RBR ENDS SEASON AT 5-5 WITH LOSS TO LB

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.

RFH SLIPS IN MUD BOWL

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.

RED BANK: CASEYS HEADED TO MEADOWLANDS

rbc hahn 112114HOT-TOPIC_03Red Bank Catholic QB Eddie Hahn racks up some running yards as the Caseys trampled  St. Joe’s of Montvale, 44-14, at Count Basie Fields Friday night. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone has complete video highlights on our Sports page.

The Caseys will play for the non-public Group 3 state  title in two weeks at Met Life Stadium against the winner of Saturday’s St. John Vianney – Delbarton game. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)

RBC BEATS ST. JOE’S, HEADS TO STATE FINAL

A year after falling to St. Joe’s of Montvale in the playoffs, Red Bank Catholic’s football squad is headed to its first state title game since 1980. The Caseys pummeled the defending champion St. Joe’s, 44-14,  in a non-public Group 3 state semifinal on a cold Friday night at Count Basie Fields. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone has the highlights.

The Caseys will play for a state title in two weeks at Met Life Stadium against the winner of Saturday’s St. John Vianney – Delbarton game. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)

RFH ADVANCES IN QUEST FOR SECOND TITLE

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.

RBC VAPORIZES BISHOP EUSTACE, 62-7

Coming off a stunning overtime loss a week earlier, Red Bank Catholic’s football squad put the pedal down and never let up as the Caseys demolished Bishop Eustace at home Friday night, 62-7.  Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone has the highlights.

The Caseys are at home next Friday night against the winner of St. Joe’s of Montvale v. Camden Catholic for the non-public Group 3 state semifinals.

RBC FALLS TO JACKSON IN OT UPSET

In a stunner that ended the Caseys’ 40-game Shore Conference winning streak, Red Bank Catholic lost to Jackson Memorial, 33-27, in OT at Jackson Friday night. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a video-based local sports website covering Monmouth and Ocean counties, has extensive highlights, also including wins by Red Bank Regional and Rumson-Fair Haven.

RFH BEATS RARITAN WITH SENSATIONAL PLAYS

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.

RBC DOMINATES MANALAPAN, 35-7

Before a packed house under the lights at Count Basie Field, undefeated Red Bank Catholic owned both sides of the ball  against Manalapan Friday night. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, has extensive highlights.

RFH TOPS LAKEWOOD AS VOLKER STEAMROLLS

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.

RED BANK: GOING TO THE BIG GAME?

rbc 101014 2rbc 101014 5High school football fans are expected to pack the stands at Count Basie Field in Red Bank as one of the most anticipated Shore Conference matchups in memory plays out under the lights Friday night.

The undefeated Red Bank Catholic Caseys host also-undefeated Manalapan, pitting the conference’s top-ranked defense against the Braves’ powerful offense, anchored by running back Imamu Mayfield.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and parking will be at a premium, so arrive early. But if you can’t make it, Shore Sports Zone, Rich Chrampanis’s video-based local sports website, will have live updates on the scoring and a monster highlight reel Saturday morning, which you’ll find here.

RBC SMASHES RBR, 53-0. UP NEXT: MANALAPAN

Under the lights at Count Basie Field, Red Bank Catholic cruised to its third straight shutout with a 53-0 win over Red Bank Regional Friday night. That sets the table for next week’s collision of undefeated Shore Conference “superpowers” RBC and Manalapan at Red Bank. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, has the game’s highlights and more.

RBR FALLS TO RARITAN

After dominating in the first half, Red Bank Regional dropped its second straight football game as Raritan staged a second-half comeback to win, 35-27, at Little Silver Friday night. That puts the Bucs at 2-2. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone has those Saturday video highlights and more.

RFH’S VOLKER VIES FOR SSZ GAME BALL

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.

RBR PLAYER HAULS IN SSZ GAME BALL

Red Bank Regional defensive back Teddy Mitchell won this week’s Shore Sports Zone game ball for this pick and touchdown against Colts Neck last weekend as the Bucs rolled to a 38-6 win. Mitchell had an interception in each of the two big wins RBR has posted to open the 2014 season. Check out Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, for blanket coverage of Monmouth and Ocean county sports.

RBR JUMPS TO 2-0 WITH WIN OVER COLTS NECK

After just two games this season, Red Bank Regional’s varsity football team has doubled last year’s win total. The second win came on the road Saturday afternoon again Colts Neck, as the Bucs rolled to a 38-6 final score on some big defensive play. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, has those Saturday highlights and more.

RBR GRABS FIRST NIGHT WIN; RBC ROLLS

After four years of waiting for a home victory under the lights, fans of Red Bank Regional’s varsity football team had their patience rewarded Friday night as the Bucs beat Wall, 21-14, in a game that went down to the final play. Rich Chrampanis of Shore Sports Zone, a new video-based local sports website, has the highlights, including some stellar play by RBR’s Alim Godsey.

Shore Sports Zone’s amazing six-matchup recap also includes highlights of Red Bank Catholic versus Long Branch at Count Basie Field, where the Caseys rolled to their second win of the season.

Take it to Shore Sports Zone for the big picture as Chrampanis and Company bring you live scores from Saturday’s games.