Watch Tuesday 4.9 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Bad weather certainly had no effect on NJ’s pitchers Tuesday afternoon. JSZ was on hand for four games and captured some thrilling performances on the hill, including Howell throwing a combined 19 strikeout no-hitter and Mike Walter and Jacob Denner throwing complete games with 11 and 9 strikeout performances, respectively. Enjoy all the highlights! Howell 1 Long Branch 0 Bryan Bernard and Ryan Bearse combine on a 19 strikeout no-hitter in a remarkable pitching effort as the Rebels made the most of a Kyle Brex sacrifice fly to score a 1-0 road win. Bernard was amazing throwing six innings with just two walks and a staggering 17 strikeouts. The senior left hander was at 106 pitches through six innings and with the NJSIAA pitch limit at 110, there was no chance of going the distance for the no-hitter. Bearse struck out two more to seal the no-hitter. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Long Branch High: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch High is made possible by Rosario Realty Notre Dame 7 East Brunswick 5 Notre Dame improved to 4-0 after surviving a late inning emotional rollercoaster to East Brunswick. The Irish got ahead early thanks to Nick Feretic and Mike Kane who combined for 6 RBI’s in the first two innings. However, the Bears did some hitting of their own in the fifth before a 30 minute rain delay had them down just 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh. Feretic completed his performance by striking out the last three batters to secure the W. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage! Bergen Catholic 10 DePaul 0 University of Michigan commit and southpaw hurler Jacob Denner paid no attention to the unattractive weather Tuesday as he threw a five inning complete game shutout with nine strikeouts for the Crusaders as they mercy-ruled DePaul, a division rival. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the action from Breslin Field in Lyndhurst: Hammonton 7 Williamstown 2 Mike Walter threw a complete game, striking out 11 to lead the Blue Devils to victory. Jared Beebe paced Hammonton at the plate with a three-run homer. Jake Lintner knocked in a pair of runs in the win as well. Mike Constanzo had an RBI single for the Braves in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Tri-County Conference Royal Division rumble:
Watch 2.5 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
JSZ takes you to a pair of Shore Conference gyms for the opening round of the state sectional team tournament. We’ll have highlights from Long Branch’s title defense and a historic win for Rumson-Fair Haven on Ridge Road. #4 Long Branch 36 vs. #5 Northern Burlington 26 The Green Wave rolled to their Central Jersey Group 4 title defense behind four pins to capture a double-digit win over Northern Burlington. Pins came from Tracey Taylor, Kevin Cerruti, Joe Conlon and Steven Pabone. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Long Branch: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Rosario Realty for their loyal sponsorship of all Long Branch Green Wave athletics. #3 Rumson-Fair Haven 33 vs. #6 Holmdel 30 The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs defeated the Holmdel Hornets during the Central Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal match on Monday night. RFH’s two pins of the night came from 138-pound Max Brignola and 160-pound Jack Kelly. The Bulldogs will take on Raritan on Wednesday night for the semifinal round. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Rumson: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac!
Buzzer Beaters, big stats headline JSZ Game Ball Nominees on Super Sunday
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Watch Tuesday 1.29 JSZ Hoops Highlights
JSZ has highlights from three basketball games tonight to prepare you for the biggest showdown of the regular season tomorrow. Stay tuned tonight as we’ll have highlights from Elizabeth’s dominant performance over Patrick School, a dazzling back and forth showdown between Marlboro and Long Branch plus the Southern Rams scoring a road win. Elizabeth 62 Patrick School 51 No. 9 in the current NJ Top 20, Elizabeth upset No. 8 The Patrick School to remain undefeated on the year at 16-0. It was the first time the Minutemen defeated TPS in 6 seasons. After trailing in the first two quarters Elizabeth fought back to take and hold a tight lead in the second act. Brenden Kelly finished with 14 points while Abdul Shanunu had 10. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Marlboro 72 Long Branch 67 – Boys Basketball Marlboro’s Dylan Kaufman dominated inside the paint and spoiled a special night for Marc Dennis as Kaufman dropped a career-best 32 points in a home win over the Green Wave. Dennis scored his 1,000th career on a long jumper early in the third quarter and ultimately finished with a career-high 36 points on the night. It was a back and forth battle between two of the Shore Conference’s best at their respective positions. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Marlboro: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is thankful for our great sponsors who give us the ability to cover special moments of Garden State athletes. Thanks to Rosario Realty, we were able to capture Marc Dennis’ 1,000th career point. Cherokee 56 Eastern 52 – Boys Basketball Olare Oladipo scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack as the Chiefs clinch the Olympic American title with a hard fought win and overcoming a 26 point, 15 rebound night from Eastern’s Ryan Ems. Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Southern Regional 44 Central Regional 36 – Girls Basketball The Southern Regional Rams traveled to Bayville to take on the Central Regional Golden Eagles for a Tuesday night Division match-up. Jacqueline Ward scored the game-high 19 points for the Rams, leading them to their third win in a row. Southern improved their overall record to 10-7 for the season. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the full highlights from Bayville:
Watch Monday 1.21 MLK JSZ Hoops Highlights
As schools across the Garden State honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., JSZ is pleased to bring you statewide basketball coverage from 1/21. Check back in as we continue to post games throughout the evening! Marist 54 Woodbridge 43 Angelo Santiago led Marist with 18 points — 13 coming in the second half — to help the Royal Knights capture their seventh consecutive win this season. Under new head coach Ben Gamble, Marist has already equaled its win total of 10 games from a year ago. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Long Branch’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Showcase: Trenton 62 Piscataway 53 Trenton picked up its fourth win in a row with a 62-53 victory over Piscataway in the MLK Round Ball Classic from New Brunswick high school. After trailing 21-18 after the first quarter, the Tornados outscored their opponent 17-8 in the second to take a 35-29 lead at halftime. Nassir Hodge was named MVP of the game for his 17 points and 5 rebounds as Trenton improves to 11-3 on the year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage! Long Branch 57 Lakewood 36 The Long Branch Green Wave defeated Lakewood in the last game of the MLK Scholarship Basketball Showcase at Long Branch High School on Monday. The Green Wave had two players score in the double digits: Marc Dennis and Devyn Blount. Dennis scored 12 and Blount scored 11. Blount also won the MVP award for his performance during the game against the Piners. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Rosario Realty for sponsoring our Long Branch coverage! Thank you to the Law Firm of Michael Inzelbuch for sponsoring our Lakewood coverage!
