In March of 2007 SILK CITY STEELERS emerged as a new team in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Started by Ken Eatman, Anthony James, and Darris Edwards, the STEELERS quickly became a team to be respected in the Bi-County Junior Scholastic Football League. The Pee-Wee and Junior Divisions both made the playoffs. Our Senior Division also had what we consider to be a great season in which they never gave up. After starting 0-3, they went on to be victorious in 3 staight games and finished the season by winning 4 of the last 5 games.
While the Pee-Wees lost in the first round of the playoffs, our Juniors made it to the championship. We lost that game 13-7 but our Juniors played with a tenacity that is rarely seen at this level of football. They were outstanding throughout the season, showing good sportsmanship and great play. We are extremley proud of our players, parents and coaches! What a first season!!!
Now the Steelers have come together with the Paterson Cardinals, another new team, to form the SILK CITY CARDINALS. This merger has been beneficial to both sides as we begin to build a solid program for the Paterson Youth. Thanks to Mike "Pops" Adams of the Cleveland Browns (formely with the San Fransisco 49ers) and Gerald Hayes of the Arizona Cardinals, we are on our way!!! They have given us a great helping hand to get things going. Kudos to them for giving back to the community. May we wish them both the best of luck this upcoming season.