One year ago today, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record made landfall in the northeast. Among the hardest hit areas was the New Jersey shore and its seaside communities.
In the days and weeks immediately after the storm, the news was full of not just horrifying pictures and stories, but also inspiring tales of courage and communities coming together: first responders working tirelessly through the night to help those who stayed behind, volunteers donating meals and clothes, and neighbors helping neighbors in their greatest time of need.
No better example of this can be found than in the way high school football teams responded in both the immediate recovery and return to normalcy of the area. One year later, tonight on “NFL Films Presents,” we take a look at four New Jersey Shore Conference high school football teams (Keyport, Keansburg, Manasquan, and Point Pleasant Beach) and what their lives have been like on and off the field, after Sandy.