Post 554 – Team Preview 2020: Don Bosco Ironmen

Don Bosco Ironmen  

2019: The Ironmen were 7-5, losing to St. Peter’s Prep in the Non-Public Group 4 final after beating St. Joe’s (Montvale) and Bergen Catholic. They scored 343 points for a 28.58 average and allowed 221 for an

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Post 553 – Team Preview 2020: St. Augustine Prep Hermits

St. Augustine Hermits 

2019: 

  • 7-4 record 
  • Lost to St. Peter’s Prep in the Non-Public Group 4 semi-finals 
  • Beat Seton Hall Prep in the Non-Public Group 4 playoffs 
  • Scored 238 points for a 21.64 average 
  • Allowed 140 points for a 12.73
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Post 552 – Team Preview 2020: Phillipsburg Stateliners

Phillipsburg Stateliners  

2019: 

  • 8-3 record 
  • Lost to Wayne Valley in the North Jersey Section 2 Group 4 semi-finals 
  • Beat Morris Hills in the first round 
  • Scored 332 points for a 30.18 average 
  • Allowed 138 points for a 12.54 average, including
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Post 551 – Team Preview 2020: Lenape Indians

Lenape Indians 

2019: 

  • 10-2 record 
  • Lost to Williamstown in the South Jersey Group 5 finals 
  • Beat Hillsborough in the semi-finals and Edison in the first round 
  • Scored 383 points for a 31.92 average 
  • Allowed 139 points for an 11.58 average,
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Post 550 – Team Preview 2020: Sparta Spartans

Sparta Spartans 

2019: 

  • 9-2 record 
  • Lost to West Essex in the North Jersey Section 2 Group 3 semi-finals 
  • Beat Nutley in the first round 
  • Scored 433 points for a 39.36 average 
  • Allowed 185 points for a 16.82 average, including four
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Post 549 – Team Preview 2020: Union Farmers

Union Farmers  

2019: 

  • 12-1 record 
  • Lost to Ridgewood in the North Jersey group 5 final 
  • Beat Clifton in the North Jersey Section 2 final 
  • Beat West Orange in the semi-finals and Kennedy in the first round 
  • Scored 439 points for
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Post 548 – Team Preview 2020: St. Joe’s (Montvale) Green Knights

St. Joe’s (Montvale) Green Knights  

2019: The Green Knights were 7-4, losing to Don Bosco in the Non-Public group 4 semi-finals after beating Paramus Catholic. They scored 278 points for a 25.27 average and allowed 165 for a 15.0 average.

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Post 547 – Team Preview 2020: Willingboro Chimeras

Willingboro Chimeras      

2019: 

  • 12-1 record 
  • Won South Jersey regional championship by beating Penns Grove 
  • Won Central Jersey sectional championship by beating Salem 
  • Beat Buena in the semi-finals and Haddon Township in the first round 
  • Scored 532 points for a 40.92
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Post 546 – Team Preview 2020: Williamstown Braves

Williamstown Braves  

2019: 

  • 12-1 record 
  • Won the South Jersey Group 5 regional championship by beating Cherokee
  • Won the South Jersey Group 5 sectional championship by beating Lenape 
  • Beat Vineland in the semi-finals and Hunterdon Central in the first round 
  • Scored
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Post 545 – Team Preview 2020: West Orange Mountaineers

West Orange Mountaineers

2019: 

  • 7-4 record 
  • Lost to Union in the North Jersey Section 2 semi-finals 
  • Beat Piscataway in the first round 
  • Scored 299 points for a 27.18 average 
  • Allowed 259 points for a 23.54 average, including two shutouts
  • Wins
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Post 544 – The Upcoming Season

It looks like we may have a high school football season after all. I have not been confident there would be one for at least two months with the pandemic that has dominated our lives since March. 

Since I was

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Post 543 – Bull Session: NFL Draft Days Two and Three

We have another NFL Draft in the books and I look at Days 2 & 3…..By my estimates, New Jersey had eight players drafted and that includes two who played their football in another state. I will have something on

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Post 542 – Bull Session, NFL Draft Night One

Round One of the NFL Draft is in the books and I correctly picked 24 of 32 picks. Most others I checked had 24 or 23 – the only one who had more was Daniel Jeremiah, who picked 27…..I …

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Post 541 – 2020 NFL Mock Draft

2020 NFL MOCK DRAFT    

Thursday night is the annual NFL Draft and mock drafts are everywhere. I might as well add my two cents and we can all judge how smart or stupid I am. I have the first three

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Post 540 – NFL Draft Needs: Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City has the last pick, courtesy of being the Super Bowl champions. Patrick Mahomes has been the top quarterback the last two years and will be only 25 in September. AS long as he stays healthy, he gives them

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Post 539 – NFL Draft Needs: San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco has the thirty-first pick, courtesy of being in the Super Bowl. They made a big jump from being near the bottom to almost winning a championship in one year. More will be expected and they should have another

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Post 538 – NFL Draft Needs: Green Bay Packers

Green Bay has the twenty-ninth pick and made it to the AFC final before losing to Kansas City. Aaron Rodgers leads this team, as he has for over ten years. The team exceeded expectations, but need to add a few

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Post 537 – NFL Draft Needs: Tennessee Titans

Tennessee has the twenty-ninth pick and made it to the AFC final before losing to Kansas City. They were led, offensively, by Derrick Henry’s 1,500 yards rushing and Ryan Tannehill became the quarterback. Their challenge is to take it to

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Post 536 – NFL Draft Needs: Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore has the twenty-eighth pick and were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. 

Last year featured the breakout of Lamar Jackson, the league MVP. This is one of the best organizations in the NFL and usually draft very

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Post 535 – NFL Draft Needs: Seattle Seahawks

Seattle has the twenty-seventh pick and made it to the second round of the playoffs. They have one of the game’s best quarterbacks in Russell Wilson, but they need to improve their offensive line and pass rush. 

The Seahawks have

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Post 534 – NFL Draft Needs: Houston Texans

Houston has the twenty-sixth pick and made it to the second round of the playoffs. They have had a turbulent offseason with the trading of DeAndre Hopkins causing a major stir among the faithful. The heat is on Bill O’Brien

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Post 533 – NFL Draft Needs: Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota has the twenty-fifth pick in the draft, courtesy of their second round appearance in the playoffs. There are some changes this year, with Stefon Diggs being traded the biggest. They will have a new set of cornerbacks and a

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Post 532 – NFL Draft Needs: New Orleans Saints

The Saints have the twenty-fourth pick and are in the twilight of the Drew Brees era. They have had some tough playoff losses and fallen short of getting to the Super Bowl, but they will try again. 

The Saints have

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Post 531 – NFL Draft Needs: New England Patriots

The Patriots begin a new era without Tom Brady for the first time in 21 years. One big mystery is who their quarterback will be. They have been quiet obtaining players in free agency and have lost a few players.

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Post 530 – NFL Draft Needs: Buffalo Bills

The Bills do not have a first round pick after trading it to Minnesota for Stefon Diggs. They made the playoffs with a 10-6 record and making the playoffs. They were better than I thought they would be and look

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