Woodstown’s Prendergast gets 100th win to highlight Region 8 Quarterfinals
The road to Atlantic City culminates this weekend with the 8 regions across the state. The top four from this weekend’s competition punches their ticket to Boardwalk Hall and the opportunity to wrestle for an individual state championship. The Region 8 quarterfinals were highlighted by the 100th career win by Woodstown’s Jack Prendergast at 145 pounds. Mike Frankel brings us the action from Friday night in Egg Harbor Township. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring wrestling fans coverage from the state championship finals at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. JSZ will bring highlights and post-match reaction from every state final from both the girls and the boys. We’re ready to bring the excitement of A.C. to wrestling fans around the state!
Timber Creek wins Sicklerville Showdown
Timber Creek 64 Winslow 54 The Chargers score a road win to clinch the Olympic Conferece’s Patriot Division. Mike Frankel brings us the highlights from the Sicklerville Showdown in South Jersey:
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
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:
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. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (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 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
Justin Jefferson of Timber Creek wins Nery’s Week 1 Game Ball
After dropping their season opener Timber Creek bounced back with a 28-7 win over Hammonton. The victory was thanks in large part to quarterback Justin Jefferson who went 12-18, throwing for 352 yards and 4 touchdowns. The fans have spoken and for this clutch performance Justin is our Week 1 JSZ Game Ball winner for South Jersey! Watch his ceremony below: Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone would like to thank NJM Insurance Group for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball presentations. We look forward to bringing you the best highlights and celebrations South Jersey has to offer! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the WJFL for the chance to win a JSZ Game Ball at practice. Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so be sure to get out and vote! Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote now for Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball 9.9
The time has come to cast your vote for the best performance in the WJFL! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from South Jersey for the chance to receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball at practice. Polls close Tuesday at 3 p.m. so don’t delay and cast your vote now! Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: email@example.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball is brought to you by NJM Insurance. We’re excited to give more exposure to South Jersey athletes thanks to the support of NJM Insurance.
Watch Saturday 9.8 JSZ Football Highlights
We wrap up the first full weekend of high school football in New Jersey with highlights from a NJ/PA showcase at Rutgers, a last-second thriller in Colts Neck, the battle of Brick and many more games around the state. Bergen Catholic 21 Archbishop Wood (PA) 7 There was no letdown from Bergen Catholic after a stunning win against national powerhouse Grayson last weekend in Georgia. Back home in the Garden State, the Crusaders came to play and dominated an Archbishop Wood team in the first half for a commanding win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Thanks to Equinox Fitness for sponsoring all of Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic athletics year round. They’re the reason we’re able to cover one of the top high school football programs in the country. St. Joe’s Prep (PA) 35 St. Peter’s Prep 27 St. Joe’s Prep of Philadelphia used a remarkable fourth quarter comeback to grind out a 35-27 victory over St. Peter’s Prep. The Hawks had interceptions on three consecutive drives in the final frame, helping them notch the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand at Rutgers University for the game: DePaul 49 Seton Hall Prep 3 Non Public Group 3 Champs DePaul Catholic have kicked off 2018 in unbelievable fashion. The Spartans have a combined 97 points in 2 games allowing just a field goal. However, that field goal was a record breaking 52 yards from Seton Hall Prep kicker Zach Hoban. DePaul’s 49-3 win over the Pirates was thanks in large part to Penn State bound quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson and future Ohio State running back Ronnie Hickman, the duo combined for 7 touchdowns. The Spartans will now gear up to face St. Joe’s (Mont.) who they beat for the State Title last year. Watch the highlights now: St Joe-Montvale 14 Imhotep Charter 8 St. Joe’s Montvale gets their first win of the season against Imhotep Charter School of Philadelphia during their 2018 home opener. Rutgers commit, Connor Grieco, was a defensive force with eight tackles and an interception. Check out full highlights now: Delsea 21 Willingboro 6 Aidan Borguet had a TD run and a scoop and score defensive TD in the 4th quarter as the Crusaders scored twice late in the game to score a Saturday morning victory. JSZ has the South Jersey football highlights: Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Delsea coverage. We’re excited to bring you more South Jersey highlights all year long thanks to NJM! Colts Neck 8 Monmouth Regional 7 Brendan Wei caught an 11 yard TD catch from Colin Campbell with 1:08 remaining and added the two-point conversion to give Matt Ahearn his first win as Cougars head coach. JSZ has the highlights from a thrilling finish in the Shore Conference: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for signing on as our Monmouth Regional sponsor in 2018-19. We’ll have more Falcons highlights and features throughout the year thanks to Monmouth Building Center! Brick Township 30 Brick Memorial 7 Jimmy Leblo had a TD run and a TD catch running for 94 yards and the Brick Township defense produced a TD, a safety and two interceptions to maintain bragging rights against their crosstown rival. It’s six straight wins against Memorial for the Green Dragons. JSZ has the highlights from a great rivalry game: Keyport 14 Point Pleasant Beach 0 Shykim Treadwell had a 65 yard TD run and Devin Wollner added a 21 yard score to give Andy Carlstrom his first win as Raiders head coach: Watch the highlights from the Shore Conference: Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage all year long Holy Spirit 30 Eastern 22 A monster game for E’Lijah Gray leads Holy Spirit to a road win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Woodbury 20 Audubon 6 SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has Saturday South Jersey action as Woodbury scores a road win in week one: Timber Creek 28 Hammonton 7 Fred Jefferson had 4 TD’s and 352 passing yards as Timber Creek scores a road win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights
Cast your vote for South Jersey Baseball and Softball Top Performers
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball player’s of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote for JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone brings you the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2017-18 high school basketball season. We need your votes for Dunk of the Year, Clutch Play of the Year and our Sweet Play of the Year. We’ll keep the polls open through Friday at 8:00 pm. The winners will be presented JSZ Game Balls during our basketball banquet on March 22nd. Thanks to the athletes for all the awesome highlights and thanks for watching our videos all year long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote for Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball Now!
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
Road to Atlantic City begins: Watch District 31 Wrestling Highlights!
The three week journey to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for the state individual wrestling championships is underway with District finals across the state. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel breaks down the great competition at the District 31 finals in Atlantic City: District 31 Finals at Abesgami High School – Top 3 finishers qualify for Regions 106 pounds 1st Place – Asa Walton of Delsea 2nd Place – Matt Hoelke of Highland Reg. 3rd Place – Dasyn Weber of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Antonio Keifner of Pitman 113 pounds 1st Place – Nicholas Digiacomo of Timber Creek 2nd Place – Chris Recinto of Delsea 3rd Place – Adam Aquilino of Highland Reg. 4th Place – William (Billy) Rodgers of Mainland Reg. 120 pounds 1st Place – Kameron Jenkins of Timber Creek 2nd Place – Michael Smith of Pennsville Mem. 3rd Place – Brody Colbert of Highland Reg. 4th Place – Corbin Saul of Absegami 126 pounds 1st Place – Jeremiah Clark of Highland Reg. 2nd Place – Justin Dougherty of Delsea 3rd Place – Justin Jaeger of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Travis Brown of Pinelands Reg. 132 pounds 1st Place – Justin Cariss of Highland Reg. 2nd Place – John Patterson of Delsea 3rd Place – Nick Martin of Absegami 4th Place – Doyne Friebel of Pennsville Mem. 138 pounds 1st Place – Tim Spatola of Delsea 2nd Place – Mark Hurst of Highland Reg. 3rd Place – Jesse Bishop of Mainland Reg. 4th Place – Trent Johnson of Pennsville Mem. 145 pounds 1st Place – Nick Bennett of Delsea 2nd Place – Nic Carrero of Absegami 3rd Place – Michael Slusher of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – John Schoch of Overbrook 152 pounds 1st Place – Antonio Yeoman of Mainland Reg. 2nd Place – Brennan Richardson of Pinelands Reg. 3rd Place – Malachi Whitfield of Overbrook 4th Place – Jon Stokes of Delsea 160 pounds 1st Place – Peyton Jones of Timber Creek 2nd Place – Jacob Mena of Pinelands Reg. 3rd Place – Jason Evans of Highland Reg. 4th Place – Abdel Alqutawna of Pennsville Mem. 170 pounds 1st Place – Mason Maxwell of Delsea 2nd Place – Andrew Marcucci of Absegami 3rd Place – Wyatt Wood of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Ethan Rockey of Pitman 182 pounds 1st Place – Bill Janzer of Delsea 2nd Place – Zane Coles of Pitman 3rd Place – Walter Dale of Mainland Reg. 4th Place – Jared Colbert of Highland Reg. 195 pounds 1st Place – Tommy Maxwell of Delsea 2nd Place – Noah Raine of Pennsville Mem. 3rd Place – Evan Burton of Pinelands Reg. 4th Place – Luke Wescoat of Absegami 220 pounds 1st Place – Devon Starks of Highland Reg. 2nd Place – Pasquale Locantore of Overbrook 3rd Place – Ryan McFarland of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Avery Maski of Pinelands Reg. 285 pounds 1st Place – Kody Wood of Pennsville Mem. 2nd Place – Sean Koschorreck of Absegami 3rd Place – Deshon Alexander of Overbrook 4th Place – Griffin Clark of Pitman
Watch Hoop Highlights from January 11th on JSZ!
