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Watch Saturday 10.16 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s a Super Saturday of New Jersey high school football! Thanks to JSZ’s sponsors, we’ve got four great games around the state. Enjoy all the highlights. Bergen Catholic 21 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 10 The Crusaders erased a 10-0 deficit in the second quarter by scoring 21 unanswered points to hold the Green Knights off and keep their No. 1 ranking and undefeated season alive. Bergen Catholic (7-0) rode the run game behind 104 yards and two touchdowns from Ryan Butler, while Christian Carti put the game away in the fourth quarter with a physical eight-yard touchdown catch. Junior defensive linemen DJ Samuels and Sydir Mitchell caused havoc throughout the game. Luke Tucci scored the lone touchdown for St. Joe’s (4-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Oradell: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Bergen Catholic and St. Joe’s (Mont.) is supported by Rothman Orthopaedics! Seton Hall Prep 34 Delbarton 21 Seton Hall Prep (6-1) picked up a third straight win following a 34-21 victory over Super Football Conference foe Delbarton (3-4). The Pirates jumped out to a 31-7 lead at halftime on touchdowns from Myles Thomason, Mason Mac and Nick Dunneman. Harvard commit Jaden Craig threw for 274 yards as he ended the afternoon with three passing touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has highlights and postgame reaction from Morristown: Thank you to “One on One” with Steve Adubato for sponsoring our Seton Hall Prep coverage. Point Pleasant Boro 49 Monmouth Regional 6 Connor Cilento had 5 carries for 142 yards and 3 TD’s as the Panthers overcame three early turnovers to score 35 points in the second quarter on the way to a convincing win. Charlie Vitale had a TD run and a pick six for 6-0 Point Pleasant Boro. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Boro is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank Burlington Township 32 Timber Creek 0 The Falcons left no doubt in this WJFL Liberty Division clash, blanking the Chargers to pick up its fourth-straight win. Senior Ju-Juan Lee rushed for three touchdowns in the win for Burlington Twp. Senior Leland Williams got the Falcons defense on the board with a 30-yard pick-six. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Burlington Twp.: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Saturday 10.9 JSZ Football Highlights
JSZ brings you a pair of great games from the Saturday football slate thanks to our great partners. Check out all of the action as Timber Creek takes on Woodrow Wilson, along with Ewing squaring off with Hamilton West! Woodrow Wilson 28 Timber Creek 16 The Tigers erased a pair of second-half deficits to pick up a big win against Timber Creek with the playoffs just around the corner. Senior Amari Clark tallied 117 receiving yards with 2 touchdowns, while senior Naz’sir Oglesby ran for 141 and two scores in the win for Woodrow Wilson (3-2). Junior Zyheem Coleman-Frazier hauled in a pair of touchdowns in the loss for Timber Creek (3-3). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from East Camden: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Ewing 33 Hamilton West 22 Tyreek Rollins had 147 yards receiving and three total touchdowns to give the Blue Devils a third straight win. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the Mercer County highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Ewing and Hamilton West is being brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
October and the Week 5 Game Ball Polls Arrive Together!
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! NJM Insurance South Jersey Poll Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey game ball polls are sponsored by NJM Insurance! North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
JSZ Camp Countdown 2021 Homepage
High school football in the Garden State has returned. With the 2021 season now officially opened, teams are turning the page on a turbulent 2020 season in hopes of playing full schedules and competing for real championships. Our team of MMJ’s have hit the ground running and will have new previews everyday leading up to the start of Week 1 on Sept. 3. Bookmark this page for all the latest on New Jersey high school football! 8/9: Don Bosco Prep A 2-3 season last year will fuel one of New Jersey’s most storied programs into the 2021 season. The Ironmen return a plethora of talent from a team that weathered through bumps in the road last fall. Junior five-star left tackle Chase Bisontis headlines a talented offensive line unit that will hold the fort for an offense that returns numerous skill position starters. Navy commit Timmy Hinspeter and Fordham commit Claudy Robinson are the two big names that will anchor this Don Bosco defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Ramsey: 8/10: Seton Hall Prep 2020 was an up and down year for Seton Hall Prep and the surging Pirates have their sights set on stability and consistency in 2021. QB Jaden Craig – a Harvard commit – returns to lead the offense with Myles Thomason and Nick Dunneman, a group that will bring plenty of fireworks to the Kelly Athletic Complex. JSZ’s Jay Cook has more from the West Orange private school: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly provided by “One on One with Steve Adubato!” 8/11: Wall The Crimson Knights not only emerged as the top team in the Shore but the top-ranked public team in New Jersey after a 7-0 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from the reigning Shore Conference champions. 8/12: St. Augustine After a 4-3 campaign in 2020, the Hermits look to reestablish themselves as Non-Public Group 4 title contenders. Northwestern commit Denis Jaquez, Army commit Brady Small, Kanye Udoh, Nasir Hill and Trey McLeer lead a loaded and experienced senior class for the Prep. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits in Richland: 8/13: Rumson-Fair Haven Expectations are always sky high in Rumson. The Bulldogs are in the Shore Conference’s top division looking to earn their spot in the Shore’s top 4 and play for a conference title followed by their usual quest to go deep in the state playoffs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to Rumson to preview the Bulldogs: 8/14: Notre Dame Sean Clancy is 15-2 (5-1 in 2020) during his first two years as Notre Dame’s head coach. Having to replace prolific two-way scoring threat Rickey “Pop” Spruill, the Irish will look to sophomore AJ Surace, son of Princeton University Head Football Coach Bob Surace, at the starting quarterback role. ND suffered a tremendous loss in the offseason when longtime strength and conditioning coach John McKenna passed away just weeks before training camp. Featured on our All Access coverage in 2020, McKenna’s presence is still felt and his spirit continues to motivate the program. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by Lawrenceville: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. 8/15: Bergen Catholic Questions remained at the end of the 2020 season as to which team was No. 1 in New Jersey. Entering 2021, however, Bergen Catholic feels they have what it takes to be the best in New Jersey. Led by a defense with nine returning starters and an offense that looks to put up points in bunches, the Crusaders have aspirations of playing for a state championship in MetLife Stadium in just a few months. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Oradell-based non-public powerhouse: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/16: Timber Creek 2020 was an up-and-down year for the Chargers, who finished with a 3-4 record under first-year coach Brian Wright. With just a handful of starters returning, Wright is tasked with getting a young, but talented group up-to-speed in year two. Illinois commit Donovan Leary leads an intriguing mix of youth and experience as Timber Creek looks to get back into title contention in 2021. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story from Gloucester Township: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/17: South Brunswick South Brunswick’s first year in the newly formed Big Central Conference didn’t go as planned, as the Vikings won their first four games of the season before dropping three in a row to end 2020. John Viotto, entering his third season as head coach, will look to players like five-star kicking recruit and Rutgers University commit Jai Patel to lead the team in 2021. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp for the latest: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. 8/18: Millville Syracuse commit LeQuint Allen will lead the way for a Thunderbolts team hoping to contend for a sectional title in 2021. Nate Robbins enters his third year as Millville’s starting QB, while dynamic freshman Lotzier Brooks has all of Cumberland County buzzing. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Bolts: 8/19: Donovan Catholic The Griffins were a mere half-yard from a perfect 2020 season and an unofficial Shore Conference championship, but Dan Curcione’s team is ready to hit the reset button and challenge defending champ Wall for the top spot in the American Division and a chance to do damage both in the new Shore playoffs as well as the road to the Non-Public Group 3 state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has more on the Griffins from Toms River: 8/20: Winslow Twp. The Eagles won five of their six games in 2020 to earn the program’s first winning season in a decade. Now Winslow is looking to keep the momentum going in 2021. Senior LB Emeril Mitchell will lead the way on defense, while QB Hamas Duren and RB Trey Thorpe should put up big numbers on offense. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview: 8/20: St. Joe’s (Mont.) It won’t be easy replacing reigning JSZ Zoneman Player of the Year Audric Estime, but St. Joe’s will lean on their new core of top talent to usher in the next generation of Green Knights. Joe’s, yet again, plays an incredibly tough schedule and will have to weather through the gauntlet if they want to compete for a state title in 2021. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles St. Joe’s (Mont.): Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe’s (Mont.) is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/21: Trenton Trenton was one team greatly affected by Covid-19 protocols. The Tornadoes not only shut down and rescheduled games, but were also forced to trim the roster down to less than 30 athletes, leaving many players confused and discouraged from participating in the offseason. New head coach Chris Franco brings his expertise over from prep powerhouse The Hun School. Franco is eager to restore a bit of normalcy back into one of Mercer County’s most beloved programs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage. 8/21: St. Joseph Academy (Hammonton) Having to fight to keep their school open and playing without a home field, the Wildcats know about adversity. This season, St. Joe aims to retake its place as one of the top Non-Public teams in the state. Cohl Mercado, P.J. Williams, Bryan Butkus, Jahqir Haley and Ja’son Prevard will lead the way in Paul Sacco’s 40th season at the helm in Hammonton. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Wildcats: 8/22: Holmdel The Hornets have had an amazing three-year run including last year’s 6-1 record. The price of that success is a daunting schedule in the Shore Conference’s Colonial Division. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis pays a visit to Holmdel and head coach Jeff Rainess: 8/22: Cedar Creek The Pirates will lean on a deep and experienced senior class to right the ship after finishing 3-5 in 2020. JSZ All-Zone WR JoJo Bermudez and company are hungry for a return to the postseason under second-year coach James Melody. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Egg Harbor City: 8/23: DePaul Catholic It’s a new year, and there’s a new head coach leading DePaul Catholic into 2021. Nick Campanile, who was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach, takes the reigns of a surging Spartans program from John McKenna. The cupboard is certainly full this season. A trio of Division 1 recruits – A’Khoury Lyde, Q’yaeir Price and Eddie Conoran – anchor a defense with eight three-year varsity starters. DePaul’s usual pass-happy offense now goes to senior quarterback AJ Rodriguez. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Passaic County power: 8/23: Shawnee The Renegades look to get back on the winning track this season after finishing 1-6 in 2020. Four-year starting QB Matt Welsey leads a senior class with a lot to prove in 2021. Returning starters Dean Bialous, Fred McAneney, Ethan Krauss, and Luke Anderson will all see increased roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/26: Northern Highlands The excitement surrounding Northern Highlands football is as high as its been in years. The Highlanders return four valuable starters and leaders to the team in 2021: QB Enzo Arjona, RB/DB Nick Branca, WR/DE Ian Langan and OL/DL Charlie Johnson. Those four will look to lead Northern Highlands on their drive to win a second sectional title in three seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview from Allendale: 8/26: Delran The Bears enter 2021 with a chip on their shoulder after a tough end to a Covid-shortened 2020 season. Rutgers-commit Kenny Fletcher, senior RB Zac Palmer-Smith, and junior QB Derek Namnun have the Bears ready to challenge for a sectional title. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Delran: 8/26: Mainland The Mustangs return a young core ready to take a step forward after finishing 2-4 in 2020. Mainland will feature an exciting one-two punch on offense in junior RB Jabriel Mace and junior QB Marlon Leslie. Sophomore LB JJ Sinclair will be a name to watch on the defensive side of the football. JSZ’s James Mooney checks in from the Mustang Corral: 8/26: Union Following a tough loss to Ridgewood at MetLife Stadium for the North Group 5 Championship, 2020 didn’t go as planned for Union as the Farmers went 4-3 in a condensed season affected by Covid-19. Union will have to replace versatile athlete Desmond Igbonisun, now at Rutgers, luckily the Farmers can look to younger brother and defensive threat, Davison Igbonisun to make plays in 2021 before he joins the Scarlett Knights next year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: 8/30: Lenape Despite ending the year with back to back losses, Lenape finishing 5-2 will once again be one of the premiere teams to watch in South Jersey. With players like Xavier Coleman now at Boston College and Tyler Davis off to University of Delaware, the Indians will look to players like Kylier Lightfoot and Kobi Ray-Reed to lead the offense. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story from training camp: 8/31: Kingsway The Dragons look to reload and refocus in 2021 with a strong group of underclassmen stepping into big roles both on and off the field. Juniors Darrell Brown Jr. and Nate Maiers will be impact players on both sides of the football for the Dragons. Sophomore QB Joe Lyons, junior LB D.J. DiPietro, and junior DL Demetrious Ransom will be some of the newcomers to watch this season. Kingsway opens the season with a road trip to Rutgers University, where they will take on Shawnee at the Rumble on the Raritan. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview from Swedesboro: 8/31: Piscataway After being shut down for the entire 2020 season due to COVID, Piscataway has a clean slate as they look to build back. The Chiefs were a juggernaut just three years ago after a perfect 13-0 season. The road to rebuilding begins this Friday night when Piscataway hosts Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a look at the 2021 Chiefs 8/31: Delbarton Delbarton’s 2020 team was arguably one of the best in program history. So, how will the 2021 rendition of the Green Wave respond? By setting their own standard. Stanford commit Pat Caughey anchors a defensive line with potentially three other Division 1 recruits: Chuck Nnaeto, Matt Gemma and Nigel McSween. Robbie Russo is in line to win the starting quarterback job and will have a reliable target in Nick Petrillo, one of the top returning pass catchers in the Super Football Conference. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Morristown-based private school: 8/31: Irvington Who is the top team in Essex County? Some will say Seton Hall Prep, but others will push for Irvington to hold that title. The Blue Knights’s 2021 campaign includes tough games against Union City, Wayne Hills, DePaul Catholic, Ridgewood and West Orange. That should prepare them for a deep playoff run. Two-way lineman Justin Evans-Jenkins is one of the top players in Essex County and will be a valuable leader for Irvington this season. The Blue Knights’ trio of national junior recruits – Adon Shuler, Nasir Addison and Famah Toure – bring top-end talent to a hungry team. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview on Irvington: 8/31: Red Bank Regional Shane Fallon’s father was a longtime athletic director and assistant football coach at Red Bank Regional in the late 1970’s. Now, the architect of the Rumson-Fair Haven football program comes back home to lead RBR into a new era. The Bucs had multiple shutdowns due to COVID but ended their 2-4 season with an upset win over Group 5 Hackensack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis previews the Bucs from Little Silver: 8/31: East Orange A condensed seven game season put a cap on what could’ve been something special for East Orange. The Jaguars went 5-2 in 2020, outscoring opponents in their first three games 81-6. With most of their starters returning they will have much to look forward to in 2021. At the top of that list is six foot, two hundred pound, Temple University commit and defensive threat, Kyle Louis. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the full story: 8/31: Westfield No team scheduled to play was affected by Covid-19 in 2020 more than Westfield. Shutdowns led to a two game season in which the Blue Devils lost both games, a definite first for longtime Head Coach Jim DeSarno. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. 9/1: Middletown South The Eagles are coming off a 2-4 season but played one of the toughest schedules in the Shore Conference highlighted by a 32-25 upset win over RBC. More than anything, Steve Antonucci’s team is grateful to have a full season in front of them including the return of their annual Thanksgiving clash with Middletown North. Jack Latore leads a hard-nosed defense and Tom Shorck is back under center on the offensive side of the ball. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a preview of Middletown South: 9/1: Ramapo The expectations surrounding Ramapo football are always sky high. While the goal for a sectional title isn’t changing in 2021, the actual group they’ll be competing in is. The Raiders are anticipating a bump-up from North Group 3 to North Group 4 this season, meaning new opponents and challenges throughout the year. Senior captains Dylan Snee and Jack Remo will be valuable pieces to the defense, while Bergen Catholic transfer Jack Grusser comes back to play quarterback at his hometown school. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Raiders: 9/1: Eastern 2021 marks a changing of the guard for the Vikings as Lionel Bolen takes over the program in his first season as head coach. The former Eastern assistant was a standout at Rancocas Valley and played collegiately for Notre Dame. Bolen’s goal in year one is to change the culture after a 1-4 finish in 2020. The Vikings feature a ton of talent all over the roster with junior QB Walt Clymer Jr., senior WR/DBs AJ Brooks, Jasiah Davis, and junior OL/DL Aidan Clark playing huge roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has more with the Vikings in Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 9/1: Colts Neck After putting together a 7-1 season in 2021, Colts Neck got what they asked for – a major bump in competition. The Cougars are the newest addition to Shore Conference’s American Division, which features the conference’s best competition. Colts Neck will mix it up with Toms River North, Donovan Catholic, Wall and Rumson-Fair Haven in 2021 as they look to stake their claim as one of the top public schools in Central Jersey. Four-year starter Tommy Fallon returns under center and is surrounded by a senior-heavy team with plenty of varsity experience. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Cougars: 9/1: Hun 2020 was anything but typical for the Hun school. The nationally known prep powerhouse located in Princeton went 3-3 in a short season that restricted them to in-state play only. Prior to last year the Raiders had lost only four games in the three seasons, that included a slew of MAPL league championships. Things seem to be back on pace in Princeton and it doesn’t hurt when you have New Jersey’s number one ranked player, Rutgers commit Jacob Allen. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage
Watch Saturday 8.28 JSZ Football Highlights
