- NEXT GENERAL LEAGUE MEETING 12/1 8:00 pm
- 2017 RJF&C Juniors South & Super Bowl Champs
- 2005, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2017 SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS
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On this Saturday 12/16 @ 1:00 pm the Parade of Champions will begin
its march from RHS to Lincoln Park. The Undefeated RJF&C Mighty
Mites, Super Bowl Champion RJF&C Junior Players & Cheerleaders
& the State Sectional Champion RHS Bulldogs will be recognized
by Rutherford’s Mayor & Council. Please show your support
by coming out & congratulating all the Bulldogs !!!
NJSIAA NII Group II State Champions!!!
Rutherford Bulldogs 21 Hackettstown Tigers 13
Their football careers started in Giants Stadium & MFL Pee Wee Champions in 2009 and then
finished as NJSIAA State Champions in MetLife in 2017!!!
RJF&C JUNIORS SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS !!!!!!
A Great Weekend to be a Bulldog!!!
The Rutherford Junior Football & Cheering Jr Bulldogs followed in the steps of Rutherford High School this weekend and won their biggest game of the season. The Juniors (10-11 year olds) led by Cole Goumas, won the Meadowlands Football League Super Bowl Saturday night. The first score was an Arthur Costan plunge from the one-yard line, after a Goumas 50-yard run. The second score was a counter to Matt Scheibe, his first of two scores. The third score of the game was set up by another big run by Goumas down to the one where Scheibe went in for the final Bulldog touchdown. Goumas scored the critical extra point, around the right end, to ultimately win the game for the Bulldogs. The offensive line of Owen Fernandez, Chris Lora, Dave Rojas, Yahya El-Feshawi, Luke Cerulli, Andrew Moller and Ryan Ward did an outstanding job of opening holes and pushing Wood Ridge defenders around all night. Jack Daly and Aidan Doyle had a great game of running the offense as part of the two-headed quarterback system. Antonio DeCarlo did a phenomenal job lead blocking to help spring Goumas on many big runs. Aiden Doyle had an interception, while Jimmy Queli and Laudan Henry had several tackles on the defensive side of the ball, preventing Wood Ridge from scoring. The Bulldogs clinched the championship with a 19-18 win. The Junior Super Bowl victory followed the RJF&C Senior Cheer competition win earlier in the day. The Senior girls (12-13 yr olds) won 1st Place in the "Halftime Showdown Competition" on Saturday, hosted by the Meadowlands Starz. RJF&C also won the bonus "Stunt Challenge Star Award" with their stunt group members: Kenz Guido, Natalie Petrosino, Brooke Schroeder and Haleigh Scott. 1st row: Brenna Philp, Natalie Augusterfer, Kayla Garofalo, Amanda Dray, Jordyn Buckley, Katie McCarthy, Amaya Paskas, Kenz Guido. 2nd row: Laila Chorbajian, Hanna Miller, Natalie Petrosino, Emily Lee, Rachel Dray, Haleigh Scott, Lauren Hayes, Amelia Zamarra. Standing: Coach Barbara Vosbrink, Hannah Cruz, Brooke Schroeder, Melissa Bautista, Khushi Hemrajani, Keira Yablonski, Abby Oliveros, Kim Vosbrink, Grace Kelly & Coach Erin Petrosino. The Bulldog program has now won Championships in: 2005, 09, 12, 14, 15 & 17. The RJF&C Awards brunch is being planned for Feb 4th at the Fiesta.
**2017 RJF&C Undefeated Mighty Mite MFL Champions**
**2017 RJF&C Juniors MFL Super Bowl Champions**
**2017 RJF&C Juniors Southern Division Champions**
**2017 RJF&C Senior Cheer “Halftime Showdown” Champions **
**2017 NJSIAA NII Group II State Sectional Champions **
**2017 RHS NJIC Champions**
**2017 RHS Colonial Division Champions**
RJF&C Bulldog Super Bowl Championships
1995, 97, 99, 2005, 09, 12, 14, 15 & 17.