Ranney – 59 Mater Dei Prep – 45 Junior guard Scottie Lewis led the Panthers with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as The Ranney School captured a 59-45 win over their arch rival Mater Dei Prep. Savior Akuwovo chipped in 13 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks for Ranney, as Kenny Jones and Alexander Rice scored 12 points each for the Seraphs in the loss. Watch Highlights and post game reaction from Ranney vs Mater Dei, including Scottie Lewis’ 1,000th point below! Sponsor Shout Out! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac. Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for letting us showcase great Mater Dei sports all year long No. 20 Timber Creek 68 No. 15 Shawnee 62 Thursday’s game between No. 20 Timber Creek and No. 15 Shawnee was one of NJ’s most anticipated games this week. The Chargers came in as the underdog but led for most of this one. Nearing the end of the third the Renegades began to make their comeback trailing by as much as ten. They would tie it in the fourth but Maurice Murray and Isaiah Sanders for TC helped put this one away in the final quarter as they complete the upset against one of the best teams in the state. Watch the highlights and post game reaction from Murray and Sanders now: Bernards 51 Pingry 34 Bernard’s Kyle Levine once again dominated offensively. He lead to team in score with 13 points, while teammate Cubble Schuller held his own down low, scoring a additional 12 points. The Mountaineers defeated Pingry 51-34, check out full highlights now: Belivdere 20 Bernards 48 Last week’s game ball winner, Jenna Whelan, contributed 7 points and 7 steals the the Mountaineer’s 48-20 victory over Belvidere; however, it was Jenna McHale who lead Bernard’s in scoring with 15 total. Additionally, Abby Cawley contributed 6 rebounds and 6 assists as the Mountaineers defeated Belvidere 48-20 at home. Check out full highlights now:
Leary, Simon earn national honors
Shayne Simon named finalist for US Army’s Doc Blanchard Award Saint Peter’s Prep linebacker and Notre Dame commit Shayne Simon has been named as one of four finalists for the Doc Blanchard Award, given to a US Army All-American who exemplifies the characteristics of former Heisman Trophy Winner Felix “Doc” Blanchard, an Army running back who teamed with Glenn Davis to score 97 touchdowns and earn the duo a spot in college football’s Hall of Fame. Simon will play in the US Army All-American game on January 5 in San Antonio, Texas. 2018 Felix “Doc” Blanchard Award Finalists: NAME POSITION SCHOOL CITY STATE Dax Hollifield LB Shelby High School Shelby NC Philip Jurkovec QB Pine-Richland High School Gibsonia PA Shayne Simon LB St. Peter’s Prep Jersey City NJ Channing Tindall LB Spring Valley High School Columbia SC Simon was one of six finalists for Jersey Sports Zone’s Zoneman Trophy, given to the best player in New Jersey: Jersey Sports Zone chief operating officer and managing editor Rich Chrampanis profiled Doc Blanchard, the man who inspired the award that Simon is a finalist, during his time as sports director at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in one of his last on-camera interviews: Leary named NJ Gatorade Player of the Year Timber Creek quarterback Devin Leary has been named New Jersey’s Gatorade Player of the Year. Leary set the state record for passing yards (9,672) and TD passes (105). Leary was the runner-up for JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, voted on by statewide media and coaches: Click here to see Gatorade’s NJ Player of the Year page on Devin Leary
NJ’s best gather for 2017 JSZ Football Banquet
Jersey Sports Zone brought the top players from the 2017 New Jersey high school football season to the APA Hotel in Woodbridge for our first football banquet. Our All-Zone consisted of top position players from around the state. Our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners were also honored. The night culminated with our Prep Offensive and Defensive Players of the year and the presentation of JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, awarded to the top player in New Jersey. Freehold Boro’s Ashante Worthy captured the vote from coaches and media around the state following a 4,000 yard combined offensive season with over 60 touchdowns for the Colonials: 2017 Zoneman Trophy Balloting JSZ secured votes from head coaches and media around the state (55 total) to ask their vote for the most outstanding player in New Jersey. 1st place votes get 3 points, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Here are the results of the top 6 vote getters and our Zoneman Finalist Podium: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Ashante WorthyFreehold Boro238691 Devin LearyTimber Creek1011860 Naim MayfieldManalapan911453 Iverson ClementRancocas Valley32619 Shayne SimonSaint Peter's Prep23618 Johnny LanganBergen Catholic24216 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Alex Lorenzo, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), Gregg Lerner (News 12 Varsity), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Phil Anastasia (Philadelphia Inquirer), Mike Kinney (News 12 Varsity), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network) Coaches: Middletown North, Keansburg, Point Pleasant Boro, Brick Memorial, Red Bank Catholic, Howell, Central Regional, Freehold Boro, Monmouth Regional, Mater Dei Prep, Somerville, Westfield, AL Johnson, Bridgewater-Raritan, Delaware Valley, Warren Hills, Hillsborough, Phillipsburg, Bound Brook, Bernards, Piscataway, Bergen Catholic, DePaul Catholic, Seton Hall Prep, Paramus Catholic, St. Peter’s Prep, St. Mary’s, New Milford, Queen of Peace, Montgomery, Linden, Dwight Morrow, Camden, Palmyra, Florence, Penns Grove, Washington Township, Timber Creek, St. Joe-Hammonton, Lenape Watch our Zoneman Finalist Profiles The JSZ staff went in depth to learn more about the six outstanding players who stood on the JSZ Zoneman Podium JSZ Prep Player of the Year Winners JSZ’s Courtney DuPont presented the Prep Players of the Year with Vanderbilt commit Allan Walters of Peddie getting the offensive honors and top recruit Jayson Oweh of Blair Academy taking home the defensive honors Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year Winners Thanks to everyone who voted all year long on JSZ! JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, Saint Peter’s Prep 2017 JSZ Plays of the Year Winners TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep Meet the 2017 JSZ All-Zone Team We will post individual links to each players highlight reel this weekend on JSZ! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Matt Busher, North HunterdonJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepNaseim Brantley, HowellMatt Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleWill Anderson, Delbarton Tarrin Earle, MontclairAidan Bourget, DelseaTyreke Brown, Penns GroveLiam Cabri, DePaul CatholicKhris Banks, DePaul Catholic David Estevez, River DellJimmy Browne, Burlington CityDylan Classi, Bergen CatholicHenry Pearson, Paramus CatholicDaniel Dawkins, Peddie James Fara, Point Pleasant BoroKyle Dobbins, Timber CreekAndrew Perez, Seton Hall PrepMichael Griggs, Red Bank Catholic Taj Harris, PalmyraJoe Green, PhillipsburgJasiah Provillon, IrvingtonAnthony Lord, Holy Spirit Patrick Holly, Hun SchoolJosh Henderson, Hun SchoolDaevon Robinson, ShawneeAnthony Marinelli, DePaul Catholic Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepDehron Holloway, PaulsboroJustin Shorter, South BrunswickNick Russo, St. Joe-Montvale Nick McNerney, Old TappanJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayJosh Szott, Hun SchoolConor Smith, Red Bank Catholic Eddie Morales, HowellPete Lucas, Rumson-Fair HavenTyler Williams, Don Bosco Prep Nick Patti, St. Joe-MontvaleJosh McKenzie, Bergen Catholic George Pearson, Mater Dei PrepIsaiah Pacheco, Vineland Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicClayton Scott, Millville Josh Zamot, Holy SpiritTahj Valentine, Morristown-Beard Danny Webb, Montclair Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackReturn SpecialistsKicker/Puinter Jayson Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepNihym Anderson, VinelandKevin Brennan, Don Bosco PrepJada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonZach Hoban, Seton Hall Prep Justin Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepJustin Bryant, Bridgewater-RaritanElijah Clark, SayrevilleJoJo Kellum, LenapeAngelo Gugliemelo, St. Joe-Montvle Antonio Alfano, RahwayJohnny Buchanan, Saint John VianneyDeion Jennings, Timber Creek Howard Cross, St. Joe-MontvaleJalahn Dabney, SomervilleZyheir Jones, Lakewood Marcellus Earlington, Don Bosco PrepNick DeNucci, Pope JohnCarlton Lawrence, Millville Tyler Friday, Don Bosco PrepVinny DePalma, DePaul CatholicZamir Mickens, St. Peter's Prep Travon King, Woodrow WilsonJavar Garrett, PeddieJordan Morrison, Steinert Josh Lezin, LakewoodMarcus Hillman, Camden CatholicJarrett Paul, Paramus Catholic Elijah McAllister, Rumson-Fair HavenQuaison Horne, WeequahicEvan Stewart, St. Joe-Montvale Emmett McNamara, Red Bank CatholicJavontae Jean-Baptiste, Bergen Catholic Kaymar Mimes, Long BranchJake Krellin, Middletown South Eli Sloan-El, CamdenWillie Matthews, Montclair Lance Turay, IrvingtonTommy Pearce, Manalapan Jake Vall-Llobera, Westfiled
Meet the 2017 JSZ Zoneman Finalists
The story of the Zoneman Trophy and our Football Banquet by Rich Chrampanis, Jersey Sports Zone Chief Operating Officer In the year 2000, I received the great honor of a Heisman Trophy ballot as I started my tenure on television at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach. I was so excited to get the chance to weigh in on such a significant award and it got me thinking of bringing the same kind of excitement to our high school football coverage. So we built a trophy and instead of the Heisman, the Zoneman was born. During my 15 years, we were fortunate to have some outstanding winners of our award starting with current Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons, former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson and Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, who caught the game winning TD pass in last year’s national championship game. The Zoneman tradition is still going strong in South Carolina and it now has a New Jersey chapter, starting on the Jersey Shore. We’re excited now to start a new tradition in New Jersey high school football as we will present the most outstanding player in the state with our Zoneman Trophy Boston College QB Anthony Brown won our Zoneman Trophy in 2015 after his senior season at Saint John Vianney The Zoneman Balloting Our 2017 Zoneman was voted on by head coaches from every part of the state (WJFL, Shore Conference, Greater Middlesex Conference, Mid-State 38 and the NJSFC) as well as the JSZ staff and media representatives from around the state. Every ballot has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place votes with three points awarded for 1st, two for 2nd and one point for 3rd. We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 Zoneman Trophy in alphabetical order 2017 Zoneman Trophy Finalists Iverson Clement, Rancocas Valley running back Johnny Langan, Bergen Catholic quarterback Devin Leary, Timber Creek quarterback Naim Mayfield, Manalapan running back Shayne Simon, Saint Peter’s Prep LB/WR Ashante Worthy, Freehold Boro quarterback The 2017 JSZ Football Banquet Coming up on Thursday at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge, we will honor the top players in the state at our JSZ Football Banquet. Our All-Zone team will consist of top players at every position from around the state, our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners and the announcement of the 2017 Zoneman Trophy. We are excited to celebrate the 2017 season with video highlights of every single player in attendance. We will post our All-Zone team, all of our features and the announcement of our 2017 Zoneman Trophy winner right here on Jersey Sports Zone on Thursday and Friday. Players and head coaches being honored are part of our guest list. Any family, friends or supporters of your hometown team can purchase tickets to our dinner and program at the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2
Watch Timber Creek 42 Winslow Township 14 Thanksgiving 2017
Timber Creek 42 Winslow Township 14- Thanksgiving 2017 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch JSZ Thanksgiving Highlights Show
Happy Thanksgiving from Jersey Sports Zone. The tradition of rivalry football on Thanksgiving morning continues around the state as JSZ brings you nine games of action: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Middletown South 21 Middletown North 7: Jake Krellin 3 TD runs, Matt Krellin 3 INT’s Easton (PA) 21 Phillipsburg 14: Israel Selassie game-winning 15 yard TD with :40 seconds left in 4th Burlington City 44 Palmyra 6: Jimmy Browne 321 yards, 3 TD’s Steinert 20 Hamilton West 19: Jordan Morrison 18 carries, 117 yards, 2 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 24 Shore Regional 6: Dan Harby 125 passing yards, 2 TD’s Holmdel 34 Raritan 9: Dean Gallo 18 carries, 