The opening weekend of the 2021 football season continues as JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage of Day 2 of the Battle at the Beach, plus a showdown between St. Joe’s Montvale and Maryland powerhouse Good Counsel. Thanks to everyone who signed up for our JSZ All-Access pass. We’ve got four games in the All-Access section from […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Top 10 Girls Basketball Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020-21 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. We continue our summer recap series with a look at the top 10 girls basketball games captured by JSZ cameras! There were no state playoffs and no Tournament of Champions in 2021, but the New Jersey high school girls basketball season once again showed why it is among the best in the nation. From upsets to big-time matchups, JSZ looks back on the top 10 games from the 2021 season #10 Glassboro’s Alexis Davis Drops 41 Super sophomore Alexis Davis was electric in a 41 point, 17 rebound effort in 74-37 win vs. Penns Grove. JSZ’s James Mooney has the call: #9 Caseys knocks off Adams, Manchester RBC overcame a 23 point, 20 rebound effort from JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Destiny Adams with a balanced scoring attack in 65-51 win over Manchester Township. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Red Bank: #8 Manasquan tops archrival Saint Rose on the road The Warriors open the season with a huge 55-52 win over their archrival to springboard a 13-2 season. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley was there for the Shore Conference battle: #7 Middletown South shocks Marlboro The Eagles played near-perfect basketball in a 47-37 shocker over 8-0 Marlboro. Middletown South came into the contest with a 2-5 record. Both teams were shut down for the year due to COVID following this game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference upset: #6 Haddonfield hands Middle Township 1st loss One of the big South Jersey girls games of the year saw Haddonfield (14-1) hand Middle Township (8-1) their first loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights of the Bulldogs 47-37 win: #5 St. John Vianney closes out perfect season St. John Vianney left no doubt who was the top girls basketball team in New Jersey after a 61-34 win over RBC in the Shore Conference championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of the Lancers 14th straight win: #4 GSB scores OT win at Franklin Ella Fajardo takes over in OT to give Gill St. Bernard’s scoring 18 points to pair with Caileigh Walsh’s 19 points and 17 rebounds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights of GSB’s 44-42 win at Franklin: #3 Morris Catholic stuns 14-0 Sparta Tyonna Bailey pours in 19 to lead Morris Catholic to a 54-51 upset over previously unbeaten Sparta. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the North Jersey shocker: #2 Timber Creek makes Cinderella run in Tri-County The #6 seed caps off a magical run with a 46-38 win over Gloucester Catholic. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from one of the biggest surprises of the 2021 girls basketball season: #1 SJV wins 1 vs. 2 showdown We didn’t have a Tournament of Champions, but St. John Vianney’s 62-55 win over Trenton Catholic served as an unofficial T of C final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the action from the biggest girls basketball game of 2021:
Camden County Boys T&F Championships
Haddon Township played host to the Camden County Track and Field Championships on Saturday, and JSZ was trackside to capture the boys action in the afternoon. The Mazero brothers of Paul VI combined to win three county titles, while Highland won the overall team title. Audubon won the Small School team championship. JSZ’s Mike Frankel […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Donovan Leary Commits to Illinois
Timber Creek standout Donovan Leary is one of the Garden State’s top quarterbacks. The junior has already thrown for more than 4,400 yards and 35 touchdowns in his high school career. Leary announced his college decision on Monday, making a verbal commitment to the University of Illinois. After long conversations with my family and coaches….I have decided to commit toTHE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS #famILLy22 pic.twitter.com/GZ2NaxdwCI— Donovan Leary (@D_leary2) March 29, 2021 Watch some of Leary’s highlights for the Chargers here: JSZ went 1-on-1 with Leary before his junior season, as part of our “JSZ A to Z: Top Players We Want to See” series: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possibly by Cooper University Health Care.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Basketball Teams
All this week, JSZ will honor the top players in New Jersey from both girls and boys varsity basketball. Our week long celebration of the 2021 season concludes with the presentation of JSZ’s Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone. Watch highlight videos of every one of our honorees. The New Jersey high school basketball community made the most of a shortened 2021 high school basketball season. Even though there was a maximum of 15 games and no state playoffs, it didn’t stop great players from around the state to shine and make the most of their limited opportunities. All this week, we will honor our All-Zone teams starting with the girls on Monday and Tuesday followed by the boys All-Zoners on Wednesday and Thursday. Coming up on Friday, JSZ will announce our 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone winners. Click on each player’s name to watch their JSZ highlight reel and congratulations to all of the players who made this year’s JSZ All-Zone team: PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMr. HZ Finalists Antoine ArnettSterlingDenver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sCorey Floyd, Jr., Roselle Catholic Gannon BradyOcean CityMark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepSamson Johnson, Patrick School Jerome BrewerCamdenJayden BrownMontclair ImmaculateWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tazir CanteyEasternJulian BrownBergen CatholicBen Roy, Manasquan Christian CevisWest MorrisZion CruzPatrick SchoolDJ Wagner, Camden Jack CollinsManasquanMatt DelaneySt. Augustine Prep Al-Fatir ConnorElizabethRay FordSt. Peter's Prep Jordan DerkackColoniaNoah HarrisRutgers Prep Austin GreenTimber CreekIsaac HesterRanney Aidan KehoePascack HillsZach HicksCamden Catholic Elijah LewisWatchung HillsTristan JeffriesSt. Thomas Aquinas Carlos LopezEgg Harbor Twp.Amare MarshallRoselle Catholic Chad MartiniWatchung HillsKeith Mency Hudson Catholic Diante MilesWildwoodMarcus PierceSt. Joseph Academy Dave OlaniyiNewark East SideElijah PerkinsRanney Chris RubayoMontgomeryJosh RiveraSt. Thomas Aquinas Derek SimpsonLenapeWisler SanonPaul VI Jack SeidlerMarlboroAkil Watson Don Bosco Prep Jon SpatolaMarlboroSimeon WilcherRoselle Catholic TaQuan WoodleyCamdenZakai ZeiglerMontclair Immaculate PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMiss HZ Finalists Lauren AchterRamapoAbby AntognoliSaint RoseDestiny Adams, Manchester Township Nina BranchizioMonroeA'Nyah BarkerIHAZoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic Amaya BurchTimber CreekEmma BruenSt. John VianneyKatie Hill, St. John Vianney Kiley CapstrawWest OrangeMeg CahalanSt. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Rachel CapuaJackson MemorialSaniah CaldwellSaddle River DayAlexa Therien, Cherokee Julia CorsentinoRumson-Fair HavenAlly CarmanRed Bank Catholic Alexis DavisGlassboroChristina DalceRutgers Prep Mary Elizabeth DonnellyManasquanAaylah Del RosarioTrenton Catholic Keegan DouglasHaddonfieldElla FajardoGill St. Bernard's Kate HerlihyMiddle Twp.Hannah HidalgoPaul VI Brooke HollawellManasquanZanai JonesHudson Catholic Tara JohnsonUniversityMarianna PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Lexi Linton Jackson MemorialPaulina ParisSaddle River Day Brynn McCurrySpartaBelle PellecchiaRutgers Prep Colleen McQuillenCresskillJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Grace MuntRumson-Fair HavenAlana RobinsonPope John Madison SchillerRamapoSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Ally SweeneySpartaAngelica VelezTrenton Catholic Chloe TeterRed Bank RegionalCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Bella VitoMontvilleMia YanogacioRutgers Prep JSZ All-Zone Basketball Coverage Monday, March 15: JSZ All-Zone Girls Public Team (20 players) Tuesday, March 16: JSZ All-Zone Girls Non-Public Team (20 players) Wednesday, March 17: JSZ All-Zone Boys Public Team (20 players) Thursday, March 18: JSZ All-Zone Boys Non-Public Team (20 players) Friday, March 19: JSZ 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone announced
Watch Friday 3.5 JSZ Basketball Championship Highlights
There was plenty of hardware to be handed on the final Friday of the 2021 basketball season, and our cameras were all over the state to bring you the action. Stay tuned all night has the highlights roll in! Manasquan 58 Marlboro 56 (OT) | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Pod “A” Final Andrew Solomon […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 3.3 JSZ Basketball Highlights
As the 2021 season winds down, JSZ has highlights from numerous conference playoff games from all over the state. Subscribe with the JSZ All-Access Pass to enjoy all our coverage from Wednesday night! Manasquan 45 CBA 35 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Pod “A” Semifinal Manasquan officially punched their ticket back to the Shore […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Wild Statlines Highlight Week 4 Game Ball Nominees
The fourth week of the 2021 basketball season has come and gone, and with it came some memorable performances on the hardwood. Start voting now for JSZ’s Boys and Girls Game Balls for each region of the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: email@example.com (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Timber Creek Knocks Off Williamstown for Eighth-Straight Win
Timber Creek 63 Williamstown 49 | Boys The Chargers (8-1) keep piling up the wins in the Tri-County Conference, knocking off Williamstown (3-6) to extend its winning streak to eight games. Austin Green, New Jersey’s leading scorer at the start of the week, led the Chargers with 22 points in the victory. Qiani Bowens scored […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
We’re Halfway Done! Vote Now for JSZ Week 3 Game Balls!
The 2021 season is somehow halfway done already. The third week of basketball brings us another stellar crop of standout showings. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
JSZ Game Balls are Back!
The first week of high school basketball has great performances to start the 2021 season. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls return for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Football Team
JSZ honors a season unlike any other with our fourth annual JSZ All-Zone team. We’ve got the top players from New Jersey at every position and the announcement of our 4th Zoneman Trophy Winner The 2020 football season provided incredible memories in the midst of adversity. Despite teams losing games due to the pandemic, JSZ cameras were able to find the best of the best from New Jersey high school football. All this week, we will present the 2020 JSZ All-Zone football team. Audric Estime wins 2020 JSZ Zoneman The St. Joe-Montvale running back will always remember the day he won the Zoneman Trophy. That’s because he happened to make national headlines when he flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Notre Dame signing with the Irish shortly after accepting the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. Estime was a force topping 1800 yards and 22 ground scores in just eight games of action Watch JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy presentation and an extended interview with Audric during his signing day ceremony: Estime received 33 votes from JSZ’s 72 person voting panel of head coaches and statewide media: Thank you to the head coaches and statewide media who cast their vote for the 2020 Zoneman Coaches: Joe Wojechowski, Lenape, Sean Clancy, Notre Dame, Rich Hilliard, St. Joe-Metuchen, Joe LaSala, Woodbridge, Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial, Montrey Wright, Salem, Kenny Scott, Winslow, Kevin Smith, Ocean City, Pat Gallagher, Williamstown, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chris Sacco, Absegami, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine, John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Prep, Darnell Grant, West Orange, Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep, David Schuman, Red Bank Regional, Dan Curcione, Donovan Catholic, Jeff Rainess, Holmdel, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep, Tony