Post 966 – Bull Session Week Four

There was more buzz for the Bergen Catholic-Don Bosco game than in recent years; at least for me, personally. It is easily one of the best rivalries, very close to being the best. The top rivalry is Phillipsburg-Easton and unless

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Post 965 – Public Groups 1-2 Poll

Salem was the only top-ranked team to win this past weekend, keeping their top position. They face a tough Woodstown team this weekend for a must-see game in South Jersey. Caldwell also had a good win over next-door rival West

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Post 964 – Public Groups 3-4-5 Poll

Public Groups 3-4-5 

I usually don’t punish a public school team for losing to any of the established Catholic schools. This week, it looks as if I rewarded one, as Irvington moves to the top spot after losing to Seton

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Post 963 – Catholic Poll

The Top Four has been turned on its head after the weekend. Don Bosco came in and routed #1 Bergen Catholic and are in the driver’s seat at #1. If they continue to play that way, especially on defense, they

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Post 962 – Don Bosco 31 Bergen Catholic 7

Don Bosco dominated Bergen Catholic in every way possible, especially up front on both sides of the ball for a 31-7 win in Oradell. 

First Quarter: Bosco opened the game with possession and drove down the field, scoring on

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Post 961 – Ridgewood 12 Passaic Tech 7

Ridgewood beat Passaic Tech tonight in a game that featured some very good defense from both teams. One big difference was Ridgewood’s ability to make for some big pass plays to tight end Brendan Chanley. Another factor was Ridgewood

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Post 960 – Bull Session Week Three

It has been an unusual season for many of the North Jersey Catholic schools, so far. Bergen Catholic has been humming along, but the others have shown themselves to be more human. St. Peter’s Prep was demolished by St. Joe’s

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Post 959 – Public School Groups 1-2 Poll

1 – Salem (3-1) 
2 – Caldwell (3-0)
3 – Woodbury (4-0)
4 – Haddonfield (2-0)
5 – Woodstown (3-0)
6 – Point Pleasant Boro (3-0)
7 – Newton (3-0)
8 – Ramsey (3-0)
9 – Westwood (3-0)
10 –

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Post 958 – Public Groups 3-4-5 Poll

1 – Hillsborough (3-0)
2 – Irvington (4-0)
3 – West Morris (4-0)
4 – Millville (3-1)
5 – Ramapo (3-0) 
6 – Toms River North (4-0)
7 – North Brunswick (3-0) 
8 – Delsea (3-0)
9 – Middletown South

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Post 957 – Catholic Poll

1 – Bergen Catholic (4-0)
2 – Red Bank Catholic (4-0)
3 – St. Peter’s Prep (3-1)
4 – Don Bosco (2-2)
5 – St. Joe’s, Montvale (2-2)
6 – Donovan Catholic (3-0)
7 – Seton Hall Prep (2-1)
8

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Post 956 – Westwood 34 River Dell 7

Westwood 34 River Dell 7  

After a slow start, Westwood got moving in the middle of the second quarter and kept going to beat River Dell, 34-7. 

After a scoreless first quarter, Westwood struck when Dario Mathurin scooped up a

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Post 955 – Bull Session Week Two

One thing about MSG broadcasting games this year is it is good to hear Jimmy Cavallo once again after a few years off….Speaking of that, it is also good to see Joe Hofmann covering Morris County football again for Morris

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Post 954 – Public Groups 1-2 Poll

I began the public school poll with the larger schools a little  earlier and here are the smaller schools. I am not 100% sure who is the top team, but I let the victors from last year have some spoils.

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Post 953 – Public Groups 3-4-5 Poll

The new public school polls are here. I have the larger schools, to be followed by the smaller schools this evening. I am not 100% sure who is the top team, but I let the victors from last year have

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Post 952 – Catholics poll

1 – Bergen Catholic (3-0)
2 – Don Bosco (2-1)
3 – Red Bank Catholic (3-0)
4 – St. Peter’s Prep (2-1)
5 – St. Joe’s, Montvale (1-2)
6 – DePaul (0-2)
7 – Seton Hall Prep (2-0)
8 –

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Post 951 – Westfield 21 Union 14

Westfield beat Union, 21-14, on a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter when quarterback Trey Brown bulled his way through the middle of the Union defense for an 11-yard touchdown run with just under eight minutes left. 

After a Union

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Post 950 – Old Tappan 28 Northern Highlands 0

Old Tappan jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with a furious pace and went on to beat Northern Highlands 28-0 in as dominant a 28-0 contest can be.  

After forcing a Northern Highlands three-and-out, Old Tappan

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Post 949 – Bull Session, Week One

I am not a fan of the earlier start to the season. I prefer the season starting the weekend after Labor Day and the earlier start cuts into the summer. I know why they are doing this: to accommodate statewide

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Post 948 – Day Two at Rutgers

Day Two at Rutgers  

Lenape vs. Wayne Valley   

Greg Toal always said “when we miss an extra point, it’s like we didn’t even score.” Each team scored four touchdowns, but Wayne Valley succeeded in all four extra points, while Lenape

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Post 947 – Day One at Rutgers

Day One at Rutgers

There were three games I attended today at Rutgers in the Rumble on the Raritan: Seton Hall Prep-Pope John, Toms River North bs. Rumson-Fair Haven, and St. Peter’s Prep-St. Joe’s Prep (Pa.).

Seton Hall Prep vs.

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Post 946 – Two games: Ramsey and Park Ridge wins

Two Game Evening  

I took in two games this evening: most of the Ramsey-Pascack Valley game and the second half of Park Ridge-Butler. 

Ramsey at Pascack Valley 

First Quarter: Ramsey opened the game with a 68-yard drive, capped off with

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Post 945 – Wood-Ridge 23 Cresskill 6

Wood-Ridge scored points in each of the four quarters to beat Cresskill, 23-6. 

First Quarter: The Blue Devils opened the scoring when Braden Negro found an open Leo Ramirez down the right sideline for a score of approximately 50 yards

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Post 944 – Team Preview 2022: Blair Academy Bucs

Blair Academy Bucs  

2021: 

  • 5-2 
  • Scored 207 points: 29.86 average 
  • Allowed 136 points: 19.43 average 
  • Wins included Peddie, Espiscopal academy (Pa.), and Kiski School (Pa.) 
  • Losses were to Hun and Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 

Graduation: 

  • TE Mike Higgins – Rutgers 
  • LB
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Post 943 – Team Preview 2022: Florence Flashes

Florence Flashes 

2021: 

  • 5-4 
  • Beat Pemberton in the consolations 
  • Scored 129 points for a 16.12 average – not including forfeit win 
  • Allowed 170 points: 21.25 average – not including forfeit win 
  • Wins include Holy Cross, Palmyra, and Riverside 
  • Losses were
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Post 942 – Team Preview 2022: West Deptford Eagles

West Deptford Eagles  

2021: 

  • 3-7 
  • Beat Pleasantville in the consolation round 
  • Scored 181 points: 18.10 average 
  • Allowed 246 points: 24.60 average 
  • Wins included Cinnaminson and Collingswood 
  • Losses were to Haddonfield, Woodrow Wilson, Paulsboro, Willingboro, Penns Grove, Delran, and Sterling 

Graduation:

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