The NJSIAA’s introduction of new regional bowl games to close out the high school football season adds another layer to playoff football in the Garden State. Over the next two weekends, Jersey Sports Zone will bring you extensive highlights and coverage of the 10 bowl games along with the three Non-Public sectional championships, all hosted at MetLife Stadium.  Make sure to check in early and often for highlights of your favorite team. 

St. Joe-Montvale 13 Bergen Catholic 0 – Non-Public Group 4 State Championship

The Green Knights defense delivered a true rare shutout against their rival to solidify a second straight state title and avenged a 24-20 loss to Bergen Catholic in October.  The Crusaders were shutout for the first time since 1989, a span of 322 games.  Angelo Guglielmello kicked two field goals and became NJ’s all-time leading scorer when it comes to kickers.  Audric Estime scored the game’s lone touchdown in the second quarter.  JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from MetLife Stadium:

Thanks to Equinox Fitness for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Bergen Catholic

Red Bank Catholic 14 Mater Dei Prep 10 | Non-Public Group 3 State Championship

The Caseys defense produced four turnovers and had a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter to give Red Bank Catholic a state title.  Steve Lubischer scored on an 11-yard TD run and Billy Guidetti found the zone from three yards out to account for RBC’s offense, but it was the Caseys defense that shined with the game on the line.  Malik Ingram ran for 250 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort .  Mater Dei had two trips inside the 10-yard line that resulted in a fumble and a fourth-quarter stop by Steve Cmielewski and Jake Louro.  Cmielewski led the RBC defense with 17 tackles.  JSZ has all the highlights from a tremendous showcase for Shore Conference football and post-game reaction from MetLife Stadium:

Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you by Playa Bowls in Red Bank.  Thanks to Playa Bowls for allowing us to capture RBC’s state championship!

Ramapo 42 Summit 22 | North Group 3 Bowl Game Championship 

After losing in the North 1 Group 3 Sectional Final to River Dell the past two seasons Ramapo defeated Summit to be the first North Group 3 Bowl Champions. Quarterback AJ Wingfield threw for 277 yards and five touchdowns while running back Max Baker had three scores of his own. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:

Thank you to Equinox Fitness for sponsoring our Summit coverage!

Penns Grove 35 Willingboro 26 | South Group 1 Bowl

The Penns Grove Red Devils overcame a major 20-point deficit against Willingboro to capture the ever elusive perfect season, becoming the first South Jersey team to go 13-0. Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights from a thrilling come-from-behind win: