Mike Bickford

Flying High Again
Flying High Again
LAKEWOOD – After being part of the foundation that propelled Central to its best stretch in nearly 20 years, four Golden Eagles players will take to the field one final time on Thursday night in New Jersey’s longest running high school football all-star game...
Milestone Mike
Milestone Mike
*Check back for an expanded story* BERKELEY TOWNSHIP -- With the playoffs no longer an option because of an incident early in the season, Central has put all its effort into winning the Shore Conference Class A South division title. To keep that goal alive, the Golden Eagles had to beat No...
Eagles Rally
Eagles Rally
*Photo gallery by Ray Richardson* Justin Fumando won’t have all the answers in his first season as a head coach, but the new Central boss certainly knew what to say to his team at halftime in the season-opener against rival Southern...
Central Eagles
Central Eagles
*2016 Shore Conference Football Preview Homepage* Willie Jacobs won 19 games over three seasons at Central, so it was a surprise to many when the Golden Eagles alum stepped down as head coach in April. Enter 34-year old Justin Fumando, who left a powerhouse program at Manalapan and is seeking to build one just off Exit 77 in Bayville...
Perfect Panthers
Perfect Panthers
BAYVILLE -- 'Tale of two halves', 'raining cats and dogs', 'better late than never - whatever clichè you wanted to use for Friday night's Central versus Point Boro football game would have fit. Point Boro overcame a late start time and a 14-point first half deficit to come from behind and defeat Central 26-21 in a crucial Shore Conference Class B South game...
Central-Barnegat
Central-Barnegat
By Vin Ebenau - Shore Sports Network Contributor BAYVILLE -- Explosive junior running back Mike Bickford scored four touchdowns to lead the Golden Eagles to a 35-7 Shore Conference Class B South victory over visiting Barnegat on Friday night...
Fight to the Finish
Fight to the Finish
STAFFORD — Three plays after being flagged for a holding penalty that wiped out a run for a first down, Central senior fullback Dennis Corbin saw a chance to completely redeem himself. With the Golden Eagles facing a fourth-and-21 on the first possession of overtime, Corbin found some space down the seam and made a great catch in traffic for a 31-yard reception and an unlikely first down... Read M
All-Shore Football Teams
All-Shore Football Teams
Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2014 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2014 Shore Conference football season, sponsored by Jersey Mike's. The All-Shore teams, along with the players and coaches of the year, were selected by a committee consisting of Shore Sports Network’s Scott Stump, Bob Badders, Kevin Williams, Ed Sarluca and Matt H
What to Watch For
What to Watch For
For all but seven teams in the Shore Conference, the season is already over or it will wrap up by Thanksgiving Day, highlighted by some of the Shore's oldest rivalries. With more teams moving their rivalry games to earlier in the season or getting rid of them altogether, the 10 games between Wednesday and Thursday represent the fewest amount of Thanksgiving games in Shore history...
The Golden Age
The Golden Age
South Jersey Group III (4) Central 28, (5) Oakcrest 14 Sophomore running back Mike Bickford continued his huge season with 246 yards rushing and three touchdowns on a career-high 41 carries to help the Golden Eagles (7-2) win their first state playoff game since 1994 and just their second in program history by knocking off the Falcons (5-4) on the turf at Toms River East...
South Jersey Preview
South Jersey Preview
With 24 Shore Conference teams all dreaming of making it to that first weekend in December for the NJSIAA sectional championships, do-or-die time begins this weekend. The Shore has teams in 10 different state playoff brackets, and here is a look at the match-ups in the three South Jersey brackets involving Shore Conference teams...

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