Watch Thursday 1.10 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has Thursday night hoops around New Jersey. We’ve got Shore Conference wins for Middletown South and RBC, plus the Summit boys prevail up North and the Trenton Catholic girls show why they are ranked in the top 10. Red Bank Catholic 62 Manasquan 50 – Boys Basketball Charlie Gordinier had 21 points and 9 rebounds and John Duffy added 15 on five three-pointers to give RBC a home win in a battle of 9-1 squads. JSZ has the highlights from a big Shore Conference win in Red Bank for the Caseys: Thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for allowing us to capture great moments from Red Bank Catholic all year long! Middletown South 51 Long Branch 45 – Boys Basketball Luke Albrecht and Jack Sheridan paced South with 12 points apiece as the Eagles have won four straight games. Middletown South took the lead for good early in the third quarter and was able to hold off the Green Wave. JSZ has the highlights from Shore Conference play in Middletown: Sponsor Shout Out! Jersey Sports Zone brings you great Shore Conference action thanks to our sponsor. Thank you to Rosario Realty (Long Branch) and Monmouth Building Center (Middletown South) for allowing us to showcase great high school athletes all year long Trenton Catholic 81 Northern Burlington 20 – Girls Basketball After suffering their first loss of the year No. 7 in the NJ Top 20, Trenton Catholic has rebounded with back to back wins. The Lady Mike’s held Northern Burlington to just four points in the first thanks to an impressive defensive performance. Naomi Shorts finished with 15 points while Gianna Hernandez-Boulden had 12. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage! Summit 48 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 43 – Boys Basketball Malcolm Sidebottom dropped a game-high 16 points while Eric Baier chipped in with 11 points to pace Summit to their second divisional win this season. The Hilltoppers now sit at 8-1 on the season and have proven to be one of the better teams this year from the UCC. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Scotch Plains: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to our loyal sponsors like Equinox Fitness, JSZ is able to bring you great highlights from Summit High School all season long.
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 2018 JSZ Plays of the Year Thanks to everyone who voted in our weekly polls for the JSZ Top Play Belt and for our year-end Football Plays of the Year. Every one of these players was honored at the JSZ banquet in addition to the All-Zone team. Watch all their great plays NOW! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Tyler Phillips, Weequahic High School Week 1: M.J. Wright, Red Bank Catholic High School Week 2: Chris Kladrovics, Middletown High School South Week 3: Nick Cataldo, Camden High School Week 4: Shadon Willis, Hillside High School Week 5: Donovan Bacchetta, Lacey Township High School Week 6: Kyle & Kevin Vandever, Hammonton High School Week 7: Dominick Jacob, Toms River North High School Week 8: Rickey Eng, Pennington School / Lucas Loffredo, Edison High School Week 9: Nick Recine, Piscataway High School Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Jean Alvarez, Union City High School | Jada Byers, St. Joseph High School (Hamm.) Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Jalahn Dabney/Kyree Hinton, Somerville High School | Bryce Mangene/Jahmier Washington, Rancocas Valley Regional High School Defensive TD of the Year: Michael Jarmolowich, Delbarton School | Santino Morina, Paulsboro High School Special Teams TD of the Year: Dan Tempone, Holmdel High School | Jordan Morant, Bergen Catholic High School Sack/Big Hit of the Year Zach Neeley, Freehold Borough High School | John Columbia, Red Bank Catholic High School Clutch Play of the Year Frank Wasserman, Hillsborough High School | Aaron Ahr, North Brunswick High School
Watch JSZ Saturday 12.1 NJSIAA State Football from MetLife!
JSZ is pleased to bring you coverage from the football “Bowl Game” Weekend at MetLife Stadium. We have extensive video highlights from the final four games of the 2018 season! Long Branch 20 Shawnee 17 – South Group 4 Bowl Championship The Green Wave rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to score 20 unanswered points and close out the 2018 football season with a thrilling come from behind victory. Jermaine Corbett had two TD runs and topped 2,000 yards in his junior season. Marc Dennis’ 21 yard TD pass to Matthew Clarke in the third quarter proved to be the game-winning score. Long Branch produced three second-half turnovers. Luke Arnold’s fumble recovery on a kickoff after Corbett’s second touchdown run set the stage for the Dennis-Clarke go-ahead score. Devyn Blount and William Levy had two picks to preserve the win and a 12-1 mark for Long Branch. JSZ has the full highlights and post-game reaction from the season finale for New Jersey high school football: Thank you Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Long Branch High. The Green Wave’s special moment at MetLife was made possible by our friends at Rosario Realty Rumson-Fair Haven 26 Woodrow Wilson 18 – South Group 3 Bowl Championship Collin Coles 21-yard TD pass to Jackson McCarthy with 1:15 remaining was the game-winner as RFH wins the South Group 3 championship in a hard fought game at MetLife Stadium. Woodrow Wilson QB Nick Kargmann threw for 291 yards and 3 touchdowns to become NJ’s all-time single-season leading passer in a loss. Rumson-Fair Haven ran the ball 51 times and threw just six, but made the most of their pass attempts. Collin Coles threw two TD passes in the second half and Keegan Woods shined on defense with 11 tackles, a caused fumble and an interception. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from East Rutherford: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for their support of JSZ’s Rumson-Fair Haven coverage. Gold Coast Cadillac is the reason we can bring you this special moment for the Rumson-Fair Haven community! Piscataway 31 Ridgewood 21 – North Group 5 Bowl Championship Piscataway after capturing their second North 1 Group 5 Sectional Title in three years finished the season as the North Group 5 Bowl Game Champions. While star running back Juwon Jackson had 119 yards rushing Piscataway relied on its entire offense to make plays including offensive lineman Jordin Martell who scored on a 4-yard fumble recovery to give the Chiefs a 17-13 lead at the break. Senior Lord Jones stepped up as an emotional leader to accompany a 29-yard touchdown for Piscataway in their 31-21 victory. They become the first team in school history to go 13-0. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Haddonfield 17 Hillside 7 – South Group 2 Bowl Championship With dreams of an undefeated season in mind, it was the Haddonfield Bulldawgs who put together a complete four-quarter effort to capture the South Group 2 Bowl championship. The Haddons played nearly shutdown defense against a talented Hillside squad and both the offense and special teams pulled through with scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from MetLife Stadium:
Watch JSZ’s 2018 Thanksgiving Football Highlights!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Jersey Sports Zone team. We’ve got six Thursday football rivalries including the 112th edition of Phillipsburg and Easton, the 96th round between Long Branch and Red Bank Regional, the Battle of Middletown, Perth Amboy/Carteret and two South Jersey traditions! Watch our teaser that shows our statewide coverage and then scroll below for full highlights from each of our games: Easton 31 Phillipsburg 26 | 112th Annual Thanksgiving Game The tradition continued with this year’s annual Thanksgiving Day game between the Red Rovers and Stateliners. With dangerously cold temperatures amidst, Easton found a way to pull off another victory. This would be the 4th straight turkey day win for the Red Rovers who now hold a 65-42-5 record within the rivalry. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights for you. Check them out now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club! Long Branch 33 Red Bank Regional 14 | Green Wave win 96th round of Thanksgiving rivalry Marc Dennis threw three third-quarter touchdown passes, two to Matthew Clarke, as the Green Wave rallied from a 14-12 halftime deficit to avenge a loss to rival RBR last Thanksgiving eve. The Green Wave are 11-1 and look to win the South Jersey Group 4 Bowl game next week against Shawnee to set a school record with 12 wins. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the battle for the Ty Lewis Trophy: JSZ brings you this great rivarly game thanks to two great sponsors supporting their hometown team. Thank you Rosario Realty (Long Branch) and Ryser’s Landscape Supply (Red Bank Regional)! Middletown South 10 Middletown North 7 | Eagles Win 30th Turkey Day Game In a hard-fought game with bitterly cold weather, Middletown South emerged from it’s 43rd Thanksgiving Day meeting with Middletown North as champions for the 30th time. Vinny Condito scored the Eagles’ lone touchdown in a game where points were as hard to come by as a second round of desserts. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown North: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Monmouth Building Center, Jersey Sports Zone is able to bring you great highlights from one of the best Thanksgiving Day rivalries in the state. Perth Amboy 14 Carteret 13 | Fourth Quarter Thanksgiving Comeback! After being shut out for three quarters, Perth Amboy rallied back with two touchdowns in the fourth to take a 14-13 lead. Running back Kenneth Carrillo scored both for the Panthers with quarterback Tahjmere Oneal getting the go-ahead an eventual game winning two point conversion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Campozino for sponsoring our Carteret coverage! Vineland 26 Millville 6 | 147th Meeting Nahzir Broome had 12 carries for 131 yards including a 48 yard run on the game’s second play to lead Vineland to a third straight win on Thanksgiving against Millville in one of the nation’s oldest Turkey Day traditions. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Highland 20 Triton 12 | Backyard Brawl Sophomore Johnny Martin had 29 carries for 268 yards and 2 TD’s and Kasim Randall-Dale’s 30 yard TD run was the game-winner as the Tartans win the Backyard Brawl. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey:
Watch JSZ Friday 11.16 State Sectional Finals Highlights
It’s championship Friday on JSZ! Six sectional titles were handed out across the state and Jersey Sports Zone has highlights from every one of them. Coming up this weekend, we’ll have more sectional title action from Saturday as well as the Non-Public Group 4 semifinals featuring Bosco/Bergen and St. Peter’s/St. Joe-Montvale. We’ll wrap things up on Sunday with three more sectional championship games that were postponed due to weather. Click below to watch our teaser for our Friday night coverage and scroll below to watch all the highlights: Long Branch 21 Brick Township 14 | Central Jersey Group 4 Championship Jermaine Corbett had a 77-yard TD run on the second play from scrimmage and lineman Kevin Cerruti had a three-yard INT return for a TD off an Imir Durant tip in the opening minute of the third quarter that gave the Green Wave the lead for good as coach Dan George’s team won their second consecutive sectional title. Brick Township tied the game at 7 after an Anthony Prato 24-yard TD pass to Cole Groschel in the second quarter. Cerruti’s defensive TD gave Long Branch a 14-7 lead and Marc Dennis added a one-yard TD run to extend the lead to 21-7. Brick Township cut the deficit to 21-14 late in the third quarter on a Jim Leblo three-yard TD run, but Long Branch’s defense was able to stand tall in the final 12 minutes. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Long Branch: Sponsor Shout Out! Thank you Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Long Branch all year long! Rosario Realty is the reason JSZ was able to capture this special moment for Long Branch High School Wayne Hills 20 Old Tappan 13 | North 1 Group 4 Championship It’s not often you see a defending champion be considered an underdog, but in Friday night’s North 1, Group 4 Sectional Final this was the case when second seed Old Tappan faced off with top seeded Wayne Hills. The Patriots after trailing by a touchdown at halftime rallied back to score twice thanks to running back Michael Joyce who would finish with 181 rushing yards and a touchdown. Late in the fourth with a 20-13 lead a sack from Gabe Dellechiaie secured the victory for the 10 time Champions. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Kittatinny 28 Newton 19 | North 1 Group 2 Championship The Kittatinny Cougars rolled behind the fantastic play of junior tailback Jacob Mafaro (134 yards, 3 TD) as they plowed through Newton to capture their first state sectional football championship in school history. JSZ has the highlights from Newton: Willingboro 22 Paulsboro 14 | Central Jersey Group 1 Championship The Chimeras fell behind 6-0 early in the first quarter but rolled off 22 unanswered points on the way to its first sectional title in 33 years. Quarterback Ah Shaun Davis was 16 of 22 for 198 yards and a TD pass. Chris Long had 10 catches for 112 yards, a TD catch and a 2-point conversion. JSZ has the highlights from Moorestown High: Haddonfield 23 Camden 12 | South Jersey Group 2 Championship Haddonfield did not disappoint hundreds inside their jam packed stadium Friday night as the Bulldogs played stingy defense and scored on big plays to capture their second-straight South Jersey Group 2 title with a 23-12 win over Camden. Haddonfield’s Johnny Foley had a standout performance in the win. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to great sponsors like NJM Insurance, Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you top-notch highlights of this South Jersey football clash. Shawnee 17 Clearview 14 (2OT) | South Jersey Group 4 Championship Joe Dalsey walked away from Shawnee’s second consecutive South Jersey Group 4 championship win as the hero after finding the endzone twice on touchdown runs and also kicking a field goal in double overtime. Shawnee’s story throughout the season was interesting — they finished only 2-6, yet came back and played impeccable football downs the stretch. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights and post-game reaction:
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Football Plays of the Year!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our 2018 JSZ Plays of the Year. With an overwhelming response, we are happy to announce that we will honor the top two finishers in each category at the JSZ Football Banquet on December 5 in Woodbridge As we gear up for the sectional finals and upcoming state championships and bowl games, JSZ has compiled the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2018 football season. We need your vote in six different categories. The polls are open NOW through Thursday at 9:00 pm. The winners of the polls will be honored at the 2nd annual JSZ Football banquet at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Our Top Play winners from the season will also be honored as well as the top players in the state with our JSZ All-State team. Watch all sixty of our nominees in the videos below and cast your vote! Thanks to all the athletes for giving us so many great moments from the 2018 season! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll NEW NOMINEE! Thanks for pointing out Tyler Cook’s big hit against Paramus Catholic. It’s now on the poll for voting along with the 10 nominees above Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ Playoff Football Highlights from 11.10
