Woodbridge Football - 2016, The 93rd Season!
Charles McDevitt WoodbridgeFootball.com – October 25, 2016, 0745
Friday, October 28th
JP Stevens (1-5) at
Woodbridge (3-4) – Analysis
one is for all the marbles. The JP Stevens Hawks are coming to town on Friday,
October 28th at 7pm. As the Barrons did
unto Perth Amboy, so shall they do unto JPS. A win will guarantee a Playoff berth for Woodbridge. With those stakes, I don’t anticipate
any let down by the Barrons.
has 71 PF in 6 games (11.8 PPG). They
are limited in their offensive ground game and minimal passing game. Their
defensive side has allowed 165 PA (27.5 PPG). Their scoring differential is -94
Woodbridge bounce-back win against Perth Amboy (35-0), set up this last chance.
With a 144 PF (20.6 PPG) – 113 PA (16.1 PPG), and a scoring differential of +31
(+4.4 PPG), I see the Barrons easily handling the Hawks both offensively and
defensively. And with Holger Alcivar PK
putting 3 of 4 PAT attempts through the uprights against Amboy, the kicking
game is looking a bit brighter and that is a good sign.
bottom line is the Barrons’s Playoff hopes and seeding ride on their ability to
defeat the Hawks. They are currently sitting with 69 PP in the sixth slot. A
win over JPS will provide an additional 14 PP. The Colonia – Kennedy game will
produce a guaranteed 3 PP, and the St Joseph – Carteret games a guaranteed 1
PP. If Perth Amboy defeats North
Brunswick, add another 3 PP. This scenario will yield a final total of 90 PP.
Then, it depends on how the 6th through 10th NJ2 - G4 teams fare so as to what
seed the Barrons will have earned.
is nothing the Woodbridge can do other than take care of their business, and
that is exactly what I predict. It’s time to “Strap up and Deliver”, and let
the cards fall where they may.
Woodbridge over J.P. Stevens, Friday, October 28th 7 p.m.
- A Playoff berth is on the line. WOOD +20
(x) Colonia over J.F. Kennedy, Friday, October 28th 7 p.m.
Playoff berth is on the line for both teams. COL +7
Perth Amboy over (x) North Brunswick, Friday, October 28th 7 p.m.
- PA is capable, NOB doesn’t have the weapons. PA +10
(x) St Joseph over Carteret, Saturday, October 29th 1 p.m.
the last game, but the final real hurdle for an undefeated regular season. STJ
Record: 23-9 .719
By: Charles McDevitt WoodbridgeFootball.com 10-24-2016 1830
In the books
(G1) Colonia – Win 26-12
(G2) Manasquan – Cancelled
(G3) South Plainfield – Win 28-6
(G4) St Joseph – Win 22-16
(G5) Kennedy – Win 42-6
(G6) Carteret – Win 38-14
(G7) Perth Amboy – Win 44-8
PF 200 (33.3 PPG), PA 62 (10.3 PPG), +138 Point Differential (+23.0 PPG)
(G8) JP Stevens – Monday, October 31st, 3:45pm Away
(G9) North Brunswick – Monday, November 7th, 3:45pm Away
By: Charles McDevitt WoodbridgeFootball.com – October 23, 2016 1430
Quaasim Glover is a senior with the Woodbridge Football
program who very quietly has set a new school record for receptions. Glover has played in 4 varsity games as a
freshmen, 11 as a sophomore, 10 as a junior and has 7 under his belt as a
senior where he started the season as the number two player for receptions in a
His freshmen year he saw action as a backup QB and registered a 16 COMP on 41 ATT for 390 YDS, with 3 INT, and 2 TD in 4 games played. In Glover’s sophomore season, he was moved to wide receiver and quickly became a favorite target of junior QB Tracy Fudge. They connected for 50 REC, 709 YDS, and 3 TD.
Quaasim’s junior year was as impressive as the previous. He registered 46 REC, 723 YDS, and 8 TD from Fudge. His two year stats put him within 13 catches of tying Anthony Nyers’s career (2009-11) 109 REC, and 579 YDS shy of Keith Hemmings’s career (1996-97) 2011 YDS record.
Here is a breakdown of the current season stats and records for Q.
(G1) Colonia – 5 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD – 8 catches from 109, 509 yards shy of 2011.
(G2) Manasquan – 7 REC, 48 YDS, 0 TD – 1 catches from 109, 461 yards shy of 2011.
(G3) South Plainfield – 2 REC, 18 YDS, 0 TD – 1st catch tied Nyers, 2nd moved into the number one slot with 110 career REC, and 443 shy of 2011.
(G4) St Joseph – 3 REC, 33 YDS, 0 TD –113 career REC, and 410 shy of 2011.
(G5) Kennedy – 3 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD – 116 career REC, and 315 shy of 2011.
(G6) Carteret – 5 REC, 34 YDS, 0 TD – 121 career REC, and 281 shy of 2011.
(G7) Perth Amboy – 5 REC, 66 YDS – 126 career REC, and 215 shy of 2011.
With Tracy Fudge graduating, sophomore QB Donovan Tabon, 66 COMP, 106 ATT, 924 YDS, 2 INT, and 10 TD, has taken over the passing duties. There has been a small learning curve between him and Glover, but overall, Tabon has delivered good balls to his receivers. He has a huge upside down the road.
At 6’ 1” with good leaping ability and great hands, Glover
is a natural receiver. His chase began
in 2014, and the REC record fell in 2016. With at least three games left, I’m confident,
Glover can surpass the 2011 YDS record of Keith Hemmings as well. I’d love to
see him in alignments and routes that give him space to put on the YACs. Stay
1. Old Bridge (4-1-1): Nick Sodano carried 26 times for 149 yards and a touchdown as the Knights rolled to a 41-14 victory over New Brunswick. Artur Sitkowski completed 6 of 9 passes for 98 yards and two scores. He also rushed nine times for 67 yards and two more touchdowns. Liam Knowles and Anthony Imbimbo each had a scoring catch. Nick DiMeglio paced the defense with five tackles including two for a loss. Tyler Haughney (four tackles) and Jake Kodros also had two tackles for a loss. Against Old Bridge, New Brunswick converted just 23 percent (3 of 13) of its third-down attempts. The Knights won the turnover battle 2-0 as Paul Ferrali and Imbimbo each recorded an interception. The Zebras were outgained 321 to 215 in total yards and allowed 223 rushing yards. Next: at Jackson Memorial, Friday, 7 p.m.
2. Piscataway (5-1): Elijah Barnwell, who holds a scholarship offer from Rutgers University, carried 10 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns as the Chiefs rolled to a 51-7 drubbing of Monroe. Sophomore safety Brevin Donerson recorded his third defensive touchdown of the season with a 38-yard fumble return. The Chiefs amassed 299 yards from scrimmage, 76 of which came through the air. They benefited from excellent field position with scoring drives of 17, 54, 38, 20, 38, 52 and 28 yards. Ibn Robinson had a 19-yard touchdown reception and Michael Stalenyj booted a 41-yard field goal. Next: vs. Manalapan at Rutgers University, 11 a.m.
3. South Brunswick (4-2): Justin Shorter, a Penn
State University commit, caught a 54-yard option pass from Jaylan Lawson
with 3:45 remaining as the Vikings snapped a 20-20 deadlock and held on
for a 26-20 win over Sayreville. Shorter finished with nine catches for
182 yards. The victory was the third straight for the Vikings, who
received a stellar game from Josh Liao. The senior quarterback completed
10 of 16 passes for 159 yards including a 7-yard scoring strike to
Anthony Blakey. He also rushed for 65 yards and two touchdowns. South
Brunswick amassed 123 yards on the ground. Andre Eldridge (nine) and
Lawson (eight) were South Brunswick’s leading tacklers. Next: vs. Brick Memorial, Friday, 7 p.m.
4. Sayreville (5-2): Jayson DeMild completed 7 of 19 passes for 169 yards and also rushed for 50 yards in a 26-20 loss to South Brunswick. Michael Liberti carried 21 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns. He scored on runs of 8 and 4 yards. DeMild scored on a 1-yard keeper. Next: vs. Neptune, 7 p.m.
5. St. Joseph (6-0): The Falcons set a single-game school record for points in a 52-14 victory over J.F. Kennedy. In the first half alone, quarterback Mitchel Epstein rushed for 178 yards, threw for 141 more and had a hand in all six of St. Joseph’s touchdowns. He scored on runs of 70, 34, 25 and 1 yards. The Falcons, who extended their winning streak to eight games, have allowed fewer than six points per game over that span. Jon Sot booted a 32-yard field goal, his seventh straight of the year, and converted all seven of his PATs, improving his mark to 34 of 34 in that department. The game marked the return from a shoulder injury of running back Manny Resto, who caught a 57-yard screen pass for St. Joseph’s first touchdown. With a win over Carteret on Saturday, the Falcons will clinch their second White Division title in four years. Next: Carteret, Saturday, 1 p.m.
6. South Plainfield (5-2): Despite playing without star Charles Lovett, the Tigers handed previously undefeated Carteret a stunning 10-0 setback and clinched a Central Group III playoff berth. Sophomore running back Zach DelVecchio carried 22 times for 120 yards and scored on a 15-yard run. The Tigers finished with 176 yards on the ground. Deshai Smith booted a 39-yard field goal with under two minutes left to provide the final margin. Quarterback Ryan Marston finished 5 of 12 for 65 yards passing. He also recorded eight tackles on defense. Mike DeAngelis (nine tackles) recorded an interception in the red zone and Smith picked off a late “Hail Mary” pass to ice the victory. Dillon Harris anchored the defense with 12 tackles. Ben Lundy, Jean Sapini and DelVecchio each recorded seven tackles. Next: Bye.
7. Carteret (5-1): The Ramblers, who entered the game averaging a league-leading 317 yards on the ground, dropped a 10-0 decision to South Plainfield. Quartius Byrd and Antoran Chandler were limited to a combined 63 yards on the ground. Angelo Golino passed for 247 yards. The Ramblers can position themselves to win the White Division title with a victory over St. Joseph on Saturday. Next: at St. Joseph, Saturday, 1 p.m.
8. Woodbridge (3-4): Keshaun Henry scored three touchdowns and passed for another in a 35-0 victory as the Barrons blanked Perth Amboy for the second consecutive season. Henry finished with 145 yards from scrimmage. Messiah Daniels and Da’Avian Ellington also scored. Ellington accounted for 126 of Woodbridge’s 189 rushing yards. Quarterback Donovan Tabon completed 11 of 16 passes for 177 yards and two scores. Quaasim Glover had five catches for 66 yards. Nick Nyers anchored the defense with six tackles. Marquan Payne and Antonio Lopez each recorded a sack and a half, while Alex LaGrippo also had a sack. Chance Modica had an interception. With a win over J.P. Stevens on Friday, Woodbridge should clinch a North 2 Group IV playoff berth. Next: vs. J.P. Stevens, Friday, 7 p.m.
9. Bishop Ahr (5-2): With his team ineligible to win a Blue Division title as a newcomer to the division under conference rules, Andrew Brazicki and his teammates wanted to prove that they were still the best team in the division. The Trojans did just that as Brazicki amassed 374 all-purpose yards and scored five touchdowns in a resounding 46-30 victory over two-time defending division champion Spotswood, which had a 13-game division winning streak snapped. Next: vs. Asbury Park, Friday, 7 p.m.
10. Spotswood (5-2): The
two-time defending Blue Division champions had their division winning
streak snapped at 13 games in a 46-30 loss to Bishop Ahr. Spotswood can
still win its third consecutive division crown with a victory over
Metuchen in its regular-season finale. Next: at Raritan, Friday, 7 p.m.
St. Joseph (7-0) 6-0
Carteret (5-1) 5-1
South Plainfield (5-2) 5-2
J.F. Kennedy (4-3) 3-3
Woodbridge (3-4) 3-3
Colonia (3-4) 3-3
Perth Amboy (1-5) 1-4
J.P. Stevens (1-5) 1-5
North Brunswick (0-6) 0-6
Keshaun Henry scored three touchdowns and threw for another as the Woodbridge High School football team shut out Perth Amboy for the second consecutive season, handing the Panthers a 35-0 setback on Friday night.
Henry connected with Messiah Daniels on a two-yard bubble screen for a touchdown. He also caught two scoring strikes from quarterback Donovan Tabon. Henry further highlighted his night with a scoring run.
Da’Avian Ellinton had a 55-yard touchdown run for Woodbridge, which improved to 3-4 and appears to be in excellent position to clinch a North 2 Group IV playoff berth with a win again J.P. Stevens in its next game.
Tabon’s two touchdown passes helped the Barrons build a 15-0 lead with 11:50 left in the second quarter. Daniels’ touchdown reception gave Woodbridge a 22-0 advantage with 7:12 left in the opening half. Henry’s touchdown run with 10;18 remaining in the third quarter pushed the lead to 28-0.
“We had a great game plan going into the game,” Woodbridge head coach Kevin Coleman said about his team’s defensive scheme against Perth Amboy. “They were definitely prepared for our blitzes. We are a pressure team. They had a lot of two-back sets (employing an additional blocker) to try to stop us. When (Perth Amboy) changed (after falling behind), we started to blitz more.”
Coleman said the Barrons “had a good groove” offensively. Woodbridge ran some counters, some jet sweeps and stretched the defense with the passing game.
“We kept them honest,” he said. “We were moving the ball. Hopefully, it carries over to next week.”
By: WoodbridgeFootball.com October 21, 2016 1015
Woodbridge 35 - Perth Amboy 0
35 - J.P. Stevens 12
South Plainfield 10 - Carteret 0
Joseph 52 - J.F. Kennedy 14
By: Charles McDevitt WoodbridgeFootball.com October 18, 2016 1105
6 Record: 2-3 .400
With no disrespect, I’ll
go out on a limb and predict the Barrons defeat the Panthers by 20+
points. That isn’t a “feel good” sentiment,
it based on past performances against common opponents. Amboy has posted an 0-3
record against South Plainfield (33-14), St Joseph (43-15), and Kennedy (42-7).
They were outscored 118PA - 36PF (-82).
recorded a 1-2, with 70PF - 63PA (+7). South Plainfield was in the Barrons’s pocket
and a late 4th quarter implosion gave it away. St Joseph was a sound lose (28-6) to a premier
team, and Kennedy suffered an embarrassing (52-20) defeat. The Panthers can’t
handle what the Barrons are going to put onto the field offensively or
is sitting eighth in the NJ2-G4. To receive a seeding, there is still work to
do with two to go. There are a minimum of 28 PP available in those games, with
14 coming from Perth Amboy, and 14 coming from JP Stevens. The door is still
ajar. Those are the facts.
here is the math. There are 50 PP in the basket. Woodbridge must defeat both
Perth Amboy and JP Stevens to add a minumum of 28 PP. If Amboy can get past
North Brunswick, add another 3 PP to the total. The winner of the Kennedy at
Colonia game will produce 3 more PP, and if Colonia defeats JP Stevens, add
another 3 PP. St Joseph is going to
defeat Kennedy so no points there.
Summing up. 50 + 28 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 87 maximum PP. Will that be enough to earn a seed in the
Playoffs? Maybe. It's time to "Strap Up and Deliver".
(2-4) over (x) Perth Amboy (1-4), 7 p.m.
(2-4) over (x) J.P. Stevens (1-5), 7 p.m.
Carteret (5-0) over South Plainfield (4-2), 7 p.m.
Joseph (6-0) over (x) J.F. Kennedy (4-2), 7 p.m.
Brunswick (0-6) (Bye)
Season Record: 20-8 .714
Greg Tufaro's Week 7 GMC football predictions
Woodbridge (2-4) at Perth Amboy (1-4), 7 p.m.: The Panthers, who have been a strong second-half team over the past couple of seasons, snapped a four-game losing streak with last weekend’s 28-0 blanking of J.P. Stevens. The shutout was the first Perth Amboy posted since 2010. The Barrons are coming off a 29-14 loss to Carteret. Two of their losses – to Manasquan and South Plainfield – were by a combined four points. Pick: Woodbridge 21-18.
