50 Year Reunion


The Bravehearts deliver another rousing Homecoming at Delbarton in Morris Township

By George!

October 15, 2009, 8:37AM

Traditions Students make their way down the hill as they run to the football field in the Bravehart run before the Delbarton High School homecoming football game in Morristown on Saturday.


For the last decade or so, every Homecoming at the Delbarton School in Morris County has featured a unique ritual that would make Mel Gibson proud: “The Braveheart.”  Explains The Star-Ledger:


Just before Delbarton kicked off its football game against Roxbury on Saturday, those in attendance looked toward a hilltop on campus, where roughly 500 students had gathered for “The Braveheart,” a tradition dating to the late 1990s. In unison, the crowd of students decked in body paint, armor and costumes sprinted toward the football field while alumni and fans cheered them on.


“I would say it’s the most important part,” Delbarton senior Bobby Kaminski said of The Braveheart, which was inspired by the movie starring Mel Gibson. “Homecoming is the biggest day of the year for a lot of people. It’s just a real community-building, school-building activity.”

Unfortunately for the home team, the pageantry did not scare Roxbury, which defeated Delbarton, 21-7. Here are images and video highlights from a colorful afternoon.