NORTH BERGEN - During Wednesday's North Bergen High School graduation ceremony, Mayor Nicholas Sacco announced that he was going to meet with attorneys to fight the state championship title being taken from the North Bergen High School football team.
Last year, the Bruins won a state title by defeating Monclair in the championship game. But a Star-Ledger article earlier this year alleged that members of the coach's family helped recruit two of the football players from other schools. The New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association at first ruled that the coach did not directly recruit the players. But a committee reversed the decision recently, and stripped North Bergen of the championship title.