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Sacred Heart adds 10 new recruits to football Class of 2023

in Toms River News

The Sacred Heart University football team added 10 players Wednesday to its 2023 recruiting class, which includes an additional 25 players from the early signing period in December.

Here’s a closer look at the 10 committments:

Ty Boland, Tom’s River, N.J. (Toms River North). The 6-foot, 200-pound linebacker was an All-Ocean County pick who as captain helped lead team to New Jersey state title.

Shore Conference Player of the Year and other postseason honors, 2022

in Toms River News

There are two things the 2022 Shore Conference football season will be remembered for: Triumph and tragedy.

It will be remembered as the Year of the Mariners. Toms River North became the first Group 5 champion in state football history, the first football team in New Jersey to go 14-0 and the highest scoring team in state history.

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Toms River North defeats Passaic Tech to win NJ Group 5 state title and complete historic undefeated season

in Toms River News

PISCATAWAY — On Sunday evening at Rutgers University, Toms River North completed one of the most remarkable seasons in Shore Conference football history.

With three touchdown passes from junior quarterback Micah Ford, an outstanding defensive performance, and a title-clinching touchdown run by junior running back Josh Moore in the final minutes, Toms River North defeated Passaic Tech, 28-7, to win the inaugural Group 5 state championship at SHI Stadium.

The Mariners set a state record for points in a season with 660, are believed to be the first team in NJ history to go 14-0, and will go down as one of the most dominant teams in Shore Conference history.

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Ford caps stellar year, leads No. 3 Toms River North past No. 10 Passaic Tech in G5 final

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New Jersey found out two things it may not have known about Toms River North on Sunday night at SHI Stadium in Piscataway.

One, Toms River North can throw. Junior quarterback Micah Ford went six-for-six in the first half, with three of those completions going for touchdowns.

Two, Toms River North can play defense when necessary. The Mariners came up with a key stop at their seven yard line with 4:21 left.

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Toms River North powers past Edison to make history and reach first Group 5 state championship game

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EVESHAM TOWNSHIP — Since stepping on the field in late August for a Week 0 game, Toms River North has been one of the most remarkable teams in all of New Jersey. The Mariners’ dominance has been so consistent that winning by 28 points seems like just another ordinary 48 minutes of football. Even in the state semifinals.

Junior quarterback Micah Ford was electric once again with 291 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 30 carries, plus a touchdown pass and a 2-point conversion as the Mariners rolled to a 42-14 victory over Edison in the NJSIAA Group 5 semifinals on Saturday night at Cherokee High School.

Ford had touchdown runs of 52, 2, 7, and 17 yards in the first half when Toms River North built a commanding 28-0 lead and then opened the third quarter scoring with a 15-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Tareq Council. In the fourth quarter after Edison scored twice to stop the running clock, Ford scored on a 16-yard run to put the game out of reach for the Eagles. Junior running back Josh Moore added 76 yards rushing as the Mariners’ offensive line asserted its will on another opponent.

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Atlantic City football makes playoffs for first time since 2016; playoff schedule announced

in Toms River News

The Atlantic City High School football team has waited seven years for this week.

The fifth-seeded Vikings will play at fourth-seeded Rancocas Valley in a Central Jersey Group V quarterfinal Friday. It is Atlantic City’s first playoff appearance since 2016.

“This is huge,” Atlantic City coach Keenan Wright said. “It shows hard work and perseverance pay off. I’m so happy for our kids and our community that can celebrate with us.”

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All in the Family: 2022 Toms River South High School Football Preview

in Toms River News

It’s a new era at Toms River South where Matt Martin takes over as head coach after spending the last 11 seasons as an assistant to his uncle, Ron Signorino Jr.

Martin, who is also the grandson of legendary Indians coach Ron Signorino Sr., will very much run his own program and South fans can expect to see many changes this fall. Gone will be the flexbone offense which had been a staple and replaced by a spread attack which will make the quarterback a bigger part of things.

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Football: Big & physical, Toms River North, Point Boro get nasty in quad scrimmage

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Toms River North brought the nasty to Wednesday morning’s home quad scrimmage with Point Pleasant Boro, Brick Memorial and Matawan.

The Mariners, only 10 days away from their season opener against Washington Township at the Battle of the Beach in Ocean City, were physical, ferocious and at full speed on both sides of the ball.

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