Hall of Fame Coach Marcus Borden's Week 7 GMC Football Picks
Colonia at J.P. Stevens, 7 p.m.South Plainfield at Carteret, 7 p.m.
St. Joseph at J.F. Kennedy, 7 p.m.
Woodbridge at Perth Amboy, 7 p.m.
(picks in bold)
By: WoodbridgeFootball.com October 17, 2016 1240
Woodbridge at Perth Amboy - October 21, 7pm
Last meeting, October 2, 2015: Woodbridge 33 - at Perth Amboy 0
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1. Old Bridge (3-1-1): The Knights remained the only Red Division team without a division loss following a thrilling 24-20 comeback victory over Piscataway. Nick Sodano scored three touchdowns – a 6-yard run, a 44-yard fumble return and a 42-yard run – in the final five minutes to help Old Bridge erase deficits of 10 points and three points. Sodano finished with 127 rushing yards on 21 carries. Quarterback Artur Sitkowski completed 19 of 35 passes for 233 yards. Anthony Imbimbo had nine receptions for 93 yards. Old Bridge’s blemishes are a lopsided loss to undefeated Manalapan, which leads Central Group V with 91.5 power points, and a draw with Edison. Old Bridge can win the division title with victories over New Brunswick (2-4), Sayreville (5-1) and East Brunswick (1-4). Next: at New Brunswick, Friday, 7 p.m.
2. Piscataway (4-1): The Chiefs squandered leads of 10 and three points in the final five minutes of a heartbreaking 24-20 loss to Old Bridge. Running back Elijah Barnwell carried 32 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Safety Brevin Donerson recorded a game-high 14 tackles and returned an interception 87 yards for his second defensive touchdown of the year. He also had a forced fumble and a fumble return. Jevon Buckmire (13) and Barnwell (10) were Piscataway’s other top defensive players. Ibn Robinson recorded his sixth sack. Next: at Monroe, Friday, 7 p.m.
3. Sayreville (5-1): The Bombers scored on five of their first six possessions, converting four turnovers along the way into touchdowns, in a 49-7 win over Monroe. Michael Liberti had rushing touchdowns of 18, 2 and 1 yards. Andrew Wille, JaQuae Roberts, Connor Holmes and Colton Redding each had a touchdown for the Bombers, who rebounded from a heartbreaking 27-21 loss to Piscataway. Sayreville’s defense, which pitched a shutout earlier this month in a 28-0 win over Brick Memorial, was once again stout against another triple-option foe. Next: at South Brunswick, Friday, 7 p.m.
4. South Brunswick (3-2): The Vikings, who have held opponents to a touchdown or less in all three of their victories, blanked East Brunswick 21-0. The win was the 200th of head coach Joe Goerge's career. Xavier Carlisle anchored the defense with 10 tackles, while Justin Shorter and Darius Tisdale each recorded six tackles. Marcus Cerminaro and Felix Quinones each had an interception. In extending its winning streak over the Bears to six games, South Brunswick received a balanced offensive effort. Quarterback Josh Liao completed 11 of 17 passes for 104 yards. He threw a scoring pass to Thomas Joe-Kamara and also rushed for a touchdown. Jaylan Lawson led all rushers with 77 yards and one score on eight carries. South Brunswick has won three of its last four. The Vikings’ only losses were to Old Bridge (28-25) and Piscataway (26-14). Next: vs. Sayreville, 7 p.m.
5. St. Joseph (6-0): The Falcons extended their shutout streak to 11 quarters, blanking their second consecutive opponent with a 42-0 victory over winless Donovan Catholic. Quarterback Mitchel Epstein had three touchdown passes, completing two scoring strikes to Jon Sot and another to A.J. Murray. Luke Yakely had two rushing touchdowns and Jordan Davis also scored on the ground. Next: at J.F. Kennedy, Friday, 7 p.m.6. Carteret (5-0): The Ramblers continued to display offensive balance and stout defense in a resounding 29-14 victory over Woodbridge, which fell two points shy of a single-game school record in a 52-20 victory over J.F. Kennedy the previous week. Running back Quartius Byrd amassed 234 yards on 11 carries. He had scoring runs of 76 and 49 yards. Quarterback Angelo Golino completed 5 of 9 passes for 97 yards including a 65-yard scoring strike to Jalen Harris and a 16-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Sharpe. With the victory, Carteret moved into a first-place deadlock with St. Joseph atop the White Division. Next: South Plainfield, Friday, 7 p.m.
7. South Plainfield (4-2): Playing without offensive star Charles Lovett (high ankle sprain) and defensive end Austin Fritze (concussion), the Tigers endured their second consecutive defeat, a 28-20 setback to Colonia. In the absence of Lovett (562 all-purpose yards) and Fritze (team-leading six sacks), quarterback Ryan Marston completed 13 of 18 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns. Jean Sapini and Deshai Smith each had 100 receiving yards. The Tigers rushed for 143 yards. They had a touchdown nullified via penalty and failed to score from Colonia’s 2 yard line. Next: at Carteret, Friday 7 p.m.
