Four student-athletes from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School “made it official” by signing their Letters of Intent to participate in college football and soccer programs on National Signing Day, February 4. Pictured left to right are Charlie Volker (Princeton University Football), Grant Rataski (Bryant University Football), Meagan McGurl (Lafayette College Women’s Soccer) and Sam Eisenstadt (Elon University Football). Volker is one of four Shore Conference athletes who will play football in the Ivy League.
Standout players from the state champion teams of Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional made their college commitments official at signing-day events at the respectives schools Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone attended both, video camera in hand, to talk to the scholar-athletes about their futures.
Rumson-Fair Haven sophomore quarterback Mike O’Connor takes off on one of his trademark keepers enroute to a big gain as he leads the Bulldogs to their second consecutive state title, with a 21-0 win over Delaware Valley at Kean University Saturday. Shore Sports Zone has all the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
For the second straight year, the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs are the top dogs of Central Jersey Group 2, winning the state title over Delaware Valley at Kean University Saturday.
In sometimes heavy rain, Charlie Volker ran for 161 yards and a score, and the Rumson-Fair Haven defense produced a touchdown and key turnovers in the shutout. And once again, Shore Sports Zone has all the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
It was a cold, wet affair as Rumson-Fair Haven and Shore Regional met in the first “Devil-Dawg Bowl” in West Long Branch Wednesday night. Turnovers were key. A Dawgs fumble on fourth and short in the final quarter set up the game’s longest run, a 23-yard romp by Doug Goldsmith to seal a 13-0 win for Shore. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
Both schools play for sectional titles on December 6th at Kean University. Shore Regional (10-1) takes on South Hunterdon at 10 a.m. while RFH (8-3) is the nightcap, taking on Delaware Valley at 7 p.m.
The Devil-Dawg Bowl is expected to be the start of a new tradition for RFH, replacing a longtime Thanksgiving rivalry with Red Bank Catholic.
With a domineering 35-7 win over A.L. Johnson at home, the defending state champion Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs advanced in their quest for a second straight title Friday night. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights, including more stellar play from sophomore quarterback Mike O’Connor.
The Dawgs are at home again Friday night against Cinnaminson in a game to determine who goes on for the 2014 state title.
Rumson-Fair Haven quarterback Mike O’Connor streaked 90 yards for a TD and wideout Murray McHeffey pulled in a couple of sensational diving catches as the Dawgs moved to 5-2 on the season with a 27-7 win at home against Raritan Friday night. Shore Sports Zone has the game highlights, as well as a longer reel of five great games from the evening right here.
Rumson-Fair Haven running back Charlie Volker racked up an astonishing 324 yards and three touchdowns as the Dawgs moved to 4-2 on the season with a win at home over Lakewood Friday night. It was a tighter game than the score indicates, as shown by these highlights from Shore Sports Zone.
Rumson-Fair Haven running back Charlie Volker is in the running for this week’s Shore Sports Zone game ball for this touchdown run against Monmouth Regional last weekend as the Dawgs racked their second win of the season. But he’s got some great competition, as this highlight reel of the weekend’s games attests. Check out Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, for blanket coverage of Monmouth and Ocean county sports.
How do you top an 11-1 season that ended with a NJSIAA Group II State Championship? After the best football campaign in school history, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional Bulldogs are starting anew, having lost 32 players to graduation. But the roster still boasts running back Charlie Volker, who steamrolled to more than 2,100 yards and 27 TDs last year, and under Coach Bryan Batchler, the theme this year is “stay hungry.”
Rich Chrampanis’ new video-based website Shore Sports Zone pops in on a Bulldogs practice for this season preview. And stay tuned for a redbankgreen-Sports Zone collaboration starting in September. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone .)
Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
In front of a packed stadium at Kean University in Union, the Rumson-Fair Haven High School football team defeated Weequahic High School with a score of 14-6 to capture the NJSIAA Group II State Championship for the second time in four years.
The RFH Bulldogs were also named the Central A Public Champions in the Shore Conference, and finished the season with an overall record of 11-1.