Bob Badders is a veteran sports journalist who has covered Jersey Shore sports since 2004. As the Editorial Director for the Shore Sports Network, he oversees content on shoresportsnetwork.com and The Shore Sports Network Journal, in addition to serving as the beat reporter for Shore Conference high school football, wrestling and men's lacrosse. A graduate of Brick Memorial High School and Rowan University, Bob is a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore and currently resides in Ocean County with his wife and three daughters.
2023 Shore Sports Network All-Shore Football Teams, presented by Jersey Mike’s
Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2023 All-Shore football teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2023 Shore Conference football season.
2023 Shore Sports Network Football Most Valuable Player: Toms River North’s Micah Ford
Toms River North senior quarterback Micah Ford concluded a legendary career by leading the Mariners to a second straight NJSIAA Group 5 state championship.
2023 Shore Sports Network Football Coach of the Year: Marlboro’s Jason Dagato
Marlboro head coach Jason Dagato led the Mustangs to their best season in 25 years as they went 8-3, won share of the Freedom Division title, and advanced to the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 5 sectional final.
2023 Shore Sports Network All-Shore Football Teams List
A list of the 2023 Shore Sports Network All-Shore football selections.
Final 2023 Shore Sports Network Shore 16 Football Rankings
The final Shore Conference Football Shore 16 rankings for the 2023 season.
2023 Shore Conference Football Coaches’ All-Division Teams
Shore Conference football 2023 all-division selections as picked by the coaches in each of the Shore Conference's seven divisions.
Red Bank Catholic shuts down DePaul to win Non-Public B state championship
Junior quarterback Frankie Williams tossed touchdown passes to Emanuel Ross and Luke Wassef and the Red Bank Catholic defense shut down DePaul's dynamic offense to lead the Caseys to a 14-7 win that secured the NJSIAA Non-Public B state championship on Tuesday night at MetLife Stadium.
Lasting Legacy: Toms River North defeats Passaic Tech to repeat as Group 5 state champions
Senior quarterback Micah Ford had a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown, senior Yianni Papanikolas kicked a clutch field goal, and senior Anthony Rodriguez returned an interception for a touchdown on his 18th birthday as Toms River North defeated Passaic Tech 23-13 to win its second straight NJSIAA Group 5 state title.
2023 NJSIAA Football Non-Public B State Championship Game Preview: Red Bank Catholic vs. DePaul
For the third straight season, Red Bank Catholic and DePaul will clash for the NJSIAA Non-Public B state championship.
2023 NJSIAA Football Group 2 State Championship Game Preview
After losing in last season's state final, Rumson-Fair Haven is back in the title game and will meet Westwood for the NJSIAA Group 2 state championship.
2023 NJSIAA Football Group 5 State Championship Game Preview: Toms River North vs. Passaic Tech
Toms River North will face Passaic Tech in the NJSIAA Group 5 state final in a rematch of last season's championship game.
Elite Sports Physical Therapy Thanksgiving & State Finals Shore Conference Football Picks
Thanksgiving and NJSIAA state finals Shore Conference football picks from Bob Badders, Scott Stump, Scott Martin, Kevin Williams, John Carelli, and Dr. Stephen Bade from Elite Sports Physical Therapy.