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Baseball Returns To NJ
Just a year ago the high school baseball season loomed in disappointment as the Covid-19 pandemic cancelled Spring sports entirely. Fast forward 13 months later things seem to be slowly getting back on track as teams are officially hitting the diamond for games in 2021. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Peddie coverage.
Back To Back Wins For Hun Baseball To Open Season
Hun 11 Peddie 1 Hun (2-1) picked up a second consecutive road win with an 11-1 victory over Peddie (0-1). University of Kentucky commit Carson Applegate got things started with a lead off single in the first that would see the Raiders take an early 1-0 lead. Applegate would end the day 3-4 with three […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote for Week 4 ACI Medical & Dental Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls!
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 20 nominees for boys and girls basketball from Central Jersey who are up for two JSZ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.org to learn more! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winners JSZ paid a visit to Nottingham and Freehold Township to hand out a pair of Game Balls:
Vote now for JSZ’s second round of Game Balls
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 60 nominees for boys and girls basketball around the state who are up for six JSZ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email email@example.com by Saturday night for any players who you think is worthy of a Game Ball nomination. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls all year long! NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Tuesday 1.7 JSZ Basketball Highlights
You want overtime action? You got overtime action! Jersey Sports Zone brings you four boys basketball games from around the state — two of which both went into thrilling double overtime finishes. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! Hudson Catholic 57 St. Peter’s Prep 51 (2OT) The battle for Jersey City never disappoints! Hudson Catholic sophomore sensation Zion Cruz delivered arguably the statement performance of his young high school career with 24 points — 21 of which came after halftime — to power his Hawks to a heart-pounding double-overtime win. St. Peter’s Prep sophomore Mark Armstrong led the Marauders with 14 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and more from The Barn at St. Peter’s Prep: Middletown South 61 CBA 58 (2OT) Mike Dabas had 15 points including the Eagles’ only field goal in double overtime as Middletown South made enough free throws down the stretch to get their first win over CBA in 11 years. CBA’s Mike White banked in a three-pointer with eight seconds left in the first overtime to force double OT. Ryan Cremen led the Colts with 18 in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling Shore Conference showdown: Peddie 88 Pennington 79 Peddie picked up its first win of the season with an 88-79 victory over Pennington. The Falcons trailed all but a few minutes of the first quarter before going up as many as 20 in the second half. Bernie Blunt finished with 47 points while Columbia commit Supreme Cook had 20. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Pennington and Peddie coverage. Timber Creek 72 Bishop Eustace 65 The Chargers held off a furious fourth quarter rally from the Crusaders to improve to 8-0, which is now the best start to a season in school history. Eric Benjamin (game-high 23 points) and Justin Bladen (20 points) led the way for Timber Creek. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Pennsauken: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Peddie Invitational Highlights
It’s our first dose of hoops at Jersey Sports Zone for the 2019-20 season. We’ve got highlights of Hun and Peddie in semifinal action at the Peddie Invitational Tournament. Both games go down to the wire! Phelps 78 Peddie 74 Daniel Dade led all scorers with 26 points and Phelps was able to come back from a 14 point first-first half deficit to reach the championship game of the Peddie Invitational. Peddie sank 17 three-pointers including eight in the first quarter, but Phelps was able to dominate on the inside with the game on the line. The defending champs will face Kiski in the title game. JSZ has the highlights from Saturday night in Hightstown: Kiski 56 Hun 54 Cameron Villarouel led all scorers with 19 points and blocked Hun’s game-winning shot attempt in the final seconds to give Kiski a spot in the Peddie Invitational championship. Villarouel dropped a three-pointer to give Kiski a 54-51 lead and then broke a 54-54 tie with a free throw. Hun had a chance to win it but Villarouel blocked Dyland Knight’s shot to preserve the victory. Watch the highlights from a wild fourth quarter: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Peddie and Hun is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Vote Now for the JSZ 2019 Soccer Plays of the Year
The 2019 New Jersey soccer season has come to a close. The JSZ cameras have been able to capture some amazing moments from every part of the state. We have our nominees in five different categories – watch all the incredible goals and saves and cast your vote. We’ll keep the polls open until Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The winners will be presented with plaques from Jersey Sports Zone. Thank you again for the support and kind words from the soccer community throughout the 2019 season! Tuesday UPDATE Thank you to everyone who voted for the JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year. Our polls closed after 2pm due to overwhelming votes. Because of this, we will be awarding two plaques to the Boys Soccer Goal of the Year and Boys Soccer Save of the Year due to the voting being so close. We thank you for taking the time vote and the great passion showed by the New Jersey soccer community! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote for the final JSZ Game Balls of the 2019 football season!
Just like that, the 2019 high school football regular season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Catch Them If You Can: Week Seven’s Top Plays from JSZ
Another fantastic week of high school football action in Jersey Sports Zone. The Week 7 Top Plays features plenty of star power. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Watch our ten nominees and then cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Winner Congratulations to Wayne Hills’ Mike Casasanta for winning the Week 6 Top Play Belt and thanks to everyone who voted!
Watch Saturday 10.26 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s official! Week Seven of the high school football season in New Jersey has come to a close and JSZ has all corners of the state represented in yet another thrilling weekend. We’ve got six more games of action. Watch our teaser then scroll down to watch all the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 28 St. Joe-Montvale 27 The Pirates executed a double pass on 4th and goal from the 6 that resulted in a Jack Larsen TD catch to give the Pirates a stunning upset over the #2 team in the state polls. Zander Zebrowsky threw for 190 yards and 2 TD’s, both to tight end Dominic Busby and Matt Colonatuono had a TD run and the pass to Larsen in the victory. St. Joe’s Audric Estime ran for 247 yards and 3 TD’s in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us through the twists and turns from an NJ Game of the Year candidate: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe-Montvale is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics Peddie 35 Hun 32 Peddie remained undefeated on the year with an exciting 35-32 win over Hun thanks to a late fourth quarter interception from Justin Shorter. Quarterback Matt Sluka finished with 142 passing yards, 156 rushing yards and four touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Peddie coverage. Hillside 53 Bound Brook 0 Hillside continues to prove they’re one of the top teams to beat in Group 2. The Comets closed their regular season out with arguably their most dominant performance of the year, powered by three first-half touchdowns from Fatir Bell. Hillside has outscored their opposition 325-28 through 2019. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Conant Park: St. Joe (Hamm.) 41 Timber Creek 16 Jada Byers turned in another monster performance, scoring four touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past the Chargers. Two of Byers’ scores came on defense, including a 101-yard interception return for a score. Jayden Shertel threw a touchdown pass to Tyrell Russell, with Ahmad Ross finding the end zone in the win for St. Joseph as well. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Hammonton: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Parsippany Hills 35 West Essex 7 JD Breslauer continues to light defenses up in his stellar senior season with the Vikings. Breslauer arguably had the best game of the 2019 campaign, tossing 357 yards and five touchdowns in the win. Parsippany Hills (6-2) matches their win total from last year in the victory. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has all the highlights: Cedar Creek 47 Delsea 12 It was a sensational Senior Day for Cedar Creek (6-2) as they dominated Delsea (2-5). Senior quarterback Louie Barrios racked up five touchdowns through the air to pace a Pirates offense that resembled a Man-O-War on Saturday afternoon. Senior Manny Reid and sophomore JoJo Bermudez reeled in two touchdowns apiece in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Egg Harbor City: Coverage of Delsea is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Insane Stat Lines Highlight JSZ Week 5 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 5 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 10.12 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 5 wraps up with terrific action all across the Garden State. We’ve got the superpower matchups between Bergen and St. Joe’s plus Saint Peter’s Prep and Don Bosco. There’s also a Seton Hall Prep thriller, a Delbarton win streak continues and an offensive explosion from Peddie. Watch our teaser and then scroll down to watch all the action! St. Peter’s Prep 25 Don Bosco 22 Saturday’s contest between North Jersey Super Conference rivals St. Peter’s Prep (5-0) and Don Bosco (2-3) was a football fan’s dream. Lead changes, intensity, and big plays were just some of the headlines of Caven Point. NJ’s number one ranked player Jalen Berger and the Ironmen scored first on St. Peter’s but the Marauders were unphased as they put up 19 unanswered points before halftime. Bosco would take a 22-19 lead late in the fourth quarter until a 21-yard rushing touchdown from Ethan Rodriguez and an Interception from Sophomore Avery Powell would decide the game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: St. Joe’s (Mont.) 28 Bergen Catholic 10 Bergen Catholic was looking for revenge Saturday afternoon after suffering its first shutout in nearly three decades to St. Joe’s in last year’s Non-Public Group 4 state title game. But St. Joe’s (Mont.) head coach Augie Hoffmann and his Green Knights imposed their will on the Crusaders, gashing them for over 200 yards on the ground in a dominating effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Oradell: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) and Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Seton Hall Prep 43 Montclair 42 Seton Hall Prep head coach Bill Fitzgerald isn’t afraid to make a gutsy call. After Pirates’ running back Matt Colantuono scored his fifth touchdown of the night to make it a 42-41 Montclair lead, the Prep went for the two-point conversion on the win. Luckily for them, it all worked out. Zander Zebrowski hit a wide-open Jack Larsen to secure a thrilling win. JSZ has the highlights from Montclair: Delbarton 24 Pope John 19 Cole Freeman threw two TD passes to Gary Lewis III and the Delbarton defense held Pope John to four field goals in the red zone as the Green Wave win streak reaches three. Lewis had TD catches of 44 and 45 yards. His second TD grab put Delbarton ahead 21-12. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Morristown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Delbarton football is made possible by Tip of the Spear Paulsboro 42 Woodbury 7 In a rivalry game that dates back more than 100 years, the Red Raiders rolled against the Thundering Herd. Bhayshul Tuten had a day to remember, rushing for four touchdowns and adding another score on a kickoff return. Tyree Thomas connected with Jacob Perez-Eli for a Paulsboro touchdown as well. Andre Parker scored the only touchdown of the game for the Herd. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Woodbury: St. Joseph (Hamm.) 19 Vineland 11 The Wildcats (5-1) got all they could handle from the Fighting Clan (2-4) in a key West Jersey Football League Continental Division clash. Both defenses dominated in the first half, which left the game tied 3-3 at halftime. Jada Byers erupted for two touchdowns in the second half, including an 83-yard rushing touchdown on St. Joe’s first play of the third quarter. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Gittone Stadium: Peddie 57 Lawrenceville 8 The Falcons score 57 unanswered points after falling behind 8-0 in the first quarter to reach the 5-0 mark. Matt Sluka had three TD passes, a TD run and a 41-yard field goal. Peddie took a 17-8 lead at the half and poured it on with 26 points in the third quarter to bust the game open. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Hightstown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Lawrenceville and Peddie is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Top D1 Talent Headlines Peddie in 2019
Peddie has built quite a reputation for producing big talent over the years. Last season the Falcons went 6-3 behind an up-tempo offense that featured Alabama commit John Metchie and three star recruit Marlyn Johnson at receiver. While they will try to fill some of those spots In 2019 they will have names like Boston College bound Linebacker and Butkus Award Nominee Korey Smith and West Virginia commit Chris Mayo on defense. Head Coach Chris Malleo short on numbers this year prepares his team for another successful year of Mid Atlantic Prep League play. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Peddie 2019 Schedule Saturday, Sept. 7 — vs. Bishop Sycamore High School (OH) Saturday, Sept. 14 — at Wyoming Seminary College Prep (Kingston, PA) Friday, Sept. 20 — at Archbishop Wood (Warminster, PA) Saturday, Sept. 28 — at Canada Prep (Ontario, Canada) Friday, Oct. 4 — at Hill School (Pottsville, PA) Saturday, Oct. 12 — vs. Lawrenceville Saturday, Oct. 19 — vs. Capital Prep Harbor (Bridgeport, CT) Saturday, Oct. 25 — at Hun Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Peddie coverage!
