CLASS OF 2016
There were many standouts in the annual rivalry football game between North Hunterdon High School and sister-school Voorhees High School in the annual “Milk Can Game”, But one guys stands out for the Lions of North Hunterdon above some great other players. Halfback Chris Loftus made it the Milk Can Game his playground, scoring 5 touchdowns as a junior in the game as the Lions bounced back from a thrashing the year before by a State Championship Viking team of Voorhees and defeated the Vikings in a 46-23 win in 1996. His senior year he did it even better in a wild 41-40 North win by again scoring five touchdowns, the last was a 59-yard incredible run with just 1:09 left in the game for that wild win. In that game he also set a North Hunterdon single-game rushing record with 30 carries for 304 yards, a record that still lasts today. In his career he racked up 10 touchdowns and near 500 yards in rushing in just the two Milk Can Games. He was also back to back Milk Can MVP. Certainly one guy that took the rivalry seriously. He finished his senior season with school records at that time in total yards in a game, in a season and had a career record at that time of 29 touchdowns. Loftus went on to play three seasons at James Madison University. He received a degree in business for JMU, and then got his MBA from Georgetown University and now works as a Vice President in Solutions Consulting at Primatics Financial in the Washington, D.C. area.