Burlington City running back Jimmy Browne had a monster week, carrying the ball 30 times for 379 yards and four scores in the Blue Devils’ 44-38 victory over New Egypt. The performance gives Browne 1,131 in just four games, and puts the Blue Devils in firm control in the race for the WJFL Freedom Division title.
Timber Creek QB Devin Leary has already
thrown for 1,055 yards and 12 touchdowns this year. Eastern is looking
for its first 5-0 start since 2013, when it began the year 6-0 and
finished with 10 victories.
Take a peak at South, Group 5 if you want to
see the most loaded public school section in New Jersey. As of this
week, the top six teams in the section—Millville, Rancocas Valley,
Eastern, Howell, Vineland and Lenape—are all undefeated.
Each of the past three meetings between the
long-time rivals has been decided by exactly three points, with Joe’s
winning the most recent, 17-14. Bergen Catholic running back Josh
McKenzie will be a major test for the stout Green Knights defense that
held Delbarton to a goose egg two weeks ago.
Millville defeated a very good St. Augustine
Prep squad thanks to a clutch late-game drive by the Thunderbolts.
Trailing by 4, and forced to start their possession from their own 8 due
to a penalty, they drove down the field and scored on a 10-yard
touchdown strike from quarterback E.J. Nichols to running back Clayton
Scott. Nichols had a big day, going 14-of-20 for 149 yards and four
Quarterback Matt Lajoie and wide out Jake
Topolski form one of the top passing combinations in the WJFL. The
Falcons haven’t forgotten last year, when they came into their meeting
with Lenape undefeated, only to get drubbed, 20-3.
Seton Hall Prep showed that it is much closer than many might have assumed to being able to compete with the NJSFC’s Big Six, leading in overtime before falling to Paramus Catholic, 33-30.
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.