A full plate of Saturday high school football playoff games. We;ve got the headline-grabbing game of the day as Mater Dei Prep stuns DePaul Catholic plus RBC punches their ticket to MetLife Stadium, the RFH-RBR rivalry and Cinnaminson/Manasquan goes down to the wire, and many more games from around New Jersey. The JSZ has a total of 12 Saturday playoff games to go along with our 9 games from Friday night. Watch our teaser and then scroll below to watch all the action: Mater Dei Prep 28 DePaul Catholic 23 | Non-Public Group 3 Semifinal Call it whatever you want, but those in attendance Saturday night in Wayne might say this was the game of the year. Mater Dei Prep’s offense did not falter in the fourth quarter as Rob McCoy and Clarence Lewis connected on a 29-yard TD pass with less than two minutes to go. With DePaul at the 2 yard line on the last play, Mater Dei’s Tahaj Parland made a leaping deflection to seal the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from this heart pounding last-second thriller: Red Bank Catholic 27 Pope John 0 | Non-Public Group 3 Semifinal Red Bank Catholic’s defense produced six sacks and an interception and the Caseys O-Line paved the way for three rushing touchdowns to give RBC a spot in the state finals for the first time since 2014. Billy Guidetti, Steve Cmielewski and Steve Lubischer all scored on the ground and Kevin Bauman caught a 41 yard TD pass to close out the scoring. It will be an All-Shore Conference championship game when RBC takes on Mater Dei Prep. JSZ has the highlights from Saturday night football in Red Bank: A special thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the RBC Caseys Bergen Catholic 42 Seton Hall Prep 6 | Non-Public Group 4 Quarterfinal No. 1 in the NJ Top 20 Bergen Catholic picked up its seventh win in a row with a 42-6 victory over Seton Hall Prep in the Non-Public Group 4 Quarterfinals. The Crusaders opened the game with an 88 yard kick off return from Jordan Morant and two touchdowns from Garrett Cody gave them a comfortable lead heading into the second half. University of Nebraska commit Rahmir Johnson added a touchdown along with 129 rushing yards. Bergen Catholic will face Don Bosco in the semifinal round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Equinox Fitness for sponsoring our Bergen Catholic coverage! Long Branch 47 Brick Memorial 14 | Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal Jermaine Corbett had 23 carries for 314 yards and 5 total TD’s to give the Green Wave a spot in the sectional finals for a second straight year. Brick Memorial took a 14-13 lead with :35 seconds left in the second quarter before Marc Dennis fired a 37 yard TD pass to Niles Montgomery with just one second remaining in the half. That gave the Green Wave a 20-14 halftime lead and Corbett dominated the third quarter with TD runs of 29, 58 and 39 yards. JSZ has the highlights from a sensational performance on Saturday afternoon: Thanks to Rosario Realty for allowing us to get so many great Long Branch Green Wave highlights all year long! Rumson-Fair Haven 14 Red Bank Regional 9 | Central Jersey Group 3 Semifinal Collin Coles threw a pair of touchdown passes and Keegan Woods made a game-clinching interception with 1:12 to go to give the Bulldogs a 6th straight trip to the sectional finals and a rematch with the Somerville Pioneers. RBR rallied from 14-0 down with a Makai Mickens five-yard TD run and a Nick Ferrogine blocked punt safety, but Woods sealed the win with the pick. JSZ has the highlights from the Battle of Ridge Road: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs. Ryser’s Landscape Supply is the reason we can bring you so many great highlights and feature from Red Bank Regional High Somerville 31 Holmdel 20 | Central Jersey Group 3 Semifinal For the second time all season, the Somerville Pioneers trailed their opponent at halftime. The Holmdel Hornets led 14-10 and looked sharp in the first half, but in the second Duke McDuffie lead his team to a comeback victory. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights and post-game for you now: Phillipsburg 21 Cranford 0 | North 2 Group 4 Sectional Semifinal After a slow start in the first quarter, Jack Stagaard and Joe Green came through for the Liners during this sectional semifinal game. Stagaard was 17-24 with 264 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, while Green had 21 carries for 120 yards and one touchdown. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club! Summit 51 Montville 14 | North 2 Group 3 Semifinal Max Jackson and Joe Lusardi combined for 403 yards rushing and five scores on the ground as the Hilltoppers dominated on the way to the North 2 Group 3 finals. Summit will host Rahway next Saturday for the North 2 Group 3 championship. JSZ has the highlights from Saturday afternoon in Summit: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Piscataway 40 Ridge 13 | North 2 Group 5 Semifinals Juwon Jackson to yet another win again this season as the Chiefs trounced the Ridge defense for 369 yards on the ground. Piscataway will be at home next weekend when Union City comes to town. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has all the highlights: Manasquan 14 Cinnaminson 7 – Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinals Canyon Birch’s 2-yard TD run with 2:12 to go was the game winner as Manasquan will face top seed Hillside in the Central Jersey Group 2 championship next Saturday. The game featured two outstanding defensive performances. JSZ has the highlights from a game that went down to the wire: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Cinnaminson is made possible by NJM Insurance. Penns Grove 17 Buena 6 | South Jersey Group 1 Tyreke Brown’s nickname really should be “Mr. Do-It-All.” Brown was the only Penns Grove player to find paydirt Saturday as the Red Devils advance into the SJG1 tournament. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights: Salem 15 Gateway 0 | South Jersey Group 1 Jamael opened the scoring up with a bang Saturday, taking a quarterback-keeper for 80 yards early in the game. Salem’s defense also buckled down as they gobbled up five sacks. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights:
Watch JSZ 11.2 Playoff Football Highlights
As the high school football postseason begins, Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you highlights from the opening round of the playoffs from across the Garden State. Check back in for coverage from: Elizabeth-Union, Allentown-Red Bank Regional, Middletown North-Long Branch, St. John Vianney-Pope John and much more! Watch our Friday Week 9 Teaser and then scroll below to watch all the highlights: South Plainfield 17 West Essex 16 – North 2 Group 3 First Round A pair of touchdown runs from Sammy Nieves and timely defensive stops in the second half were the keys behind South Plainfield’s (No. 7 seed) thrilling upset in the opening round of the state playoffs against West Essex (No. 2 seed). JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from the biggest upset in the first round of the NJSIAA playoffs: Union 28 Elizabeth 17 – North 2 Group 5 First Round After trailing at halftime 10-0 and a power outage on their home field causing a game delay, Union fought through adversity like no other. The Farmers came back to defeat the 6 seed Minutemen 28-17 with Michel Lucien leading the charge. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights of this extraordinary game available now: Pope John 33 Saint John Vianney 12 – Non-Public Group 3 First Round Chris Rodriguez had 29 carries for 115 yards and two touchdowns and Boston College commit Ireland Burke had a 38 yard blocked punt return for a score as the Lions (2-8) win their second straight game to advance in Non-Public Group 3 and a matchup with top seed Red Bank Catholic. JSZ has the highlights from Holmdel: Long Branch 42 Middletown North 0 – Central Jersey Group 1 First Round Jermaine Corbett ran for 126 yards and had two TD runs and a 15-yard TD catch to pace the Green Wave to a dominating win in the opening round of the playoffs. Long Branch’s defense had four interceptoins and delivered their 5th shutout of the season. JSZ has the highlights from Long Branch High: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is brought to you by Rosario Realty Red Bank Regional 30 Allentown 13 – Central Jersey Group 3 First Round Nigel Mitchell and Makai Mickens combined for 237 yards on the ground and four touchdowns as the Bucs scored 23 straight points after falling behind 13-7 early in the third quarter. Red Bank Regional will face Rumson-Fair Haven in the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinals next Friday. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Little Silver: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional and Princeton Orthopaedic Associates makes our Allentown Redbirds highlights possible Holmdel 42 Nottingham 0 – Central Jersey Group 3 First Round In the opening round of the Central Group 3 playoffs fifth seed Nottingham was unable to find their footing against fourth seed Holmdel. On their first offensive possession the Hornets opened up with an 89-yard touchdown from Dean Gallo, he would add on another along with quarterback Jeff DeCicco who also had a pair of scores heading to give Holmdel a 28-0 lead at halftime. The duo would each find the end zone once again in the second act as they advance to the Central Group 3 semifinals to face top-seeded Somerville. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage. We look forward to bringing you more North Stars athletics all year long! Timber Creek 33 Wall 28 – South Jersey Group 3 First Round Jayvin Little had 7 catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Timber Creek offensive attack. Little caught a TD pass from Justin Jefferson and Donovan Leary. Leary would also throw a TD pass to Tarheeb Still. Wall rallied from 13 down in the 4th quarter and got the ball back in the final moments with a chance to win, but the Timber Creek defense was able to make a final stand. JSZ has the highlights from an outstanding game in South Jersey Group 3: Delsea 20 Deptford 0 – South Jersey Group 3 First Round A potent rushing attack came into play for Delsea in rainy, wet conditions Friday night as the Crusaders pounded the rock for 342 yards in a shutout victory over Deptford. This Delsea team is focused on returning to the SJG3 finals yet again. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Delsea Crusaders is brought you by NJM Insurance. Buena 35 Glassboro 12 – South Jersey Group 1 First Round A three-touchdown performance from Jaden Roberts was all the boost this undefeated Buena team needed to power through Glassboro in a 35-12 trouncing. Buena will meet the winner of Penns Grove vs. Woodstown in the semifinals round next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel is on the call:
Vote for the final JSZ Game Balls of the 2018 Football Season!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Eight in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. This is the final week of voting for our Game Balls – we will have Top Play polls through the first two rounds of the playoffs. Thanks to everyone for voting and supporting Jersey Sports Zone! Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 8 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 8 Highlights
Voting is underway for JSZ Week 7 Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Seven in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore Conference) Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 7 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 7 Highlights
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 JSZ Friday Football Highlights from 10.12
Week Six of high school football gives us another full plate of highlights courtesy of Jersey Sports Zone. We’ll got highlights of 11 games including a Top 20 showdown between Ramapo and Wayne Hills, St. Joe-Montvale has a road test at Don Bosco and a brother-to-brother game winner you don’t want to miss. Watch the teaser of our coverage and then scroll down below to watch all the action! No. 4 St. Joseph (Mont.) 31 No. 9 Don Bosco 10 Last year when St. Joseph (Montvale) and Don Bosco met it was Joe’s pulling off an exciting fourth quarter comeback to take down the infamous Ironmen 16-15. Friday’s matchup was more of a one sided battle early on. The Green Knights were able to get ahead in the first two quarters with their ground and pound offense for a 2 score lead at the half. In the second act after letting up a touchdown to make it a one score game sophomore running back Audric Estime answered back with a 61 yard touchdown to shift the momentum back to St. Joe’s. Quarterback Michael Alaimo finished 8-14, for 99 passing yards and two touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Ramapo 38 Wayne Hills 22 Senior quarterback AJ Wingfield led Ramapo with 257 yards passing and three first half touchdown passes as the Raiders trounced Wayne Hills in a showdown between two of the top public schools across the Garden State. Luke Ragone powered Ramapo’s rushing attack in the second half with 105 of his 128 yards rushing in the third and fourth quarters. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand in Wayne for the 52nd meeting in this North Jersey rivalry: Hammonton 20 Winslow 14 Kyle Vandever connected with his younger brother, Kevin Vandever, for a wide-open, 69-yard game-winning touchdown as time expired in a thrilling last minute win for the Hammonton Blue Devils over Winslow. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the call on one of the most exciting plays this season: Phillipsburg 42 Westfield 14 Two programs with a lot of football history faced off in Phillipsburg this evening, where QB Jack Stagaard and WR Sterling Walker-Sutton put on a show. Stagaard completed 10 of 13 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns, while Walker-Sutton scored three touchdowns, including a 92 yard kick return. Check out full highlights of this one now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you for your continued support of Liner athletics! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thank you Mr. Bramnick for sponsoring our coverage of Blue Devil athletics! St. Joseph (Met.) 21 South Brunswick 0 The Falcons used their punishing ground game and beefy offensive line to overpower defending state champs South Brunswick at home Friday. The shutout marked the first time since 2009 that South Brunswick hadn’t scored in a game. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights from a convincing win for St. Joseph’s (Met.): Freehold Township 13 Freehold Boro 10 Nick Reardon’s 1-yard TD pass to Kyle Von Tessen in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Patriots used four 4th quarter turnovers to win the Duke Trophy. JSZ has highlights of a great crosstown battle from the Shore Conference: Thankst to Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall for sponsoring JSZ’s Freehold Boro coverage and allowing us to bring you the Duke Trophy showdown! Red Bank Regional 35 Raritan 14 The Bucs scored 21 straight points in the fourth quarter to score a huge road win and reach 5-1 on the season. Nigel Mitchell and Makai Mickens combined for 242 yards rushing and three scores and Mickens added two interceptions on defense. Senior defensive tackle Kashaun Turner made three huge plays in the fourth quarter resulting in two sacks, a fumble recovery and a caused fumble that allowed Gavin Mahoney to score a 51 yard TD to close out the scoring. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Hazlet: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply (Red Bank Regional) and BCB-Bayshore (Raritan) for supporting their hometown teams. Sponsors are how we can bring you great high school coverage all year long Long Branch 26 Wall 0 Jermaine Corbett ran back the opening kickoff 87 yards for a score and added a two yard TD run and Marc Dennis threw TD passes to give Long Branch a bounce back win from last week’s loss to RBC. The Green Wave defense recorded its third shutout of 2018 with Devyn Blount delivering two interceptions in the first half. JSZ has the highlights of Long Branch getting to 5-1 on the season: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Long Branch Green Wave is made possible by Rosario Realty Burlington Township 41 Allentown 7 Dan Grozozski threw for 303 yards and 5 TD passes as the Falcons broke open a 14-7 half time lead with 27 second half points to improve to 6-0. Isaiah Pae led the receiving corps with 6 catches for 131 yards and 2 TD catches. JSZ has highlights of Burlington Township improving to 6-0 with an impressive road win: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Allentown Redbirds is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Notre Dame 39 Hopewell Valley 16 The Irish got 250 yards of offense and four total touchdown from the twin brothers Cortaz and Cole Williams to pick up their fifth straight win. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess in Lawrenceville: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Hopewell Valley and Notre Dame Buena 42 Clayton 6 The Buena Chiefs yet again played their suffocating style of football as they are now 6-0 on the year after another lopsided WJFL win. The Chiefs have outscored their opponents 234-33 so far throughout their dominant 2018 campaign. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.5
What a week! Friday night lights action from Week Five did not disappoint. Throughout the night, Jersey Sports Zone will be posting highlights from 10 games across the Garden State. Those include an overtime thriller between St. Peter’s Prep and Don Bosco Prep, Red Bank Catholic’s huge Shore Conference win, a last-second bonanza in Sayreville and a bevy of other games from all parts of the state. Watch our teaser video then scroll down to watch all 10 games of action: St. Peter’s Prep 26 Don Bosco Prep 23 (OT) St. Peter’s Prep quarterback Maasai Maynor led the Marauders with a four-touchdown performance including a five-yard touchdown run in overtime to capture a 26-23 win over Don Bosco Prep. Maynor tallied 325 yards in the offensive outburst for St. Peter’s Prep. The win comes six days after the Marauders mustered 13 points against a stout DePaul Catholic defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Ramsey for this North Jersey instant classic: Sayreville 13 Edison 12 There was only 0.5 seconds left on the clock, but that was enough time for Mark Whitford to find Jacari Carter in the corner of the end zone from 18 yards out to give Sayreville a dramatic win on the road. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis was there to capture all the excitement from one of the best finshes from the 2018 season: Red Bank Catholic 41 Long Branch 14 The Caseys took over a 14-14 game with six minutes to go in the third with 27 unanswered points to get to 6-0 on the season. Steve Lubischer had a 49 yard TD run and two TD passes, both caught by MJ Wright. Billy Guidetti had three scores on the ground. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from the big Shore Conference showdown: This great game was made possible thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank (RBC sponsor) and Rosario Realty (Long Branch sponsor) Haddonfield 27 West Deptford 21 Haddonfield quarterback Jay Foley accounted for three touchdowns in a 27-21 win against West Deptford in a rematch of last year’s South Jersey Group II Sectional title game. The Bulldawgs now move onto an impressive 6-0 start on the 2018 and have become one of South Jersey’s top talents. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is proud to partner with NJM Insurance to sponsor South Jersey athletics all year long! Middletown South 14 Toms River North 13 Trevor Brey’s 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter with a Chris Kaldrovics extra point gave the Eagles a fifth straight win and a one-point victory at Toms River North. The Eagles executed a number of key third down conversions which was the key to clinching the Shore Conference’s American Division. JSZ has the highlights of a much-anticipated matchup in Ocean County: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Middletown South Eagles. Toms River North action on JSZ is made possible courtesy of CJA Construction Notre Dame 28 Hightstown 7 After dropping their season opener against Allentown, Notre Dame has bounced back with four straight victories. In their latest matchup with Hightstown the Irish got ahead early thanks to a pair of touchdowns from running back Cortaz Williams to lead 21-7 at halftime. In the second half both teams would lead back to back defensive stands, but Notre Dame quarterback Robbie Buecker would put one last score on the board to get his team the W. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hightstown coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Irish and Rams athletics all year long! Phillipsburg 56 Hillsborough 6 Phillipsburg football is famous for producing outstanding running backs, thanks to players like Joe Green. However, tonight the Liners showed off a second offensive threat. Senior QB, Jack Stagaard lead Pburg to a win over Hillsborough, after throwing for over 250 yards and 3 touchdowns. If you learn one thing this from this game, it should be that Phillipsburg has a plethora of offensive talent. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the highlights for you! Check them out now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for the continued support of Raider Athletics! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this great sponsor JSZ will bring you exciting Liner highlights all season long! Holmdel 21 Donovan Catholic 11 Cameron LaMountain had two TD runs to hand Donovan Catholic its first loss of the season. The Hornets improve to 4-1 and stand alone atop the Shore Conference’s National Division. Watch JSZ’s highlights of Holmdel’s big win in Toms River: BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank, is the reason we can bring you great highlights from the Holmdel Hornets all year long Red Bank Regional 35 Toms River East 7 The Bucs got two TD’s from Nigel Mitchell and continue to turn heads in the Shore Conference with a 4-1 record. RBR raced out to a 21-0 lead at the end of one and led 35-0 after a Makai Mickens 40 yard TD run in the third quarter. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess in Little Silver: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for allowing us to be on hand for so many special moments from the 2018 football season! Kingsway 21 Hammonton 14 The Kingsway Dragons used a potent ground game to edge out a one-score victory over the Hammonton Blue Devils on Friday night. Running back AJ Butler notched 77 yards and a pair of scores to push Kingsway to 4-2 on the season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the great highlights:
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.4
Jersey Sports Zone has soccer highlights from all across the state this Thursday including a record-setting night in Allentown, a senior night celebration, a Shore Conference golden goal and a double-digit save night. No. 4 Allentown 2 No. 3 Bridgewater-Raritan 1 One of the most anticipated matchups of the girls soccer regular season did not disappoint. Thursday’s battle between No. 3 Bridgewater-Raritan and No. 4 Allentown was physical, fast and not for the faint hearted to say the least. Allentown despite being the underdog pushed the tempo early to go ahead 1-0 at the break on a Kaylee Munster score. Bridgewater-Raritan would answer back to tie it at 1-1 in the opening ten minutes. Finally when it mattered most Red Birds Senior leader Emma Pascarella got a go ahead score midway through the second to not only win the game, but break the All-Time goals record. Allentown hands the Panthers their first loss of the year as they improve to 9-0JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Bridgewater-Raritan coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Red Bird and Panther athletics all year long! Additional coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan brought to you by Total Rehabilitation of Bridgewater. Freehold Township 3 Long Branch 1 – Boys Soccer Keeper Evan Nastarowicz had 11 saves in an impressive 3-1 showing against Long Branch. Goals came Jack Trainor and Crisitan Corcione, as well as an own goal. All the highlights from the Patriots’ win are here: Thanks to Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Long Branch Green Wave Manasquan 1 Monmouth Regional 0 (OT) – Boys Soccer Tommy Johnson scored the golden goal eight minutes into overtime getting redemption after a missed penalty kick in the second half to give the Warriors a 7th win and securing a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament. Joe Weinstein made a PK save as part of a five-save effort. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Tinton Falls: JSZ’s coverage of Monmouth Regional is made possible from Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury Somerville 4 Voorhees 0 | Pioneer Senior Night It was Somerville’s Senior night and their seniors came to play! Seniors Aya Farj and Katrina White start the night off, as the Pioneers go on to win a 4-0 shutout. Check out full highlights now:
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 9.24
Jersey Sports Zone has Monday soccer from around the state including the battle of Middletown on the boys and girls side Middletown South 3 Middletown North 2 – Boys Soccer Joey Petzold’s goal in the 51st minute off a feed from Danny Minze prove to be the difference in a great rivalry battle under the lights at the Swamp. Minze and Matt Cozzi scored the other goals for Middletown South while sophomore Aidan Cardella had both goals for the Lions. JSZ has the highlights of a great game from the Shore Conference: Middletown North 3 Middletown South 1 – Girls Soccer The Lions rallied from 1-0 halftime deficit with three second-half goals to up its record to an impressive 8-0. JSZ has highlights of the crosstown rivalry at Middletown South: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South – they are the reason we can bring you highlights of the battle of Middletown on the soccer pitch! No. 3 Allentown 2 Princeton 1 – Girls Soccer No. 3 Allentown improved to 6-0 Monday afternoon after a close battle with Princeton. Kayla Denney scored with 15 minutes remaining in the first half to give the Red Birds a 1-0 lead at the break. In the second after Allentown failed to connect on scoring opportunities Princeton’s Morgan Beamer tied the game midway through the second. Rutgers commit Emma Pascarella would then get a goal of her own moments later to help the Red Birds remain undefeated. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor Alert!! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Princeton coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more Red Birds and Little Tiger athletics all year long! Hillsborough 7 Perth Amboy 0- Boys Soccer Hillsborough continues their undefeated streak with win #6 over the Perth Amboy Panthers.The Raiders’ Mike Fazio lead the offense with 2 goals and 2 assists tonight. Check out full highlights of Hillsborough’s shutout win now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of all Raider athletics! Ocean 1 Long Branch 0- Boys Soccer Leonardo Montesinos scored the lone goal for Ocean in a Shore Conference bout between the Spartans and the Long Branch Green Wave. Keeper Max Winters also had a clean sheet. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ocean Township: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch athletics throughout the 2018-2019 year is made possible by Rosario Realty. More highlights coming from: Middletown North vs. Middletown South girls soccer Middletown North vs. Middletown South boys soccer
Vote now for JSZ Week Three Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Two in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore Conference) North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 3 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 3 Highlights
Watch JSZ 9.17 Soccer Highlights
A pair of late game-winners in the Shore Conference highlight an exciting Monday on the pitch. JSZ has the highlights from soccer action around the state as the regular season enters Week Three. Long Branch 4 Middletown South 3 (2 OT) – Boys Soccer Reynaldo Guzman delivered a low liner shot from 33 yards out with 7:05 to go in the second overtime period to cap off an amazing 3-1 comeback by the Green Wave. Stiviny Silva had two goals for Long Branch and has nine for the season while John Santos added a pair of goals for the Eagles. Watch the highlights and emotional post-match reaction from Long Branch High: Thanks to our two great sponsors for allowing us to capture a special moment at Long Branch. Rosario Realty is our Green Wave sponsor and thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring Middletown South Holmdel 3 Monmouth Regional 0 – Boys Soccer Jack Giamanco had two goals and an assist as the Hornets handed the Falcons their first loss of the season. JSZ has highlights of all three goals from under the lights in Holmdel: Thank you BCB-Bayshore for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Holmdel Hornets all year long and we’re excited to have Monmouth Building Center support our coverage of the Monmouth Regional Falcons in 2018-19 Middletown North 3 St. John Vianney 2 – Girls Soccer Katelyn Reid played the role of hero for Middletown North as she booted a game-winning goal with only 16 seconds left in regulation against St. John Vianney. Reid’s goal powered the Lions to a 3-2 win and Middletown North is now 5-0 on the season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and postgame reaction with the Lions: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to BCB Bayshore, Jersey Sports Zone will be able to bring you highlights from the St. John Vianney Lancers all season long. Thank you, BCB Bayshore! Summit 3 Governor Livingston 1 – Boys Soccer Crazy weather didn’t stop boys soccer up north! Summit took down Governor Livingston 3-1 with Owen Healey, Kellyn Amozoqueno and Diego Ramirez all scoring. The Hilltoppers’ impressive passing was the key to win #3 this year. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Thank you Equinox for sponsoring all of JSZ’s exciting Hilltoppers highlights!