RJF&C Jr Bulldogs going to the MFL Super Bowl
The 2017 Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11) year olds are heading to the Super Bowl! The Bulldogs won a nail biting battle, 36-26 over the Carlstadt/East Rutherford Wildcats. QB Aidan Doyle opened up the scoring with a one yard touchdown run. A two point PAT kick made by Andrew Moller put the score at 8-0. The Bulldogs offensive line, Owen Fernandez, Yaya El Fashawi, Luke Cerulli, Chris Lora, and Dave Rojas did a great job opening holes for their teammates that allowed Cole Goumas to once again keep his scoring streak alive for 10 straight games. His first touchdown was set up by a huge run from Laudan Henry. Goumas also scored the third touchdown of the night off of a beautiful one handed catch from QB Jack Daly. Matt Scheibe scored the last two touchdowns, a 4 yard power run and a 25 yard run, off left tackle. Moeller added to the scoring with three PAT's. The Bulldogs defense gave up a few big plays that kept the Wildcats in the game, but on this night, the Bulldogs would not be denied! They battled for four quarters and ultimately took the will out of the Wildcats. Arthur Costan, Laudan Henry, Ryan Ward, Luke Cerulli, Devin Burgos, Jimmy Queli, Marchello Fernandez, and Antonio De Carlo led the Bulldog defense which helped their team advance to the Super Bowl. Cole Goumas, Luke Cerulli, Chris Lora, Matt Scheibe, Owen Fernandez, Ryan Ward, Arthur Costan, Aiden Doyle, Laudan Henry, Yaya El Fashawi, Andrew Moller, Jack Daly, Jimmy Queli, David Rojas, Devin Burgos, Antonio DeCarlo, Marchello Fernandez, Ryan Hayes, Nick Lora, Jailen Magai, Joey DeMayo, Cuya Khan, Fabian Cruz, and Louis Morella are proud to represent RJF by battling against the Wood Ridge Blue Devils, Saturday November 18th at “Rip Collins Field” in North Arlington at 6:15 pm. The Junior Cheerleaders cheered their hearts out & will be accompanying the players to the 2017 MFL Super Bowl next week. This year’s 2017 Junior Cheer Squad was nothing short of fabulous. They are a group of fun-loving girls with big personalities. Our returning 6thgraders were very helpful in welcoming the younger girls to Juniors and helping to teach them the ropes: Emma Cartwright, Kaitlyn Hazekamp, Hannah Kane, Ariana Menjivar, Valerie Minnick, Abigail Moller, Miya Roberson, Lana Schroeder, Audrey Segedin, and Emma Wyzard. Our new 6th graders and new-to-Juniors 5thgraders were able to successfully blend into the team and really work hard to bring their skills to the table: Olivia Chaimowicz, Gianna Galvis, Jea Herninko, Victoria Micek, Alyssa Schaefer, Nicolette Shear, and Thea Wargo. RJF&C Senior Cheerleaders (12-13 year olds) will be competing in the Halftime Showcase of the Season, coordinated by the Meadowlands Starz. The competition will be held Saturday, November 18 at St. Mary's High School, Doors Open for Spectators at 8:30 a.m. For up to date info: www.leaguelineup.com/rjfbulldogs.
RJF&C Mighty Mites Are Undefeated MFL Champions!!!
The Mighty Mites (7 year olds) completed their 2017 season undefeated and the MFL Champions. Saturday’s game against a tough New Milford team and they played with the same consistency and toughness they showed all season. Their hard work paid off as they shut out their final opponent, who was paired against them in an attempt to find their equal counterpart. The Bulldogs punched in three scores and gave up none. Will Holman, who amassed an amazing seventeen touchdowns this season, was ushered into the end zone for each score behind fine blocking by DJ Gregory, Vinny Urgola, and Ayden Rivera. The Bulldogs defense was stellar. Logan Bohn and Quinn Weber were fierce getting into the backfield, while Zach Snyder and Sebastian Rojas were fantastic against the pass. The overall effort by every player on this team was noticeable as they finished their season undefeated, making their coaches and parents very proud. The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) hosted the Lyndhurst Bears in the first round of the MFL playoffs this past Saturday at Tryon field and came up short 12-7. The game opened up with the Bulldogs receiving the ball. The offense put together a 13 play drive, controlling the ball the whole first quarter but came up short, deep in Lyndhurst territory. The Rutherford line was lead by Evan Diaz, Angelo Pizza, Declan Manning and Rusty Snyder. The Bulldogs defense was stellar in the first half, limiting the Bears offense to one 1st down and kept the Bears strong running game in check. Defensive ends Vinny DeNunzio and AJ Nunziato, tackles Jayden Arlauskas and Chris Kasperan and linebackers George Brewton and Kai Doyle kept the pressure on all afternoon. Rutherford got on the board late in the first half when qb Myles Balchan found tight end Joey Philp, in the back of the end zone with a pass, for a 6-0 lead. They would add the extra point with running back Brewton taking a handoff around the end and giving the Bulldogs a 7-0 halftime lead. Lyndhurst came out in the second half on fire, had two quick scores and held on for a 12-6 victory. The Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) advanced to the semi-finals of the Southern Division Saturday night defeating the Lyndhurst Golden Bears (40-20). Cole Goumas, continuing his streak of a touchdown in every game this season, started the scoring off with a 15-yard run. The second touchdown was set up by Jack Daly to Ryan Ward for a 25-yard run. Aidan Doyle scored on a 15-yard run breaking multiple tackles and willed his way into the end zone. The fourth touchdown was scored by Goumas. Arthur Costan steamrolled his way for the fifth touchdown of the night. Goumas scored his 3rd touchdown on a 50-yard run. Antonio "Animal" DeCarlo scored his first touchdown of the season as time expired. Laudan Henry carried for several yards to create scoring position for the offense. Luke Cerulli dominated once again. While Yayha El Fashari, Owen Fernandez, and Chris Lora created open holes and blocks for a Bulldog win. Andrew Moeller made 4 out of 5 extra points. The RJF&C Senior team (12-13 year olds) ended their season with a 30-8 loss to the Lyndhurst Golden Bears. The first half saw The Bulldogs keeping it close and stopping Lyndhurst from moving the ball. An interception by The Golden Bears put them up 8-0 early in the first quarter. Rutherford responded when they found themselves on their own 3 yard line and QB Van Weber hit Doug Russell deep and watched him sprint to the end zone for a 97 yard Touchdown. Lyndhurst came back and scored before the half making it 12-8 Golden bears. The second half saw The Bulldogs not able to keep up as the offense stalled and The Golden Bears kept long drives going eating the clock. The RJF&C Juniors will be in North Arlington Saturday night, playing for the right to gain entry in the MFL Super Bowl.
