Saturday, September 29, 2012

Football: Wayne Valley 41, Passaic Valley 6

Luke Primerano threw for 167 yards, including a 51 yard touchdown pass to Anthony Biondi, to lead Wayne Valley (4-0). The senior also tacked on 41 rushing yards.

Anthony Landberg ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns (1 & 5 yards). Alan Yennie and Billy Crank ran for touchdowns. James Clarke recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for another score. Biondi finished with 3 catches for 84 yards. Dave Drozjock had four catches for 67 yards. Christian Gilberti booted five extra points.

Both Pavle Knezevic and Elvis Romero had 8 tackles, including 2 sacks. Justin Walker had 7 tackles, including 1 sack. Frank Law had 6 tackles, including 1 sack. Andrew Monteyne added 6 tackles.

 “I thought we played with intensity and both our (offensive and defensive) lines were awesome," Landberg said. "Without them, we wouldn’t be the team we are. They were blowing people off the ball all day.”

The lone bright spot for Passaic Valley came after a sack by Michael Melegrano forced a punt and Cesar Concepcion came through the line to block the kick. Concepcion recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown, but the PAT attempt hit the upright and the Indians maintained a one-point lead.

Next Friday night Valley travels to Franklin Lakes to play Ramapo, which has outscored its four opponents by an 159-34 margin. It will be a battle of the unbeatens.

“We know we’re a really good team, but we want to find out just how good we are next Friday,” said Romero. “We played really well today, but we still feel our best game is yet to come.”

Football: St. Joseph-Montvale 42, Wayne Hills 14

Christian Rodriguez' rushed for 86 yards and scored a two yard touchdown. Erik Moskal caught a 10 yard touchdown pass from Justin DeGroat. Ricky Jeune scored for St. Joes on an 80 yard pass from Spencer Aukamp. Jeune also scored on a 30 yard interception return. St. Joes is a nationally ranked private school power. It's roster includes includes players from all over New Jersey and parts of New York. The Hills roster includes players in Wayne, north of Ratzer Road.

Football Game Preview: Wayne Valley and Passaic Valley rivalry going strong for 61 years

Source: The Wayne Today

The football rivalry between Passaic Valley and Wayne Valley has taken place, with a brief three-year exception in the early 1980's, since 1952. This Saturday afternoon, the two teams will meet in Little Falls in a 1 p.m. kickoff for the 61st time. Click here to read more.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Football: Pascack Valley 33, DePaul 28

DePaul took a 21-20 lead into the fourth quarter, but could not hold on. Joe Moreno ran for touchdowns of 5 and 1 yards. Steve Speidel ran in from 3 yards out. Riley Clark caught a 3 yard scoring toss from Zach Bednarczyk. DePaul fell to 1-3.

Weekend Football

DePaul at Pascack Valley, 6 p.m.
Wayne Hills at St. Joseph-Montvale, 1 p.m.
Wayne Valley at Passaic Valley, 1 p.m.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Don Bosco Prep 62, DePaul 14

Don Bosco Prep has double the male enrollment of DePaul. That was on full display Friday night as Bosco soundly defeated DePaul. Zach Bednarczyk ran for a 22-yard touchdown and threw a TD pass to Riley Clark to make it 27-14. From that point on, it was all Bosco.

In the first half, Frank Nutile threw two touchdown passes, one each to Isaiah Hill and Elijah Hanks. Hanks also ran for a 51-yard score in the second half. Don Bosco Prep returned three interceptions for touchdowns in the second half, including a 102-yard TD return by Mike D'Alessandro,

Football: Wayne Hills 49, Tenafly 0

Wayne Hills (2-1) tallied six rushing touchdowns in a 49-0 victory against Tenafly in Wayne Hills. Cristian Rodriguez led the way with three rushing scores, and he finished with 102 yards on 13 carries. He added 108 punt return yards.

Robby Schiller found the end zone twice on runs of 3 and 9 yards. Craig Kuhnlein finished the scoring with 21-yard run in the fourth quarter. Justin DeGroat threw for 88 yards.

Wayne Hills also scored on a 62-yard interception return by Nick Trentacosta in the second quarter. He finished with seven tackles, the interception and a forced fumble. Erik Martinez connected on all seven extra point attempts.

Football: Wayne Valley 50, Passaic 14

Wayne Valley (3-0) is off to its best start since 2007, when they ultimately went 11-1. Luke Primerano threw touchdown passes to Dave Drozjock (41 yards), Matt Hester (6 yards) and Anthony Biondi (11 yards).

Valley also got touchdown runs from Alan Yennie (19 yards), Anthony Landberg (22 yards), and Erhan Guven (2 yards). Jacob Anderson recorded a sack for a safety. John Rondi scored on a 6 yard blocked punt return.

Landberg finished with 105 rushing yards. Primerano threw for 88 yards and ran for 52 yard. Pavle Knezevic had 8 tackles. Anderson had 6 tackles, including 2.5 sacks. Guven added 6 spills. Justin Walker had 5 tackles, including a sack. Ryan Mac Donald had 4 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception. Matt Koropsak had 4 tackles and a fumble recovery. Christian Gilberti kicked seven extra points.

Naiam Reed threw two touchdown passes to Davon Stowe (75 yards and 37 yards).

Friday Football Results

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Wayne Hills 49, Tenafly 0
Wayne Valley 50, Passaic 14
Don Bosco Prep 62, DePaul 14

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Night Football

Don Bosco Prep at DePaul, 7 p.m.
Tenafly at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m.
Passaic at Wayne Valley, 7 p.m.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Football: Wayne Valley 23, Wayne Hills 17

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As the Wayne Valley football team marched toward the Wayne Valley football field for its game with Wayne Hills, it may have appeared to some that the wrong team showed up. Valley, ordinarily, wears dark blue uniforms, with light blue trim. But the team marching toward the field wore light blue uniforms, with dark blue trim.

"We're going with three uniforms this year (dark blue, light blue and white)," head coach Brian O'Connor said. "These (light blue) are our 'Big Game' uniforms."

And for Wayne Valley, it doesn't get anymore 'Big Game' then it does when they take on Wayne Hills. The two schools have only played each other seven times previously. Valley beat Hills in the first ever meeting (the 1991 State Sectional Finals), but hasn't beaten Hills since (the entire series is listed below). Until now!

Valley (2-0) defeated Hills (1-1) Friday in front of 10,000 spectators, 23-17. It was Hills' first loss to a public school team since they lost to Ramapo in the 2009 final. It was Hills' first loss to a public school team, other than Ramapo, since 2004. That year, Hills lost Demarest and Ramapo.

"This was a huge game on our schedule and Hills played great, as we expected," said junior running back/linebacker Anthony Landberg. "Last year's loss to Hills broke our season. Now we're going in the right direction. It's all good things from here."

Valley surged to a 23-0 advantage by halftime, and then staved off a furious Hills rally to secure the victory. Landberg grinded out 74 rushing yards, scoring on a one yard plunge to start off the scoring. James Clarke recovered a muffed punt on the one yard line to set up Landberg's TD.  Luke Primerano ran for a 6-yard touchdown and threw a 38-yard scoring strike to Anthony Biondi. Primerano finished with 97 yards passing and 32 yards rushing. Christian Gilberti drilled a 31 yard field goal.

Frank Law and Elvis Romero had 8 tackles and a 1 sack each. Gilberti and John Rondi had 7 tackles and 1 fumble recovery each. Primerano also had 7 tackles. Hills did not register a single first down in the first half.

Hills comeback bid featured touchdown rushes from Christian Rodriguez (3 yards) and Robby Schiller (19 yards). Erik Martinez drilled a 31 yard field goal.

"We'll enjoy this one, but not for long," O'Connor said. "We're 2-0. And this win in particular shows our remaining opponents that Wayne Valley is for real."

