Road on the RBR school campus. The event will be conducted at the halftime home game of the RBR Buccaneers versus the Neptune Scarlet Fliers.
Del Dal Pra comments, “Sometimes things get missed. It occurred to me when I attended the Class of 1975’s 40th reunion that this great feat in RBR sports’ history was not visibly displayed on our grounds. So we are about to remedy that and are hoping all former football team members receive the message to attend this ceremony. We will proudly re- introduce them to the community as a commemorative banner is placed on our stadium field--better late than never.”
The history of this team dates back to the beginning of the Shore Conference, and before state playoffs were even held. The team was riding a 27-game winning streak from 1973. While the playoffs inaugural year took place in 1974, RBR’s football team was not invited to the championship (since two other teams had also achieved perfect records.) But when the Bucs continued their winning streak with a third perfect season, RBR played the Central Jersey Group II state championship game against the Hightstown Rams. That championship game is still considered the greatest game in NJSIAA Playoff history. The RBR Buccaneers defeated the Rams by a score of 46 to 44.