RJF&C Bulldogs Cage Saddle Brook Falcons
The RJF&C Mighty Mites (6-7 year olds) finished their regular season on a high note, scoring five times versus the Saddle Brook Falcons. The young squad will roll into the toughest contest of the season next week against New Milford on Dan Gilmore Mighty Mite Day in North Arlington. The lil Bulldogs were fierce, fast, and all encompassing as they forced Saddle Brook into submission. The defense was again stellar as Anthony Pizza, Anthony Montanez and Ethan DeCarlo excelled. Quinn Weber and Vincent Urgola owned each side of the line as defensive ends, making numerous tackles. The scoring started and ended with Will Holman who had three scores on the day. Zachary Snyder and DJ Gregory each punched one in with support from a monsterous offensive line. The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) finished the regular season with an impressive 14-12 victory over the Falcons. They now set their sights on Lyndhurst, who they will face in the first round of playoffs. The Falcons found the end zone on their first possession with a long td run. The Bulldogs offense then put together a 7 play, 48 yard drive, highlighted by quarterback Myles Balchan 29 yard bootleg run to the Falcon 4 yard line. They would punch it in from there with running back George Brewton, following blocker Kai Doyle and linemen AJ Nunziato, Evan Diaz and Joey Philp for their first score. Rutherford tacked on the extra point and temporarily took the lead 7-6. The Falcons would get another score at the end of the second quarter and went into halftime leading 12-7. The Bulldogs defense would make some adjustments and shut down the Falcons offense in the 2nd half. They were lead by linemen Jayden Arlauskas, Vinny DeNunzio, Lorenzo Airey, linebackers Brewton and Emmet Carney, safety Doyle and rookie corner Rudy Garafalo. Early in the fourth quarter the Bulldogs would get the go ahead score. Full back Emmet Carney blasted his way through the middle of the line for the 3 yard touchdown run and Brewton would add on the extra point for the Bulldog victory. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) ended their regular season with a 39-6 win over the Saddle Brook Falcons. The Bulldogs offensive line, Luke Cirulli, Yaya El Fashawi, Chris Lora, Owen Fernandez, and Dave Rojas, did a great job of blocking and opening holes for the running game that allowed Ryan Ward and Cole Goumas to lead the way. Ward opened up the game for the Bulldogs with a 40 yard touchdown pass from Jack Daly. Goumas once again continued his streak of scoring in every game this season. His second and third touchdown were off of runs of 40 and 35 yards and also returned a 60 yard kickoff for the 4th touchdown of the game. Arthur Costan caught a pass from Daly to convert an extra point for the Bulldogs. QB Aiden Doyle ran 55 yards for the final score of the day. Andrew Moller, added to the Bulldogs win with two extra point kicks. The Bulldogs defense was led by Lauden Henry who played outstanding at the corner back position. Moller and Devin Burgos played a punishing game at linebacker, while Jimmy Queli had another solid game on defense, coming up with two important interceptions and a point after touchdown block to stop the Falcons from gaining any momentum. The Senior Bulldogs (12-13 year olds) suffered a close loss losing 22-20 to the Saddle Brook Falcons. The Falcons jumped up early on the Bulldogs 14-0. Rutherford responded with Van Weber hitting multiple receivers to move the ball downfield throughout the first half with the backfield of Patrick Cerulli and Doug Russel punching it in tying it up at halftime. The second half saw the Falcons score again with the Bulldogs responding with their own scoring drive. A missed PAT kept the score at 22-20. The Falcons ate the clock as they tried inching towards the goal line in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs defense forced a fumble on their own 5 yard line but were unable to move the ball ending the game. RJF&C will host the firsat round of the MFL Playoffs Saturday 11/4 5:00 pm at Tryon Field. For up to date info: www.leaguelineup.com/rjfbulldogs.
RJF&C Juniors Are South Champions!!!
The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11) year olds clinched the Southern Division with a 24-6 win over the North Arlington Vikings. The win was a result of a total team effort by the Bulldogs. The offensive line was dominated by Luke Cerulli, Owen Fernandez, Chris Lora, Yahya El Feshawi, and David Rojas who allowed four of the Bulldogs to score. Matt Scheibe had the first touchdown of the game with a fifty yard run. Cole Goumas kept up with his streak of scoring in every game this season. Laudan Henry scored on a 1 yard run after running for forty yards the play before his touchdown. Arthur Costan was a human bowling ball rolling over defenders and scoring on a five yard run. The Bulldogs defense was led by Scheibe and Henry who were outstanding at cornerback. Goumas was all over the Vikings making tackles while defensive of tackle Ryan Ward was aggressive on the field. Jimmy Queli provided the pass defense that the Bulldogs needed and linebackers, Andrew Moller and Devin Burgos, played a great defensive game to solidify the win against the Vikings. The Mighty Mites (7 year olds) maintained the league dominance with an opportunity to play North Arlington again, and it didn’t give the Vikings any advantage. The Bulldogs raced to the end zone four times before halftime. The offensive line was stellar consisting of Anthony Montanez, Ayden Rivera, Fynn Byrne, Logan Bohn, and Vincent Daly. They paved the way for DJ Gregory, Zach Snyder, and Will Holman (2) who all had scores of at least sixty yards. As good as the offense was on this day, the defense was better. Ethan DeCarlo and Johnny Cartwright owned the middle of the line of scrimmage, as they barely let a Line Backer in on the tackle. Quinn Weber and Vinny Urgola sealed the line as ends. Chase Martini led the way with two solo tackles, and a sack. The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) played the first place Vikings. Unfortunately the Bulldogs came away with heart breaking 13-6 loss. The Dogs opened the scoring in the first quarter, when RB George Brewton took a handoff through the middle of the line and broke away for a 36 yard td run. The offensive line was anchored by Evan Diaz, Aiden Sarnowski, Joey Philp, Nicholas Gremanis and JP Sprayberry. The Vikings scored later in the 2nd quarter, with some key runs by Shane 'The Pain' Crudele and the teams went into the halftime, tied 6-6. The Bulldogs opened the second half playing some solid defense. Shutting down the Viking running game was linebackers Emmet Carney, Kai Doyle, and Shayne Windham and defensive linemen Vinny DeNunzio, AJ Nunziato, Jayden Arlauskas and Johnny Amatucci. Late in the game, the Bulldog defense forced the Vikings to punt and with an unfortunate bounce, the football hit a Rutherford player and the Vikings were able to recover it, and go in for the winning score. The Rutherford Junior Football Senior squad (12-13 year olds) fell short for another week. The Bulldogs continue to grind forward after a tough few weeks and hope to get over the hump next game. All levels of RJF&C have qualified for the 2017 South MFL Playoffs. Rutherford will be hosting the first round Nov 4th at 5:00 pm on Tryon Field.