"We didn't deserve to win. We were just outplayed and we made too many mistakes and that had nothing to do with our quarterback," Hills coach Chris Olsen said in reference to the broken foot suffered by his son Kevin Olsen last week. Junior Justin DeGroat started in Kevin Olsen's stead. "You've got to play a whole game and we didn't do it. Wayne Valley played a better game. They deserved to win and we deserved to lose."

The Series (Hills leads 6-2)
1991: State Sectional Final: Valley 7, Hills 0 (at Valley)
2001: State Sectional Semifinal: Hills 41, Valley 6 (at Hills)
2007: State Sectional Final: Hills 27, Valley 7 (at the Meadowlands)
2009: Regular Season: Hills 7, Valley 0 (at Valley)
2010: Regular Season: Hills 21, Valley 16 (at Hills)
2010: State Sectional Quarterfinals: Hills 48, Valley 0 (at Hills)
2011: Regular Season: Hills 41, Valley 0 (at Valley)
2012: Regular Season: Valley 23, Hills 17 (at Valley)

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Football: Paramus Catholic 35, DePaul 14

Zach Bednarczyk ran for a 66 yard touchdown and threw a 30 yard score to Mack Dref, but DePaul still lost. 

WAYNE BOWL 2012: Hills at Valley

TONIGHT - Regular Season
Wayne Hills (1-0) at Wayne Valley (1-0), 7 p.m.

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The Series (Hills leads 6-1)
1991: State Sectional Final: Valley 7, Hills 0 (at Valley)
2001: State Sectional Semifinal: Hills 41, Valley 6 (at Hills)
2007: State Sectional Final: Hills 27, Valley 7 (at the Meadowlands)
2009: Regular Season: Hills 7, Valley 0 (at Valley)
2010: Regular Season: Hills 21, Valley 16 (at Hills)
2010: State Sectional Quarterfinals: Hills 48, Valley 0 (at Hills)
2011: Regular Season: Hills 41, Valley 0 (at Valley)

Skiffo Drake's 2012 Prediction: Wayne Valley 21, Wayne Hills 17

Injury Report: Wayne Valley - Starting running back Anthony Duncan (ACL) out. Wayne Hills - Starting quarterback Kevin Olsen (Foot) out.

Team Photos: Valley; Hills

Police, school district to beef up security at Hills-Valley football game
  (Source: The Bergen Record)
Tensions appear on rise at district's 2 school.  Police presence will be beefed up for a football game tonight between traditional rivals Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley high schools in response to reignited tensions over an assault of two students by eight football players nearly a year ago, the township police chief said on Thursday. Click here to read more

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FOOTBALL: Wayne athletic director Miello stands on neutral ground as Valley-Hills game approaches

Source: The Wayne Today

When the Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills football teams storm the field for Friday night's tussle at Wayne Valley High School, a chorus of cheers are sure to rain down from both sets of bleachers.
Fans on the home side, most likely, will be decked out in Valley-blue, while fans on the away side, will be donned in Hills-maroon. The game annually attracts thousands of attendees. At least one of those attendees tomorrow will be neutral - clad in neither Valley-blue nor Hills-maroon.

"I guess I'll have to hang out at the refreshment stand," said Mike Miello, Wayne Township's new district-wide athletic director. Click here to read more

Saturday, September 8, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Hills' QB Kevin Olsen out 6-8 weeks

Source: The Wayne Today

Wayne Hills' All American QB Kevin Olsen out 6-8 weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in last night's win over Northern Highlands. Click here to read the Wayne Today story. It includes quotes from Hills coach Chris Olsen to follow.

Lennon steps down as DePaul baseball coach

Source: The Wayne Today

Joe Lennon, the dean of Passaic County baseball coaches, has decided to step down from his head coaching post at DePaul Catholic after 24 seasons. Lennon confirmed the news this morning after informing school principal Father Michael Donovan on Tuesday. Click here to read more

Friday, September 7, 2012

Football: Wayne Valley 24, West Milford 12

Quarterback Luke Primerano ran for 134 yards and passed for 64 to lead Wayne Valley. He scored on a one yard sneak. Anthony Landberg rushed for 100 yards, including a 26 yard touchdown. Pat Benson (pictured above) scored on a 90 yard kickoff return and added 51 ground yards.