Vote now for JSZ’s Shore Game Ball from Week One
Long Branch’s Jermaine Corbett is one of ten nominees for this week’s Shore Conference Game Ball. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll stop by a practice to honor this week’s winner with a JSZ Game Ball. Thanks to everyone at the Shore for supporting the great athletes we cover each and every day Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 9.7 JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone takes you around the state on the first full Friday night of high school football in New Jersey. A special thanks to all of our sponsors who allow us to bring you this comprehensive action each and every weekend on the road to MetLife Stadium. To get you started, let the JSZ set the scene for our Friday Week One coverage, then scroll below to watch all of our highlights: Wayne Hills 14 Wayne Valley 9 After a tough trip to Utah and a 31-28 loss, Wayne Hills returned to the Garden State and was greeted with a crosstown rivalry game against Wayne Valley. Tough defense in the first half gave the Wayne Valley Indians a 3-0 lead, but an explosive Patriots offense put them back on top for a 14-9 win. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Wayne for the rivalry game: Toms River North 15 Manalapan 14 A Shore Conference stunner as DaShawn Wilder returned a returned a kickoff 90 yards after Manalapan took the lead in the final minute and added a two-point conversion to seal a 15-14 upset. TRN, who was 1-9 last year, ended a 16 game Shore Conference win streak by the Braves. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Manalapan: CJA Construction is our new Toms River North sponsor and they were the reason we were able to get the highlights from this huge win for the Mariners! Thanks again to CJA Construction and we’ll have highlights from all TRN sports all year long Hillsborough 35 Bridgewater 24 | Sean Levonaitis 4 TDs During this week 1 matchup, the Panthers and the Raiders met at Bridgewater-Raritan for their annual showdown. Bridgewater has had the edge over the Hillsborough during more recent years, but that changed today! Sophomore running back, Sean Levonaitis, dominated the running game with four touchdowns to help lead his team to a 35-24 victory. The Raiders claim Levonaitis is the best-kept secret in New Jersey. Check out highlights of this thriller now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you this great sponsor for allowing us to bring you exciting Raider highlights all season long! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Ortho & Total Rehab and Sports Medicine. JSZ would like to give a big thanks to these generous sponsors! Allentown 43 Notre Dame 21 Following an early exit in the first round of the playoffs last year, 2016 Central Group 4 Champs Allentown started the season off with a 43-21 win over Notre Dame. The Red Birds were led by their sophomore phenom quarterback Dan Merkel who set the pace of the game with a four touchdown performance. Watch the highlights: Sponsor Alert!! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Long Branch 41 Toms River East 6 Junior running back Jermaine Corbett had 21 carries for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns in one half of action as the Green Wave are off to a 2-0 start. Corbett already has 387 rushing yards on the young season. JSZ has the highlights of an impressive performance on the ground: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Rosario Realty for allowing us to be able to capture all the great moments from the Long Branch Green Wave throughout the year in all sports! Red Bank Regional 21 Toms River South 6 Nigel Mitchell took the opening kickoff 81 yards and Makai Mickens scored on the first play from scrimmage on a 63-yard run as the Bucs took a quick 14-0 lead and opened the season with a big road win in Toms River. Sam Akinlolu scored TRS’s lone TD in the final minute of the first half, but RBR answered with a Kashaun Turner 79 yard score with just :31 seconds left in the second. Watch the highlights of all three long TD’s from the Bucs: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring our Red Bank Regional coverage. More great highlights from the Bucs throughout the year thanks to the support of Ryser’s! Red Bank Catholic 40 Ocean Township 7 MJ Wright had a 46-yard pick six to highlight a 40 point first half outburst by the Caseys in their home opener. JSZ has the highlights from Red Bank Catholic’s second win of 2018: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by our friends at Playa Bowls in Red Bank Middletown South 37 Freehold Township 0 Trevor Brey had three first-half TD runs and added a 14 yard TD pass to Matt Tardy in the second half as the Eagles even their record at 1-1 with an impressive shutout at home over the Patriots. Watch JSZ’s highlights of the Eagles first win of 2018: A special thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring our Middletown South coverage. The Eagles are going to have many great moments captured by JSZ cameras thanks to the support of Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury. St. Augustine 30 Lenape 6 Although games across South Jersey were hampered with lightning and rain delays, St. Augustine brought their own thunder to the party in a dominant 30-6 win over Lenape. The Hermits had two long special teams touchdowns that powered the rout. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: MORE HIGHLIGHTS WILL BE POSTED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT!