Some of the staff at BHHS were spotted with team jerseys during Homecoming Week events as varsity players on the BHHS football team recognized staff members who have made a difference in their life. Part of the national “My Jersey, Your Impact” program, the adults were asked to wear the jersey throughout the day and also to the Friday night homecoming game.
BHHS Office Secretary Jackie Osborn said Head Football Coach Dan Loria penned a message to the staff in advance of the event which explained that being asked is an honor. “It’s called an impact game,” said Osborn, “and the intent is for the boys to reach out to someone who impacted their high school years.” Osborn was asked by Shane Winter and Zachary Borensein, both 12th graders. “I’m switching off,” Osborn noted. “Those two boys, specifically, for four years of their high school career, I’ve felt a part of their lives. It’s really some good validation that they think the same thing about me. I love being part of the community and their families.”
Robert Devukaj, 12th grader, selected Joe Alfano, who is the defensive coordinator for the BHHS football team along with being a BHHS physical education teacher. “I did some things high school-wise to help his high school career, he felt, so he really wanted me to have it,” said Alfano.
Number 3 CJ Jackson, an 11th grader and team quarterback, gave a jersey to BHHS Teacher and Coach Jesse Gandley. “I was flattered and took the opportunity to wear it on my back,” said Gandley. Jackson sent a note to Gandley with the request, saying, “You’ve had a big impact on my life, and I’d like you to wear my jersey.”