Watch JSZ Sunday 5.19 Baseball Highlights
It’s a championship Sunday on the diamond. The Hun Raiders made it four straight NJ Prep “A” state championships and Old Bridge topped South Brunswick to claim the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament title. We’ve got highlights and post-game reaction from both championship games! Old Bridge 2 South Brunswick 1 – Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship Old Bridge captured its first Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Title since 2011 with a thrilling 2-1 victory over rival South Brunswick. The Knights fell behind 1-0 in the first off a balk, but quickly regrouped on offense to go ahead 2-1 on a fielder’s choice and error in the second inning. Senior Matt Baker who technically allowed the Viking’s only earned run had a different persona after shaking off the early blunder. Baker allowed just five hits and finished with six strikeouts. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage! Hun 12 Peddie 0 – NJ Prep “A” State Championship Jack Erback pitched 6 2/3 innings of 1-hit ball with 12 strikeouts and added a three run homer in the 6th inning to put the exclamation point on Hun’s fourth consecutive Prep state championship. Third baseman Andy Blake added a solo homer for the Raiders who finish the year with an impressive 22-2 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the title game in Hightstown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hun and Peddie is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They are the reason we can bring you great moments like the Raiders 4th title in a row!
Malvern’s Phelps School wins Peddie Invitational Tournament!
Phelps (PA) 67 Peddie 61 – Peddie School Invitational Tournament Final The Phelps School of Malvern, PA won the 46th annual Peddie School Invitational Tournament after defeating the hosting Falcons 67-61. Although Peddie had success from beyond the arc early it was no match for the Lions tough defense that would ultimately keep them ahead the entire matchup. In the fourth quarter they would hold the Falcons to just nine points to claim the tournament crown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Peddie School coverage!
Somerville’s Dabney wins 2018 JSZ Zoneman, top players honored in Woodbridge
The 2018 Jersey Sports Zone banquet celebrated a stellar season on the gridiron in the Garden State. The APA Hotel in Woodbridge honored the best of the best from every part of the state and culminated with our version of the Heisman. Watch all the videos from a special night to honor the newest members of the JSZ All-Zone fraternity! Somerville QB Jalahn Dabney is your 2018 Zoneman Winner After a stellar senior year with Somerville, a majority of coaches and credentialed media from around the state selected Jalahn Dabney as the 2018 Zoneman Trophy winner. Dabney amassed 3,444 all-purpose yards and 55 touchdowns for the Pioneers this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the interview with Dabney along with other players selected to JSZ’s All-Zone team. Zoneman Preshow Before the Zoneman banquet action kicks off check out our pre-show interviews with JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez: NJM’s Colin Dansberry with JSZ All-Zone quarterback Jay Foley of Haddonfield High School Jersey Sports Zone’s Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to their support of South Jersey high school sports all year long! 2018 JSZ Zoneman Balloting With over 50 high school coaches around the state and more than 20 statewide media members, the ballots were cast just like the Heisman. 3 points or 1st place, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for third. Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Jalahn DabneySomerville188474 Antonio AlfanoColonia86440 Nick KargmanWoodrow Wilson641036 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton74231 Rahmir JohnsonBergen Catholic62426 Steve LubischerRed Bank Catholic44626 Taquan RobersonDePaul Catholic36122 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep24519 Juwon JacksonPiscataway25218 Ronnie HickmanDePaul Catholic33217 John OlmsteadSt. Joe-Metucehn32316 Jasiah PurdieHasbrouck Heights30110 Brian UgwuHillside1218 Jermaine CorbettLong Branch2006 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Kevin Minnick (NJ.com), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), JJ Conrad (NJ.Com), Todderick Hunt (NJ.com), Simeon Pincus (My Central Jersey), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Mike Kinney (NJ.com), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network), GMC Gridiron, Mark Trible (Courier-Post), McCarthy Report, Brian Carr (North Jersey.com), Ryan Patti (Rivals.com), Coaches: Paramus Catholic, Randolph, Colonia, Hillside, Bridgewater-Raritan, North Hunterdon, Bergen Catholic, Allentown, West Deptford, DePaul Catholic, Holmdel, Keansburg, Rumson-Fair Haven, Seton Hall Prep, Ramapo, Red Bank Regional, Brick Memorial, Freehold Boro, Irvington, Red Bank Catholic, Toms River North, Manalapan, Westfield, Phillipsburg, Bernards, Hillsborough, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Rutherford, Trenton, Delaware Valley, Buena, Butler, High Point, Matawan, Penns Grove, South River, Salem, AL Johnson, Willingboro, Nottingham, Haddonfield, West Orange, Piscataway, Lincoln, Notre Dame, Lenape, Sayreville, Brick Township, Pitman In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Meet The 2018 Zoneman Trophy Finalists Antonio Alfano, Colonia Defensive Lineman Alfano has been the consensus top-ranked 2019 football recruit all season long and there’s good reason why. He is one of five New Jersey players selected to play in the 2019 All-American Bowl and is committed to play for Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide. Alfano dominated his competition in the Greater Middlesex Conference with 79 tackles and 10 sacks this season, along with a staggering 28 tackles for losses. JSZ’s Jay Cook gives you the inside-look at what makes Alfano such a highly-touted prospect: Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) Running Back Byers was as electric as they come in the Garden State during his junior campaign. He looked like he was shot out of a cannon with the ball in his hands, rushing for 1,741 yards and 29 touchdowns on the season, all while helping power his St. Joe’s Wildcats to yet another Non-Public Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez takes you down to Hammonton for a behind-the-scenes look at South Jersey’s most electrifying runner: Jalahn Dabney, Somerville Quarterback Dabney took over the starting quarterback job in Somerville at the end of the 2017 season and showcased his dynamic playmaking ability well throughout 2018. He compiled 3,444 yards from scrimmage this season and reached the end-zone 56 times to lead one of New Jersey’s most dangerous offenses. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont tells us what makes this dual-threat quarterback tick: Nick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Quarterback Kargman will graduate from Woodrow Wilson with plenty of state records compiled during his senior season. The decorated South Jersey passer broke the state record single season passing mark with 3,963 yards and his 41 passing scores rank atop the state lists, as well. But what’s even more impressive is Kargman’s character off the field, as it’s made him an important part of the Woodrow Wilson community. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez tells us what makes Kargman so special: Rahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Running Back Johnson became the first Bergen Catholic rusher to break the 1,000-yard mark since 2008, a true testament to the level of competition that the Crusaders face on a week-to-week basis. After teammate Josh McKenzie went down with a torn ACL, Johnson assumed the full-time starting role and showcased his elite speed and craftiness all season long. He closed 2018 with 1,334 yards and 11 rushing scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story about this humble teammate and Nebraska commit: Steve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Quarterback Intelligence and athleticism is the blend of characteristics that has made Lubischer one of New Jersey’s most talented signal callers. At Red Bank Catholic, Lubischer blossomed into a premier dual-threat passer who had the ability to break the game on any down. JSZ’s chief operating officer Rich Chrampanis followed Lubischer’s trajectory all season long and tells us why this Boston College commit is so special: Other Top Vote-Getters Only the top-six vote-getters are on our Zoneman podium, but there were other plenty of players around the Garden State who had great seasons and garnered votes from coaches and media around the state. Those players were: 7th Place: Taquan Roberson, DePaul Catholic quarterback: Roberson, a Penn State commit, closed out his senior season in masterful fashion for the Spartans. He threw 29 touchdowns for 2,432 yards and will go down as one of the most decorated quarterbacks to play in New Jersey. 8th Place: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep running back: Berger led one of New Jersey’s most talented backfields at Don Bosco Prep by displaying elite patience and explosiveness. Only a junior, he holds offers from top-tier Power 5 college football programs and has plenty more in the tank for his senior year. 9th Place: Juwon Jackson, Piscataway running back: Jackson was a main reason why Piscataway reached a 13-0 record and won both a sectional title and a newly-minted “Bowl Game” at MetLife Stadium. He rushed for 1,898 yards and 31 touchdowns on the season. 10th Place: Ronnie Hickman, DePaul Catholic wide receiver/defensive back: Hickman was arguably the most dangerous two-way player in New Jersey. Committed to Ohio State, Hickman was one of five New Jersey football players selected to the 2019 All-American Bowl. His senior season was unfortunately cut short due to a torn ACL late in the year. Josh Henderson wins JSZ 2018 Prep Player of the Year Hun running back and University of North Carolina commit Josh Henderson was named JSZ’s 2018 Prep Player of the Year. Henderson accepted his award during JSZ’s 2nd annual All-Zone football banquet in Woodbridge. Watch Courtney DuPont’s story on the future Tar Heel: Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep Player of the Year was presented by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Team We will be posting our highlight videos of every player honored throughout the next day – check back to click on the links below and see our highlights from our 2018 JSZ All-Zoners! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Micahel Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJean Alvarez, Union CityAyir Asante, St. Peter's PrepKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicKevin Cerruti, Long BranchJalahn Dabney, Somerville JC Collins, WillamstownJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepMax Baker, RamapoJason Collier, West DeptfordBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicAntonio Alfano, Colonia Jay Foley, HaddonfieldAidan Borguet, DelseaGarrett Cody, Bergen CatholicDylan Deveney, HunJermaine Donaldson, EasternNick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Danny Grozozski, Burlington TownshipJermaine Corbett, Long BranchJohn Guaimano, Cedar GroveTyler Devera, Bergen CatholicCJ Hanson, Saint John VianneyJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepGBJ George, LindenJaaron Hayek, Wayne HillsChristian Mahogoney, Paramus CatholicRahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Rob McCoy, Mater Dei PrepJoe Green, PhillipsburgConnor Holmes, SayrevilleSean Morris, St. Joe-HammontonSteve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepMarlyn Johnson, PeddieJohn Olmstead, St. Joe-Metuchen Tom Sharkey, Wayne HillsJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayStanley King, Woodrow Wilson Bence Polgar, Wayne Hills Jack Stagaard, PhillipsburgMax Jackson, SummitJayvin Little, Timber CreekBlerim Rustemi, DePaul Catholic AJ Wingfield, RamapoJacob Mafaro, Kittatinny
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.27
