Watch Saturday 12.8 JSZ Hockey Highlights
We’ve got two Saturday night matchups on the ice. Watch the action from Manalapan’s 6-1 win at Red Bank Regional and Freehold Boro scoring a road win at Hopewell Valley! Manalapan 6 Red Bank Regional 1 Joe Mazza had two goals and two assists as the Braves peppered 63 shots on goal to pick up their first win of the season. RBR goalie Mitchell Quinn had a 57-save night in a losing effort. JSZ has the highlights from Saturday night at the Red Bank Armory: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible thanks to the support of Ryser’s Landscape Supply Freehold Boro 5 Hopewell Valley 2 The Colonials score four straight goals including three power play tallies in the second period to pick up a quality road win. Joe Barone had the final two goals to get Freehold Boro to 3-3 on the season. Watch the highlights from Saturday hockey in Lawrenceville: Jersey Sports Zone thanks Freehold Raceway Mall’s Playa Bowls for sponsoring our Freehold Boro coverage and to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates who is responsible for our Hopewell Valley coverage on JSZ
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:
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:
Vote for JSZ Week 9 Top Play
It’s our final Top Play vote for the 2018 football season! We’ve got 10 more great nominees from around the state. We need your vote for the best of the best captured by JSZ cameras. Our polls will stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner will be presented with the Top Play belt at a mid-week practice. Coming up in a couple of weeks, JSZ will post our Plays of the Year nominees with the winners receiving an invite to the second annual JSZ Football Banquet in December in Woodbridge. Watch all of our nominees and cast your vote now! Take Our Poll Previous Top Play Winners
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:
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
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.19
Week Seven of NJ high school football brings us an instant classic between Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven, Don Bosco Prep breaking through with a win at DePaul, plus the Piscataway/Sayreville showdown. We bring you 10 games of action from all over the state under the Friday Night LIghts! Watch our teaser video that recaps our coverage and scroll below to watch our highlights and post-game reaction: Red Bank Catholic 14 Rumson-Fair Haven 13 Jaden Key blocked an extra point with 2:50 to go in the 4th quarter that proved to be the deciding factor in an epic matchup between two of the best in the Shore Conference. RBC had a 14-0 lead in the first half on two Steve Lubischer TD passes, but RFH rallied with two Alex Maldjian TD runs late in the fourth. The final three minutes featured so many twists and turns that ultimately led to Collin Coles missing a 42-yard field goal for the win as time expired. This is a must-see game and JSZ has all the big moments from Rumson: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ”s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven and Playa Bowls in Red Bank is the reason we can bring you great RBC coverage all season long! Don Bosco Prep 59 DePaul Catholic 28 Junior running backs Kyle Monangai and Jalen Berger combined for 483 rushing yards and eight touchdowns en route to a dominant win against North Jersey foe DePaul Catholic. Monangai carried for 287 and five scores while Berger finished with 196 yards and three trips to the endzone. It’s the first win for second-year head coach Mike Teel against a “Big 6” North Jersey football program. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights form Don Bosco Prep’s statement victory in Wayne: Piscataway 27 Sayreville 6 The battle of two undefeated Greater Middlesex Conference teams did not disappoint. Piscataway was yet again paced by star tailback Juwon Jackson, who ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns. The Chiefs also had a pair of pick-six’s in this game to help secure the win. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights from this GMC clash: Phillipsburg 21 Ridge 7 | 2x Mid-State-Delaware Division Champs In Phillipsburg’s final regular season game, the Stateliners handed the Ridge Red Devils their first loss of the season. Junior running back, Bobby Coury, made his big debut in the first half scoring twice for the Liners and leading his team to a 21-7 victory. 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. Thank you Garnet Booster Club for your continued support! Cinnaminson 28 Ewing 13 In this WJFL Patriot Division matchup Cinnaminson closed out their regular season schedule with a dominating defensive performance against Ewing. The Pirates forced 10 turnovers and allowed just 29 rushing yards. On offense they were led by star running back Rashad Raymond who rushed for 120 yards and had three touchdowns in the first half. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Ewing coverage! Coverage of Cinnaminson brought to you by NJM Insurance Group! Red Bank Regional 19 Monmouth Regional 0 Makai Mickens ran for 184 yards and a TD to reach the 1,000 yard plateau as the Bucs improve to 6-1 with a shutout win against the Falcons. JSZ has the highlights from one of the most improved football team’s in New Jersey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Monmouth Regional is made possible by Monmouth Building Center and Ryser’s Landscape Supply is the reason we have brought you so many great moments from Red Bank Regional’s breakthrough 2018 season! Saint John Vianney 9 Middletown South 0 Kavon Chambers broke a scoreless tie in the 4th quarter with a 75-yard TD run and Paul Liseno added a safety to give the Lancers a big road win at Middletown South snapping the Eagles five game win streak. JSZ has the highlights from the Swamp and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Jersey Sports Zone can bring you the Middletown South/SJV battle thanks to great sponsors. Thanks to BCB-Bayshore (SJV) and Monmouth Building Center (Middletown South) for supporting your hometown teams! Toms River North 48 Toms River East 7 Jake Kazanowsky threw five touchdowns to top 1000 yards passing in 2018 as the Mariners rolled to a crosstown win to improve to 5-2 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from Ocean County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by CJA Construction Delsea 38 Cedar Creek 16 Delsea senior running back and Harvard commit Aidan Borguet again played out of his mind, rushing for 226 yards and four touchdowns in a controlling victory over Cedar Creek in the WJFL. Delsea has now strung together three straight wins and is undefeated so far through October. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has everything you need: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone wants to thank NJM Insurance for being a loyal sponsor and supporting our coverage of so many South Jersey schools. West Deptford 28 Deptford 21 West Deptford continued on their path of solid play in the WJFL with a crosstown win over Deptford. Senior tailback Ken Lim had the highlight of the evening with a wild leap into the endzone that put West Deptford up big at halftime. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the 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
JSZ Week Six “Game Balls” are up for grabs, vote now!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Six 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 6 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 6 Highlights
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:
Liva’s Leg: From World Class Soccer Player to JV Kicker
Liva Helt might be the most interesting high school kicker in New Jersey you’ve never heard of. The 16-year-old from Little Silver is soft-spoken yet determined, and that combination inspired her to step out of her comfort zone on the pitch and line up seven yards behind center. As a native of Denmark who bounced around Europe and California before permanently landing in New Jersey, Liva is a world class soccer player. She’s a member of Denmark’s Youth National team and as a junior is already committed to play Division I soccer at Columbia University. But instead of lacing up her cleats for her high school team, she decided to try something new and kick for the football team — the Red Bank Regional Buccaneers. JSZ’s Jay Cook takes us through her decision to try out, a very special varsity moment from this past weekend and how two months of high school football has impacted her life: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is built on telling fantastic stories about remarkable student athletes throughout the state, and we could not do that without help from our great sponsors. Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver for supporting coverage of Red Bank Regional athletics throughout the next school year!
