Saturday, September 28, 2013

Football: Wayne Hills 44, Tenafly 7

Justin Hogan rushed for two touchdowns and scored another on an interception return and Justin DeGroat threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Wayne Hills to a 44-7 victory over Tenafly.

Brian Berges' 30-yard punt return and an 8-yard run by Hogan enabled Wayne Hills to take a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Tenafly answered with Chris Hammersma's 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 14-7.

Hogan bolted 2 yards, Wayne Hills registered a safety when Tenafly snapped the ball out of the end zone and DeGroat broke off a 45-yard run to stake Wayne Hills to a 30-7 halftime lead. Hogan picked off a pass and went 17 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and DeGroat lofted a 28-yard scoring pass to Joey Kenny to close out the scoring for Wayne Hills.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Football: DePaul 35, Don Bosco Prep 25

Kiy Hester hauled in a 18-yard touchdown pass from Zach Bednarczyk and then brought an interception back 97 yards for a score as DePaul knocked off Don Bosco Prep, 35-25. Hester also caught an 18-yard scoring strike fron Bednarzcyk for DePaul. Kwadir Brown brought another interception back 65 yards for a score and Stephen Speidel had a 67-yard touchdown run for DePaul.

Don Bosco led, 7-0, after the first quarter, thanks to Frank Nutile's 51-yard scoring pass to Dan Yankovich, and took a 10-7 lead into halftime. But DePaul scored 21 points in the third, and 28 straight, to take control.

Nick Crusco hit Conor Cassidy and Alex Kaplanovich for touchdowns in the fourth quarter, as well as Tom Sweeney for a 2-point conversion pass, to pull Don Bosco to within the final score.

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Football: Wayne Valley 40, Passaic 0

Senior Billy Crank threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Wayne Valley (2-1). The senior finished with 16 completions for 204 yards. Junior Mark DeLuise and sophomore Will Kearney scored two touchdowns apiece. First, DeLuise scored on a 40 yard pass from Crank. Next, Passaic blocked a Valley field goal attempt, but Kearney scooped up the ball and ran for an 18-yard score. DeLuise then ran for a 2 yard TD. Crank then threw to Kearney for a 35 yard touchdown. Senior Dave Drozjock returned a punt for a 55 yard touchdown. Crank capped off the scoring with a 4 yard touchdown run.

The defense, meanwhile, recorded Valley's first shutout win since 2010, when they blanked both Passaic Tech and West Milford. Justin Walker led the defense against Passaic with 9 tackles, including 2 sacks. John Rondi had 8 tackles, including 2 sacks. DeLuise had 6 tackles and an interception. Taylor Kishfy had 6 tackles, including 1 sack. Mike Koropsak added a sack. DeLuise finished with 83 combined yards on offense. Andrew Popadics had 55 yards receiving.

Week 3 Football

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

Wayne Hills at Tenafly, 1 p.m.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Football: Paramus Catholic 35, DePaul 21

DePaul grabbed a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Zach Bednarczyk's 29-yard pass to Justin Nelson.

Jabril Peppers caught an 8-yard touchdown from Steven Shanley to tie the game at 7. With the game tied at halftime, Kenyon Washington accounted for three straight touchdowns, racing 18 yards with a fumble and running for a 1-yard score in the third quarter and hauling in a 35-yard strike from Shanley in the fourth quarter to stake Paramus Catholic to a 28-7 lead. Peppers gave Paramus Catholic a 35-7 edge in the fourth quarter with a 32-yard interception return.

 Kareem Walker scored on a 74-yard run in the fourth quarter and Bednarczyk threw a 12-yard pass to Hasise Duboise in the fourth quarter for DePaul.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Football: Wayne Hills 17, Wayne Valley 14, OT

Billy Crank threw two second quarter touchdowns of 6 and 11 yards to Mark DeLuise as Valley stormed to a 14-0 lead by halftime. Hills fought back to tie the game in the fourth quarter. Justin DeGroat ran for a 28 yard score in the third quarter. Justin Hogan bulled in four a 2 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Valley had the ball first in overtime, but the possession ended with a Jake Anderson field goal drifting barely wide left. Hills won it on an Erik Martinez 35-yard field goal in overtime. Hills increased it's series lead over Valley to 7-2.

Crank had 129 yards passing for Valley, before leaving the game in the third quarter with an injury. Valley also lost running backs Anthony Duncan and Anthony Landberg to injury in the third quarter. DeLuise had 59 yards receiving. Kearney had 40 yards rushing. Valley's defense was led by Dave Drozjock, who had 16 tackles. John Rondi added 10. Anderson had 8 tackles, including 2 sacks. Taylor Kishfy had 6 tackles. Justin Walker and Sofian Obaid had 5 tackles.

Hills was led by quarterback Justin DeGroat, who threw for 37 yards and ran for 165 yards. Justin Hogan tacked on 50 rushing yards. Nick Falzarano had three receptions. Martin Kilroy led the defense with 9 tackles. Hogan and Sean Slazyk had 8 tackles each. James Kelly had 5 spills.

NOTE: This was the sixth game between the two schools in the last five years. Four of those six games have been decided by a touchdown or less.

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Coach Brian O'Connor and Coach Wayne Demikoff shake hands after getting final instructions from the referees just prior to overtime. 


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

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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)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Football Valley & Hills Game Stories

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Wayne Valley Cranks it up in win over West Milford
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Wayne Hills wins debut for head coach
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VIDEO: Wayne Hills rallies past N. Highlands to give Demikoff first win
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Wayne Valley cranks it up in win over West Milford

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Football: DePaul 45, Paramus 14

Kareem Walker ran the ball 11 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns to lead DePaul to a 45-14 triumph over Paramus last night in Wayne. Marky Clarke ran for 113 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries for DePaul. Riley Clark converted six PAT and hit a 25-yard field goal. Zach Bednarczyk and Steve Speidel also rans for touchdowns.

Tyler Schmidt connected with Michael Mimmo for touchdown passes of 70 and 30 yards in the third quarter to get Paramus on the board after DePaul opened up a 38-0 lead earlier in the period.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Football: Wayne Valley 46, West Milford 22

Billy Crank threw touchdowns to Liam Connors (7 yards), Mark DeLuise (33 yards) and Nick Goodwin (40 yards) to help propel Wayne Valley to a convincing opening day win. The senior finished with 15 completions for 190 yards. Connors caught 6 passes for 57 yards. DeLuise caught 3 passes. Anthony Landberg, the teams leading rusher a year ago, left in the first quarter with a turned ankle. He had 39 yards rushing at the time.  Sophomore Will Kearney also ran for 39 yards.

Anthony Duncan rushed for a 7 yard score. Valley also scored twice on defense - first Taylor Kishky returned a fumble 8 yards for a score. Next, Dave Drozjock scored on a 36 yard interception return. Jacob Anderson kicked a field goal. Justin Walker pounced on the West Milford quarterback for a safety. Walker finished with 9 tackles and 2 sacks. Drozjock finished with 6 tackles and 2 interceptions.

Dylan Walko scored for West Milford on a 3 yard run and on a 62 yard touchdown pass from Kyle Butera. Anthony Battinelli scored on a 5 yard rush.

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Football: Wayne Hills 17, Northern Highlands 14

Hills trailed 14-3 in the second quarter, but came roaring back to win the first game in the Wayne Demikoff era. Senior quarterback Justin DeGroat's 10 yard touchdown pass to sophomore Joey Kenny with 6 minutes left in the game gave Wayne Hills the lead for good. Earlier in the game, DeGroat threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Santa. DeGroat also ran for 125 yards. Junior Justin Hogan ran for 115 yards. Erik Martinez nailed a 23-yard field goal for Wayne. Martinez also had a game-saving play on a punt on the last play of the third quarter. The ball was snapped over his head, but he chased it down, eluded two defenders and got the punt off.

Bobby Brown, who gained 1,406 yards for Northern Highlands last year, sprained his knee in the first quarter and did not return. Rob Hinchen led NH with 61 rushing yards.

"They gave us a lot of problems with their triple option attack and, at times, we showed our inexperience (two sophomore and six juniors started)," said Demikoff. "But we found a way to pull through."

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Friday Afternoon Football

Wayne Hills at Northern Highlands, 1:30 p.m.
West Milford at Wayne Valley, 2 p.m.

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Wayne Today/Suburban Trends High School Football Preview in PDF Form

The Wayne Today/Suburban Trends High School football preview is now available in PDF form. It includes previews on Wayne Valley, Wayne Hills, DePaul, Pompton Lakes, Passaic Valley, Passaic Tech, Butler, Kinnelon, West Milford and Lakland.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Football Postponements

All three Wayne high school games have been postponed due to the inclement weather forecast. Here is the updated schedule:

Wayne Hills at Northern Highlands, 1:30 p.m.
West Milford at Wayne Valley, 2 p.m.

Paramus at DePaul, 7 p.m.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Wayne Valley Hall Of Fame Photo Album Updated

The Wayne Valley football photo album has been updated with photos from the Class of 2013 Hall of Fame class. Click here to access the album.