164 yards, 3 TD’s Lakewood 26 Toms River South 12: Zyheir Jones 3 TD runs Timber Creek 42 Winslow Township 14: Devin Leary 12-19, 270 yards, 3 TD passes Williamstown 44 Washington Township 7: Devon Banks 170 yards receiving, 2 TD catches In case you missed it on Thanksgiving Eve….. Red Bank Regional 21 Long Branch 20 (OT) Nigel Mitchell had two TD runs including the game-winner in overtime as the Bucs stun the Green Wave in the 95th meeting between the two schools during the Thanksgiving holiday. Makai Mickens had a 21 yard TD run, an interception and a blocked extra point in overtime. Long Branch played from behind the entire game, scoring late in the first half to draw even 7-7 and then scoring with under four minutes to go on a Jermaine Corbett 3 yard TD run to tie the game at 14 and force overtime. The Green Wave got the ball first in OT and La’Qym Morris scored from six yards out, but Mickens was able to block the extra point. It set the stage for Mitchell to cash in from 11 yards out and Chris Maida boot the extra point to seal the upset win. It was sweet redemption for Red Bank Regional who lost two previous overtime games in 2017 including a missed extra point in a heartbreaking loss to Monmouth Regional. Long Branch drops to 8-3 and now puts their focus on a sectional championship game next week with Freehold Boro at Rutgers. Watch the highlights of a great appetizer for JSZ’s Thanksgiving football coverage:
Watch Delsea 41 Timber Creek 30 Week 11 Highlights
Delsea 41 Timber Creek 30- Week 11 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Friday Week 11 Playoff Highlights Show
A high stakes night of football brings us 10 games of great action from every part of New Jersey. Coming up on Saturday, we’ll have seven more games of highlights as the state championship schedule will be solidified. Thank you to all of our sponsors who make it possible for us to bring you this coverage: Click above to watch highlights of the following games: Saint Peter’s Prep 42 Paramus Catholic 19: Maasi Maynor 3 TD passes, 1 TD run DePaul Catholic 42 Saint John Vianney 21: Taquan Roberson 14-16, 182 yards, 6 TD passes Freehold Boro 35 Brick Township 28: Ashante Worthy 244 yards total offense, 4 TD’s Long Branch 28 Jackson Memorial 3: Jah’Kwan Gordon 2 TD runs Phillipsburg 21 Irvington 20: Ray Poremba 32 yard TD catch from Jack Stagaard in 4th South Brunswick 21 Old Bridge 10: Justin Shorter 65 yard TD run, 60 yard INT for TD Rumson-Fair Haven 28 Wall 13: Pete Lucas 3 TD runs (12, 73, 5) Point Pleasant Boro 27 Manasquan 6: Brandon Cipriano 2 TD catches, 2 TD runs, James Fara 12 carries, 124 yards, 3/3 passing 102 yards 2 TD’s Delsea 41 Timber Creek 30: Aiden Borguet 33 carries, 212 yards Mater Dei Prep 35 Holy Spirit 34: George Pearson 3 TD runs, game-winning TD pass to Clarence Lewis in final minute NJSIAA Playoff Scoreboard FRIDAY North Jersey 1, Group 5 (3) Union City 35 (7) Bloomfield 0 North Jersey 1, Group 4 (1) Old Tappan 42 (4) Wayne Hills 7 (3) Mount Olive 21 (2) West Morris 16 North Jersey 1, Group 3 (1) Ramapo 21 (4) Sparta 14 (2) River Dell 38 (3) Demarest 34 North Jersey 1, Group 2 (4) Newton 21 (1) Westwood 6 (3) Manchester Regional 28 (2) Lakeland 0 North Jersey 1, Group 1 (5) Hasbrouck Heights 10 (1) New Milford 7 (6) Pompton Lakes 34 (2) Wallington 26 North Jersey 2, Group 4 (1) Phillipsburg 21 (4) Irvington 20 (2) North Hunterdon 29 (6) Sayreville 7 North Jersey 2, Group 3 (1) West Essex 28 (5) Rahway 14 (3) Voorhees 24 (2) Parsippany Hills 19 North Jersey 2, Group 2 (1) Rutherford 34 (4) Lenape Valley 21 (6) Hackettstown 47 (2) Caldwell 27 North Jersey 2, Group 1 (1) Weequahic 34 (4) Belvidere 3 (2) Shabazz 27 (6) Roselle Park 6 Central Jersey, Group 5 (1) Manalapan 63 (4) Freehold Township 22 (2) South Brunswick 21 (3) Old Bridge 10 Central Jersey, Group 4 (8) Freehold Borough 35 (5) Brick Township 28 (3) Long Branch 28 (7) Jackson Memorial 3 Central Jersey, Group 3 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 28 (5) Wall 13 (2) Somerville 33 (3) Monmouth 24 Central Jersey, Group 2 (1) Point Pleasant Boro 27 (5) Manasquan 6 Central Jersey, Group 1 (4) Middlesex 41 (1) Burlington City 20 (7) Point Pleasant Beach 22 (3) Bound Brook 19 South Jersey, Group 5 (1) Lenape 63 (4) Howell 28 (2) Rancocas Valley 15 (3) Millville 14 South Jersey, Group 4 (4) Shawnee 40 (1) Moorestown 7 (6) Hammonton 27 (7) Highland 21 South Jersey, Group 