The Ansonia Gridiron Club has announced that their annual Recognition Dinner will be held on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. The event will be at the AM Club, 30 Hawthorne Ave., in Derby.
The Gridiron Club will honor former players Pat, Tim and Terry McNamara and also the state championship teams of 1976 and 1977.
The McNamara brothers are arguably the greatest pass catching family in the history of Connecticut high school football.
Pat was a first team Register All-State selection in 1975, when he caught 51 passes with 11 touchdowns. He went on to Trinity College where he became a Little All-American. He set numerous season and career pass catching records at Trinity.
Tim was a second team Register All-State selection in the 1980 season, when he caught 48 passes with 12 touchdown receptions. He also went on to Trinity and he too became a Little All-American and broke many of the season and career records set by Pat.
Not only was Terry a Register All-State selection in 1985, he was the Connecticut High School Player of the Year. He caught 88 passes with 18 touchdowns, leading the state in both categories. He too attended Trinity. He was also a Little All-American and broke many records for a season and a career previously set by Pat and Tim.
The 1976 and 1977 Ansonia Football teams both went undefeated at 11-0 and won state championships. The 1976 team beat Derby 6-0 in the state final and the 1977 team defeated Stamford Catholic by a 20-7 score in the title game.
Reserved tables and also individual tickets for the prime rib dinner are $40.00 and can be obtained by calling Rob Lisi Jr. at 203-231-5197.