Watch JSZ State Saturday Finals Coverage

Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you comprehensive coverage from four locations around the state as sectional champions are crowned at Rutgers, Kean, Rowan and MetLife Stadium.  We’ll have scoring updates throughout the day and we’ll post our highlights and post-game recaps right here from every game we cover

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY 
Central Jersey, Group 2
(7) Hillside 20  (1) Point Pleasant Boro 13

Nahree Biggins had two first half touchdowns and an interception to help the #7 seed to a third straight upset win and a Central Jersey Group 2 championship.  The Comets defense produced three turnovers and was able to stifle Point Boro’s tricky option attack.  The Panthers scored two touchdowns in the 4th quarter.  James Fara’s 7-yard TD with 42 seconds left made it a 20-13 game, but Point Boro could not come up with the onsides kick.  JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Rutgers:

Central Jersey, Group 5
(2) South Brunswick 18 (1) Manalapan 14  

Felix Quinones led a 92 yard drive capped off by a 17 yard TD pass to Jaylan Lawson with 53 seconds left and the Braves had a game winning TD catch by Naim Mayfield waved off due to pass interference in a wild finish to the Central Jersey Group 5 championship.  Manalapan raced out to a 14-0 lead on a Mayfield 34 yard TD run and 60 yard punt return.  The Vikings got a pair of Quinones TD passes in the second quarter to close the gap to 14-12.  JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling finish:

Central Jersey, Group 4
(3) Long Branch 43  (8) Freehold Boro 42 OT

Pasa Fields grabbed a 6 yard score from Juwan Wilkins in OT and Eli Sherin caught a two point conversion to give the Green Wave a 43-42 overtime win over Freehold Boro in the Central Jersey Group 4 finals.  The Green Wave overcame a 271 yard, 6 TD rushing performance from Ashante Worthy to avenge a loss in the regular season.  Trailing 35-21 after three quarters, Juwan Wilkins had a 12 yard TD pass to Kahmar Mimes and a 1 yard TD run in the 4th quarter to force overtime.  Watch all the highlights of an incredible battle at Rutgers:

Central Jersey, Group 3
(2) Somerville 20  (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 15

Jalahn Dabney’s 3-yard TD run with :53 seconds left gave the Pioneers the Central Jersey Group 3 title and ended the four year reign of RFH as sectional champs.  The two teams were tied 8-8 at the half and Somerville took the lead on a TD pass from Dabney to Kvree Hinton that covered 38 yards.  RFH took the lead with under four minutes to go on a Pete Lucas 14 yard run, but Somerville put together a last minute drive highlighted by a long completion to Joe Ciempola that set up the title clinching score.  JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from the final game of the night at Rutgers:

METLIFE STADIUM
North Jersey 2, Group 3

(1) West Essex 28 (3) Voorhees 14, FINAL   

Junior QB Zach Lemanski, coming off a 4 week injury, was back and better than ever. He threw 4 touchdown passes for 160 yards as the Knights took down Voorhees 28-14. Will Perez tells JSZ’s Courtney DuPont that his QB is the best in the state and just proved it. Check out full highlights and post-game interviews now:

 

North Jersey 2, Group 4,
(2) North Hunterdon 21  (1) Phillipsburg 20  

North Hunterdon makes history today, defeating Phillipsburg for the first time in 20 years and earning their first state title since 1975. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with star QB Matt Busher now:

 

North Jersey 1, Group 3
(2) River Dell 28 (1) Ramapo 7 

River Dell QB David Estevez shines at MetLife – JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez breaks down River Dell and Ramapo

North Jersey 1, Group 4
(1) Old Tappan 31 (3) Mount Olive 28,  FINAL –  coverage from JSZ’s Courtney DuPont and Nery Rodriguez

KEAN UNIVERSITY 
North Jersey 2, Group 1
(2) Shabazz 35  (1) Weequahic 0

QB Anthony Travis accounted for all five touchdowns as Shabazz wins the North 2 Group 1 state championship at Kean University.  JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has a full breakdown of an impressive title win for the Bulldogs from Kean University:

Non-Public, Group 3
(1) DePaul 7 (3) St Joseph-Montvale 3

Central Jersey, Group 1
(4) Middlesex 33 (7) Point Pleasant Beach 21, FINAL

North Jersey 1, Group 1
(5) Hasbrouck Heights 39 (6) Pompton Lakes 14, FINAL

ROWAN UNIVERSITY
South Jersey, Group 3
(4) Delsea 29 (2) Woodrow Wilson 28

A big game for Aidan Borguet and coach Sal Marchese gets his 200th career win.  Mike Frankel has the breakdown from Rowan:

South Jersey, Group 1
(1) Paulsboro 34 (2) Penns Grove 24

Dehron Holloway had three TD’s and three INT’s in a sensational performance in the final high school game of his career.  SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has higlhights from Rowan:

South Jersey, Group 5
(1) Lenape 10 (2) Rancocas Valley 7, FINAL