Central Jersey Group IV

Second Wave: Long Branch Repeats as CJ 4 Champs
LONG BRANCH - In the 44-year history of the NJSIAA playoffs, no Long Branch team had ever been able to utter the statement the Green Wave made after Friday night's victory. "We're still the champs,'' senior linebacker Luke Arnold said. "Back-to-back feels so good...
Clutch Cats
Clutch plays on third and fourth downs led Jackson Memorial to a 22-14 win over Brick Memorial in the first round of the Central Jersey Group IV playoffs.
Triple Threat
JACKSON — Throughout the first month of the season Jackson Memorial had a long way to go in its quest to win another state sectional championship. A mostly inexperienced squad lacked the traits of their predecessors and struggled to find an identity...
14 Strong
JACKSON — All season Jackson head coach Doug Withstandley has been waiting for his team to put forth the kind of effort it takes to win a championship. Wednesday night was the match it all came together. The top-seeded Jaguars received several clutch performances to take down fourth-seeded Long Branch, 26-25, in the semifinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV tournament inside Joe Perry Gymna
Angry Birds
PISCATAWAY — Brick had its bid for an eighth sectional title denied as Allentown made its own history with a 41-6 win in the Central Jersey Group IV final on Saturday afternoon at Rutgers University. The Redbirds (10-2) opened a 27-0 halftime lead and never looked back on their way to winning the first state title in program history...
Crazy Eight
JACKSON -- Long Branch's Lamont Reid had just sent one half of Joe Perry Gymnasium on fire with a critical pin at 160 pounds, giving the Green Wave a two-point lead with just two bouts left in Friday's NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV final. Chants of "LB...
Ceremonial Pins
BRICK -- A disqualification win on an illegal slam could've made Colts Neck's historic postseason victory on Monday controversial, but the Cougars erased any doubt by piling up bonus points against Brick Memorial. The Cougars, seeded fifth in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV Tournament, recorded five pins out of their seven victories while winning by DQ and forfeit in the other two to take down
All the Right Moves
*Scroll down for video highlights* Photo gallery by Mark Brown/B51 Photography PISCATAWAY — Injuries to key players, a lack of an offensive identify and a shaky second-half of the regular season seemed like eons ago for Jackson Memorial on Saturday in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV championship game...
The Champs Return
HAMILTON -- It has been an up and down season for Jackson Memorial on the heels of winning a sectional title and finishing as the No. 1 team in the Shore Conference, but come playoff time the Jaguars have certainly played like champions. The defending-champion Jaguars cemented a return trip to the sectional final by blasting host Steinert 56-10 on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the NJSIAA
Colonials Eliminated
Photo gallery by Robert Samuels FREEHOLD -- Junior quarterback Jordan Winston tossed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Rick Mottram on the final play of the third quarter and Allentown ran out the final 6:35 to defeat Freehold 10-7 in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV playoffs on Saturday afternoon...

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