New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2023

South Football’s Impossible Dream - Online for 24 Hours and In-Person at 5PM!

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South Football’s Impossible Dream – Sandra Levine (Toms River, New Jersey)

In 1968, Toms Rivers High School Football Coach Signorino challenged his players to believe in “The Impossible Dream” and they responded by delivering an undefeated season, 9-0. Toms River South had racked up a 19-game winning streak by the time the Hitting Indians faced the Middletown Lions, ranked No. 2, in a 1969 mythical state championship. A crowd, estimated at 10,000, gathered in South’s stadium on a bitterly cold November day to watch the two teams battle. Footage unearthed from the vaults of “The Greatest Game” and other matchups in the 1960s will be shown for the first time in more than five decades. This documentary film explores techniques used by legendary Toms River Coach Ron Signorino, Sr., to turn a losing high school football program in the mid-1960s, into a powerhouse, ranked No. 1 in the state. 2023; 60 min.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    60 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Sandra Levine
  • Screenwriter
    Sandra Levine
  • Producer
    Sandra Levine
  • Executive Producer
    The Applegate Family Foundation
  • Filmmaker
    Sandra Levine
  • Cinematographer
    Sandra Levine
  • Editor
    Sandra Levine