Week two of the 2016 high school football season on the Greater Red Bank Green produced a pair of nail-biters Friday night.
Down 5-1 in the second period, Rumson-Fair Haven eventually drew even with Middletown North in the Handchen Cup final on the ice in Wall Thursday night. But led by Bobby Hampton, who had two goals and two assists, North skated off with an 8-6 win and the cup, and now turns its attention to a state championship tournament.(Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone.)
Red Bank Regional’s varsity football team quintupled last year’s win total, ending the season with a 5-5 record, but the closer was downbeat as the Bucs fell to Long Branch, 28-14, in their traditional Thanksgiving matchup. Siddique Palmer had a big game for RBR, but the Bucs couldn’t contain Dahmiere Willis, who racked up 295 yards and three TDs enroute to the single season Shore Conference rushing record of 2,589 yards.
Shore Sports Zone has those video highlights and more, including a thrilling come-from-behind win by Middletown South over Middletown North. South will face Jackson Memorial for the state Group 4 championship at Rutgers next Saturday.
Rumson-Fair Haven running back Lucas Seckler’s 85-yard touchdown gallop in the Bulldogs’ 41-6 win over Holmdel Friday night earned him more than 5,000 online votes and a Shore Sports Zone play-of-the-week game ball Wednesday. Middletown North tight end/linebacker Troy Thompson also earned one as the week’s top overall performer, according to SSZ voters.
RFH enters the postseason Friday night with a first-round Central Jersey Group 2 game at home against A.L. Johnson of Clark, while Middletown North is on the road against Jackson Memorial in Group 4, both at 7 p.m. Friday. Count on SSZ to capture all the sizzling action on video.
Cancer, as they say, never sleeps and if you’re among the many thousands of people who’ve spent sleepless nights out of concern for a loved one who’s battling cancer, the American Cancer Society has a constructive, even celebratory, way to “walk the walk” even in those darkest-before-the-dawn hours.
On Friday evening, May 20, the first of two local events in the ACS Relay for Life campaign commences on the outdoor track at Red Bank Regional High School, when close to 600 fundraising volunteers will gather into teams to run, walk and “celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.” The up-all-night benefit takes place under the lights between the hours of 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday and there’s still time to register, sponsor or participate in the event, by taking it right here.