Heartbreak struck the Wayne Valley community this past spring when news broke of the passing of a beloved teammate.

After a four-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Rocco Sivolella passed away on May 17, 2022. He was 15 years old.

To honor his memory, Wayne Valley’s football program has dedicated their season to Rocco. He’s in their hearts and on their minds every time they take the field.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story about how this North Jersey team is playing in his memory:


This story was featured on Season 2, Episode 3 of Jersey Sports Zone TV, which aired on Sept. 18, 2022.