NCAA FBS: North Jersey roll call

Saddle Brook native Steve Longa and teammate Kemoko Turay (58) sack Tulane quarterback Devin Powell during the second half of Rutgers’ 31-6 victory Saturday. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) A look at how some of North Jersey’s best fared in College Football action for Week 5. Leonte Carroo Rutgers, WR, junior From Don Bosco/Edison Caroo caught seven […]

Alumni Update: Carroo Climbing The Ranks Of Rutgers Best Receivers Of All-Time

When Leonte Carroo gets to the NFL – and he will get there someday – he knows exactly how he’ll celebrate his first touchdown reception. He won’t. The talented Rutgers receiver explains why, and the story is a good lesson for any young football player. Carroo was playing in his first Pop Warner game for […]

Football: PC Up in National Rankings

Paramus Catholic QB Willy Hansen returned from an knee injury to lead the Paladins to a comeback win and a move up in the rankings. Don Bosco loses one of its national No. 1 rankings. Paramus Catholic gains ground in every national poll. St. Peter’s Prep disappears off the face of the national-rankings world. Another […]

Football: Roundtable Discussion, Part IV — Big North United Storylines

Don Bosco, led by RB Malik Bakker (shown above) and a relentless defense, remained unscathed through the first month of the year. Will the Ironmen be able to say the same after going through the rigorous Big North United. The Aces tackle that question, along with other United storylines, below. With the Big North United schedule about to […]

Football: Roundtable Discussion, Part I — Biggest Wins of the Week

Bergen Catholic’s Mike Aniello celebrating after catching the game-winning TD pass from Jarrett Guarantano in Saturday night’s 14-10 upset win over St. Edward.  The Aces are back to discuss the top storylines from last week. Each week throughout the season we will have a roundtable discussion with three topics. This week’s topics – 1. What teams […]

National HS football rankings update:

It was a big weekend for New Jersey’s top programs, as Don Bosco Prep, the nation’s No. 1-ranked team according to multiple polls, returned to action, St. Peter’s Prep was stunned on the road, Paramus Catholic rallied for a thrilling double overtime win, St. Joseph of Montvale thumped one of Pennsylvania’s best teams and Bergen […]

Alumni Update: Nova’s Career Statistics Ranked Among Best At Rutgers

With the Rutgers all-time passing touchdowns record already on his resume, Gary Nova can set his sights on the program’s passing yards mark. Nova ranks third behind Mike Teel (9,383) and Ryan Hart (8,482) on the school’s career list with 7,604 passing yards, needing to average 255 yards per game to become the all-time leader […]

Football: Expanded Top 25 Breakdowns (9/29)

Waldwick/Midland Park’s Tyree Ball (1) and Nick Dragonetti (33), shown here in a game from last season, have helped guide the Warriors to a 3-0 start after knocking off its second straight Top 25 team. Find out where the co-op program is in this week’s Top 25. Here is an expanded breakdown of all Top […]

Back in Florida with Bosco

Phpto by me…Darren CooperThat’s Don Bosco football coach Greg Toal (in the middle, right arm out) at the end of the Ironmen’s walkthrough today at South County Stadium in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Where were we exactly? South County Stadium is right across the street from “Tradition Field” which is, where every Mets fan can […]

Bosco 41, Fort Pierce Central 14

So, on the sidelines tonight, one of the ladies on the chain crew for Fort Pierce Central turned to me in the fourth quarter and asked me, “Is this kind of what you thought?” It was a good question. And I guess the answer was yes. This was still a pretty tight game until midway […]