The Fair Lawn Football Association (FLFA) was established in 1974 and enables young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a structured environment. We're looking for alumni of the program to piece together the history of the Association, please contact us if you have information or if you can assist.
The origin of "The Cutters nickname"
At first glance, the nickname may seem to be a pun related to "cutting the lawn", but that is somewhat coincidental. The moniker was coined by a local newspaper during the school's inaugural football season in 1943.
A few players on the team were suspended for the first half of an Oct. 11 game against the Leonia JV after cutting class. They returned for the second half and helped Fair Lawn rally from a 12-0 deficit to a 13-12 win, and the headline in the following day's paper referenced the "Cutters' come back" victory.
A copy of the article hangs in the hallway leading to the school gym. Source: Northjersey.com