Central Jersey Group III

The Sweet Four-Peat
PISCATAWAY — With a championship hanging in the balance and a history waiting to be embraced, it was only fitting to have Rumson-Fair Haven’s defense on the field to clinch it all.
An interception by senior Mike O’Connor with 43 seconds left in regulation sealed the Bulldogs’ 27-22 win over South Pla…
Ocean Falls
OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Throughout the regular season and again in the state playoffs, Ocean made hanging tough and finding ways to rally its signature. The Spartans’ fortunes ran out, however, on Friday against Nottingham in the sectional final...
RBR's Special Season
By Ella Brockway - Red Bank Regional Student Correspondent
LITTLE SILVER — Success, people say, is not so much about the destination as it is the journey.
Red Bank Regional head football coach Nick Giglio is one of those people.
“Along the way the past few years, (the players) learned somet…
Ridge Road Rulers
Photo gallery by Mark Brown/B51 Photography.
PISCATAWAY — History was going to be made one way or the other in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III championship game, and with another magnificent defensive performance Rumson-Fair Haven cemented its legacy in the annals of the Shore Conference&Cl…
Buccaneer 'Ship
Photo gallery by Dave Thorne
OCEAN TOWNSHIP – Whether he was talking about his teammates, his own play, or the sensational all-around game by senior wide receiver/safety Sadiq Palmer, Red Bank junior defensive back Jalen Willis summed up a crucial reason why the Bucs are heading to their first …
RFH Topples Rahway
Central Jersey Group III
1-Rumson-Fair Haven 43, 8-Rahway 6
Photo gallery by Robert Samuels
The Bulldogs (8-1) trailed 6-0 at halftime before ripping off 43 unanswered points to eliminate the Indians (3-6) and advance to the semifinals...
RBR Now 9-0
Central Jersey Group III
Quarterfinals
3-Red Bank 30, 6-South Plainfield 0
Photo gallery by Mark Brown
Senior Sadiq Palmer scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and also returned a fumble for a touchdown as the Bucs (9-0) remained perfect and advanced to the sectional semifinals by blanking the Tiger…
The Fantastic Frosh
UNION — It isn’t until George “L.C.” Pearson takes off his helmet and reveals his baby face that it is actually believable he is just a 14-year-old freshman.
On the field, Pearson is like no other ninth-grader this area has ever seen...
Husky Heaven
UNION -  Driving rain, Carteret’s defense, historical precedent – none of them was any match for 14-year-old Matawan quarterback George “L.C.” Pearson in Friday night’s NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III championship game at Kean Un…
CJ 3 Preview
CENTRAL JERSEY GROUP III CHAMPIONSHIP
Friday at 7 p.m. at Kean University
(5) Matawan (7-4) vs. (3) Carteret (8-3)
Matawan stat leaders
Carteret stat leaders
Matawan's best win: 40-17 over Class B South co-champion Barnegat (7-3)...
Adam Bomb
By Scott Clayton - Shore Sports Network contributor
ABERDEEN – In what was a microcosm of the entire season, Matawan overcame adversity to win a Central Jersey Group III semifinal Friday night in front of a frigid home crowd at Barry Rizzo Stadium...
Dah's Right
(2) Long Branch 31, (7) Hamilton West 0
Senior running back Dahmiere Willis turned in his seventh game of at least 200 yards rushing this season and became the first 2,000-yard rusher in Long Branch history by erupting for 295 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries to lead the Green Wave (7-2) past …

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