Week 8 brings us championships, unofficial championships and compelling games all around the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights and interviews!
Wall 18 Donovan Catholic 15 | Shore Conference Championship
Keisun Sanders and Charlie Sasso made a goal line stop on 4th and 3 with just over a minute to go to preserve a perfect 7-0 season and the Shore Conference crown for the Crimson Knights. Casey Larkin had two touchdown runs to give Wall a 12-0 lead before Donovan Catholic answered with two Jahdir Loftland TD runs and a two point conversion pass to make it 15-12 in the fourth quarter. Wall QB Logan Peters scored from three yards out for what proved to be the game winning touchdown. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has all the twists and turns from one of the best games of 2020 in New Jersey high school football:
Becton 41 Waldwick 12 | NJIC Championship
The only championship trophy hoisted by a New Jersey high school football team this fall happened in East Rutherford. Becton, which completed a perfect 6-0 season, dominated Waldwick from start to finish to capture their first NJIC Championship in program history. QB Joe Crifasi accounted for five total touchdowns in the win.
JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and postgame sound from South Bergen County:
Holy Spirit 21 Lenape 7 | WJFL Pod “A” Championship
The Spartans earned the unofficial South Jersey championship with a victory over the Indians. Patrick “Cheeks” Smith went off for 232 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the win. Devin Lee rushed for a score and had an interception in the victory, while Jahmir Smith had two sacks. Tyler Davis hauled in a touchdown catch for Lenape’s only score of the night.
JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Absecon:
Northern Highlands 45 Union 35
Northern Highlands (5-2) defeated Union (4-4) 45-35 in a Super Football/Big Central Conference crossover match up. Despite falling behind 15-0 in the first quarter, Highlands would counter with 21 unanswered points to control pace in the second half. Enzo Arjona and Nick Lapi both finishing with 2 touchdowns for the Highlanders. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
DePaul Catholic 49 Ocean City 22
The Spartans fell behind early, but dominated in the second half to take down the previously unbeaten Red Raiders. Andrew Butler was tremendous in the victory, scoring six total touchdowns on the night. A’Khoury Lyde hauled in two touchdowns for the Spartans. Jake Inserra and Joe Repetti each scored a touchdown for Ocean City in the loss.
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Ocean City:
Rumon-Fair Haven 28 Freehold Boro 3 | Shore Conference Pod “B” Championship
A memorable night for the entire Bulldog football program as RFH handled the Colonials in the final game of the season. The win was Head Coach Jerry Schulte’s 100th of his career! Senior running back John Volker was impressive once again as he had 157 yards on the ground to go along with a pair of touchdowns for Rumson in the win.
JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Rumson: