I was at that famous game against South Queens along with all the other Rochdale Jets games in 67, 68, etc. Bryan, my older brother, was the free safety on the team and my dad, Dave, was the “trainer”, although he was better known as the purveyor of the oranges at halftime. Was Lenny Solow the head coach?
I played for Phase II – The Rochdale Chiefs – Bantam Division in 71 – 72. Bob Felder was “head coach” and we had numerous “assistant coaches” – especially, Charlie King with his constant yelling you could hear all the way over to Section 2. We went 2-6 and 4-5 respectively and we too had some monstrous losses – namely a 62-0 loss to Far Rockaway and 44-0 to LynVets. Fun times though…
Every homegame was preceeded by walking the field for glass and rocks.
After 72, the Chiefs disbanded and everybody went their different ways. I remember Bryan and the whole crew went to play “Junior Ball” for the Queens Falcons over in Springfield Gardens and then for the Long Island Tomahawks up at Alley Pond Park. That paved the way for some more of us to play for the Tomahawks in the early-mid 70’s, when making the playoffs was a way of life.