RJF&C Bulldogs Take Two From Wildcats
The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) have played in some tight battles the past three weeks and finally found themselves on the right side of the win column. The Carlstadt/ER Wildcats visited the Bulldogs this past weekend and the Dogs came out with a 13-12 victory. The Wildcats jumped out on the Bulldogs 6-0 early in the first quarter. Rutherford looking for a spark on offense and got it when safety Dmitri Paskas fielded a punt and returned it 32 yards up the right side to set up the Bulldogs first score. Rutherford running back George Brewton pounded three runs to the Wildcats 4 yard line and facing 4th and goal with 5 seconds left, qb Myles Balchan found Vinny DeNunzio in the back of the end zone to tie the game up. The second half had a couple three and outs by the Wildcats offense, done in by a strong Bulldog defense. Linemen Declan Manning, Russ Snyder, AJ Nunziato and Chris Kasperan closed the running holes and cornerbacks Matthew Bonagura and Kai Doyle patrolled the outsides. The Wildcat offense scored midway through the fourth quarter, capitalizing on a Bulldog turnover. Trailing 12-6, the Bulldogs started their winning drive on their own 39 yard line. Rutherford used fullback Emmet Carney and Brewton to march down, highlighted by a 22 yard scamper by Brewton, putting the ball on the Wildcats 2 yard line. The Bulldogs offensive line was anchored by Evan Diaz, Angelo Pizza, Lorenzo Airey and Hank Schroeder. A quarterback sneak by Balchan tied the game up and George Brewton took a handoff around the left end and with a great block by Doyle the Bulldogs sealed the victory. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) were able to come up with a big victory, 16-12 over the Carlstadt/East Rutherford Wildcats. It was a harsh battle where defense ruled the night. The Wildcats were able to shut out the Bulldogs 12-0 in the first half. After halftime adjustments the Bulldogs were able to gain momentum and shut out the Wildcats in the second half. The Bulldog defense was led by the intimidating duo of Luke Cerulli and Chris Lora, who both controlled the line of scrimmage the entire second half. David Rojas, Yahya El Feshawi, Owen Fernandez, Devin Burgos, Laudan Henry, Antonio “Animal” DeCarlo, and Marchello Fernandez rounded out a stellar performance by the Bulldog defense. On offense, QB Aiden Doyle, was able to get things going in the second half for the Bulldogs. Cole Goumas continued his streak of scoring at least one touchdown in every game, by having two touchdowns against the Wildcats. His first was set up by a pivotal 41 yard run by Lauden Henry in the third quarter. With under four minutes left in the game, down 12-8, the Bulldogs safety, Jimmy Queli, picked off a Wildcat pass to set up Goumas with what would become the winning touchdown. Aside from Andrew Moller’s solid contribution on both offense and defense, he again delivered in the kicking game, with two important two point kicks after each of Gouma’s touchdowns. The Senior RJF&C squad (12-13 year olds) fell short another week as they lost to the ER/Carlstadt Wildcats 13-0. The Wildcats jumped on the Bulldogs early as they scored two touchdowns in the first quarter. The Bulldogs were able to move the ball up and down the field but just could not punch it in as they found themselves in the red zone multiple times. The second quarter the Bulldog defense held strong and did not allow The Wildcats to get anything going on offense. The second half Rutherford was able to move the ball again and found themselves in scoring positions multiple times but could not make it into the end zone. Defensively, Rutherford held on to not allowing another score by the Wildcats. The Mighty Mites (7 year olds) didn’t have an opponent this Saturday so they created one. The team of feisty little Bulldogs was split to form a Blue and White intra-squad game. These boys showed how much they love to play defense as only one score was yielded on the day. The injured Jackson Byrne was missed on the day but Nico Cassano, Blayke Burgos, DJ Gregory, and Rene Roa (Blue squad) made things tough for the White squad in his absence. The White squad was the lucky group to find the end zone when Zach Snyder cut back and forth for a fifty yard score behind great blocking from Vinny Urgola, Will Holman, Gerald Moran, and Jeremy Basta. They are all eager to get back together under one common jersey next week and represent the program as they have done so well all season. The Junior Bulldogs will be on the road Saturday at North Arlington.
RJF&C Juniors Back On Track
The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) improved their record to 4-1 this week with an 18-0 win over the Lyndhurst Bears. Cole Goumas had another big day carrying the ball for two touchdowns behind the line of Yahya El Feshawi, Luke Cerulli, David Rojas, and Owen Fernandez. Ryan Ward made numerous catches and scored a touchdown for the Bulldogs, while carrying several of the Bears’ defenders into the end zone on a pass from quarterback Jack Daly. Arthur Costan had a good game on offense getting tough yards up the middle while Laudan Henry had numerous runs to help push the Bulldogs down the field. The Bulldogs defense was led by Chris Lora who had tremendous tackles in the backfield. Antonio “Animal” DeCarlo and Marchello Fernandez helped Lora on defense by keeping the Bears scoreless. The Rutherford Mighty Mites (7 year olds) lived up to their name as they crossed the goal line six times against Lyndhurst this