Derek Ernst

Band of Brothers
The most incredible postseason run and one of the best stories of the entire New Jersey high school football season was Raritan going from an under-.500 record and barely making the playoffs to winning a state championship against an undefeated team...
All-Shore Football Teams
Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2015 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2015 Shore Conference football season.
The All-Shore teams, along with the players and coaches of the year, were selected by a committee consisting of Shore Sports Ne…
Last-Second Lift-Off
UNION - Raritan coach Anthony Petruzzi never doubted his 2015 team had the makings of a state champion - not when the Rockets lost five straight games during the heart of this year's schedule, not when they entered the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II Playoffs with a losing record and not when they fa…
Rocket Resurrection
POINT PLEASANT BORO – After three straight wins to start the season, Raritan had the look of a team that would be a threat come state playoff time.
Instead, the Rockets’ season teetered over the abyss when that strong beginning melted into a five-game losing streak, leaving Friday night’s NJSIAA Cent…
Seven Up
By Vin Ebenau - Shore Sports Network Contributor
POINT PLEASANT — Senior quarterback Noah Husak ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and undefeated Point Boro held on in the waning seconds of the game to defeat Raritan, 33-27, in a Shore Conference nondivisional game on Friday nig…
Red Hot
HAZLET — The atmosphere surrounding Red Bank’s football team is as good as it has been in over 10 years, and the Bucs are playing like they never want the ride to come to an end.
Red Bank, ranked No. 9 in the Shore Sports Network Top 10, continued its fantastic start to the seas…
Coming On Strong
HAZLET - When Matawan head coach John Kaye decided to throw talented freshman George "L.C." Pearson into the fire as the starting quarterback four games into the season, he knew it would take a little while for everything to mesh for the Huskies...
Playoff Push
Nondivisional
Raritan 24, Pt. Boro 7
Junior tailback Derek Ernst ran for three touchdowns of 1, 44 and 4 yards on his way to a 220-yard night as the Rockets (3-3) got back to the .500 mark with a win over the Panthers (3-4) to bolster their playoff hopes in Central Jersey Group III...
What to Watch For: Week 7
Contrary to popular belief, there are actually other Shore Conference games being played this week besides No. 2 Manalapan at No. 1 Red Bank Catholic on Friday night.
Obviously that showdown headlines the weekend, but there are plenty of other important match-ups to keep an eye on...
St. Anthony
Video and statistics by Ryne Olsen - Shore Sports Network contributor
St. John Vianney continued its best start since the early 1980s by picking up a 35-14 win in Class A Central over host Raritan on Friday night thanks to another brilliant performance by junior quarterback Anthony Brown...
Top 10 Plays
Welcome to the latest edition of the Shore Sports Network’s top plays, highlighting the most dazzling and exciting moments from Shore Conference football action.
This week we take a look at the top clips from Week Five as the division races and playoff pushes really started to heat up…
The Fifth Down: Week Five
*Ace Outdoor Equipment Player of the Week*
*SSN Players of the Week*
*Top 10 rankings*
When junior Nick Maciejewski's game-winning extra point sailed through the uprights to complete previously winless Wall's stunning, 28-27 double-overtime win over previously unbeaten Brick on Friday night, …

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