8. Bishop Ahr (4-2): Andrew Brazicki raised his conference-leading rushing total to 739 yards in a 34-0 win over Metuchen, but the Trojans found a new offensive hero against the Bulldogs in Reminiss Funderburk, who rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Funderburk scored on runs of 94 and 54 yards to complement Brazicki, who was Bishop Ahr’s second-leading rusher with 71 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Brazicki also returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown, while Funderburk also picked off a pass. Marcus Adeniyi continued to anchor the defense, making 11 tackles, three for a loss. Luke Vizzoni contributed 10 tackles – including a pair of sacks – to the win. The Trojans improved to 4-0 in the division behind 294 yards rushing. Next: at Spotswood, Saturday, 1 p.m.
9. Spotswood (5-1): The Chargers endured their third consecutive loss to Point Pleasant Beach, dropping a 31-12 decision to the Gulls. Spotswood trailed by just five points early in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Nick Mohr completed 11 of 18 passes for 102 yards. He also scored a rushing touchdown. Paul Toth was credited for a safety and Ryan Szatkowski booted a field goal. Spotswood can clinch its third consecutive Blue Division title with a victory over Bishop Ahr on Saturday. Next: Bishop Ahr, Saturday, 1 p.m.
10. New Brunswick (2-4): After opening the season – its first as a Red Division member – with consecutive losses to perennial powers Piscataway (4-1 with a loss to Old Bridge), South Brunswick (3-2 with losses to Piscataway and Old Bridge) and Sayreville (5-1 with a loss to Piscataway), New Brunswick rebounded to win its next two division games including an impressive 39-14 victory over Edison. New Brunswick’s only other loss is to Middletown South (4-1 with a loss to Red Bank Catholic). The teams that defeated New Brunswick own a combined 16-5 record. Against Edison, quarterback Jah’Bree Seawright-Jeffery completed 12 of 20 passes for 351 yards and five touchdowns. Kadas Reams caught six passes for 175 yards and four scores. Curtis Revan had three receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown. Dylan Johnson amassed 115 yards on the ground, most of which came on an 82-yard scoring jaunt. Seawright-Jeffrey also starred on defense, recording 11 tackles and an interception. German Pimental posted a game-high 12 tackles. Next: Old Bridge, Friday, 7 p.m.
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St. Joseph (6-0) 5-0
Carteret (5-0) 5-0
South Plainfield (4-2) 4-2
J.F. Kennedy (4-2) 3-2
Woodbridge (2-4) 2-3
Colonia (2-4) 2-3
Perth Amboy (1-4) 1-3
J.P. Stevens (1-4) 1-4
North Brunswick (0-6) 0-6
By: WoodbridgeFootball.com October 9, 2016 0845
North Jersey 2, Group 4 Power Points through Week 6 - 2016
Woodbridge is sitting eight! There is still work to do with two to go! There are a minimum of 31 PP available in those games, with 14 coming from Perth Amboy, and 14 coming from JP Stevens. The door is still ajar. Those are the facts.
So here is the math. There are 50 PP in the basket. Woodbridge must defeat both Perth Amboy and JP Stevens to add a minumum of 28 PP. If Amboy can get past North Brunswick, add another 3 PP to the total. The winner of the Kennedy at Colonia game will produce 3 more PP, and if Colonia defeats JP Stevens, add another 3 PP. St Joseph is going to defeat Kennedy so no points there. Summing up. 50 + 28 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 87 maximum PP. That should be enough to earn a seed in the Playoffs. It's time to "Strap Up and Deliver".
By: WoodbridgeFootball.com October 15, 2016 2020
Asbury Park at Dunellen, 7 p.m.
Colonia at J.P. Stevens, 7 p.m.
East Brunswick at Edison, 7 p.m.
Old Bridge at New Brunswick, 7 p.m.
Piscataway at Monroe, 7 p.m.
Sayreville at South Brunswick, 7 p.m.
South Plainfield at Carteret, 7 p.m.
St. Joseph at J.F. Kennedy, 7 p.m.
Middlesex at Highland Park, 7 p.m.
Woodbridge at Perth Amboy, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Bishop Ahr at Spotswood, 1 p.m.
Keansburg at South River, 1 p.m.
Keyport at Metuchen, 1 p.m.
on October 14, 2016 9:50 PM, updated October 14, 2016 10:29 PM
Carteret's offense has not had any trouble scoring points in its first four games, averaging over 40 per game.
That average might take a hit in a 29-14 victory over Woodbridge, but there no doubting the Ramblers' big-play abilities.
Carteret struck fast — on the first play from scrimmage — when Angelo Golino hit Jalen Harris near midfield and Harris took it to the house for a 65-yard touchdown. Later in the first quarter, Quartius Byrd broke free on a toss to the right side, then cut back across the middle and found an open lane to the end zone for a 72-yard touchdown. Byrd finished the night with 11 carries for 239 yards and two scores.
Byrd capped his huge night with another huge TD run, a 60-yarder off-right-tackle, in the fourth quarter, to put the game out of reach for Woodbridge.
Woodbridge kept the game close, with Da'Avian Ellington scoring on a 20-yard run to start the second quarter, closing to within 14-6, but Carteret would answer with six minutes left when Golino connected with Dwayne Sharpe for an 18-yard score to pull ahead, 21-6. Golino finished 6-of-10 passing for 90 yards.
Woodbridge leads the all-time series 28-27-4, but Carteret has won five of the last six meetings
By: WoodbridgeFootball.com October 14, 2016 2355
CARTERET 29 - WOODBRIDGE 14
WOODBRIDGE— Quartius Byrd called it “lovely.” Antoran Chandler said it was “beautiful.”