weekend. Quinn Weber took a bootleg to the house for one, and threw another to RB Zach Snyder. Snyder also went 60 yards for an earlier score, lead by Damian Gregory around the corner. Gregory also took a dive up the middle to start the scoring onslaught behind an offensive line that didn’t quit all day. Sebastian Rojas and Will Holman each blazed down the sideline for the final touchdowns of the day. On Defense, the Bulldogs yielded just one big play that moved the chains for Lyndhurst’s only score. Led by Holman, John Cartwright, Vinny Urgola, and Logan Bohn, the defense was swarming and proved to be too much for the Golden Bears. The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) battled to the very last play dropping a 13-12 decision. The Rutherford defense was solid in the 1st half, keeping the Bears scoreless. Linebackers Emmet Carney, Lorenzo Airey and defensive linemen Evan Diaz, Jayden Arlauskas, and Vincent Denunzio helped protect the Bulldogs lead. The Bulldogs took an early edge against the Bears, marching 63 yards on 9 plays, culminating with a George Brewton 2 yard plunge. The offensive line was anchored by Declan Manning, Russ Snyder, Angelo Pizza, AJ Nunziato and Joey Philp. Lyndhurst got on the board in the 2nd half and owned a 7-6 lead going into the fourth quarter. After a Bulldogs drive stalled at the Bears 48, Lyndhurst quickly scored again and extended its lead to 13-6. The Bulldogs got the ball back with just a couple minutes remaining and a chance at a game tying drive. Getting the ball to Brewton and Corey Simmons and killing the clock, QB Myles Balchan executed the perfect 2 minute drill. On third-and-goal from the 3 yard line, Brewton and the Bulldogs found the end zone. Needing the extra point to tie the game, the Bears defense stopped Brewton inches from the goal line and held on for a tough fought victory. The RJF&C Senior Bulldogs (12-13 year olds) dropped another game to the Lyndhurst Golden Bears 28-0. A quick score by Lyndhurst put the Dogs down 8-0 immediately. The remainder of the first quarter stayed the same as each team battled between the 30 yard lines. At the end of the first half, the Bulldogs found themselves down 20-0 as Lyndhurst executed systematic drives downfield. The second half saw The Golden Bears come out to finish as they scored again making the game final. The RJF&C program is home against Carlstadt/East Rutherford this Saturday.
RJF&C Mites Stand Tall
The Rutherford Jr Football Mighty Mites (7 year olds) had a stellar day on defense, refusing to yield a single first down. They were lead with strong play by Quinn Weber, Ethan DeCarlo, Johnny Cartwright, Logan Bohn and DJ Gregory. All twenty three players did their job when called upon, and it showed as they walked off the field with their heads high. On offense, the Mites did not look sharp to start the day, but they overcame the mental errors to put the ball across the goal line four times before the final whistle. William Holman showed his speed as he torched the Aviators for three TD's. His final score came off tackle, following DJ Gregory, Vincent Daly, Chase Martini and Fynn Byrne for a 40 yard score. Vincent Urgola, Jimmy Sinani, and Gerald Moran paved the way for the Mites final score by Zach Snyder. The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) went down early and never recovered. The Aviators jumped all over the Bulldogs early and finished with a 28-0 thumping of the Bulldogs. A few bright spots for the Bulldogs were the tough yards gained by RB's George Brewton, Corey Simmons and Dmitri Paskas. The Bulldogs moved the ball well but couldn’t punch it into the end zone. The offensive line welcomed back the play of right tackle, AJ Nunziato. He along with Joey Philp, Aiden Sarnowski and Angelo Pizza created holes in the Aviators front line. The Rutherford defense had some early tackling problems, trying to stop the strong running game of the Hasbrouck Heights. After giving up a couple early touchdowns, they settled in and started playing their game. Linebackers Emmet Carney, Russ Snyder and Hank Schroeder played hard with cornerbacks Xander Rodriguez and Rudy Garafalo doing a fine job containing the outside runs. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10 and 11 year olds) lost their first game of the season to the Hasbrouck Heights Aviators 34-20. Cole Goumas once again led the Bulldogs on offense with three touchdowns. Arthur Costan ran the ball up the middle for over 30 yards while quarterback Jack Daly completed multiple passes to wide receivers Ryan Ward and Matt Scheibe to help set up Goumas’ touchdowns. Andrew Moller kicked a two point conversion to tie the game up 20-20 in the fourth, but the Aviators took command of the rest of the fourth quarter and sealed the win. The Senior Bulldogs (12-13 year olds) suffered their second loss of the season when they could not get anything going vs the Hasbrouck Heights Aviators. The backfield of Doug Russel, Patrick Cerulli, George Avramidis and Dan Carr were getting stuffed at the line of scrimmage all game. Linemen Connor Finan, Alejandro Garcia, Luke Carney, Ernie Bonogura, Angel Bido, Steve Pisciotta and Harold Kwon tried hard to open lanes for the backs. Defensively the Bulldogs showed some signs of life as Bido and Carney made several backfield tackles but the Aviators responded with big plays. The Bulldogs plan on regrouping and making a plan of attack for the remainder of the season. The Jr Bulldogs are in Lyndhurst Saturday 10/7 for a Southern division contest with playoff implications.