Vote now for Week 5 JSZ “Game Balls”
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Four 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 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 5 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 5 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:
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Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 9.28
It’s Week Four in New Jersey high school football! JSZ brings you action from every part of the state including a big showdown between Hillside and Bernards, Antonio Alfano and Colonia impress, plus come from behind wins for Red Bank Regional and Lenape. Watch our preview of Friday coverage and scroll below to watch all nine games of action: Lenape 27 Allentown 24 After a 1-3 start to the season defending South Group 5 Champs Lenape really needed a win. However, it didn’t help they had undefeated Allentown waiting for them in Week 4. After a back and forth battle the Indians trailed late in the game, but thanks to a 90 yard return from Brandon Carter Lenape was able to squeeze out an exciting last minute win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage! Hillside 23 Bernards 13 The Hillside Comets kept an impressive eight-game win streak dating back to last season alive thanks in part to a huge game from Shadon “Oodie” Willis. His 70-yard TD catch will be a Week Four Top Play nominee and he also had an INT to secure the win in the final minutes. Watch the full highlights from this Mid-State 38 showdown of two undefeated teams: Red Bank Regional 23 Ocean Township 13 Makai Mickens had 214 yards rushing and three touchdowns as the Bucs rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Red Bank Regional defense held Ocean to -5 yards on the ground. JSZ was there for the comeback in Little Silver: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for their sponsorship of Red Bank Regional on JSZ. Rumson-Fair Haven 48 Freehold Boro 7 Alex Maldjian had 10 carries for 142 yards and 2 TD’s and Collin Coles threw three TD passes as the Bulldogs put on another impressive display to reach 4-0 on the season. JSZ has highlights of the Bulldogs under the Friday Night Lights in Rumson: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac (Rumson-Fair Haven) and Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall (Freehold Boro) for allowing us to bring you highlights from this Shore Conference showdown! Colonia 46 Carteret 8 The Colonia Patriots dominated this GMC matchup. Between Antonio Alfano on defense and Justice Harris on offense, this team was unstoppable. Harris lead the scoring with 5 touchdowns and 134 rushing yards. Check out full highlights of the Patriots’ third victory now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Carteret is brought to you by Campozino Restaurant in South River. A Carteret location of this wonderful establishment is coming soon! Union 27 South Brunswick 14 Union quarterback Andrew Sanborn threw three touchdown passes in a dominant performance over the state-ranked South Brunswick Vikings. The Union Farmers, who now sit at 4-1, have knocked off state-ranked teams in back-to-back weeks. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has all the highlights: Willingboro 14 Cinnaminson 12 Nasir Murray caught an 8-yard TD pass from Au-Shaun Davis with 1:48 left and Demie Sumo’s two-point conversion run proved to be the difference as Willingboro wins its homecoming game at a neutral field at Moorestown High. JSZ has the highlights of a thrilling finish: Thanks to NJM Insurance Group for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Cinnaminson all year long Nottingham 7 Hopewell Valley 0 Alix Oge’s 6-yard TD run in the first quarter was the only score of the game as Derek Williams led the North Stars defense with two interceptions to improve to 3-1. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Nottingham and Hopewell Valley Keansburg 32 Point Pleasant Beach 0 Liam Riecks was 8 of 9 for 181 yards and 3 TD passes as the Titans even their record at 2-2 with an impressive road win at Point Beach. JSZ has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Thanks to Ryne Olsen and Peak Coaching for Success for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach
Watch JSZ Friday 9.21 Football Highlights
The high school football season heads into Week Three and Jersey Sports Zone had cameras around the state capturing everything from upsets to blowout wins to record-setting coaching nights. Click below to watch a preview of our Friday Week 3 coverage then scroll below to watch 11 games of action from around New Jersey: Union 34 Phillipsburg 24 Playing at Maloney Stadium in Phillipsburg is no easy task. In fact, the Stateliners hadn’t lost a home game since 2016, but tonight that streak ended. The Union Farmers’ explosive offense, led by Junior QB Andrew Sanborn, took down Phillipsburg 34-24. Sanborn had over 300 passing yards and two touchdowns. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has can’t miss fourth quarter highlights for you! Check it out now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this great sponsor JSZ can bring you exciting PBurg Highlights all year round. Rahway 22 Cranford 0 After opening the season with blowout victories fans couldn’t wait to see the matchup between Rahway and Cranford. The game would be much tighter for both teams as the score remained at 0 heading into half time. In the third quarter Rahway quarterback Jakeer Robinson would find Dashon Moore for a 12 yard touchdown that would lead to 22 unanswered points in the Indians’ shutout victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Ramapo 35 Old Tappan 7 Ramapo head coach Drew Gibbs became the winningest football coach in school history thanks to a dominant performance from his team. Quarterback AJ Wingfield had four touchdowns and Max Baker scored three on their way to beating the Old Tappan Golden Knights for the first time in a decade. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Old Tappan: Red Bank Catholic 42 Red Bank Regional 7 Steve Lubischer threw four touchdown passes to Jaden Key in the first half and Billy Guidetti scored a pair of rushing TD’s in the second half as the Caseys improve to 3-0. JSZ has the highlights of Shore Conference football action in Little Silver: Two great sponsors are the reason we can bring you RBC/RBR highlights. Thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank and Ryser’s Landscape Supply for their support of Jersey Sports Zone Saint John Vianney 37 Middletown North 20 The Lancers rallied from a three-point halftime deficit with 20 unanswered points in the second half to even its record at 2-2. Kavon Chambers topped 200 yards on the ground with 2 scores and Josh East had a TD run to go along with 2 TD passes. JSZ has the SJV comeback from Friday night in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Saint John Vianney is made possible by BCB-Bayshore, your community bank! Rumson-Fair Haven 28 Brick Memorial 14 Alex Maldjian had three TD runs giving him 12 total scores on the season and Ian O’Connor caught a 40 yard TD pass from Collin Coles to help RFH reach the 4-0 mark on the season. JSZ has the highlights of Shore Conference football from Brick: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is being brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac Brick Township 34 Freehold Boro 15 The combination of Jim Leblo and Cole Groschel shined on offense and defense as the Green Dragons pulled away with two late touchdowns in the fourth quarter. JSZ has highlights of the Green Dragons putting the game away in the late stages: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is made possible thanks to Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall Asbury Park 27 Point Pleasant Beach 6 Junior Haughton ran for 81 yards and a score and Kahlik Walker added two TD runs as the Blue Bishops picked up their first win of 2018. JSZ has the highlights from Asbury Park: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach is made possible thanks to Ryne Olsen and Peak Coaching for Success Ewing 27 Hopewell Valley 7 Tywayne Reed had two TD’s in the 4th quarter and Caleb Stokes added a TD run to go along with a TD pass as the Blue Devils score 20 in the 4th quarter to improve to 2-1 on the season. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess from this WJFL showdown: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Ewing and Hopewell Valley Camden 45 Delsea 15 The High outplayed Delsea in the second half of action as Camden rolled to a 45-15 win over the Crusaders. Rameer Nock and Monte Williams led the way with three touchdowns apiece. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Jersey Sports Zone’s newest sponsor, NJM Insurance, we’ll be able to bring you great highlights from schools across southern and western New Jersey. Timber Creek 24 Vineland 10 The Timber Creek Chargers zapped Vineland by two touchdown thanks to a half dozen turnovers on defense. The Timber Creek defense also only allowed a staggering 5 rushing yards all game. On the highlights is JSZ’s Mike Frankel: MORE HIGHLIGHTS TO BE POSTED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT
Vote now for JSZ Top Play for Week 2
Ten nominees from the best plays captured by JSZ cameras. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will get presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt! Watch all the nominees and then cast your vote. Thanks again to all of the athletes we cover who give us so many amazing highlights! Take Our Poll Last week’s JSZ Top Play Winner Congratulations to Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright for winning JSZ Top Play with his pick six against Ocean Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 2 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 2 Highlights
Watch Friday 9.14 JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone takes you around the state with Week Two Friday football highlights. We’ve got some last-second thrillers from the Shore Conference, the much anticipated Bergen Catholic/St. Peter’s Prep showdown plus Haddonfield’s new stadium debut and the Elizabeth Linden rivalry. Thanks to all of our sponsors for allowing us to bring you coverage from around New Jersey. Here’s a look at what’s on our Friday Week 2 menu and scroll below to watch highlights from 11 games: St. Peter’s Prep 34 Bergen Catholic 7 Bergen Catholic came into Week Two as one of the hottest football teams in America, reaching as high as No. 5 in some national polls. This highly anticipated matchup is the rematch from last year’s Non-Public Group IV title game where the Crusaders blew out the Marauders 44-7. But St. Peter’s Prep had something to say about that. They came out firing on all cylinders as they pushed through four quarters towards a wholly dominant performance. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Jersey City: Sponsor Shoutout! All of Jersey Sports Zone’s free content is made available thanks to our loyal sponsors. Coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Equinox Fitness. Stop by their New Jersey gyms in Paramus and Summit. Red Bank Regional 28 Holmdel 25 Jack Chamberlain’s pass to Nigel Mitchell in the corner of the end zone with 10 seconds left gave the Bucs a stunner in Holmdel. Mitchell had a 24-yard TD run and two TD catches including the game winner. The Hornets took a 25-20 lead with under four minutes to go on a 70-yard pass play as Jeff DeCicco hit Dean Gallo over the middle of the field, but RBR answered with its last second heroics. JSZ has every twist and turn of this thrill ride and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Sponsor Shout Outs! Our partners allow us to capture incredible moments like Red Bank Regional’s last-second win against Holmdel. A special thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply (RBR) and BCB-Bayshore (Holmdel) for their support of Jersey Sports Zone Middletown South 17 Manalapan 14 Chris Kaldrovics drilled a 20-yard field goal as time expired to give the Eagles a dramatic road win. Trevor Brey’s pass to Matt Krellin with under a minute to go set up the game winner. Manalapan lost in the final minute last week to Toms River North and is 0-2, while the Eagles improve to 2-1. Two great teams battled to the final tick on the clock. JSZ has the highlights of the thriller: Thank you Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring JSZ’s Middletown South coverage. Our friends at MBC are the reason we were able to capture the Eagles exciting win! Haddonfield 21 Cinnaminson 0 After over 600 days South Group 2 Champions Haddonfield finally hosted a football game. The Bulldawg’s first opponent at home was a rematch of their semifinal bought with Cinnaminson. Quarterback Jay Foley gave Haddonfield a 7-0 lead at halftime. In the second half after a 15 yard score and a big conversion on fourth down that led to another touchdown Foley led the State Title winners to a 21-0 victory. Watch the highlights now: Thank you to NJM Insurance Group for their sponsorship of our Game Balls as well as Haddonfield and Cinnaminson coverage on JSZ! We look forward to bringing you both Bulldawg and Pirate athletics all year long! Linden 14 Elizabeth 3 Elizabeth, with a hot start to their 2018 season, came into this game 2-0, while Linden was flying high as well after taking down Westfield in Week 1 and ending the longest winning streak in the state. Who had the upper hand in this Week 2 mid-state matchup? It was Linden! The Tigers were led to a 14-3 victory over Elizabeth by former JSZ Game Ball Winner, Zion Marshall. Check out full highlights now: Rumson-Fair Haven 42 Middletown North 7 Alex Maldjian had four touchdown runs in the first half as the Bulldogs top the 40-point mark for a second straight week to jump out to a 2-0 start. Watch JSZ’s highlights of a dominant Shore Conference effort: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ’s Rumson-Fair Haven coverage. We get great Bulldogs highlights and features because of Gold Coast Cadillac! Saint John Vianney 21 Brick Township 7 Josh East threw two touchdown passes and Kavon Chambers sealed the Lancers first win of 2018 with a 44 yard TD run in the closing minute to give Joe Martucci his first win as Lancers head coach. Jim Leblo scored Brick’s lone TD on a 3-yard run in the third quarter. SJV rebounds after back to back losses to RBC and Rumson-Fair Haven to start the season. Watch the highlights of a close ballgame out of the Shore Conference: Thanks to BCB-Bayshore, your community bank, for allowing us to capture great moments from the Lancers all season long. We’ll have much more from Saint John Vianney all year long thanks to BCB-Bayshore’s support. Piscataway 35 South Brunswick 21 The Piscataway Chiefs are off to a steaming-hot start in the 2018 season. They’ve outscored their opponents 76-21 through two games and are being powered by quarterback Joseph Hatcher and running back Juwon Jackson. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights from a big Piscataway win at home against returning state champs South Brunswick: Saint Joseph-Hammonton 30 Saint Augustine Prep 8 In a matchup of two South Jersey powers, Jada Byers showed his versatility with a TD pass, a TD run and a pick six in a statement win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from a rainy Friday night in South Jersey: West Deptford 27 Delsea 12 West Deptford raced out to a 20-0 halftime lead in another highly anticipated South Jersey showdown. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Thanks to NJM Insurance Group for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Delsea Crusaders. Make sure you check out the NJM Insurance Group South Jersey Game Ball this Sunday on JSZ Toms River North 48 Howell 0 Jake Kazanowsky had three TD passes and Jacob Pruitt added three TD’s on the ground as the Mariners dominate on the way to a 2-0 start. Watch the highlights from the Shore Conference: Sponsor Shout Out Thanks to CJA Construction for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Toms River North Mariners
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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!