The regular season comes to a close in New Jersey high school football and JSZ brings you eight games of highlights in the rain and wind. St. Peter’s Prep and St. Joe’s-Montvale battled for playoff positioning, the MAPL final between Peddie and Hun came down to the final play, plus we’ve got big regular-season finale wins for Delbarton and Edison. Watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 8 preview of our coverage and scroll down to watch highlights of all our games: St. Joe’s-Montvale 16 St. Peter’s Prep 7 Touchdowns from Audric Estime and Gavin Sharkey and nearly lockdown play from the Green Knights’ defense were the keys to St. Joe’s 16-7 victory over St. Peter’s Prep Saturday. The win puts St. Joe’s at 7-2 on the season and they’re in the driver’s seat to a top seed in the Non-Public Group 4 playoffs. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: Hun 21 Peddie 16 After falling to MAPL rival Peddie 61-7 Hun pulled out an exciting 21-16 win. After trailing by nine at halftime the Raiders with the help of University of North Carolina commit Josh Henderson scored 21 straight points. As the Falcons staged a comeback trailing by five points and a goal line opportunity Malcolm Brunson grabbed a last second interception to secure the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Peddie coverage! Delbarton 23 Clifton 14 The defense in this game was insane, but in the end, it was Delbarton who capitalized for the homecoming win. Michael Jarmolowich scored three touchdowns and teammate Jake Kopeld caused a safety leading the Green Wave to victory. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the highlights for you: Gateway 27 Paulsboro 20 Ready for a blast from the past? The Gateway Gators captured their first victory over Paulsboro in 33 years, dating all the way back to 1985 when Michael Jordan won Rookie of the Year with the Chicago Bulls and Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this historic South Jersey win: Edison 15 Plainfield 0 Lucas Loffredo had a 49 yard TD run in the first quarter and the Edison defense held Plainfield to -20 yards rushing as the Eagles shutout Plainfield on a muddy field to get to 6-2. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Edison’s playoff-clinching win: Ewing 14 Pemberton 0 Tywayne Reed stepped in for an injured Caleb Stokes at quarterback and delivered a pair of TD runs and the Ewing defense had five interceptions as the Blue Devils get a shutout win to reach 5-3 on the season. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Ewing is sponsored by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Clearview 23 Moorestown 9 Troy Bentancur’s 67 yard TD run in the second quarter gave Clearview the lead for good as the Pioneers reach the 5-2 mark. Mike Ancona added two TD runs from the Wing-T attack. Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Moorestown is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Buena 38 Gloucester Catholic 18 Buena Regional continued their dominant style of football through Week 8 as the Chiefs have captured their first undefeated regular season since 2014. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Big yardage plays highlight JSZ Week 6 “Play of the Week” Nominees
We’ve got 10 more nominees captured by JSZ cameras showcasing the amazing talent on display during Week 6 of NJ high school football. Notre Dame’s Cole Williams is one of ten nominees for the JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch our Top Plays and cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Previous Top Play Winners
Watch Saturday 10.13 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Six comes to a close with nine more games of highlights from around New Jersey. We get our first look at Peddie and Alabama commit John Metchie, a much anticipated rematch between South River and Hillside, plus Delbarton steps up at home against Seton Hall Prep and Mater Dei Prep makes a statement over Manasquan in a battle of unbeatens. Watch our teaser video and then scroll down to watch all our highlights. Don’t forget to come back to JSZ on Sunday to vote for Top Play and Game Balls from around the state! Delbarton 33 Seton Hall Prep 17 Michael Jarmolowich stepped up with a huge game for Delbarton with an 89-yard fumble return touchdown and a wild 10-yard touchdown catch to help the Green Wave wash out Seton Hall Prep. This week marked the fourth consecutive game Jarmolowich has scored a defensive touchdown. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Morristown and has the highlights: West Deptford 51 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 0 Days after legendary coach Paul Sacco was suspended after St. Joseph’s school leadership learned about racially charged comments made by their students, the Wildcats had to hit the field and play football. But it wasn’t going to come easy as West Deptford came in and steamrolled St. Joseph’s to the tune of 51-0. West Deptford held St. Joseph’s to only 75 yards of offense on the day. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Hillside 40 South River 13 It was the rematch we have all been waiting for! After Hillside eliminated South River last year in the first round of the playoffs, ending their undefeated season as well, the Rams were looking forward to redemption during Week 6. Hillside though, had the edge once again over South River and remain undefeated. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of South River is brought to you by Campozino Restaurant. Thank you Campozino for the continued support! Mater Dei Prep 41 Manasquan 0 Malik Ingram ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns and Rob McCoy threw two TD passes to Isaiah Alston as the Seraphs improve to 6-0 with a statement win over previously unbeaten Manasquan. JSZ has the highlights from Middletown: Rumson-Fair Haven 47 Lakewood 7 Alex Maldjian had three TD runs in the first quarter and John Volker added two scores on a TD run and a punt return to lead RFH to a 6-0 mark. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is sponsored by Gold Coast Cadillac Peddie 53 Lawrenceville 6 After two straight losses Peddie has bounced back with a pair of wins. In their latest 53-6 victory over Lawrenceville, University of Alabama commit John Metchie and freshman running back Patrick Smith combined for 5 scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Lawrenceville and Peddie coverage on JSZ! Delsea 56 Woodrow Wilson 14 Harvard commit Aidan Borguet rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns as Delsea made a South Jersey statement with a big win over Woodrow Wilson. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to NJM Insurance, JSZ will be able to bring you great highlights from Delsea and other South Jersey high schools. Nottingham 27 Hamilton West 0 The Northstars cranked out 252 yards on the ground using a stable of runners to pick up its third straight win. Ja’ier Nelson sparked Nottingham with an 84-yard run in the second quarter to start the scoring. The Northstars defense has given up just seven points over the last three weeks. JSZ has highlights of Nottingham reaching the 5-1 mark: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Nottingham and Hamilton West is brought to you by Princeton Orhtopaedic Associates Steinert 27 Lawrence 3 Nick Wright had two TD passes to Miles Smith and added a TD run as the Spartans pick up their first win of the season. JSZ has the highlights from the WJFL: JSZ’s coverage of Steinert and Lawrence is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
JSZ Year in Review: Top games from Boys HS Soccer in 2017
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you exciting action from the pitch this fall in New Jersey high school soccer. We look back on the top ten most viewed games from our coverage in 2017: #10: Holmdel 7 Ocean 1 – Shore Conference Tournament championship We saw one of the best individual efforts of the entire year as Anthony Arena delivered a sensational five goal performance to give the Hornets its first SCT title. Watch Arena’s masterful performance! #9: Saint Benedict’s Prep 2 Lawrenceville 0 St. Benedict’s Prep made the trip from Newark to Trenton to take on The Lawrenceville School on Wednesday. The Grey Bee’s struck twice in the 80 minute match, Sebastian Chalbaud with a header in the 12th minute and Julian Gomes in the 46th. St. Benedict’s improves to a perfect 11-0 in 2017 after the 2-0 road win over Lawrenceville. Alex Lorenzo has the highlights: #8: Holmdel 1 Matawan 1 (Hornets advance on PK’s) – Central Jersey Group 2 Playoffs It took 100 minutes of play and penalty kicks, but the No. 1 seeded Holmdel Hornets came away with a dramatic victory over fellow Shore Conference foe Matawan on Tuesday afternoon. After two overtime periods the match remained tied at 1 a piece and we went to Penalty Kicks to decide a winner. Holmdel goalkeeper Matt Lionetta came up with two clutch saves, and Cyrus Darvish put in the game-winning PK. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Matawan below! #7: Pennington 5 Peddie 2 Ibrahima Diop was named a USA Today All-American in June, and the Pennington School senior proved himself worthy of the honor. Diop scored four times, leading the Red Raiders to a 5-2 win over Peddie School. Jared Subarsky added the 5th goal for Pennington in the 68th minute. Watch Full Highlights of the Red Raider’s win! #6: Delbarton 4 CBA 1 – Non-Public “A” State Championship Christian Brother’s Academy boasts a defense that has put up 16 shutouts throughout the 2017 season. With CBA leading 1-0 after 40 minutes of play, it looked the Colts may have saved their best for last. The Green Wave of Delbarton had other ideas, scoring four 2nd Half goals (Brendan McSorley 2, Ethan Fabricant, & Liam McSorley) for a dominant 4-1 win. For Delbarton, it marks their 5th State Title in the last 6 years, and the 13th in school history. It was a special day for brothers Liam and Brendan McSorley who combined for a hat trick, leading Delbarton to victory. Watch Highlights and postgame reaction from the State Championship Match below! #5: Holmdel 4 Dover 1 – NJSIAA Group 2 State Championship Holmdel High School put an end to a historic season on the soccer field. The Hornets captured a divisional, Shore Conference, Sectional, and NJSIAA Group-2 State Title in 2017. Holmdel (22-1-1) used a balanced scoring attack of 4 goals from 4 different players (Mikey Neff, Matt Leon, Justin McStay, and Joe Arena) to get a 4-1 win over Dover in the State Championship match on Sunday morning at Kean University. The win gives the Hornet’s their 2nd State Title in School History. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Dover below! #4: Kearny 3 Princeton 1 – NJSIAA Group 4 State Championship Jose Escandon scored two goals in the second half to lead the Kardinals to their first state soccer championship since 2004. Escandon gathered a rebound off a free kick in the 50th minute to get Kearny on the board. In the 70th minute, he drew a foul and converted a 25-yard free kick to give the Kardinals a two-goal advantage. Andrew Berger got Princeton on the board with 2:14 to go in the game, but Ryan Valdaz sealed the state championship with an open field goal with just six seconds remaining. Kearny finishes the year with a 19-0-5 record. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: #3: Delran 2 Pennington 1 The Bears scored two goals in the final five minutes to knock off the recently named #1 team in the country by USA Today. Pennington took a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute on a great feed from Jared Panson to Nicolas Herrerias, but Delran rallied. Goalie Max Pinado stepped outside of the 18 on a punt, giving Delran a free kick and John Strohlein delivered a magnificent strike in the upper 90 to tie the game at one with 5:51 to go in regulation. A red card to Pennington freshman Mani Diop put the Red Raiders a man down for the final three minutes. It set the stage for the game-winner as Dan Strohlein battled to get a shot off that hit the right post and Chris Hunt buried the rebound. JSZ has the highlights of a thrilling game along with post-game reaction: #5: Saint Benedict’s Prep 5 Pennington 1 St. Benedict’s Prep just recently tabbed the No. 1 team in America by USA Today. The Grey Bee’s hosted The Pennington School who also held the No. 1 ranking earlier in the season. St. Benedict’s showed they why they are more than deserving of that top ranking with a dominating 5 goal performance on Wednesday afternoon. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights and post-match interviews from St. Benedict’s Prep vs Pennington School. #1: Saint Benedict’s Prep 4 Blair – Prep “A” State Championship The Grey Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep came into Thursday’s Prep A State Final match 80 minutes away from a 19-0 record and a National Championship Trophy. St. Benedict’s took care of business with three 1st half goals, (Ronald Mafunzwaini 1, and Julian Gomes 2). The Grey Bee’s then added one more score in the 74th minute by Azriel Johnson to complete a 4-0 win over Blair Academy and capture the 2017 Prep A Title and National Championship. Watch Highlights and Post Game Reaction from St. Benedict’s Championship Game below! Jersey Sports Zone Boys Soccer Goals of the Year from 2017 Thanks to all the great athletes for giving us so many incredible highlights. Watch the best goals captured by our camera in 2017 and look forward to many more in 2018!