The Jr Bulldogs Sweep Harrison Blue Tide
The Rutherford Mighty Mites (7 year olds) overcame the unusual September heat and stayed strong to outlast the Harrison Blue Tide this week. Running back Will Holman repeatedly found the end zone, scoring three times on the day. Holman also contributed with his lead blocking for quarterback Quinn Weber and tailback Zach Snyder. The Bulldog defense stole the show again, lead by the resurgence of Ethan DeCarlo, Vincent Daly, Jackson Byrne, and Sebastian Rojas working on the corners. "Big Time" DJ Gregory continued his dominance on all sides of the ball as he managed to find the energy to pick up a stripped ball caused by Johnny Cartwright and Fynn Byrne, to take it to the house for six on the team’s fifth touchdown on the day. The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) bounced back with an impressive 26-6 victory. The Bulldogs were down early when they allowed the Blue Tide to score on a big run on the third play of the game. The Bulldogs would settle down and not allow another score the rest of the afternoon. The Pee Wees answered the Tides first touchdown with a nine play, 57 yard drive of their own, culminating with a George Brewton 12 yard scamper up the right side. The Bulldog offensive line welcomed back Russ Snyder at guard, filling in for the injured Chris Kasperan. After a quick 3 and out from Harrison's offense, the Dogs got back to work on offense. With a steady diet of running the ball behind linemen Declan Manning, Evan Diaz, and Lorenzo Airey, the Bulldogs and Brewton got their 2nd touchdown of the game. The Bulldogs, lead 13-6, received the ball to start the second half and drove 63 yards on 11 plays, ending with Cory Simmons scoring his first TD of the season. The ensuing onside kick was recovered by the Bulldogs and five plays later running back Kai Doyle put the game out of reach and got the Dogs there fourth and final touchdown of the game. Defensive ends Vinny DeNunzio and Myles Balchan had several tackles while linebackers Emmet Carney, Jaycub DeCarlo and Jayden Arlauskas had several big hits. Rutherford's secondary, Shane Windham, Rudy Garofalo, and Matthew Bonagura shut down the Blue Tides passing game. The Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) had a rough start in game three against the Harrison Blue Tide, before coming away with an 18-7 win. The offense was once led by Cole Goumas, who scored the Bulldogs three touchdowns. Goumas had his first score in the first quarter of the game after Luke Cerulli had his first of two fumble recoveries. At the half, the Bulldogs were down 7-6. In the second half, Arthur Costan had a fumble recovery which put the Bulldogs back in the driver’s seat. Goumas scored his second touchdown behind the blocking of his offensive line. Laudan Henry had over 30 yards rushing helping set Goumas up for his final score. Henry, Ryan Ward, Owen Fernandez, Marchello Fernandez and Andrew Moller applied pressure all night on defense to keep the Blue Tide to 7 points. The Rutherford Junior Football Senior team (12-13 year olds) got back to their winning ways with a 34-0 win over the Harrison Blue Tide. The Bulldogs were too much for Harrison to handle as it showed from the opening drive. The Blue Tide started on offense but turned the ball over as the defensive front of Patrick Cerulli, Doug Russell, Angel Bido, Luke Carney, Dan Carr and Connor Finan swarmed the backfield. On the first Bulldog offensive play Douglas Russell ran off tackle 45 yards for the the first score of the night. The offensive line were highlighted again this week as Finan, Alejandro Garcia, Carney, Ernie Bonogura, Bido, Steve Pisciotta, George Avramidis and Harold Kwon opened holes and escorted the backs into the end zone. Russell scored one more time in the first quarter along with Cerulli making it 22-0 at halftime. The second half saw Alex DiMaulo, Van Weber, JJ Herninko, Zach Herninko and Brendan Ahearn sharing carries in the backfield. Zach Herninko punched it in from a few yards out and next series Ahearn took a counter 45 yards to the house. Anthony Albanese, Michael Oliveros, Sal Fernandez, Justin Sarnowski, Lucas Almeida and Michael Tardiff continued making lanes for the backs. Defensively the same group along with James "The Bear" Ernst and Axel Vazquez held The Blue Tide to no offensive production for the remainder of the game. The Rutherford program is home next Saturday, hosting the Hasbrouck Heights Aviators.