Grandinetti, Wall, Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty, Dom Marangi, St. Joe-Montvale, Mike Lange, Red Bank Catholic, Don Klein, Ocean Township, Bryant Garvin, Newark East Side, Jason Acerra, Bayonne, Andrew Patterson, Robbinsville, Brian Bowers, Delbarton, Todd Smith, Hun, Chris Beagen, Sayreville, Dave Ellis, Freehold Boro, Al Chiola, Linden, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, John Viotto, South Brunswick, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Davis, Barnegat, Brian Russo, Rahway, Lou Grasso, Union, Roger Kotlarz, Wayne Valley, Scott Bray, Bridgewater-Raritan, Kevin Kostibos, Summit, Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township Media: Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ, Kenneth Bradley, JSZ, James Mooney, JSZ, Andrew Koob, NJ.com, Sean Miller, NJ.com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Kevin Minnick, NJ.com, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Pat Lanni, NJ.com, Ryan Patti, Rivals.com, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Todderick Hunt, NJ.com, Mike Kinney, NJ.com, Joe Zedalis, NJ.com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Chris Gallagher, News 12 NJ, Sunil Sunder Raj, Gannett, Kyle Franco, NJ.com, John Jones, Max Preps, GMC Gridron 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Offense (Click player’s name to watch their JSZ All-Zone profile!) QuarterbackRunning BackWide Receiver Tight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Steve Angeli, Bergen CatholicRyan Butler, Bergen Catholic Naran Buntin, Mater Dei PrepAlex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic Chase Bisontis, Don Bosco Prep Tahj Bullock, St. Peter's Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicJahdir Loftland, Donovan Catholic Nick Dunneman, Seton Hall Prep Jack Larsen, Seton Hall PrepDominick Brogna, Bergen CatholicCookie Desiderio, Somerville Cole Freeman, DelbartonRickey "Pop" Spruill, Notre Dame Jayon Farrar, Donovan Catholic Nuccio Lisitano, DePaul CatholicCamron McNair, Donovan Catholic Audric Estime, St. Joe-Montvale Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine Prep Nasir Hill, St. Augustine Prep Justin McNulty, Holy SpiritCasey Larkin, Wall Najih Rahman, Red Bank Catholic Aidan Monteiro, St. Peter's Prep Patrick Smith, Holy Spirit Jaylan Sanchez, St. Peter's PrepGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/Punter Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepPJ Casale, Delbarton Jayden Bellamy, Bergen CatholicPatrick Ryan, Delbarton Keshon Griffin, St. Joseph Academy Timmy Hinspeter, Don Bosco Prep Jordan Campbell, St. Peter's PrepSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-Montvale Jake Louro, Red Bank Catholic Frankie Monte, St. Joe-MontvaleJaeden Gould, Bergen Catholic Qy'aeir Price, DePaul CatholicAi'Johnnie Rembert, Holy SpiritJahqir Haley, St. Joseph Academy Ethan Rodriguez, St. Peter's PrepAhmad Ross, St. Joseph AcademyJake Jarmolowich, Delbarton George Rooks, St. Peter's PrepA'Khoury Lyde, DePaul Catholic DJ Samuels, Bergen Catholic 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Offense QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Joe Crifasi, BectonJaiden Abrams, HammontonJoJo Bermudez, Cedar CreekSean Clapp, RamapoMatthew Fries, Cranford Charles DePrima, RamapoAl-Jay Henderson, IrvingtonJaimen Bryant, SomervilleJordan Harris, Woodbridge Chad Martini, Watchung HillsAli Lee, Jr., WoodbridgeAlijah Clark, CamdenJustin Evans-Jenkins, Irvington Sha'Kim Shuler, Freehold BoroNasir Robinson, Penns GroveXavier Coleman, LenapeWinston Jordan, Highland Regional Demie Sumo, WillingboroTyler Davis, LenapeJoe Metzger, Delsea Will Towns, Jackson MemorialDesmond Igbinosun, UnionJoe Mancino, Holmdel Bhayshul Tuten, PaulsboroAnthony Johnson, Burlington Twp.Grant Puharic, Wall John Volker, Rumson-Fair HavenJake Schneider, Ocean CityBilly Searle, Nutley Josh Toner, Cherokee 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterReturn Specialist Zaire Angoy, IrvingtonLeQuint Allen, MillvilleJayden Brown, Winslow Twp.Jai Patel, South BrunswickAl Shadee-Salaam, East Orange Jihaad Campbell, Timber CreekKharyi Banton, Newark West SideJalen Cheek, Winslow Twp. Donovan Ezeiruaku, WilliamstownLocksley Burke, East OrangeDarian "Duce" Chestnut, Camden Von Factor, Rumson-Fair HavenLuke Cole, LenapeBrody Colbert, Williamstown Luke Doerr-Fredrickson, West MorrisMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonLee Coleman, Salem Mike Jarvis, ShawneeJake Inserra, Ocean CityShaquan Loyal, Newark West Side AJ Pena, SomervilleEmeril Mitchell, Winslow Twp.Dorian Rawls, West Orange Jordan Thompson, Parsippany HillsCharlie Sasso, WallRyan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven John Testa, Wayne ValleyKeon Sabb, Williamstown Corey Walker, Newark West Side Meet the 2020 Zoneman Finalists Tahj Bullock, St. Peter’s Prep QB Before ever taking a snap at St. Peter’s Prep, fans and coaches on the St. Peter’s Prep stands and sidelines buzzed about a kid nicknamed “Ducee” who would take New Jersey by storm. Now Tahj Bullock’s illustrious high school career is over – and he’ll be discussed as one of the most impactful player to ever play for the Marauders. Bullock, a Virginia Tech commit, flashed in the six games St. Peter’s Prep played in this season. He completed 51 percent of his passes for 818 yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 12:0. Ducee also accounted for 306 yards and six more touchdowns on the ground, bringing his career touchdown total to an impeccable 52 scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story on Bullock Cookie Desiderio, Somerville RB Players like Cookie Desiderio don’t come around very often – and the numbers he produced in 2020 were just as unique. The Somerville bruiser exceeded every and all exception in this wild season with 1,569 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns on only 152 carries. That comes out to 10.3 yards every single time Desiderio took a handoff. You know what makes those numbers so impressive? It’s the fact that Desiderio did it in only seven games and that he surpassed every single benchmark he previously set in his junior season. Desiderio becomes the second player in Somerville history to be nominated for the award (Jalahn Dabney, 2018.) The recognition is well-deserved. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the feature: Audric Estime, St. Joe’s (Mont.) RB Audric Estime put in an offseason for the ages to deliver one of the most dominant single season efforts anyone has ever seen in North Jersey. While playing in arguably one of the toughest divisions in the entire country, the St. Joe’s (Mont.) product ran roughshod over the competition for 190 carries, 1,857 yards and 22 touchdowns. All of those were career highs in only eight games played. The Michigan State commit was also the only player in the state to account for 2,000 scrimmage yards and finished 2020 with a total 2,042 yards and 24 touchdowns. The Big 10 better be ready for what’s coming. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story: Casey Larkin, Wall ATH Both the soul and heartbeat of Wall’s undefeated 2020 team is, without question, Casey Larkin. A starter on both sides of the ball for the Crimson Knights, Larkin shined in every game he played. At running back, he rushed for 870 yards and 13 touchdowns on only 97 carries. At defensive back, Larkin anchored the Crimson Knights defense with 32 tackles, five pass defenses and a fumble recovery. Wall won the unofficial Shore Conference championship this season and finished the year 7-0. Larkin delivered two standout performances in the semifinal and finals. Some in New Jersey consider Wall to be the state’s top-ranked team – if they indeed are, then Larkin had a major say in that decision. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story: Patrick “Cheeks” Smith, Holy Spirit RB If you ask any high school football fanatic in South Jersey who the area’s top player was this season, the answer would be short and quick: Cheeks. Patrick Smith, the Holy Spirit standout, was an absolute force to be reckoned with every time the rock was in his hands. Smith concluded an unforgettable 2020 campaign with 1,719 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on a workhorse-like 221 carries this season. Holy Spirit ended the season at 8-0 after becoming the unofficial South Jersey champions with a 21-7 win over Lenape in the WJFL Bracket A Final. Smith’s incredible top-end speed and vision helped drive the Spartans to the upper echelon on New Jersey high school football in a crazy season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the feature: JSZ Plays of the Year The JSZ Football Plays of the Year will wrap up on December 21st with the six winners of each category vying for the top overall play of the year. We’ll interview the winner on December 23rd! Special Teams TD of the Year: Monday, Dec. 7th through Wednesday, Dec. 9th.TD Pass Play of the Year: Thursday, Dec. 10th through Saturday, Dec. 12th.Defensive TD of the Year: Sunday, Dec. 13th through Tuesday, Dec. 15th.TD Run of the Year: Wednesday, Dec. 16th through Friday. Dec. 18th.Sack of the Year: Saturday, Dec. 19th through Monday, Dec. 21st.2020 Overall Play of the Year (6 Plays of the Year winners): Monday, Dec. 21st through Wednesday, Dec. 23rd
Willingboro Wins Again; Chimeras Top Timber Creek
Willingboro 21 Timber Creek 14 North Carolina State commit Demie Sumo caught a touchdown pass, intercepted a pass, and rushed for the go-ahead TD late in the fourth quarter to lead the Chimeras past the Chargers on the road. Nasir Abney also had a big night, rushing for over 100 yards in the win. Donovan […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 11.14 JSZ Football Highlights
Plenty of great action all over the Garden State as Week 7 continues. Be sure to check back throughout the day/night to watch all of the highlights! Don Bosco Prep 21 Bergen Catholic 20 What. A. Game. Don Bosco Prep created bedlam in Bergen County Saturday afternoon with an unforgettable, shocking win over Bergen Catholic. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 11.6 JSZ Week 6 Football Highlights
The final regular-season Friday Night Lights of the 2020 season are finally upon us. Stay tuned in all night as our team of MMJ’s bring you action from all corners of the state! Holy Spirit 12 St. Augustine 7 The Spartans earned a spot in the top West Jersey Football League “playoff pod” with a […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 11.2 JSZ Soccer Highlights
A new week begins with plenty of exciting action on the field all across the state! Holmdel 2 Raritan 0 | Boys Matt Kline scored in the 9th minute and Tomas Zolofra added a penalty kick for his sixth goal of the season in the 62nd as the Hornets handed Raritan its first loss of […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 10.23 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s another tremendous slate of games in the Garden State in Week 4. Check back all throughout the night as the highlights and interviews come in! Bergen Catholic 34 DePaul Catholic 10 Ryan Butler helped Bergen Catholic avenge a heartbreaking loss in last year’s regular season finale Friday night behind a career night on the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
NJ HS Football Players Pour on the Numbers in Week 3!