Red Bank Regional 2018 JSZ Football Preview
Despite a 2-8 record, Red Bank Regional has something to build on for 2018. The Bucs won their last two games, highlighted by a 21-20 upset win of sectional champ Long Branch on Thanksgiving Eve. That big win propelled Nick Giglio’s team into the off-season. With two dynamic backs (Makai Mickens and Nigel Mitchell combined for over 1200 yards) and Kashaun Turner (17 TFL, 5 sacks) leading the defense, the Bucs are optimistic that they can get off to a good start and improve in the win column. Watch JSZ’s preview of Red Bank Regional: Red Bank Regional 2018 Schedule: Friday, September 7 – at Toms River South Friday, September 14 – at Holmdel Friday, September 21 – RED BANK CATHOLIC Friday, September 28 – OCEAN TOWNSHIP Friday, October 5 – TOMS RIVER EAST Friday, October 12 – at Raritan Friday, October 19 – MONMOUTH REGIONAL Thursday, November 22 – at Long Branch Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for allowing us to capture great highlights from Red Bank Regional sports for a second straight year. Our content is free for everyone thanks to the support of our advertising partners!
JSZ Year in Review: Top Girls Lax Games of 2018
Top 10 Girls Lacrosse Games: The 2018 high school girls LAX season saw sensational performances in the cage, incredible web gems, and goals of the year. Jersey Sports Zone captured the best of the best, and here are the Top 10 most viewed games on Jersey Sports Zone from last season in New Jersey high school girls LAX: #10. Ridgewood 12 Clearview 9 | Group 4 State Final After being eliminated in the first round of the Group 4 state playoffs following their Sectional Title win last season, No. 1 Ridgewood bounced back to win their third State Championship in four years against Clearview. The maroons jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks to Lillie Kloak who would wound up with an early hat trick in the first half, but Clearview countered to cut the lead 8-4 at the break. In the second half the Pioneers would keep it a close game, coming within 3 goals, but Ridgewood led by Marley Scala who scored 4 times would hold on to win 12-9. #9. Notre Dame 9 Princeton 8 Notre Dame coming off two impressive blowout victories to begin their 2018 year had a bit more trouble when they ran into Colonial Valley Conference rival Princeton. The Irish were locked into a head to head battle that saw multiple lead changes. Princeton took a late 2 goal lead and thanks to the heroics of Danielle Losier who ended the day with 5 goals, she tied it up and then helped Notre Dame take the lead in the final minutes to come away with the victory. #8. Allentown 7 Notre Dame 3 The match up between the Colonial Valley’s two Top 20 did not disappoint as the first half of Allentown and Notre Dame was a defensive battle that left us knotted up 1-1 at halftime. However, the tides shifted in favor of Allentown for the second half. Rutgers commit Marin Hartshorn led the Red Birds to a 7-3 victory and handed ND their first loss of the season thanks to a four goal performance. Your second look at this exciting rivalry has now arrived: #7. Notre Dame 13 Holy Cross 2 Notre Dame kicked off the season with an impressive 15-3 win over conference rival Hopewell Valley. The Irish rolled into their next meeting with Holy Cross Academy, coming off an upset to reigning Group 2 Champ Haddon Township with that same momentum. With great transitional play Notre Dame was unstoppable in the 13-2 victory over the Lancers. ND