Landberg and Elvis Romero had 8 tackles apiece. John Rondi had 7 tackles. Romero, Rondi and Paul Knezevic had sacks. Dave Drozjock and Jacob Anderson had interceptions.

Football: DePaul 33, Paramus 0

Joe Moreno rushed for 220 yards and touchdowns of 8, 15, 12 and 45 yards. Marky Clark added 124 rushing yards and scored on a 40 yard rush.

"Both Moreno and Clark play defense, so it's going to be good to be able to rotate them," head coach John McKenna said. "That'll keep fresh legs out there."

Zach Bednarczyk threw for 79 yards and passes for 62 yards.

Football: Wayne Hills 56, Northern Highlands 7

Robby Schiller ran for 218 yards and scored on runs of 21 and 24 yards to lead Hills. Kevin Olsen threw for 120 yards and tossed two touchdowns to Ryan Kardux (5 and 4 yards). Olsen also ran for a 10 yard score. Christian Rodriguez raced for 114 yards and scored on runs of 16 and 2 yards. Justin Hogan added a 2 yard touchdown run. Erik Martinez was true on all 8 extra point attempts. Bobby Brown scored for Northern Highlands.

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Friday Night Football
Northern Highlands at Wayne Hills, 7 p.m.
Wayne Valley at West Milford, 7 p.m.
DePaul at Paramus, 7 p.m.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wayne Valley Football expects to get back to winning ways

Source: The Wayne Today

Since 2005, the Wayne Valley football team is unquestionably among the top public school programs in the state. The team's 46-25 (.647) record and five playoff appearances certainly puts the team in the upper echelon. Unfortunately for Wayne Valley, though, last year's 3-7 teams did not exactly help the cause. Click here to read more

Wayne Hills Football takes aim at third-straight title

Source: The Wayne Today

Just when it appears that the Wayne Hills football team is finally abandoning its signature running game for its high-profile passing game, think again. Not even an All-American quarterback is enough reason for veteran head coach Chris Olsen to change his approach. Click here to read more.

DePaul football braces for a challenging schedule

Source: The Wayne Today

The monster division created by the Big North Conference, larger than life by most football standards, is gnashing its teeth and awaiting DePaul Catholic. When alerted of his fate, Big Green head coach John McKenna deadpanned: "Hey, it is what it is." Click here to read more

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wayne Hills football player charged in assault files $15M suit claiming false arrest, violation of rights

Source: The Bergen Record

A Wayne Hills football player, who was among nine players charged last season in a controversial assault and the only one to be cleared, has filed a federal suit seeking at least $15 million in damages for false arrest and violation of his constitutional rights. Plaintiff Troy Zaffino of Wayne names as defendants in his civil suit the Township of Wayne; Wayne Police Department; Wayne Board of Education and its individual officers and trustees; Mayor Christopher P. Vergano; Police Chief John Reardon; Capt. James Clarke; Wayne Interim Superintendant of Schools Michael Roth; and as-yet unidentified police officers. Click here to read more.

Girls Soccer Previews

Source: The Bergen Record

Wayne Valley; Wayne Hills; DePaul

Sunday, September 2, 2012

No. 4: Wayne Hills Football - A Grand Exit For Olsen?

Source: The Bergen Record

Chris Olsen is treating his last season as Wayne Hills’ football coach just the way he treated his first 25 years on the job.One of the most polarizing figures in the history of New Jersey high school sports simply wants himself and his assistants to prepare his players as (Click here to read more)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Preseason Football: Wayne Valley 28, Indian Hills 6

Anthony Landberg ran for three touchdowns and Mark Deluise ran for another as Wayne Valley won its preseason game.