UPDATED: Robeson All-Star Football Classic is set for June 9

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Paul Robeson All-Star Football Classic will take place on Thursday, June 9, at Paul Robeson Stadium in East Orange at 7 p.m.

The Robeson Classic features graduating high school seniors. The East squad is composed of Essex and Hudson county players; the West team is composed of players from Morris, Sussex and Passaic counties. The Robeson Classic began in 1994. 

The last time the game was played was in 2019. The game was canceled for the past two years due to the pandemic.

Orange High School head coach Khalfani Alleyne will serve as an assistant coach for the East team. Alleyne will enter his second year as the OHS head coach this season in the fall.

At halftime, the newest inductees of the Essex County Coaches Association Hall of Fame will be honored. The inductees are Tom Lamont of Caldwell, Marion Bell of East Orange Campus and West Side; Julius Montford of Weequahic and Central, Chris Ostrowsky of Newark East Side and the late Dave Curtin of Columbia.


QB: Devion Sheppard, West Side

QB: Matthew Harbison, Nutley

QB: Saquan Gordon, Irvington

RB: Damon Phillips, East Orange Campus

RB: Kayee Williams, Dickinson

RB: Stephen Henry, Columbia

WR: Hezekia Daise-Adams, Snyder

WR: Trent Jones, Irvington

WR: Jerome Edwards, Bayonne

WR: Emmanuel Olivares, Dickinson

WR: Al Horne, Belleville

WR: Edwin Thomas, East Orange Campus

DB: Xsaviian Nunez, Barringer

OL: Dieunerst Collin, East Orange Campus

OL: Nick Olivola, Seton Hall Prep

OL: Prince Guaitan, Union City

OL: Wali Nickerson, Shabazz

OL: Nick Christiano, Cedar Grove

OL: Sekou Kromah, East Orange Campus

OL: Paul Poplawski, Nutley

OL: Jimmy Rodriguez, Bloomfield

OL: Taj White, Hudson Catholic

OL: Yabsria Yemane, Montclair

DL: Quayon Gordon, West Orange

DL: Moungue Nyame, East Orange Campus

DL: Chris Bennett, West Side

DL: Manfing Kamara, East Side

DL: Kalron Grady, East Side

DL: William Melnicki, Nutley

DL: Salif Nikiema, Shabazz

DL: Jasuah Philemon, West Orange

LB: Gavin Rembert, West Orange

LB: Patch McCarthy, Cedar Grove

LB: Ryan O’Neil, Glen Ridge

LB: Jackson Dowd, Seton Hall Prep

LB: John Young, Secaucus

LB: Marlon Gomez, Orange

DB: Diakite Mohammed, Irvington

DB: Jared Massay, West Orange

DB: Chris Ashe, Bayonne

DB: Brian Dessources, Belleville

DB: Jaylen Phillips, Union City

DB: James Haveron, Verona

DB: Chris Amos, East Orange Campus

DB: Chase Clarke, Newark Academy

K: Nicholas Conforti, Seton Hall Prep