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The Nutley Raider Football team will kick off its first official night game under permanent lights this Thursday, September 1stagainst their crosstown rival, Bloomfield High School. This will mark the first time in school history that the Raiders will play a full contact football game under the new permanent lights at Tangorra Field. 


Adding to the excitement of the evening, the NHS Athletic Department will honor the 1992 State Championship team as this marks the 30-year anniversary of the Raiders last state championship.


All spectators and visitors are reminded that the no bag policy will be in effect for the entire game.  Visitors are encouraged to arrive “bag free” or with a clear bag, where items can be visible at the gate.


Ticket sales will begin at 5:45PM with kickoff scheduled at 6:30PM.


“This will be a historic night for our community, our school and our football program,” Joe Piro, NHS Athletic Director said. “It is only fitting that we honor the 1992 State Champions.”


All 1992 football alumni are asked to contact Frank DeMaio at to reserve their spot at the reunion. The 1992 Raiders will be recognized at a pregame ceremony and will serve as honorary captains.


For more information, please contact the Nutley High School Athletic Department at 973-661-8849.






The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.