Who will take home Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball? Vote now!
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
NJ’s best gather for 2017 JSZ Football Banquet
Jersey Sports Zone brought the top players from the 2017 New Jersey high school football season to the APA Hotel in Woodbridge for our first football banquet. Our All-Zone consisted of top position players from around the state. Our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners were also honored. The night culminated with our Prep Offensive and Defensive Players of the year and the presentation of JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, awarded to the top player in New Jersey. Freehold Boro’s Ashante Worthy captured the vote from coaches and media around the state following a 4,000 yard combined offensive season with over 60 touchdowns for the Colonials: 2017 Zoneman Trophy Balloting JSZ secured votes from head coaches and media around the state (55 total) to ask their vote for the most outstanding player in New Jersey. 1st place votes get 3 points, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Here are the results of the top 6 vote getters and our Zoneman Finalist Podium: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Ashante WorthyFreehold Boro238691 Devin LearyTimber Creek1011860 Naim MayfieldManalapan911453 Iverson ClementRancocas Valley32619 Shayne SimonSaint Peter's Prep23618 Johnny LanganBergen Catholic24216 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Alex Lorenzo, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), Gregg Lerner (News 12 Varsity), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Phil Anastasia (Philadelphia Inquirer), Mike Kinney (News 12 Varsity), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network) Coaches: Middletown North, Keansburg, Point Pleasant Boro, Brick Memorial, Red Bank Catholic, Howell, Central Regional, Freehold Boro, Monmouth Regional, Mater Dei Prep, Somerville, Westfield, AL Johnson, Bridgewater-Raritan, Delaware Valley, Warren Hills, Hillsborough, Phillipsburg, Bound Brook, Bernards, Piscataway, Bergen Catholic, DePaul Catholic, Seton Hall Prep, Paramus Catholic, St. Peter’s Prep, St. Mary’s, New Milford, Queen of Peace, Montgomery, Linden, Dwight Morrow, Camden, Palmyra, Florence, Penns Grove, Washington Township, Timber Creek, St. Joe-Hammonton, Lenape Watch our Zoneman Finalist Profiles The JSZ staff went in depth to learn more about the six outstanding players who stood on the JSZ Zoneman Podium JSZ Prep Player of the Year Winners JSZ’s Courtney DuPont presented the Prep Players of the Year with Vanderbilt commit Allan Walters of Peddie getting the offensive honors and top recruit Jayson Oweh of Blair Academy taking home the defensive honors Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year Winners Thanks to everyone who voted all year long on JSZ! JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, Saint Peter’s Prep 2017 JSZ Plays of the Year Winners TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep Meet the 2017 JSZ All-Zone Team We will post individual links to each players highlight reel this weekend on JSZ! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Matt Busher, North HunterdonJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepNaseim Brantley, HowellMatt Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleWill Anderson, Delbarton Tarrin Earle, MontclairAidan Bourget, DelseaTyreke Brown, Penns GroveLiam Cabri, DePaul CatholicKhris Banks, DePaul Catholic David Estevez, River DellJimmy Browne, Burlington CityDylan Classi, Bergen CatholicHenry Pearson, Paramus CatholicDaniel Dawkins, Peddie James Fara, Point Pleasant BoroKyle Dobbins, Timber CreekAndrew Perez, Seton Hall PrepMichael Griggs, Red Bank Catholic Taj Harris, PalmyraJoe Green, PhillipsburgJasiah Provillon, IrvingtonAnthony Lord, Holy Spirit Patrick Holly, Hun SchoolJosh Henderson, Hun SchoolDaevon Robinson, ShawneeAnthony Marinelli, DePaul Catholic Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepDehron Holloway, PaulsboroJustin Shorter, South BrunswickNick Russo, St. Joe-Montvale Nick McNerney, Old TappanJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayJosh Szott, Hun SchoolConor Smith, Red Bank Catholic Eddie Morales, HowellPete Lucas, Rumson-Fair HavenTyler Williams, Don Bosco Prep Nick Patti, St. Joe-MontvaleJosh McKenzie, Bergen Catholic George Pearson, Mater Dei PrepIsaiah Pacheco, Vineland Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicClayton Scott, Millville Josh Zamot, Holy SpiritTahj Valentine, Morristown-Beard Danny Webb, Montclair Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackReturn SpecialistsKicker/Puinter Jayson Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepNihym Anderson, VinelandKevin Brennan, Don Bosco PrepJada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonZach Hoban, Seton Hall Prep Justin Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepJustin Bryant, Bridgewater-RaritanElijah Clark, SayrevilleJoJo Kellum, LenapeAngelo Gugliemelo, St. Joe-Montvle Antonio Alfano, RahwayJohnny Buchanan, Saint John VianneyDeion Jennings, Timber Creek Howard Cross, St. Joe-MontvaleJalahn Dabney, SomervilleZyheir Jones, Lakewood Marcellus Earlington, Don Bosco PrepNick DeNucci, Pope JohnCarlton Lawrence, Millville Tyler Friday, Don Bosco PrepVinny DePalma, DePaul CatholicZamir Mickens, St. Peter's Prep Travon King, Woodrow WilsonJavar Garrett, PeddieJordan Morrison, Steinert Josh Lezin, LakewoodMarcus Hillman, Camden CatholicJarrett Paul, Paramus Catholic Elijah McAllister, Rumson-Fair HavenQuaison Horne, WeequahicEvan Stewart, St. Joe-Montvale Emmett McNamara, Red Bank CatholicJavontae Jean-Baptiste, Bergen Catholic Kaymar Mimes, Long BranchJake Krellin, Middletown South Eli Sloan-El, CamdenWillie Matthews, Montclair Lance Turay, IrvingtonTommy Pearce, Manalapan Jake Vall-Llobera, Westfiled
USA’s No. 1 St. Benedict’s Prep Back in State Title Game with 5-0 Win vs Peddie – Watch Highlights
St. Benedict’s Prep – 5 Peddie School – 0 Ronald Mafunzwaini scored three goals, while Cao Chavez and Felipe Lucas each tallied goals of their own as The Grey Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep came away with a 5-0 win over Peddie in the Prep-A State Playoff Semi-Finals. The win puts St. Benedict’s back into the State Title game for an astounding 29th consecutive season. The Grey Bee’s will take on the winner of Pennington and Blair in the Championship Match on Thursday. Watch Highlights from St. Benedict’s dominant semi-final performance below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopedic Associates for providing coverage of The Peddie School! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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Peddie 61 Hun 7- Week 8 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Othopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Peddie School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Othopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Falcons and Raiders sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote now for Nery’s Week 8 game ball- WJFL
Nick Kargman of Woodrow Wilson high school in Camden took home Nery’s WJFL Week 7 game ball for his 6 touchdown, 279 passing yard performance against Triton after missing three games with a collar bone injury. This week we have reloaded with a whole new group of finalists and it’s up to you to decide who should take home the game ball for week 8. Best of luck to all nominees, cast your vote below! Take Our Poll Last week’s winner: Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Saturday Week 8 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you another batch of exciting highlights from all around the state as Week 8 wrapped up with Saturday afternoon football. From Delbarton’s last second heroics to end Mater Dei Prep’s 17 game win streak to an amazing 11 point sequence in 20 seconds to force overtime between Marlboro and Toms River East, JSZ thanks our sponsors for letting us bring you more great high school action: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: Delbarton 28 Mater Dei Prep 26: Miles Leniw 10-16, 106 yards, 2 TD passes Marlboro 35 Toms River East 34 (OT): Kyle Moore 13-17, 188 yards, 2 TD passes, TD run Justin Marcus 6 yard TD catch in OT Montclair 63 Seton Hall Prep 44: Daniel Webb 22 carries, 342 yards 4 TD’s Freehold Boro 49 Edison 14: Ashante Worthy 26 carries, 324 yards, 6 TD’s, TD pass (99 career TD’s) St. Joe’s-Hammonton 22 St. Augustine Prep 10: Jada Byers 26 yard TD run, 69 yard punt return Penns Grove 42 Woodbury 35: Kavon Lewis 15-29, 231 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT Peddie 61 Hun 7: Chris Chukwuneke 17 carries, 176 yards, 5 TD runs, 1 TD catch Trenton 26 Allentown 6: Ji’Ayir Brown TD run, TD catch Keansburg 27 Keyport 21 (OT): Miguel Crespo 5 yard TD run in OT Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Check out 12 games of action! Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 7 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Watch Lawrenceville 18 Peddie School 16 week 6 highlights
Lawrenceville 18 Peddie School 16- week 6 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Lawrenceville and Peddie School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Big Red and Falcons sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Week 6 Saturday Highlights Show
It was a Super Saturday of New Jersey high school football. We’ve got a Shore showdown doubleheader at Rutgers, #1 vs. #2 in Oradell and many more great matchups from Week 6. Enjoy our Saturday Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Bergen Catholic 41 Saint Peter’s Prep 14: Johnny Langan 282 total yards, 4 TD’s Saint Joe’s-Montvale 20 Pope John 14: Angelo Guglielmello two field goals Lawrenceville 18 Peddie 16: Mohammed Diakite 16 receptions, 188 yards, 1 TD Saint John Vianney 31 Rumson-Fair Haven 28 (OT): Haaziq Daniels 178 pass yards, 75 rush yards, 3 TD’s Red Bank Catholic 42 Long Branch 28: Steve Lubischer 208 total yards, 4 TD’s Zack Bair 221 rush yards 2 TD’s Freehold Boro 35 Colts Neck 28: Ashante Worthy 20 carries, 163 yards, 2 TD’s 7-9 passing, 113 yards 2 TD passes Point Pleasant Boro 35 Lakewood 28: Tanner Gordon 2 TD runs including game winner with :38 left Marlboro 27 Neptune 21: Dontrell Alston 34 carries, 196 yards, 2 TD’s Haddonfield 31 Paulsboro 0: Haddonfield defense 3 INT’s and blocked punt Salem 46 Gloucester City 0: Zaire Jones 14 carries, 211 yards, 5 TD’s We had eleven games of action on our Friday Highlights Show: Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 6 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Four Goal Game for Ibrahima Diop Leads Pennington to 5-2 Win Over Peddie – Watch Highlights
Ibrahima Diop was named a USA Today All-American in June, and the Pennington School senior proved himself more than worthy of the honor on Thursday afternoon. Diop scored four times in the match, leading the Red Raiders to a 5-2 win over Peddie School. Jared Subarsky added the 5th goal in the 68th minute, as Pennington improves to 9-3 on the season and will face Hopewell Valley on Saturday. Watch Full Highlights of the Red Raider’s win below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopedic Associates for providing coverage of The Pennington School and Peddie Athletics! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.