It’s the final weekend of the regular season, and JSZ braves the elements to bring you action from all over the state!
Rutherford 27 Park Ridge 20 | NJIC Championship
A three touchdown performance from Pat Cerulli and a catch-of-the-year candidate from Doug Russell highlighted the Bulldogs’ second NJIC championship crown on their home turf at Tryon Field. Rutherford (7-1) has now won seven consecutive games and heads into the postseason with a head full of steam. Park Ridge (7-1) was paced by a career-best performance from Matthew Manning, who notched 195 rushing yards and three scores.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from the lone conference championship game in New Jersey:
St. Augustine 35 Holy Spirit 21
The Hermits close out the regular season by knocking off rival Holy Spirit and head into the postseason on an eight-game winning streak. Princeton-commit Nasir Hill turned in a phenomenal all-around performance, scoring three touchdowns, and added a pair of interceptions in the win. Senior Kanye Udoh rushed for a pair of touchdowns for St. Augustine (8-1). Senior Trevor Cohen scored a pair of touchdowns in the loss for Holy Spirit.
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week:
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with OceanFirst Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to OceanFirst Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns!
Hammonton 43 Triton 0
The Blue Devils absolutely rolled in the rain on the road against the Mustangs. A.J. Ryker rushed for 146 and two touchdowns to lead the way for Hammonton (5-5). Justin Doughty and Kenny Smith also rushed for scores, while the Blue Devils D pitched a shutout. Triton falls to (7-3), but both teams should be playoff-bound next week.
JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Runnemede:
Coverage of Triton is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Phillipsburg 13 Westfield 0
The Stateliners leaned on its defense which recorded its 4th shutout of the season on a rainy night at Maloney Stadium. Caleb Rivera and Jakhye McLean scored the P’burg touchdowns.
JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights:
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Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick