Pros vs. Heroes Fills the Football Void
If you have a void in your life without football then may I suggest you head to Seaside Heights tomorrow for Pros Vs. Heroes, a flag football game on the beach just north of Casino Pier.
The game will match members of the Toms River Police Department against a Pro Elite team made up of former NFL players, WWE wrestlers and MMA Fighters including team captain Frankie “The Answer” Edgar.
Presented by the Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation it’s all for the benefit of the Toms River Police Foundation.
The game is scheduled for 2pm but from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. there will be a free NFL Play 60 Clinic on the beach conducted by former players including Super Bowl champions Darian Barnes, Barrett Brooks and Al Singleton. I’ll be on hand to help announce the game which is sure to include plenty of trash talk based on last year when the Cops won on the field but had the trophy stolen by the pros.
Former Brick Township High School quarterback Todd Durkin returns to Keller Memorial Field tonight along with fellow contestants from the NBC competition show Strong. Durkin and other cast members from the TV show (along with some surprise guests) will lead the public in a fitness expo from 8-9:30 that is open to all ages and all levels of general health. It’s all part of the Brick Relay For Life event that starts at 4pm and will continue after the fitness expo.
Justin Fumando is the new head football coach at Central Regional High School where he will replace Willie Jacobs who stepped down recently after three seasons. Fumando comes to Central from Manalapan where he was the Braves defensive coordinator the past five seasons. Meanwhile Red Bank Catholic has to replace one of the shore’s most successful and respected coaches as Jim Portella has resigned and will leave education to return to the finance world next month.
Toms River North won the Al Kunzman Ocean County Baseball Tournament with a thrilling 2-0, 8-inning win over Toms River South Thursday. Pat Marinaccio came through for the Mariners with a two-run single in the top of the 8th as North won the OCT for the second time in the last four years. For more including video highlights visit shoresportsnetwork.com