It’s hard to believe it, but we’re already halfway through the regular season of the 2020 campaign. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s are highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball polls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and parts of the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as parts of the Big Central Football Conference and Mercer County. Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 10.3 JSZ Week 1 Football Highlights
We wrap up Week 1 with some incredible Saturday match-ups from all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Bergen Catholic 24 St. Joe-Montvale 21 Ryan Butler had three touchdowns and over 250 yards of offense and the Bergen Catholic defense held off a fourth-quarter comeback to win their opener on the road. Crusaders QB […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Camp Countdown: Preseason Football Previews for the 2020 Season
Football teams in New Jersey are currently preparing for the 2020 high school season in a preseason like no other. Jersey Sports Zone’s team of multimedia journalists are back pounding the pavement to cover the state and preview dozens of football programs leading up to Opening Day on Oct. 2. From now until then, our “JSZ Camp Countdown” series will highlight a new team daily in preparation for the season. Stop back in each day for a story on your favorite team, your crosstown rival or a team on the other end of New Jersey. Today’s JSZ Camp Countdown Feature: Timber Creek Major changes took place at Timber Creek this offseason as longtime head coach Rob Hinson joined the coaching staff at Rutgers. Brian Wright takes over for Hinson after eight seasons at Cherry Hill West. Wright now presides over one of the best rosters in the state highlighted by junior DE/WR Jihaad Campbell, and junior quarterback Donovan Leary. The Chargers also added senior running back, Temple-commit Johnny Martin, who transferred from Highland in the offseason. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story: Previous JSZ Camp Countdown Previews Scroll down to find a team’s preview, then click the name to watch! Week 1 8/17: Don Bosco Prep 8/18: Hammonton 8/19: Donovan Catholic 8/20: Ramapo 8/21: Absegami 8/22: Bridgewater-Raritan 8/23: Woodbridge Week 2 8/24: Paramus Catholic 8/25: Washington Township 8/26: Union 8/27: Holmdel 8/28: Seton Hall Prep 8/29: Lenape 8/30: Toms River North Week 3 8/31: Winslow 9/1: Sayreville 9/2: St. Joe’s (Mont.) 9/3: Wall 9/4: Hillside 9/5: Wayne Valley 9/6: St. Augustine Week 4 9/7: Holy Spirit 9/8: Westfield 9/9: Irvington 9/10: West Orange 9/11: Woodrow Wilson 9/12: Williamstown 9/13: Mater Dei Prep Week 5 9/14: Delbarton 9/15: Burlington Township 9/16: Red Bank Catholic 9/17: Pope John 9/18: Ridgewood 9/19: Red Bank Regional 9/20: Shawnee Week 6 9/21: DePaul Catholic 9/22: South Brunswick 9/23: Cedar Creek 9/24: Millville 9/25: St. Peter’s Prep 9/26: Timber Creek
JSZ A to Z: Top HS Football Players We’re Excited to See in 2020
Today’s “JSZ A to Z” Feature: Zaire Angoy, Irvington DT We reach the end of the road in our JSZ A to Z series with Zaire Angoy. The Irvington defensive tackle showed his ability to attract double teams and still make plays. After losing weight and joining the wrestling team, Angoy became highly recruited and ultimately chose to stay close to home at Rutgers. Watch our final feature in this exciting series: “JSZ A to Z” Features Click the name to watch the video. A Jaiden Abrams, Hammonton Steve Angeli, Bergen Catholic Aaron Armitage, Blair Academy B Kharyi Banton, Newark West Side Tahj Bullock, St. Peter’s Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul Catholic C Duce Chestnut, Camden Alijah Clark, Camden Amari Clark, Woodrow Wilson D Ah-Shaun Davis, Willingboro Carnell Davis, St. Augustine Charles DePrima, Ramapo Cookie Desiderio, Somerville E Audric Estime, St. Joe’s (Mont.) F Cole Freeman, Delbarton Frankie Monte, St. Joe’s (Mont.) G Mikai Gbayor, Irvington Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei Prep Keshon Griffin St. Joseph (Hamm.) H “Hollywood” Robinson, Penns Grove I Desmond Igbinosun, Union J Mike Jarvis, Shawnee Giye Jenkins, Seton Hall Prep K Jake Kazanowsky, Toms River North Jake Ketschek, St. Augustine L Casey Larkin, Wall Donovan Leary, Timber Creek Ali Lee, Jr., Woodbridge Jake Louro, Red Bank Catholic M Tywon Malone, Bergen Catholic Camron McNair, Donovan Catholic Bryce Myers, Bridgewater-Raritan N Naran Buntin, Mater Dei Prep O Gordon Ogden, Red Bank Regional P Avery Powell, St. Peter’s Prep Q Matt Quetel, Phillipsburg R George Rooks, St. Peter’s Prep Frank Riggio, Verona Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven S Keon Sabb, Williamstown Justin Shorter, Blair Academy Patrick Smith, Holy Spirit Ricky “Pop” Spruill, Notre Dame T Will Towns, Jackson Memorial Jordan Thompson, Parsippany Hills U Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine Prep V Geno VanDeMark, St. Joe’s (Mont.) John Volker, Rumson-Fair Haven W Kevin Wigenton II, Hun School X Xavier Coleman, Lenape Y Yah-Sin Calhoun, Freehold Boro Z Zaire Angoy, Irvington
Watch Wednesday 7.15 JSZ Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
It’s moving day in the 222-team, winner-take-all Last Dance. Teams look to punch their spot to Thursday’s Region championships and a chance to get a spot in the single elimination tournament next week! Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Lincroft Regional Lincroft Colts (CBA) 5 Wall 3 Vanderbilt commit Pat Reilly made the most of his three innings on the mound with six strikeouts and delivered a pair of RBI doubles to pace the offense and put the Colts in the Lincroft-Tinton Falls Regional championship against Middletown North. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: West Orange Regional Hall Ball (Seton Hall Prep) 13 West Orange 3 Brandon Hersh, Karson Harcourt and Justin Cassella starred in Hall Ball’s strong showing Wednesday night to top crosstown rival, West Orange. Hersh and Harcourt were strong from the plate all game long, and Cassella closed out the evening with a 340-foot long ball. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from West Orange High School: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly brought to you by One-on-One with Steve Adubato. Lawrenceville Regional Lawrence Road Irish (Notre Dame) defeated East Windsor Rams (Hightstown) 6-2 thanks to a pair of big performances from Gavin Martin and Thomas Mills who produced four RBI’s. Notre Dame takes on Lawrence on 7/15. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hightstown coverage. Tinton Falls Regional Middletown North 9 Blue+Grey (Marlboro) 4 Ryan Rozinski blasted a 2-run homer and Colin Dowlen drove in three more runs to give the #4 seed a spot in the Lincroft-Tinton Falls Regional championship on Wednesday. The Lions knock off the top two seeds in their pool. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown North is made possible by ACI Medical&Dental School Bridgewater Regional Spartans (Immaculata) 1 BR-Baseball (Bridgewater-Raritan) 0 Immaculata senior Ryan Kabus threw a gem of a game Wednesday afternoon at Prince Rodgers Field. Kabus, the hero from last year’s Somerset County Final, threw a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts for the win. The Spartans will face Branchburg (Somerville) in the regional championship on Thursday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. North Brunswick Regional Vikings Baseball (South Brunswick) 2 OB Knights (Old Bridge) 1 After losing 1-0 in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship over a year ago, South Brunswick defeated division rival Old Bridge 2-1. Pitcher Kyle Gruver finished with seven strikeouts and no earned runs. Matt Storch’s RBI single in the bottom of the fourth would tie the game before a bunt would help the Vikings take the eventual go-ahead score. South Brunswick takes on Middlesex on 7/16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. Ocean City Regional BPC Spartans (Holy Spirit) 4 Triple Crown (Egg Harbor Twp.) 3 Trevor Cohen gave Holy Spirit the lead with a 2-RBI double in the 5th inning. Then Cohen hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to win it for the Spartans in the bottom of the 7th. Donovan Patten went the distance for Spirit on the mound, striking out six. Holy Spirit improves to (2-0) in pool play, and can advance with a victory on Thursday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Ocean City: Ocean City Regional Mainland 8 Ocean City 5 These rival teams were locked in a back-and-forth battle until Luke Mazur hit an RBI single in the 6th inning to give the Mustangs the lead for good. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from OC: Williamstown Regional EHC Pirates (Cedar Creek) 5 Chargers (Timber Creek) 3 Dan DiGiovannantonio’s RBI triple in the fifth inning proved to be the difference as Cedar Creek pulled away from Timber Creek. Nate Kennedy picked up the win on the mound and chipped in an RBI at the plate to help his cause. The Pirates improve to (2-0) in pool play and will face Williamstown for the regional championship tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: JSZ’s coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Williamstown Regional Williamstown 3 Buena 1 The Braves got a dominant performance in relief from Ryan Achey as they hang on to defeat the Chiefs. Achey struck out the side in the fifth and seventh innings, as he racked up seven strikeouts over four innings. Williamstown improves to (2-0) in pool play and will face the EHC Pirates for the regional championship tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: Brick Regional Jackson Memorial 4 Mustang Baseball Club (Brick Memorial) 0 A hot start paced the way for Jackson as the Jags took a 2-0 lead in the first after a two-run homer by Tom Cartnick. Junior RHP Matt Potok pitched a shutout through four innings with seven strikeouts. Jackson is now (2-0) in pool play and will take on the Monmouth Monarchs (Manalapan) tomorrow. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Brick: JSZ’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible by Louro Chiropractic Center. Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team
Jersey Sports Zone has highlights of the top boys basketball players in New Jersey as we present our 2020 JSZ All-Zone boys basketball team While the coronavirus has stopped us from our annual banquet honoring the top boys and girls basketball players in the state, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the accomplishments of New Jersey’s top players. Saturday and Sunday we will share our highlight videos from the 2020 JSZ All-Zone boys basketball teams and coming up on Tuesday we will have highlight reels of our 2020 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Finalists and announce our player of the year. NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross Tahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokunbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HilsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian BrownBergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir Cantey LindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justiin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr.Roselle CatholicDevin Strickland South Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny TohaMarist Alex GalvanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicJahlil WhiteWildwood Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Micah Johnson, Jr.Newark East SideDJ WoodburyBurlington City Samson JohnsonPatrick SchoolTaQuan WoodleyCamden Niels LaneRoselle CatholicMatt ZonaBergen Catholic 2020 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone Finalists JSZ will post highlight videos of our five finalists on Tuesday as well as a feature story and acceptance speech from the winner.