The Carteret High School running backs were talking about the holes opened by the Ramblers offensive line in a 29-14 win over Woodbridge in a key Greater Middlesex Conference White Division game Friday.
Yes, running backs love those key blocks, as do all the skilled position players. Friday was mostly a game of big plays and defense for the Ramblers. Byrd unofficially rushed for 234 yards on 11 carries with touchdown runs of 76 and 49 yards. Quarterback Angelo Golino threw two scoring passes, a 65-yarder to Jalen Harris to open the game, and a 16-yard touchdown to Dwayne Sharpe. Holder Jarrod Tasnady added a two-point conversion run.
Carteret led 21-6 at halftime, and cruised to the win as the teams traded touchdowns in the second half. Both squads were ranked in the Home News Tribune Top 10—Carteret entered as No. 6, Woodbridge as No. 9.
With the win, the Ramblers (5-0 overall and in the GMC White) tied St. Joseph for first place in the division. Even though Carteret entered undefeated, some media members picked against them. For one, while Woodbridge (2-4, 2-3) had a losing record, the Barrons dropped heartbreakers to difficult South Plainfield and Manasquan by a combined four points.
The Ramblers had played one team with a winning record. They quickly—and for the whole game—showed they were for real.
“All in all, we got tested, and I think we responded,” Carteret coach Matt Yascko said. “We played well tonight. I hate to sound like a coach speak, but it’s one game at a time. We took care of this one and then we get ready for the next one.”
On paper, it wasn’t easy. But on the play’s first game, Golino completed a pass to an open Harris just past midfield. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior took it in for the score despite almost getting tackled right before the goal line. James Hart kicked the first of his three extra points as Woodbridge led 7-0 just 20 seconds into the game.
“It kind of set the tone that we were going to be in attack mode for most of the night,” Yascko said. “And that’s what we did.”
Yascko said the call was for receiver Keanu Chapman, who hurt a knee on the play. Golino made a good read and found Harris for the touchdown pass. Chapman was limited the rest of the game.
Golino continued to make good decisions, and the running game took over. Chandler added 51 yards on 10 carries. The line of center Frank Coghan, guards Farhan Khan and Chris Pena and tackles Demetrius Ruiz and Skyler Daniels did their jobs.
“When the holes open up, it’s right there,” Byrd said. “For us running backs, it’s lovely if the line could block. Then we could run the ball. Without the line, we can’t do anything. And we just love the line.”
Of course, the runners have talent, as well. The “thunder and lightning” duo had combined for over 700 rushing yards entering the game. Friday, the Byrd, 6-1, 210-pound “lightning” senior gave Carteret a 14-0 lead with his 76-yard touchdown with 1:24 left in the first quarter. Byrd went up the middle, cut back and blazed down the left sideline for the long touchdown.
Carteret had its share of outstanding defensive plays, including wrestling star Khan getting a sack to force a punt in the second quarter and Jordan Demorla snagging an interception on Woodbridge’s two-point conversion pass after its first score. In the second half, Ruiz came up with two big sacks, one for a loss of 13 yards and the other for negative nine yards. Additionally, David Pierre had a tackle for a four-yard loss.
The score could have been higher, but Woodbridge twice held when Carteret had a first-and-goal with under four minutes remaining in the second quarter. On the first key play, Alex LaGrippo recovered a fumble inside the 5-yard line. On the second, the Barrons got the ball on downs after two sacks by Marquan Payne. Dylan Leone assisted on the second.
Woodbridge scored on a 20-yard run from Da’Avian Ellington, and on a 24-yard pass from Darin Tabon to Keshawn Henry. Quaasim Glover caught a two-point conversion.
As far as entering as an underdog, that doesn’t seem to bother the Carteret players.
“We don’t feed into that,” Byrd said. “We just work hard in practice and do what we got to do. We know that we got a big chip on our shoulder the rest of these games and what we’re going to keep doing is what we did today. Just keep pounding the ball and work hard in practice.”
And one other thing, that his running back mate Chandler also echoed, to “stay humble.”
CARTERET (5-0) 14-7-0-8-29
WOODBRIDGE (2-4) 0-6-0-8-14
C – Harris 65 pass from Golino (Hart kick)
C – Byrd 76 run (Hart kick)
W – Ellington 20 run (pass failed)
C – Sharpe 16 pass from Golino (Hart kick)
C – Byrd 49 run (Tasnady run)
W – Henry 24 pass from Tabon (Glover pass from Tabon)
Rushing - C: Byrd 11-234, Chandler 10-51, Golino 10-8, Sharpe 3-14; W: Ellington 14-75, Henry 8-43, Daniels 1-0, Glover 1-minus 1, Don. Tabon 3-minus 24.
Passing - C: Golino 5-9-0-97; W: Don. Tabon 13-23-0-107.
Receiving - C: Harris 1-65, Sharpe 2-19, Raymond 2-13; W: Daniels 0-0, Glover 0-0, D. Tabon 0-0, Henry 6-52, Glover 4-33, Darin Tabon 2-13, Ramos 1-9.
