Bull Session Week Nine
It is a big weekend for the NJIC with their league championship between Rutherford and Park Ridge being played this weekend….I was surprised to see Scotch Plains-Fanwood beat Woodbridge, 34-33, last week. They had a big game from Anthony Robinson, who went over the 1,000 yard mark….The Saturday schedule over the years has really gone downhill with so many schools playing on Friday night. Sometimes it has something in common with a vacuum cleaner….Waldwick has an interesting look to their field. I liken it to Georgia’s home field. They describe Georgia home games “between the hedges” because they have hedges behind each sideline. Waldwick doesn’t have that, but they have hedges behind the home stands and along one end zone. Therefore, I can say a Waldwick home game is “behind the hedges.”….Lost in the shuffle of college football in New Jersey is Princeton, who is currently 6-0. I am 99 percent sure that head coach Bob Surace has a son, AJ Surace, starting at quarterback at Notre Dame….For what it’s with, Monmouth is 4-3 and lost to Princeton, 31-28….As good a quarterback Aaron Rodgers is, I see him on those commercials and think he plays himself in those insurance commercials when he is disappointed others have the “Rodgers Rate.”….Wayne Valley beat Wayne Hills in the Battle of Wayne, 28-27 in overtime. Wayne Hills is now 2-6, with their losses being by a combined 26 points and three of those losses are in overtime….Middletown South is quietly putting together a very good season, currently 5-1 with only 48 points allowed for the year, so far….Ocean City has allowed 21 points heading into this weekend….Other top defensive performances for the season include Park Ridge with 42, Woodbury with 46, Caldwell with 47, Rumson-Fair Haven with 47….Northern Highlands has allowed 69, but 12 in the last five contests…. Ramapo linebacker Dylan Snee is not only the son of ex-Giant Chris Snee, but also the grandson of ex-Giant coach Tom Coughlin….In the current United Power Rankings for playoff seedings, 0-8 Pleasantville is currently fifteenth in South Jersey Group 2. I don’t care what anyone says, an 0-8 team does not belong in the playoffs….Pet Peeves: I am subscribed to nj.com, but can’t get in. It says to sign in and when I sign in, it tells me to sign in and the same message keeps repeating….A constant topic of conversation is how Newark West Side went from Group 3 to Group 1 in no time….That’s all for now. I will be back next week with some more bull!