The Attleboro Area Football Hall of Fame will hold its 42nd annual banquet and induction ceremonies on Tuesday, November 20th at the Attleboro Lodge of Elks on South Main Street in Attleboro. This most unique tradition honors players, coaches, and supporters from the three rival high school football programs of Attleboro, North Attleboro, and Bishop Feehan, bringing together fiercely competitive opponents from the present and past to share in an evening of camaraderie and mutual respect. This year represents a 92-year rivalry between Attleboro and North Attleboro, and a 46-year rivalry between Bishop Feehan, Attleboro and North Attleboro.
This year’s inductees from Attleboro are Kevin Cummings ‘86, Scott Sackett ‘87, and Chad Bennett ‘96; representing Bishop Feehan are the late Joe Gazzola ’98, John Stanovitch ‘99, and Jim Petrillo ‘01; and from North Attleboro Sean Hogan ‘95, Jerome Kennedy ’01, and Robbie Vaughn ‘06. The 2012 Honorary Inductee is Steve Mayer, a long time AHS supporter who passed away in 2008 after a 14-year tenure along the Blue & White sidelines where he wore many hats as an athletic trainer, coach, or scout for many Bombardier student-athletes and teams.
In addition to the 10 individual inductees, the Hall of Fame will be honoring for the first time ever a local area “championship team” as it recognizes the 15th anniversary of the 1997 Bishop Feehan Super Bowl Champions.
Proceeds from this year’s banquet will again be used to continue our annual Hall of Fame scholarship donations that will be awarded to select senior football players from each high school who exhibit an outstanding commitment to football, great leadership skills, and sportsmanship. Over $165,000 has been awarded to 154 football players who graduated since 2001 alone.
To Obtain Tickets for the Hall of Fame Banquet call Chris Servant at 226-7411, Steve Houle at 639-9557, or Jim Johnson at 695-3748.