3 (4) Delsea 41 (1) Timber Creek 30 South Jersey, Group 2 (1) West Deptford 28 (4) Cedar Creek 20 Non-Public, Group 4 (2) St. Peter’s Prep 42 (6) Paramus Catholic 19 Non-Public, Group 3 (1) DePaul 42 (4) St. John Vianney 21 Non-Public, Group 2 (3) Mater Dei Prep 35 (2) Holy Spirit 34 SATURDAY North Jersey 1, Group 5 (5) Ridgewood at (1) Montclair North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 (1) Westfield 13 (5) Elizabeth 6 (3) Bridgewater-Raritan 27 (2) Piscataway 6 Central Jersey, Group 2 (7) Hillside at (3) AL Johnson South Jersey, Group 3 (2) Woodrow Wilson 46 (6) Lakewood 25 South Jersey, Group 2 (6) Haddonfield 35 (7) Cinnaminson 8 South Jersey, Group 1 (1) Paulsboro 28 (4) Salem 0 (2) Penns Grove 36 (3) Gateway 0 Non-Public, Group 4 (1) Bergen Catholic 41 (5) Delbarton 16 Non-Public, Group 3 (3) St Joseph-Montvale 28 (2) Pope John 7 Non-Public, Group 2 (1) St. Joseph-Hammonton 64 (5) Immaculata 26 Jersey Sports Zone is working on our year-end football banquet celebrating the top players from the state. Coaches we are seeking your ballot for Player of the Year in NJ High School Football. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd place selections (you may not vote for a player on your team).
Vote now for Nery’s Week 10 WJFL Game Ball
Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Nery’s Week 9 Game Ball Winner: Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote for JSZ Top Play from Week 8 NOW!
A couple of key defensive plays on two-point conversions, a 50-yard field goal to force overtime and another array of great run and pass plays highlight our Week 8 Top Plays. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm for the Top Play from Week Seven captured by JSZ cameras. The winner of this week’s poll will earn an invite to our statewide football banquet in December. Watch another tremendous reel of great plays from all across New Jersey! Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Missed our Highlights Show? Watch 21 games of action from Week 8:
Watch JSZ Friday Week 8 Highlights Show
The Bergen Catholic/Don Bosco Prep rivalry was put front and center in front of a national TV audience and it did not disappoint. Watch JSZ’s highlights of the big showdown, in addition to a record-setting night for future NC State quarterback Devin Leary and an overtime thriller in Middletown. JSZ has 12 games of action in our Friday Week 8 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Bergen Catholic 29 Don Bosco Prep 26: Johnny Langan 16-22, 233 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT, game-winning TD pass to Anthony D’Addetta with :48 left Long Branch 28 Middletown North 21 (OT): Juwan Wilkens 212 yards passing, 3 TD’s, game-winning TD to Matt Clark in OT Phillipsburg 20 North Hunterdon 7: Nasir Ball 4 catches, 63 yards, 2 TD’s Caldwell 29 Whippany Park 7: Brian Clarkin 13-18, 140 yards, 2 TD’s Brian King 6 catches, 90 yards, 2 TD’s Manalapan 28 Piscataway 0: Naim Mayfield 32 carries, 198 yards, 2 TD’s Saint John Vianney 21 Middletown South 14: Johnny Buchanan 17 carries, 105 yards, 2 TD’s Red Bank Catholic 37 Red Bank Regional 0: Billy Giudetti 12 carries, 115 yards, 2 TD’s Point Pleasant Boro 41 Ocean Township 18: James Fara 26 carries, 282 yards, 3 TD’s Hightstown 26 Notre Dame 14: Johnny Andre 24 carries, 113 yards, 2 TD’s Ewing 62 Princeton 7: Ewing defense two INT’s for TD’s Timber Creek 35 Williamstown 10: Devin Leary 20-39, 292 yards 2 TD’s Delsea 43 Woodrow Wilson 12: Aidan Borguet 26 carries, 206 yards, 5 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Here’s a look at just some of our Saturday games: Peddie at Hun, Seton Hall Prep at Montclair, Edison at Freehold Boro, Allentown at Trenton Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) SAVE THE DATE- JSZ Football Banquet Coming up on Thursday, December 7, we will honor the top football players in the state with our inaugural JSZ Football Banquet. The APA hotel in Woodbridge will host our event that will feature dinner and video highlights of the top players in the state. Our Plays of the Week winners and Plays of the Year winners as voted on by the fans will also be honored. Coaches, we are seeking nominations for our All-Zone team. We will honor the top ten players in the state in each position as selected by our committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a player that we need to consider.