Carteret (4-0) at Woodbridge (2-3), 7 p.m.: Carteret’s
defense, stellar over the first three games, during which it allowed a
total of 19 points, yielded more than that in last weekend’s 55-32
victory over Colonia. The Ramblers, a perennial power who finished with
an uncharacteristic 1-10 record a year ago, are one of the state’s best
turnaround stories. Quarterback Angelo Golino (31 of 53 for 493 yards
with eight touchdowns and two interceptions for a 109.2 rating), running
backs Quartius Byrd (43 carries, 428 yards, six touchdowns) and Antoran
Chandler (47 carries, 301 yards, five touchdowns) have benefited from a
vastly improved offensive line. Keanu Chapman (10 catches, 149 yards)
and Dwayne Sharpe (eight catches, 128 yards) each have three receiving
touchdowns. A balanced offense (eight players have scored at least one
touchdown) is averaging a league-leading 418.8 yards from scrimmage per
game. Carteret has won the turnover battle with a plus-4 margin. Sharpe
(31), Emmanuel Omokha (30), Farhan Khan (27) and Jarrod Tasnady (27) are
the Ramblers’ leading tacklers. Khan (three sacks) and David Pierre
(two sacks) are top pass rushers. James Hart, who has converted 19 of 22
extra point attempts, gives the Ramblers an edge on special teams as a
kicker and punter. Woodbridge snapped a three-game losing streak with a
52-20 victory over J.F. Kennedy in which Keshaun “Scooby” Henry set
single-game school records for touchdowns (six), points (40) and scoring
receptions (four). The Barrons scored more points last weekend than
they registered in four previous games combined. Woodbridge, which has
played a more challenging schedule than Carteret, lost two games –
Manasquan 7-6 and South Plainfield 15-12 – by a total of four points.
Woodbridge is balanced with quarterback Donovan Tabon (40 of 67 for 621
yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions for a 112.8
quarterback rating) and running back Da’Avian Ellington, a Carteret
transfer who has rushed 69 times for 324 yards and two scores. Quaasim
Glover, who led the league in receptions last season, remains dangerous
with 20 catches for 264 yards. Nick Nyers, son of former Woodbridge head
coach Bill Nyers, leads the conference with 68 tackles. Teammates
Antoine Hall (38 tackles) and Alex LaGrippo (33 tackles) also anchor the
defense. The Barrons are plus-5 in the turnover department.
Pick: Woodbridge 22-21.
GMC White Division (picks in bold)
Friday, Oct. 14
Carteret at Woodbridge, 7 p.m.
J.F. Kennedy at North Brunswick, 7 p.m.
J.P. Stevens at Perth Amboy, 7 p.m.South Plainfield at Colonia, 7 p.m.
St. Joseph at Donovan Catholic, 7 p.m.
Keshaun “Scooby” Henry received limited touches during practices leading up to last weekend’s game against crosstown rival J.F. Kennedy.
“I limited the amount of touches he got so when he did get the ball he was running angry,” Woodbridge High School football coach Kevin Coleman said. “It kind of translated into the game. I wanted him to be hungry.”
The motivation worked as Henry feasted on the opposing defense for single-game school records of six touchdowns, 40 points and four receiving touchdowns in a 52-20 victory.
“It means a lot to me to be in the record books,” Henry, the Home News Tribune’s Football Player of the Week, said of setting new standards for a high school with a storied 93-year football tradition.
Against the Mustangs, Henry totaled 233 all-purpose yards, 19 more than he amassed rushing and receiving in Woodbridge’s four previous games combined.I told him before the game, it’s time for our playmakers to make some plays,” said Coleman, whose Barrons scored 14 more points against J.F. Kennedy than they did in their four previous games combined.
“(After the game) I just told him that’s something I’ve been waiting for him to do for quite some time. I think he has the ability to put those type of performances together.”
Henry, who had just nine touches against J.F. Kennedy, added a rushing touchdown and a kickoff return for a score to his four receiving touchdowns.
He had a punt return for a touchdown and a touchdown pass for a score – Henry played running back, slot back and lined up in Wildcat formation – nullified because of penalties.
As good as Henry’s on-field performance was, however, Woodbridge High School Principal Glenn Lottmann said the senior captain is an even better person than he is a football player.
“No one can doubt his athletic ability,” Lottmann said. “But in my opinion, his athletic ability is the least impressive of his traits. He is friendly, respectful, smart and he’s so humble. If you just met ‘Scooby’ in the hallway, you wouldn’t know he’s one of the best athletes in our school. I hope to God my son grows up to be a gentleman like ‘Scooby.’ That’s the kind of kid he is. You can’t help but smile when you see him. He’s going to go far in life.”
In a role that is often reserved almost exclusively for upperclassmen, Henry has served since his sophomore year in the Woodbridge Township Public Schools’ STARS (Students Traveling A Road To Success) program, a partnership between the high school and Fords Middle School in which a high school student mentors a middle school student.
“That’s uncommon for a sophomore to do,” Lottmann said, noting Henry “stood out from the day (he entered high school) and we got him (as a STARS mentor).”
Henry is known affectionately on and off campus simply as “Scooby,” a nickname his mother gave him because he loved watching Scooby-Doo cartoons as a youth.
“I guess it stuck,” Henry said of his moniker. “All throughout my whole life – teachers, principals, everybody – just called me Scooby.”
If the Barrons are to turn their season around, Henry and several other gifted skill position players including incumbent Greater Middlesex Conference receiving leader Quaasim Glover (46 catches in 2015), quarterback Donovan Tabon and running back Da’avian Ellington will have to continue their prowess behind a steadily improving offensive line.
Woodbridge, ranked No. 9 in the Home News Tribune Top 10 with a deceptive 2-3 record, lost two games – 7-6 to Manasquan and 15-12 to South Plainfield – by a total of four points. The team’s other setback was 28-6 to undefeated St. Joseph, which led by just eight points at halftime.
“We were struggling as far as the offense was concerned,” Coleman said. “We just weren’t able to put things together. We didn’t do anything different in practice (before the J.F. Kennedy game). We just practiced hard and were holding each other accountable on offense.”
Coleman said he knew during the early stages of last weekend’s game that Friday night was going to belong to Henry, who the coaching staff utilized all over the field to ensure the ball would end up in its star player’s hands.
“We’ve got to get him the ball,” Coleman said he remembers telling his assistants, “because he’s going to break out at any moment.”
Henry’s six touchdowns against J.F. Kennedy shattered a 61-year old record which the late Lee Roy Alexander previously set in a game against New Brunswick on Nov. 12, 1955.
Tabon tied the single-game school record of five touchdown passes (including one to Glover), which Kyle Anderson set in an Oct. 22, 2011 game against Monroe. Tabon completed 9 of 11 passes for 261 yards.
The 52 points Woodbridge registered fell two shy of the single-game school mark the Barrons set in a Nov. 4, 1961 victory over Carteret.
What won’t ever show up in the record books is Henry’s personality, the trait that distinguishes him from his peers.
is a great kid,” Coleman said. “As soon as I met him as a freshman, he
was always honorable and well-mannered. He’s a wonderful kid. Inside the
building, he’s respected highly by his teachers and his classmates.”
By: Charles McDevitt WoodbridgeFootball.com – October 10, 2016, 0905
Week 5 Record: 5-0 1.000
Carteret (4-0) at Woodbridge (2-3) – Analysis:
Offense: The Ramblers have scored 163 points (40.8 pg). They are a run first offense, and have a 309 yards rushing pga with the brunt of the workload going to Quartius Byrd RB (43 carries for 428 yards, 107 pg, 6 TD), Antoran Chandler RB (47 carries for 301 yards, 75.3 pg, 5 TD), and Angelo Golino QB (28 carries for 197 yards, 49.3 pg, 1 TD). Their passing game is anchored by Golino (31 completions on 53 attempts for 439 yards, 8 TD and only 2 INTs) to Keanu Chapman WR (10 receptions for 149 yards and 3 TD), and Dwayne Sharpe WR (8 receptions for 128 yards and 3 TD).
Defense: The Ramblers have allowed 51 points against (12.8 pg), and are led by Jarrod Tasnady DB, Justin Taylor LB, Dwayne Sharpe LB, Jordan Demorla LB, Emmanuel Omokha LB, and Farhan Khan DT.
Teams: James Hart PK (19 made for 22 attempted PATs, .864 average, and 0 made
for 1 attempted FG, .000 average).
The Barrons have scored 95 points (19.0 pg). They have a balanced offensive
attack with 131.4 yards rushing pga with Da’Avain Ellington RB (69 carries for
324 yards, 64.8pg) , Keyshaun Henry QB / RB (36 carries for 174 yards 34.8 pg),
and Messiah Daniels RB (5 carries for 109 yards, 21.8 pg) leading the way. They
also have a quality passing game, and have a 125.8 yards pga. They are led by Donovan
Tabon QB (40 completions on 67 attempts for 621 yards and 7 TD). His big
targets are Quaasim Glover WR (20 receptions for 264 yards, 13.2 pr), Henry (13
receptions for 192 yards, 14.8 pr), and Messiah Daniels (5 receptions for 106
yards, 21.2 pr).
Defense: The Barrons have allowed 84 points against (16.8 pg) and are led by Nick
Nyers LB (68 TKL), Alex LaGrippo DT (36 TKL), Antoine Hall LB (38 TKL), Marquan
Payne DE (28 TKL), Christian Figueroa LB (22 TKL), Dylan Leone LB (28 TKL),
Quaasim Glover SFT (23 TKL), and Antonio Lopez DE (20 TKLS).
Special Teams: Woodbridge has no kicking game and cannot depend on PAT/FG points in a close contest. The Barrons have made 1 PAT in 10 attempts, .100 average.
With that said: The Ramblers and Barrons have competed against two common opponents, Colonia and Kennedy. Both have defeated their opponents with Carteret holding a slight offensive scoring edge of 83PF to 71PF. But it flips the other way on the defensive side to the Barrons with 34PA to 39PA. Very close. Woodbridge must stop one player, Quartius Byrd RB, and his explosive ground game. If that takes a primary and secondary spy, so be it. Force someone else to carry the load. Home field may be an advantage, and if Woodbridge shows up like they did last week in Iselin, its lights out. If they don’t bring that powerful and focused effort, it’s going to be lights out for them. Understand, Carteret is a hungry team with a good coaching staff. They are fighting for their own playoff seeding as is Woodbridge. But the biggest reason to “Strap Up and Deliver” this Friday, October 14 at 7pm, is without a win over Carteret and the reaping of the Power Points associated with them, there isn’t a clear path to the playoffs. It’s as simple as that. One play at a time, one game at a time. Carteret is next!
Woodbridge (2-3) over Carteret (4-0)
J.P. Stevens (1-3) over (x) Perth Amboy (0-4)
South Plainfield (4-1) over (x) Colonia (1-4)
St. Joseph (5-0) at (x) Donovan Catholic (0-5)
Home Team (x)
Record: 18-5 .783