Watch Monday 3.9 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
There was hardware up for grabs all around the state on Monday, with sectional finals taking place on the public side. Plus plenty of sectional semifinal action on the non-public side. Enjoy the highlights! Timber Creek 66 Cherry Hill West 59 | Boys | Group 3 South Final The Chargers led by as many as 22 points in the third quarter, but had to hold off a furious comeback from the Lions down the stretch. Demetrius Paynter led a balanced Creek attack with 16 points. Eric Benjamin and Justin Bladen added 15 points and 14 points respectively. Hakim Melvin scored a game-high 23 points for West in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction, as Timber Creek wins its first sectional title since 2008: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. University 61 Dunellen 50 | Boys | North 2 Group 1 Final University (3) defeated top-seeded Dunellen 61-50 to win its first North 2 Group 1 championship since 2016. The Phoenix defense applied pressure early on to limit Tyje Kelton, who was averaging 20.1 PPG, to just eight points on the night. Noah Mack finished with 17 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Penns Grove 68 Lindenwold 51 | Boys | Group 1 South Final It was a moment 31 years in the making as The Red Devils left no doubt in the sectional championship. Penns Grove jumped out to an early 10-0 lead and would lead by as many as 25 down the stretch. Senior Ka’von Lewis scored a game-high 29 points in the win. Eriq Campbell scored a team-high 14 points in the loss, as Lindenwold’s terrific run to a sectional final falls short. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Carneys Point, as Penns Grove wins its first sectional title since 1989: Hudson Catholic 70 Pope John 64 | Girls | Non-Public A North Semifinal The Hawks set pace against Pope John as they built up a 20-point lead in the second quarter and never trailed. The Lions did mount a comeback late in the fourth, but it was too late, as Hudson Catholic held on and advanced to the sectional final on Wednesday. Anasia Staton lead the way for Hudson Catholic with a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double. Zanai Jones filled all the stat lines with 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Faith Pappas and Alana Robinson had 19 points each for Pope John in the loss. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Jersey City:
Watch Friday 3.6 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
The state playoffs continue with sectional semifinal action on the public side, and sectional quarterfinal action on the non-public side. JSZ will continue to post the highlights as they roll in! Timber Creek 59 Westampton Tech 47 | Boys | Group 3 South Semifinal Demetrius Paynter scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Chargers into the South Jersey Group 3 title game. Jalen Bergen added 17 points in the victory for Creek. Tyrese Myrick scored 25 points for the third-seeded WesTech Panthers in the loss. Timber Creek will host fifth-seeded Cherry Hill West for the sectional championship on Monday night. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Gloucester Township: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Joseph (Metuchen) 70 Notre Dame 63 | Boys | Non-Public A South Quarterfinal St. Joseph (Met.) (3) advanced to the South Jersey Non-Public A Semifinals with a 70-63 win over Notre Dame (12). The Irish trailing by 10 in the third quarter would end up leading 57-2 heading into the fourth. It would then be St. Joe’s turn to force a comeback as the Falcons with the help of Senior Tyree Ford would take and hold onto a late lead with under four minutes left. Joe’s will face Camden Catholic (2) in the next round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. Wall 80 Allentown 60 | Boys | Group 3 Central Semifinal Wall’s Pat Lacey picked the perfect night to have a career game. The junior guard poured in a career-high 31 points as the Crimson Knights advance to defend their Central Group 3 championship next week. Logan Peters had 17 points along with an additional 15 from Quinn Calabrese. RJ Weise had a team-high 18 points for the Red Birds in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wall: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all Allentown athletics is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Camden Catholic 41 CBA 38 | Boys | Non-Public A South Quarterfinal The Fighting Irish survive a scare from the upset-minded Colts to advance to the Non-Public A South semifinals. Zach Hicks led the way for the Irish, scoring a game-high 18 points, but it was his denial of Colin Farrell in the final moments that helped seal the victory. Camden Catholic will now face St. Joe’s Metuchen in the Non-Public A South semifinal on Monday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Cherry Hill: Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Red Bank Catholic 67 Notre Dame 31 | Girls | Non-Public “A” South Quarterfinal Sophia Sabino and Ally Carman each scored 17 points and Justine Pissott added 16 as the Caseys used a 22-6 second quarter to cruise to the sectional semifinals and a matchup with fellow Shore Conference power Saint Rose. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is made possible by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness. Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture Notre Dame sports moments all year long
Watch Wednesday 3.4 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
JSZ has a pair of sectional quarterfinal games for you from South Jersey. Enjoy the highlights! Wildwood 101 Woodstown 82 | Boys | South Jersey Group 1 The sixth-seeded Warriors trailed by six at the half, but Wildwood exploded after the break to take down third-seeded Woodstown and advance to the South Jersey Group 1 semifinals. Diante Miles led the way, pouring in a game-high 38 points. Karl Brown added 22 points for the Warriors in the victory. Zach Wygand scored a team-high 28 points for the Wolverines in the loss. Wildwood advances to face second-seeded Penns Grove on Friday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Absegami 48 Timber Creek 44 | Girls | South Jersey Group 3 The Braves erase a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to knock off the Chargers and advance to the S.J. Group 3 semifinals. Haleigh Schafer (16 points) and Jackie Fortis (15 points) did most of the leg work, but it took a team-effort to clinch the victory. Dakota Schultice scored a team-high 14 points in the loss. Absegami faces top-seed Mainland on Friday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Galloway: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Monday 2.24 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Camden 85 Timber Creek 56 The Panthers made it 20 straight wins, pulling away from the Chargers in the fourth quarter. Freshman sensation D.J. Wagner turned in another outstanding performance, scoring a game-high 28 points. Kentucky commit Lance Ware went for 15 points and 10 rebounds in the victory for The High. Demetrius Paynter scored a team-high 25 points for the Chargers in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference clash: Coverage of Camden and Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Joseph (Hamm.) 59 Atlantic City 52 (OT) | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Quarterfinal The Wildcats survive an overtime thriller against the Vikings to win its first CAL Tournament game in program history. St. Joe led most of the way, but could not put the Vikings away until the Wildcats pulled away for good in overtime. Marcus Pierce scored a game-high 28 points in the victory. St. Joseph faces top-seed Wildwood Catholic in the semifinals on Wednesday at Absegami. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Atlantic City:
Vote Now for NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week 6 Game Balls
It’s been a sizzling start to the month of February thanks to some tremendous games from South Jersey ballers! Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in for your favorite player. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. JSZ will award Game Balls to winners at a midweek practice or game. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance. Please submit future nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com.
Watch Tuesday 2.4 JSZ Basketball Highlights
What a wild Tuesday! JSZ has highlights from all over the state with wins coming from Elizabeth, Eastern, Gill St. Bernard’s and St. John Vianney. Stay tuned for all the highlights! Elizabeth 60 Linden 57 OT | Boys Trailing by 11 points entering the fourth quarter, Elizabeth rallied back to not only send the game to overtime but to come out on top with a win over Linden. The Minutemen didn’t take their first lead until :48 seconds left in regulation. Jayden Pierre finished with 28 points. Elizabeth head coach Phil Colicchio, who coached at Linden from 1997 through 2018, returned for the first time since taking over the reigns of his alma mater. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Gill St. Bernard’s 72 Watchung Hills 49 | Boys Freshman sensation Mackenzie Mgabko continued the hot start to his breakout season with 20 points and 10 rebounds over a 19-1 Watchung Hills squad. Will Soucie chipped in with 17 more for GSB in the win. The Warriors’ Michael Bressler led his team with 10 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Warren: Eastern 63 Timber Creek 60 | Boys Zubair Lee scored a game-high 30 points, as the Vikings stunned the Chargers on the road in an Olympic Conference clash. Noah Klinewski also had a big night, scoring 22 points in the victory. Eric Benjamin went for a team-high 17 points for Creek in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Gloucester Township: Coverage of both Eastern and Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. St. John Vianney 63 Red Bank Regional 31 | Girls The top-ranked team in the Shore Conference continued its dominance with a blowout win over the Bucs. Maddie St. Rose lead the way for the Lancers with a 20 point, 10 rebound double-double. Katie Hill poured in 18 points, five rebounds andtwo blocks. Chloe Teter had 12 points in the loss for Red Bank Regional. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Holmdel:
Watch Saturday 1.25 JSZ Basketball Highlights
It was another busy Saturday slate on the hardwood, with fantastic match-ups all over the state. Check back throughout the night as all of the exciting highlights come in! Rutgers Prep 68 Montclair Immaculate 65 | Boys Rutgers Prep has officially entered the “elite” category among New Jersey high school basketball programs. The Argonauts, ranked as high as No. 23 in the country by MaxPreps, secured a signature win Saturday afternoon against Montclair Immaculate. Star junior Trey Patterson, who has established himself as one of the most complete underclassmen in the northeast, provided a 29-point, eight-rebound performance. Sophomore Otega Oweh helped keep the game out of reach after a game-saving block and a thunderous dunk in the final seconds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Somerset: Wildwood Catholic 79 Burlington Twp. 46 | Boys Wildwood Catholic picked up its ninth straight victory to improve to (13-2) on the year. The Crusaders defeated Burlington Township 79-46 following a 23 point, 13 rebound game from West Virginia University commit Taj Thweatt. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from the Jeff Coney Classic at Rancocas Valley: Timber Creek 86 Lindenwold 64 | Boys Chargers senior Justin Bladen erupted for seven three-pointers in the first half, en route to a game-high 28 points in the victory. Demetrius Paynter added 18 points to go along with 17 rebounds, as Creek continues to roll at (14-1). Tazir Cantey dropped a team-high 25 points for the Lions in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this non-conference clash: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Paul VI 73 Trenton Catholic 43 | Boys The 2020 Jeff Coney Classic from Rancocas Valley Regional High School concluded with Paul VI’s (10-3) 73-43 win over Trenton Catholic (9-6). The Eagles were able to limit VCU commit Jamir Watkins early and stormed through the first half with a well-balanced offense that saw three players finish in double figures. Jalen Boyd-Savage had 17 points, Andrew Harrell had 18 and Wilser Sanon ended the night with 19 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage. Colts Neck 48 Middletown South 40 | Girls Dartmouth commit Camryn Foltz scored the game’s first 11 points and scored 20 of her 30 points in the first half as the Cougars held off a fourth-quarter run from the Eagles to pick up their seventh win of the season. Colts Neck led by 20 at the half and by 17 at the end of three quarters. Kayla Richardson scored 16 points to lead the Eagles. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown North’s Slam Dunk Autism Challenge:
Vote Now for JSZ NJM Week 3 South Jersey Basketball Game Balls
We’re now a month into the high school hoops season, and South Jersey stars continue to put up some eye-popping statistics! Be sure to vote below for our third round of SJ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. Please email MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com with South Jersey Game Ball nominations by Saturday of each week. Thanks to our great sponsor, NJM Insurance, we’ll be awarding South Jersey Game Balls all season long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 1.16 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Thursday was a monster day on the high school hardwood, with tremendous games all over the state. Check back throughout the night as JSZ brings you highlights from two major North Jersey games along with another pair of huge South Jersey matchups! Roselle Catholic 68 Elizabeth 63 Roselle Catholic continues to show why they’re one of the best in the Garden State. The Lions trailed Elizabeth by 11 points with seven minutes left in regulation and took control from there on out to secure their fourth consecutive win. Xavier-bound CJ Wilcher led all scorers with 25 points while Cliff Omoruyi hammered home the game-winning dunk — he finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. DJ Watkins led Elizabeth with 20 points in their first loss of the season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Roselle: Bergen Catholic 78 St. Joe-Montvale 70 Julian Brown had a career-high 32 points and fellow sophomore Will Richardson added 25 as the Crusaders (11-2) handed the Green Knights their first loss of the season. BC led 14-13 after one and opened up a 13 point halftime lead thanks to an explosive second quarter led by Brown and Richardson. St. Joe’s got within four late but Bergen Catholic put the game away at the free throw line. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Montvale: Camden 69 Paul VI 52 The High keeps on rolling, dispatching a talented Eagles squad in front of another packed house at Rutgers-Camden. Kentucky commit Lance Ware went for 20 points and 17 rebounds in the victory for the Panthers. Jerome Brewer added 17 points, as Camden improved to (10-1) on the season. The Panthers now head to Massachusetts for a showdown against Rancho Christian (CA). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference clash: Coverage of Camden is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Timber Creek 75 Cherry Hill East 63 The Chargers pulled away in the second half to top the Cougars and pick up another big Olympic Conference victory. Eric Benjamin put together another stellar performance, scoring a game-high 25 points, as Timber Creek improves to (11-1). Jake Green scored a team-high 24 points for Cherry Hill East in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Gloucester Township: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Tuesday 1.7 JSZ Basketball Highlights
You want overtime action? You got overtime action! Jersey Sports Zone brings you four boys basketball games from around the state — two of which both went into thrilling double overtime finishes. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! Hudson Catholic 57 St. Peter’s Prep 51 (2OT) The battle for Jersey City never disappoints! Hudson Catholic sophomore sensation Zion Cruz delivered arguably the statement performance of his young high school career with 24 points — 21 of which came after halftime — to power his Hawks to a heart-pounding double-overtime win. St. Peter’s Prep sophomore Mark Armstrong led the Marauders with 14 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and more from The Barn at St. Peter’s Prep: Middletown South 61 CBA 58 (2OT) Mike Dabas had 15 points including the Eagles’ only field goal in double overtime as Middletown South made enough free throws down the stretch to get their first win over CBA in 11 years. CBA’s Mike White banked in a three-pointer with eight seconds left in the first overtime to force double OT. Ryan Cremen led the Colts with 18 in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling Shore Conference showdown: Peddie 88 Pennington 79 Peddie picked up its first win of the season with an 88-79 victory over Pennington. The Falcons trailed all but a few minutes of the first quarter before going up as many as 20 in the second half. Bernie Blunt finished with 47 points while Columbia commit Supreme Cook had 20. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Pennington and Peddie coverage. Timber Creek 72 Bishop Eustace 65 The Chargers held off a furious fourth quarter rally from the Crusaders to improve to 8-0, which is now the best start to a season in school history. Eric Benjamin (game-high 23 points) and Justin Bladen (20 points) led the way for Timber Creek. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Pennsauken: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 12.27 JSZ High School Basketball Highlights
The holiday hoops bonanza continues. Jersey Sports Zone takes you around the state with hoops highlights from tournaments and showcases. We’ll continue to post games throughout the night! Wildwood Catholic 45 Boys’ Latin (MD) 29 | Boardwalk Basketball Classic The Crusaders stormed back from an early deficit to beat the Lakers going away at the Wildwoods Convention Center. West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt turned in another monster performance, scoring a game-high 23 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Temple commit Jahlil White also had a big game, finishing with 18 points. It was the 300th career win for Wildwood Catholic head coach Dave DeWeese, as the undefeated Crusaders advance to a bracket championship game tomorrow night. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Wildwood: Red Bank Regional 65 Monmouth Regional 32 | Albert E. Martin Buc Classic Nick Ferrogine had 19 points highlighted by a dominant third quarter to help the Bucs win their first game of the year. Drew Valentino added 16 for RBR who will face top-seed St. Thomas Aquinas in the semifinals on Saturday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver St. Joe’s (Mont.) 74 Passaic Tech 42 | St. Joseph Classic It’s nice being home for the holidays! St. Joe’s got the most out of their home court advantage Friday night after racing out to a 24 point halftime lead before getting into cruise control for the win. Dyree Rogers led all scorers with 16 points while Ansley Almonor and Nazir Williams chipped in with big buckets, too. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: JSZ’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Ridgewood 73 Dwight-Englewood 48 | St. Joseph Classic Sixteen different players saw time on the court in Ridgewood’s handily won bout against Dwight-Englewood in holiday tournament action in North Jersey. Baseball standout Matt Favieri had a game-high 18 points while Devin Johnson, Tristan Wennersten and Wes Penne all hit double digits. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: Timber Creek 66 Highland 62 | Red-Blue Holiday Mixer The Chargers stay undefeated to start the 2019-20 season with a back and forth victory over the Tartans. Demetrius Paynter dominated in the second-half, scoring 19 of his team-high 22 points, to help power Timber Creek past Highland. Deywilk Tavarez-Rodriguez scored a game-high 25 points in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: Coverage of Highland and Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. John Vianney 50 Notre Dame 47 | Patt McCann Christmas Classic St. John Vianney bested Notre Dame 50-47 to start the season (3-0). Both teams traded blows to keep it a tight game throughout the night. The Lancers, getting hot from beyond the arc, were able to build a five point lead late in the fourth quarter and force the Irish to the free throw line. Vianney would take advantage of missed opportunities to secure the victory. Nate Williams finished with 14 points while Brian Stuart had 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage.
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Vote now for a playoff edition of JSZ Top Plays!
The New Jersey high school football playoffs are here and Jersey Sports Zone got some big moments from the opening round. We have the Top Plays captured by our cameras (with some help of a viral video courtesy of Monroe High!). Watch the best of the best from Week 9 and cast your vote through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will win the JSZ Top Play Belt. Thanks to the athletes we cover for another batch of outstanding highlights! Take Our Poll Thanks to QuickChek for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs. Don’t forget to head to QuickChek and use our Buy One Get One Free Ciabatta! Last Week’s Top Play Winner Thanks to everyone at Mainland who voted for Jake Cook to win the Top Play Belt along with his teammates Sean Bradley who earned a JSZ Game Ball:
Watch Friday 11.8 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
It’s playoff time in New Jersey! Our cameras were on hand for opening round quarterfinal action all across the state as the journey to MetLife and Rutgers begins. Watch our teaser to get you ready and then scroll down to watch all of our highlights and post-game reaction from around the state. Wayne Valley 13 Wayne Hills 6 | North 2 Group 4 One of New Jersey’s most tightly-contested cross-town rivalries again went down the wire, but this time there was much more on the line than local bragging rights. No. 5 seed Wayne Valley secured a win over No. 4 seed Wayne Hills for the first time since 2012. The Indians were powered by a lights-out defensive effort in the second half that shutout their rivals for the final 24 minutes of regulation. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wayne: Thanks to QuickChek for supporting our coverage of the NJSIAA football playoffs! Seneca 27 Ocean Township 23 | Group 3 South Malin Jasinski engineered a 71-yard drive in 1:10 capped off by a 10-yard TD pass to George Thorp with :10 left to give the #6 seed an upset win over previously unbeaten Ocean. Jasinski threw a 47-yard bomb to Johnny Kennevan to set up the game-winning score. Ocean took a 23-21 lead in the fourth quarter on a field goal and got three TD’s from Trebor Pena. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thriller: Thanks to QuickChek for supporting our coverage of the NJSIAA football playoffs! Holmdel 22 Red Bank Regional 14 | Group 3 South Tom Ammirati had a TD pass and two TD runs and Myles Day blocked a field goal and came up with two interceptions as Holmdel beat their Shore Conference rival for a second time this season. Ammirati scored two straight touchdowns in the third quarter to help Holmdel open up a 22-7 lead. Jack Chamberlain had two touchdown passes in the loss for the Bucs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone brought you highlights from Holmdel and RBR thanks to the support of our partners. Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply (RBR) and the Law Offices of Lawrence Luttrell (Holmdel) for their support! Timber Creek 27 Raritan 26 | Group 3 Central The third-seeded Chargers outlasted the sixth-seeded Rockets in a game that came right down to the wire. Raritan’s Steve Coponi scored on an 86-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to bring the Rockets within one. Timber Creek’s defense held on the two-point conversion attempt though, as Dior Boyd intercepted the pass in the end zone. Donovan Leary threw three TD passes in the win; two to Marcus James, and one to Maryland commit Tarheeb Still. Elijah Williams rushed for a score in the victory. Coponi rushed for three touchdowns for the Rockets in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Gloucester Township: Timber Creek coverage is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Rumson-Fair Haven 27 Delsea 6 | Group 3 Central John Volker had two first-half touchdown runs as the Bulldogs raced out to a 19-0 halftime lead on the way to an opening-round playoff victory. RFH will host Timber Creek in the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinal. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Thanks to NJM Insurance for supporting our coverage of Delsea all year long Randolph 42 Montgomery 28 | North 1 Group 4 Randolph (6) busted the North 1 Group 4 playoff bracket with a dominating 42-28 upset win over Montgomery (3) in the opening round. The Rams were led by running back Jimmy Pepe who racked up 250 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns including an 85-yard kickoff return. Quarterback Matt Kleiven threw for 158 yards, two touchdowns and also ran in a score. Randolph will face Woodbridge (2) in the semifinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Montgomery coverage. Jackson Memorial 20 Moorestown 0 | Group 4 Central Now this is how you use the big play! Jackson Memorial found the end zone three times Friday night with big plays that gained chunk yardage. The Jags defense had their best game of the season, holding Moorestown to a goose egg on the scoreboard. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Jackson: Coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible by Louro Chiropractic Center. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Tuesday 10.29 JSZ Boys Playoff Soccer Highlights
Tuesday marked the official start of the boys state tournament, as the journey toward Kean University begins. Check back throughout the night for all of the exciting highlights! Long Branch 2 Freehold Township 1 (2OT) | Group 4 Central Patrick O’Dwyer scored in the opening minute of the second overtime period to give the #13 seed an upset over the Shore Conference champions. Zach Orrico’s goal in the 58th minute gave the Patriots a 1-0 lead before Eryck Lazo drew even 11 minutes later. O’Dwyer scored his 21st goal of the season. Long Branch will face #5 seed Princeton in the second round. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction: Rosario Realty is the reason we were at the Manalapan Rec Center to capture the big upset win for Long Branch. Thanks to Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Green Wave all year long West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2 Monroe 1 | Group 4 Central The Boys Central Group 4 bracket will have some adjustments to make after a first round upset by 14th seed West Windsor-Plainsboro South over third seed Monroe. Early in the first half the Falcons would score on a penalty kick from Adrian Delascio to lead 1-0. As 15 minutes remained in regulation South would find net on back to back scores from Jude Ferri and Sueth Nandyala to give the Pirates their first playoff win in over 10 years. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our West Windsor-Plainsboro South and Monroe coverage. St. Joe’s (Mont.) 0 Union Catholic 0 | SJR Wins 5-4 in PK’s | Non-Public A North St. Joe’s (Mont.) and Union Catholic were neck and neck after 80 minutes of regulation and two, ten-minute overtime periods, sending this one into PK’s with a nil-nil score. Tyler Toft made the only save in the PK round and Chris Salazar drilled home the game-winner to advance the Green Knights into the quarterfinal round with a 5-4 advantage. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Scotch Plains: Thanks to our loyal partner, Rothman Orthopaedics, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and capture this thrilling match! Mainland 4 Timber Creek 0 | Group 3 South The third-seeded Mustangs took care of business against the 14th-seeded Chargers to begin the South Jersey Group 3 bracket. Ryan Pellegrino and Cooper McKinney scored first half goals for Mainland. Nick Bozzi Joey Cino added goals in the second half. The ‘Stangs advance to face defending sectional champion Seneca in the quarterfinals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Linwood: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Haddonfield 2 West Deptford 1 | Group 2 South The sixth-seeded Bulldogs needed every ounce of fight to get by 11th-seeded Eagles in the first round of the Group 2 South playoffs. Junior Alessandro Meucci scored both goals for Haddonfield, including the game-winner with 45 seconds left in regulation. The Bulldogs advance to face third-seeded Manasquan on Friday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Saturday 10.26 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s official! Week Seven of the high school football season in New Jersey has come to a close and JSZ has all corners of the state represented in yet another thrilling weekend. We’ve got six more games of action. Watch our teaser then scroll down to watch all the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 28 St. Joe-Montvale 27 The Pirates executed a double pass on 4th and goal from the 6 that resulted in a Jack Larsen TD catch to give the Pirates a stunning upset over the #2 team in the state polls. Zander Zebrowsky threw for 190 yards and 2 TD’s, both to tight end Dominic Busby and Matt Colonatuono had a TD run and the pass to Larsen in the victory. St. Joe’s Audric Estime ran for 247 yards and 3 TD’s in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us through the twists and turns from an NJ Game of the Year candidate: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe-Montvale is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics Peddie 35 Hun 32 Peddie remained undefeated on the year with an exciting 35-32 win over Hun thanks to a late fourth quarter interception from Justin Shorter. Quarterback Matt Sluka finished with 142 passing yards, 156 rushing yards and four touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Peddie coverage. Hillside 53 Bound Brook 0 Hillside continues to prove they’re one of the top teams to beat in Group 2. The Comets closed their regular season out with arguably their most dominant performance of the year, powered by three first-half touchdowns from Fatir Bell. Hillside has outscored their opposition 325-28 through 2019. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Conant Park: St. Joe (Hamm.) 41 Timber Creek 16 Jada Byers turned in another monster performance, scoring four touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past the Chargers. Two of Byers’ scores came on defense, including a 101-yard interception return for a score. Jayden Shertel threw a touchdown pass to Tyrell Russell, with Ahmad Ross finding the end zone in the win for St. Joseph as well. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Hammonton: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Parsippany Hills 35 West Essex 7 JD Breslauer continues to light defenses up in his stellar senior season with the Vikings. Breslauer arguably had the best game of the 2019 campaign, tossing 357 yards and five touchdowns in the win. Parsippany Hills (6-2) matches their win total from last year in the victory. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has all the highlights: Cedar Creek 47 Delsea 12 It was a sensational Senior Day for Cedar Creek (6-2) as they dominated Delsea (2-5). Senior quarterback Louie Barrios racked up five touchdowns through the air to pace a Pirates offense that resembled a Man-O-War on Saturday afternoon. Senior Manny Reid and sophomore JoJo Bermudez reeled in two touchdowns apiece in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Egg Harbor City: Coverage of Delsea is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Insane Stat Lines Highlight JSZ Week 5 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 5 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 10.5 JSZ Football Highlights
The weather finally cooled off, but the action heats up on the gridiron as the calendar turns to October. JSZ has a full slate of Week 4 games for you! Phillipsburg 20 Bridgewater-Raritan 13 Phillipsburg captured its 700th career win with a close 20-13 victory over Mid-State 38 foe Bridgewater-Raritan. The Stateliners fell behind 13-0 in the second quarter and put up 20 unanswered points to remain undefeated on the year at 5-0. Quarterback Ben Ries finished with a passing and rushing touchdown while Running back Matt Quetel rushed for 116 yards and a score. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage. Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. St. Peter’s Prep 41 DePaul 22 Is there a hotter team in New Jersey than St. Peter’s Prep? The undefeated Marauders kept their perfect record intact so far this season thanks to a career day from wideout Byron Shipman, who exploded with three touchdown receptions on the night. The SPP defense was in the backfield all night, accounting for seven sacks in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wayne: Highland 21 Timber Creek 17 The Tartans knocked off the Chargers in this district rivalry game for the second year in a row. Johnny Martin led the way on the ground with 169 yards rushing and a touchdown. Kasim Randall-Dale and Javon Holley also scored for Highland. Hamin Anderson sealed the win with an interception just outside the end zone with under one minute left. Donovan Leary threw two touchdown passes to Dior Boyd for Timber Creek in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Blackwood: Coverage of Highland and Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Joseph (Hamm.) 43 Haddonfield 8 The Wildcats (4-1) made an impressive statement, snapping Haddonfield’s (4-1) state-best 21-game winning streak in dominant fashion. St. Joseph standout running back Jada Byers finished the night with three total touchdowns, including a 91-yard catch and run in the first quarter. Wideout Tyrell Russell hauled in 5 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. The Wildcats defense held the Bulldogs offense in check with six sacks and ten tackles for loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Long Branch 26 Middletown South 14 Jermaine Corbett had a 30-yard pick-six to go along with a TD run and the Long Branch defense produced eight turnovers to break a three-game losing streak. The Green Wave took a 20-7 halftime lead before Tyler Cuccia’s TD run go the Eagles within six at the end of three quarters, but the Green Wave added a Kyle Davidson two-yard TD run and put the game away with three fourth quarter turnovers. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Thanks to Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Long Branch High School! Red Bank Catholic 21 Toms River North 6 After an uncharacteristic start to the season, it seems as if Red Bank Catholic has righted their ship. The Caseys played stingy defense and were rock solid in the red zone as they cruised past undefeated Toms River North. Quarterback Ryan Edgerly had a hand in all three RBC touchdowns. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is provided by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness. Donovan Catholic 35 Red Bank Regional 0 Ryan Clark had two touchdown runs and the Donovan Catholic defense pitched its fourth shutout of the season to get the Griffins to 5-0. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights from Little Silver: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional. Our sponsors are the reason we can bring you great high school sports coverage all year round! Jackson Memorial 22 Saint John Vianney 14 The Jaguars rally for two fourth-quarter scores on long runs by Lonnie Cebulski and Will Towns to score an upset win over the Lancers. Watch the highlights now! Thanks to the Lour Chiropractice Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Jackson Memorial Jaguars!
Eye-Popping TD Numbers, Yardages Highlight JSZ Week 3 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 3 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference, the Greater Middlesex Conference and the Colonial Valley Conference. Take Our Poll
The Polls are Open! Vote NOW for JSZ South, Central and North Game Balls!
Just like that, Week 1 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League and the Colonial Valley Conference. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference , Mercer County and the Greater Middlesex Conference. Take Our Poll
Time to Vote, New Jersey! Who Earns a Week 0 Game Ball?
The start of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey is upon us. Jersey Sports Zone is kicking off another year of game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored after unforgettable performances. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll So — which of these North Jersey football players gets YOUR vote in our Week 0 poll? Make sure to vote early and often! Take Our Poll Our Central Jersey Game Balls feature Top Performances from the GMC and Shore Conference Take Our Poll
Timber Creek Looking to Return to its Winning Ways
The Chargers finished below .500 in 2018 for the first time since 2006. Timber Creek is hoping to bounce back this fall and reestablish itself as one of South Jersey’s top teams. Senior Maryland commit Tarheeb Still and senior Justin Houston will be a pair of players to watch for the Chargers. Sophomore QB Donovan Leary steps into the starting role after splitting time as a freshman. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Chargers, as Timber Creek gets set to log some serious miles early in the season: Timber Creek 2019 Schedule Friday, August 30 – at Bishop Hartley (OH) Saturday, September 7th – at Warren County (VA) Friday, September 13 – vs. Hammonton Friday, September 27th – vs. Vineland Friday, October 4th – at Highland Friday, October 11th – vs. Millville Friday, November 1st – at Atlantic City Thursday, November 28th – vs. Winslow Twp. Timber Creek coverage is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
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
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.