The Lions have a dangerous running back in
Connor Welsh, who rushed for 115 yards and three scores in last week’s
win over Neptune. RBC’s offense is one of the Shore’s most dangerous,
lead by quarterback Steve Lubischer, who threw two touchdowns in the
Caseys’ dominant win over Middletown South.
Timber Creek quarterback Devin Leary did
exactly what most expect him to do -- play spectacularly -- but it still
took a missed field goal by the Crusaders in the waning moments of
Friday night’s game for the Chargers to beat Delsea, 39-36. Leary went
17of-26 for 254 yards and two touchdowns, but his production was largely
matched by Delsea running back Aidan Borguet, who carried the ball 29
times for 354 yards and three touchdowns.
Montclair running back Daniel Webb is one of
the top returning rushers in New Jersey, having churned out 2,020 yards
as a junior. The Mounties blew out the Bulldogs, 42-15, in last year’s
opener, but Tech bounced back to go 9-3 and reach the North 1, Group 5
Bergen Catholic quarterback Johnny Langan
kicked off the 2017 season with a performance for the ages, going
15-of-23 for 306 yards and five touchdowns in leading BC to a 48-27 win
over DePaul. Langan also caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from wide
receiver Dylan Classi that served as the dagger score early in the
The 2017 season is finally upon us, and
that’s a good thing. Instead of discussing coaching turnover and playoff
proposals, the focus will be on the games. Even though it’s only “Week
Zero,” there are plenty of top-quality games on the slate.
Just like every year, the 2016 sectional football finals brought drama, excitement and an opportunity
for some of the Garden State’s top gridiron talent a chance to shine. In
North 2, Group 2, it came in the form of sophomore running back Matt
Mulcahy, who converted a 17-yard touchdown on a pass from quarterback
Michael Kearney to give Madison a 13-7 victory over Lenape Valley with
just 15 seconds to play.
A sectional title would put a stamp on a
remarkable turnaround for a Seraphs program that was in danger of
shutting down not all that long ago. Holy Spirit linebacker Dante Daniel
and a tough Spartans defense will have to be at its best against a
high-octane Mater Dei offense that has failed to score 30 points just
In a game they led throughout, Paramus
Catholic was able to hold off Don Bosco Prep, 35-29, to punch its ticket
to the Non-Public, Group 4 final. Quarterback Andrew Brito just about
did it all, rushing for 165 yards on 21 attempts, while also going
7-of-16 for 149 yards and a touchdown.
With every huge victory Somerville accrues,
it becomes more remarkable that the Pioneers were 2-8 a year ago. It’ll
be interesting to see how Somerville’ absurdly high-scoring offense
matches up with a stingy Bulldogs squad that has allowed just 42 points
With the current playoff setup, the first round of the postseason often brings with it a ton of blowouts. This weekend was no different, but there were still a host of nail biters, as well.
The Raiders are 4-0 during the regular season against teams in this bracket, including top-seeded Shore (in week 9). It’s already been a banner year for a Mustangs squad that, prior to this fall, hadn’t won more than two games in a single season since 2009.
The NJSIAA’s power points calculations are wrong. The NJSIAA knows its power points calculations are wrong. The NJSIAA isn’t changing its power points calculations. Let those three sentences sink in for a moment.