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Filmmaker Sandra Levine photo by Caroline Fairhurst
Sandra Levine's film South Football's Impossible Dream will screen at the site of its subject-- High School South-- Aug. 23. Photo by Caroline Fairhurst

July 25, 2023-- South Football’s Impossible Dream, by local filmmaker Sandra Levine premiered Jan. 22 of this year at Ocean County College. Now, the film will have something of a homefield advantage as it's scheduled to be screened by the entire, current football team at High School South, 11 a.m. Aug. 23 in the cafetorium. The screening is free and the public is welcome to attend.

opposing quarterbacks at premier

At the film's premiere Jan. 22, opposing quarterbacks from the infamous 1969 game - Middletown's Bob Abbot and High School South's Rip Scherer - came together. Photo by Caroline Fairhurst

The film centers around the “The Greatest Game Ever Played at the Jersey Shore,” the 1969 mythical state championship matchup between South and Middletown, and focuses on South football coach Ron Signorino, Sr.'s powerful and long-lasting impact on the program.

Levine, a High School South graduate, has been working with South Principal Kevin Raylman and current HSS football coach Matt Martin to set up the film's screening at the school.

Filmmaker Sandra Levine and Coach Ron Signorino Sr

Filmmaker Sandra Levine and coach Ron Signorino, Sr. pose at a reception following the film's premiere at the Grunin Center at Ocean County College in January. Photo by Caroline Fairhurst

The team's current players will join Coach Martin-- who is Signorino, Sr.'s grandson-- at the screening, along with several former players. 

South Football Impossible Dream by Sandra Levine

South Football’s Impossible Dream is a sponsored project of the New Jersey Media Arts Center, Inc., with funding provided by The Applegate Family Foundation.