Bull Session Week Seven
What a game for Hackensack’s Curtis Whiting, scoring seven touchdowns against Passaic in their 49-12 win over Passaic….Also having a big game was Cherokee’s Brandon Boria; known as Bam, he rushed for 334 yards and five touchdowns….St. Thomas Aquinas is now 6-0, as of Thursday night and have outscored their opponents, 246-0. Yes, that’s six shutouts. They face Governor Livingston next week and Delaware Valley in two weeks before the playoffs start….A hard luck team is Watchung Hills. Currently 0-6, the scores of their losses are 13-7, 13-11, 15-13, 40-37 in double overtime, 21-9, and 14-6….Another winless team is Hackettstown and their scores have been 23-14, 10-7, 28-0, 21-13, 21-6, and 31-13 to Newton, a game when their opening drive consumed nearly eleven minutes….Lincoln’s defensive lineman, Diandre Smith had fourteen tackles – five for loss and three forced fumbles per Jason Bernstein of nj.com….Plainfield has a freshman running back, Devan Clark, who is 5-9, 270….Uniform front: it was good to see Cedar Grove with yellow numbers on balck jerseys, a welcome change from their old black numbers on black jerseys….I also like the Cherokee uniforms, orange jersey, orange helmet, white pants – a little like Clemson….I forgot to mention one of the invocations we get before Catholic school games. The Don Bosco game against Bergen Catholic was two minutes. The Don Bosco priest bloviated when all we needed to hear is keep our players safe and may the best team win in honest fashion….Since Nery Rodriguez has been at Jersey Sports Zone, I will never think of “fresh cookies” the same way ever again. In a good way, of course….Northern Highlands is a team that finds ways to win. They also have a very good defensive lineman named Charlie Johnson….Just when I feel good after a Giants win, they crash and burn last week….Hockey season started this week and I watched the Rangers in their opener against Washington. They lost 5-1 and were not good – I thought it was the Giants or Jets on skates….Donovan Catholic quarterback Jalin Butler had a big game in a win against Wall, completing nine of fifteen for 221 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 134 yards and three touchdowns per Maxpreps….An exciting player to watch is Clifton’s Donovan Swasey, who has returned four interceptions for touchdowns and at least one kickoff….That’s all for this week; I will return next week with some more bull!