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Post 831 – Team Preview 2022: Lenape Indians

Lenape Indians  

2021: 

  • 3-8 
  • Lost to Kingsway in the South Jersey Group 5 semi-finals after beating Washington Township 
  • Scored 178 points: 16.18 average 
  • Allowed 292 points: 26.54 average 
  • Wins included Notre Dame and Rancocas Valley 
  • Losses included St. Augustine, Cherokee,
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Post 830 – Team Preview 2022: Kingsway Dragons

Kingsway Dragons 

2021: 

  • 8-5
  • Lost to Hillsborough in the South Jersey Group 5 regional championship 
  • Won the South Jersey Group 5 sectional championship by beating Toms River North; beat Lenape in the semifinals and Old Bridge in the opening round 
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Post 829 – Team Preview 2022: Hillside Comets

Hillside Comets 

2021: 

  • 7-3 
  • Lost to Raritan in the Central Jersey Group 2 semi-finals after beating Overbrook in the first round 
  • Scored 302 points: 30.20 average 
  • Allowed 155 points: 15.50 average, including two shutouts  
  • Wins included Delaware Valley, Roselle, North
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Post 828 – Team Preview 2022: Bernards Mountaineers

Bernards Mountaineers  

2021: 

  • 8-3
  • Lost to Haddonfield in Central Jersey Group 2 semi-finals after beating Bound Brook in the first round 
  • Scored 343 points: 31.18 average 
  • Allowed 193 points: 17.54 average 
  • Wins included Hillside, Brearley, and North Plainfield 
  • Losses were
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Post 827 – Team Preview 2022: West Orange Mountaineers

West Orange Mountaineers  

2021: 

  • 7-4
  • Lost to East Orange in the North Jersey Section 1 Group 5 semi-finals
  • Beat Westfield in the first round 
  • Scored 288 points: 26.18 average 
  • Allowed 185 points: 16.82 average 
  • Wins included Union City, Montclair, and
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Post 826 – Team Preview 2022: Red Bank Catholic Caseys

Red Bank Catholic Caseys  

2021: 

  • 11-1
  • Won Non-Public Group B championship by beating DePaul 
  • Beat St. Joe’s (Hammonton) in semi-finals and Morris Catholic in opening round 
  • 292 points scored: 32.67 average 
  • 137 points allowed: 11.42 average 
  • Wins included Rumson-Fair Haven,
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Post 825 – Team Preview 2022: Wayne Valley Indians

Wayne Valley Indians   

2021: 

  • 3-7
  • Lost to West Essex in the North Jersey Section 1 Group 3 playoffs 
  • 181 points scored: 18.10 average 
  • 269 points allowed: 26.90 average 
  • Wins were against Wayne Hills, Paramus Catholic, and Kennedy 
  • Losses included Ramapo,
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Post 824 – Team Preview 2022: Lincoln Lions

Lincoln Lions 

2021: 

  • 8-2
  • Lost to West Milford in the North Jersey Section 1 Group 3 playoffs 
  • 323 points scored: 32.30 average 
  • 177 points allowed: 17.70 average 
  • Wins included Weequahic, Westwood, Immaculata, and Hoboken 
  • Lost to West Side  

Graduation: 

  • OL/DL
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Post 823 – Team Preview 2022: Salem Rams

Salem Rams 

2021: 

  • 11-2
  • Won South Jersey Group 1 regional championship, beating Woodbury
  • Won Central Jersey Group 1 sectional championship, beating Paulsboro. Beat Audubon in semi-finals and Keyport in opening round 
  • Scored 429 points for a 33.0 average 
  • 131 points
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Post 822 – Final Public Groups 1-2 Poll

Public Groups 1-2  

The final poll is here and I have made my decision. After watching the last two weeks, it was obvious one team left no doubt this past weekend. Some will talk about their losses, but Sunday’s game

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Post 821 – Final Public Groups 3-4-5 Poll

Public Groups 3-4-5 

The dust has settled and we have our final ranking. We have three undefeated teams in the Top 5 and I thought Union was worthy of being one of the top teams, but they had the unfortunate

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Post 820 – Day One at Rutgers: Part Two

Day One at Rutgers: Part Two

Irvington 19 Clifton 14   

After threatening early and losing possession on a fumble, Irvington recovered quickly when Adon Shuler returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown, running and dodging his way through traffic.

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Post 819 – Day One at Rutgers: Games 1 and 2

Day One at Rutgers: Games 1 and 2 

With four games, I will break this into parts. Games one and two will be in this article and games three and four coming next. 

Haddonfield 28 Point Pleasant Boro 27  

The

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Post 818 – Public Groups 1-2 Poll

Public Groups 1-2  

With Salem losing last week and playing in the South Jersey Group 1 final this weekend, I will freeze the Top Five teams and make my determination next week in the final poll. Those five teams are

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Post 817 – Public Groups 3-4-5 Poll

Public Groups 3-4-5 

This weekend is the final push for the final rankings. As I always say, the cream eventually rises to the top and remember, I do not penalize teams for losing to the good Catholic school teams.  

1

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Post 816 – Final Catholic Poll

Catholics  

There is little movement and the top team is Bergen Catholic from start to finish. Red Bank Catholic, with their win over DePaul showed they belong. While Don Bosco lost, I am not moving them back since they beat

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Post 815 – Day Two at Giants Stadium

Day Two at Giants Stadium

The games at Giants Stadium are finished and all that is left are the seven games at Rutgers. Each game was won by a 21-point margin with both winning teams finishing undefeated. 

Caldwell 42 Jefferson

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Post 814 – Day One at Giants Stadium

Day one at Giants Stadium is in the books with two close games and one unexpected blowout. Two more come on Saturday.

Cedar Grove 13 Park Ridge 12

Cedar Grove made two consecutive big plays late in the fourth quarter. …

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Post 813 – Public Groups 1-2 Poll

Public Groups 1-2  

The Top Three remain the same, but in a different order. After that, there are the changes one expects to see after sectional finals weekend. As I always say, the cream eventually rises to the top and

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Post 812 – Public School Groups 3-4-5 Poll

Public Groups 3-4-5 

Major changes began last week with teams losing in the sectional finals, causing some to drop and others to rise. A few more will happen in the next two weeks. As I always say, the cream eventually

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Post 811 – Catholics Poll

Catholics  

Things are nearly complete with the last games being played this weekend at Giants Stadium. Bergen Catholic plays Don Bosco and DePaul goes against Red Bank Catholic. Next week’s poll will probably be the final poll for the Catholic

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Post 810 – Bergen Catholic 35 St. Peter’s Prep 10

Bergen Catholic 35 St. Peter’s Prep 10 

Bergen Catholic jumped out to a 14-0 lead, withstood St. Peter’s Prep cut the lead to 14-10, and then dominated the second half to win. 35-10 and advance to the Parochial A final

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Post 809 – Park Ridge 14 Hasbrouck Heights 0

Park Ridge 14 Hasbrouck Heights 0 

Park Ridge beat Hasbrouck Heights for the third time this year, a 14-0 win that gave them the North Jersey Group 1 Section 1 championship. The game was approximately two hours long and only

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Post 808 – Where I’m Headed

Where I’m Headed

I was originally headed to Northern Highlands for their game against Ramapo. But Ramapo coach Drew Gibbs’ unexpected death changed things. That game is scheduled for Friday, November 26 at 6:15 PM. I will make a decision …

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Post 807 – Public School Groups 1-2 Poll

Public Groups 1-2  

This poll has its share of changes, but the Top Three remain the same. As I always say, the cream eventually rises to the top and remember, I do not penalize teams for losing to the good

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