was led by second year transfer Danielle Loser, who put on a spectacular four goal performance. #6. Allentown 15 Hightstown 2 | MCT Quarterfinals Following a tough loss to No. 12 Bridgewater- Raritan, Allentown entered the Mercer County Tournament with some extra momentum. The second seed Red Birds coming off a 10 goal win in the opening round continued their success against No. 7 Hightstown. Freshman Alyssa Castellano was the difference maker, her 5 goal performance propelled Allentown to a 15-2 victory and a trip to the MCT Semifinals. #5. Bishop Ahr 11 vs Edison 8 Cassidy Veltre scored 4 goals in the 2nd half as The Trojans of Bishop Ahr were in prime position with a commanding 11-5 lead late in the 2nd half. Edison responded with 3 goals to make it a 11-8 game with just 1:30 remaining, but Bishop Ahr got a key save in net by Sydeny Samuelson and was able to hold off the Edison comeback for a 11-8 win on the road. #4. RBR 8 vs Shore Regional 7 | 1st Round SCT Meghan Murray scored the Bucs final two goals including the game-winner with :37 left in the game to give the Bucs a spot in the SCT quarterfinals. Murray finished with a hat-trick and freshman goalie Emily Dee made eight saves including three critical stops in the final five minutes. Shore was led by Ohio State signee Mary Kate George who had five goals. Red Bank Regional went on to face #1 seed Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinals. #3. Moorestown 14 vs Ridgewood 9 | Tournament of Champions Kara Rahaim made 10 of her 16 saves in the second half and Ridgewood scored five straight goals in the second to reach the Tournament of Champions final. Cat Roxas had a hat trick and four other Maroons scored two goals as well. JSZ is here to give you a second look at this exciting memory for the Maroons. #2. RBC 8 vs RBR 7 Kristen Pezzullo’s goal with 2:22 remaining proved to be the game-winner as the Caseys complete a season sweep of their rival. Red Bank Regional had a 4-3 lead at the half and took a 6-5 lead in the second half before RBC strung together three straight goals capped off by Pezzullo’s second tally of the game. Mackenzie Boyle led the RBC attack with three goals. #1. RFH 11 vs Manasquan 7 | SCT Girls Final Gill Curran scored three first-half goals and freshman Chase Boyle added a pair of scores in the second half to give RFH a remarkable sixth consecutive SCT title. Manasquan rallied from 5-2 down in the first half to tie the game at 6. Curran’s third goal of the game gave Rumson a 7-6 lead at the half. Jenna Harms second goal of the game got the Warriors within 8-7, but RFH closed the game out with three straight goals. This is your number 1 viewed girls lacrosse game here on JSZ!
Lancers win Monmouth 7 on 7 Tournament
Before the All Shore Conference football game it’s customary that the two best schools from Monmouth and Ocean County play each other in a 7 on 7 game. Fourteen teams gathered at Matawan High School to determine who Monmouth would be sending to the Tournament Championship. The Final would come down to Saint John Vianney and Middletown North. In the closing seconds with the game tied St. Joseph Prep of Philladelphia transfer CJ Duell hits fellow newcomer Kavon Chambers of Manchester Twp. to help SJV walk away with a 20-14 victory. The Lancers will take on up and coming Ocean Champs Donovan Catholic prior to the start of the annual All Shore Conference Game on Thursday July 12th at Brick Memorial high school. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: