Hillsborough, Somerset County, and Central New Jersey - News from Yesterday, Today
30 April 2010
Somerville vs. Manville 1958
What is the Somerville High School football program for their game against Manville on September 27, 1958 doing on the Hillsborough Blog? Most readers will know that in the decades prior to our own high school's 1969 opening, Hillsborough students went to Somerville. What you might not know is that, despite splitting from Hillsborough in 1929 to form their own municipality - largely over school-related issues - by the mid-50s Manville had still not built a high school of their own, and were sending their students all over Central Jersey - to Bound Brook, New Brunswick, and Dunellen!.
So what we have here is the nearly new Manville High School footballers not only taking on their new Somerville rivals, but also, in a sense, taking on their long-lost Hillsborough brethren, wearing the orange and black of Somerville.
How many familiar Hillsborough names can you spot in the 1958 Somerville squad?