In 1970, Kent Hall and Matt Slowinski got together and came up with the idea of starting a football team. Pete Piccirillo put Kent and Matt in touch with Ed Quinn, the West Morris Central H.S. Head Coach. They met with Ed to discuss coaching techniques, calisthenics and everything that they would need to know to start a football team. An original team of 13 players was created. They were unable to join the Morris County League originally because they did not offer enough playing levels. Consequently, they decided to create what they referred to as an "outlaw team", which would play against any team willing to play them. A Catholic high school from the Dover area donated some of their used uniforms to the team, and their original colors were blue and white.


Once word spread about this "outlaw" football team, interest immediately grew as players and dads began to go to the Long Valley Middle School to observe the excitement. In 1971, Matt Slowinski and Kent Hall were joined by Richard Cavagnaro and Richard McLoughlin who all worked together to form the Long Valley Raiders Football Association which grew from this "outlaw team" and to join the Morris County Football League.







A Long Standing Tradition