Watch Timber Creek 47 Eastern 3 Week 5 Highlights
Timber Creek 47 Eastern 3- Week 5 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Dramatic finishes highlight JSZ Week 5 Top Play nominees
Week 5’s Top Play nominees features a hook and ladder and more than one last minute game winning touchdown to go along with our normal array of dazzling runs, awesome pass plays and defensive standouts. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will get an invite to JSZ’s statewide football banquet coming in December: Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Missed our Highlights Shows? JSZ brought you 21 games of coverage from all around the state in Week 5.:
Watch JSZ Week 5 Friday Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you a thrilling night of high school football coverage around New Jersey. Our ten games of action include an amazing comeback from the St. Peter’s Prep Marauders, a last minute TD from Piscataway against rival Sayreville and the hook and ladder that got North Hunterdon to reach the 5-0 mark. Watch our JSZ Friday Week 5 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights of the following games Saint Peter’s Prep 22 Depaul Catholic 21: Maasi Maynor 14-32, 210 yards, 2 TD passes and game-winning 2 point conversion Piscataway 12 Sayreville 6: Juwon Jackson 30 carries, 144 yards, game-winning TD in final minute North Hunterdon 21 Bridgewater-Raritan 14: Matt Busher 19-37, 354 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT Rancocas Valley 10 Lenape 7: Iverson Clement 28 carries, 144 yards, 1 TD Red Bank Catholic 48 Wall 12: Zack Bair 8 carries, 232 yards, 3 TD’s Long Branch 21 Middletown South 0: Jermaine Corbett 24 carries, 107 yards, 2 TD’s Kahmar Mimes, 3 sacks Kevin Porch 2 INT’s Mater Dei Prep 38 Shore Regional 12: George Pearson 208 passing yards, 4 total TD’s Point Pleasant Boro 41 Manchester 12: James Fara 8 carries, 126 yards, 2 TD’s, 3-4 passing, 71 yards, TD Timber Creek 47 Eastern 3: Devin Leary 11-18, 377 yards, 5 TD’s Highland Regional 25 Buena 0: Daejuan Sanders 18 carries, 287 yards, 2 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Saturday we are scheduled to show 10 games of action including: Don Bosco Prep at Saint Joe’s-Montvale, Paramus Catholic at Pope John, Hun at Blair Academy, Monroe at Freehold Boro, Manalapan at Colts Neck Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: email@example.com (Shore), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Mid State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Timber Creek 2017 Football Preview
Timber Creek has been on an amazing six year run. The Chargers have an amazing 64-8 record over the last six seasons with five of those years featuring 10 or more wins. Following a perfect 12-0 in 2016, quarterback and North Carolina State commit Devin Leary looks to get Timber Creek back in the state finals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story on the 2017 Chargers: Timber Creek 2017 Football Schedule Saturday, September 2 – at Belleville West (IL) Friday, September 8 – DELSEA Friday, September 15 – CHEROKEE Friday, September 22 – at Clearview Friday, September 29 – Bye Week Friday, October 6 – EASTERN Friday, October 13 – Bye Week Friday, October 20 – PAUL VI Friday, October 27 – at Williamstown Saturday, November 4 – at Cherry Hill East Thursday, November 23 – WINSLOW Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.