RJFC Juniors Cruise To Victory
Cole Goumas runs rampant with four touchdowns as the Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) improve to 2-0 with another shut out, 30-0, against the Manchester Junior Falcons. Cole Goumas took the first kickoff of the game and ran it back for his first touchdown of the game. Aiden Doyle led the offense at quarterback for the second week, while Matt Scheibe had a big run and block to set Goumas up for his second and third touchdown. Luke Cerulli recovered a fumble to set Goumas up for his fourth touchdown of the game. Andrew Moller was able to nail down three of four kick attempts after the Bulldog touchdowns. Laudan Henry punched in the final touchdown of the game. Owen Fernandez, Ryan Ward, Chris Laura, Arthur Costan, Cole Goumas, Matt Scheibe, Yahya El Feshawi, Antonio DeCarlo, Laudan Henry, and Nick Lora controlled the defensive line to solidify the second Bulldog shutout in a row. Our Rutherford Mighty Mites (7 year olds) battled Manchester in their home opener in what turned out to be a hot September day on the blazing turf of Tryon Field. Our very own track star, William Holman, had two scores on the day, both made possible by lead blockers Damian Gregory and Sebastian Rojas along with a strong push from the O-line anchored by Vinny Urgola, Ayden Rivera, and Vincent Daly. On this day, it was our stout defense that held tough on Manchester’s last drive as Ethan DeCarlo and Will made a couple big plays to stall their drive, getting the ball back to their Bulldog offense for one final drive. Emanuel Arguello was the rising star on defense this week, having shown his teammates how hard work at practice leads to game-time performance. Our Mites anxiously await their next opportunity to defend their home turf this coming weekend where they look to continue their dominance of the line of scrimmage against Harrison. The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) The Dogs started strong, faded late, and lost a heart breaker 13 to 6. The Pee Wee Bulldogs fall to 1-1 in league play. Losing the coin toss, and kicking off, the Bulldogs immediately hit a big play with Kai Doyle recovering an onsides kick from Vinny DeNunzio giving the Bulldogs great field position. Two plays later RB George Brewton took a handoff following Emmet Carney and Doyle through the line, and raced 52 yards for a quick 6-0 Bulldog lead. The offensive line was anchored by Johnny Amatucci, Chris Kasperan, Angelo Pizza, JP Sprayberry, and Hank Schroeder. The Bulldog defense was solid for most of the game. Linebackers Myles Balchan, Emmet Carney, Safety Dmitri Paskas, and DB Xander Rodriguez were all over the field making tackles. Manchester scored on an interception returned for a touchdown and a broken play at the end of the half. RJF&C Senior squad (7th and 8th grade) suffered their first loss of the season as The Manchester Falcons won 19-0. The Bulldogs hung in throughout the game with the halftime score being 13-0. False starts and fumbled balls stalled any offensive drive they started. The beginning of the third quarter the Bulldogs started working their way downfield to try and get within one score. More miscues and missteps stalled them again. The Falcons took over on offense and finished the game marching downfield and putting the final score up with a minute left in the game. The RJF&C organization is home against the Harrison Blue Tide Saturday September 23rd, with the Mighty Mites starting at 4:00 pm. The Bulldog Football program (RJF&C thru RHS) will be having their Bulldog Beefsteak Friday nite at the Ames Ave Firehouse at 7:00 pm. Those wishing to attend need to rsvp email@example.com & can pay at the door.
Mites & Minis Open Season on Strong Performance
RJF&C Bulldogs Sweep Panthers
The Rutherford Mighty Mites traveled to North Arlington and picked things up right where the team left off last year. Damian Gregory started the offensive onslaught with a blast up the middle behind Vinny Urgola, Jimmy Sinani, and Chase Martini for a long TD. He was not alone getting to the south end zone on the day, as he was joined by speedster William Holman for a 70 yard score, and Quinn Weber carrying defenders past the goalie for another. The north end zone was owned by Zachary Snyder who made nice reads, after pancakes by Gregory and Logan Bohn, as he cut down the sideline for two more scores on the day. On defense, Johnny Cartwright, Nico Cassano, Sebastian Rojas, and Gerald Moran all helped keep North Arlington to just two scores on the day. The 2017 looks to be a promising year for this young group of Bulldogs, as they plan to dominate the league.
The Rutherford Junior Football Pee Wee’s opened up there 2017 Season on Saturday with an 18-0 thumping of Wallington. The offensive highlights for the afternoon were two big touchdown runs by veteran running back George Brewton. Brewton broke off two runs of 27 and 46 yards. QB Myles Balchan, also with a long run, took a bootleg for a 43 yard score. Tailback Kai Doyle had several carries for a total of 42 yards. The offensive attack was anchored by returning lineman Angelo Pizza, Declan Manning and John Amatucci, new comers to the offensive front were AJ Nunziato, Evan Diaz, Joey Philp and Rusty Snyder. The Bulldogs defense was led by linebackers Emmett Carney, Brewton and DE Vincent Denunzio. Pressure was kept on the Wallington offense all day by NG Jayden Arlauskas, DT Lorezo Airey, and DE Nunziato. Corner back Matthew Bonagura came up with the play of the day. A Wallington running back broke through the middle of the line, made a couple tacklers miss and was off to the races, until Bonagura tracked him down and tackled the RB on the 10-yard line to preserve the shutout. Pee Wee players Christopher Kasperan, Jaycub DeCarlo and Shayne Windham contributed in the victory. The Rutherford Junior Bulldog team (5th & 6th graders) opened the 2017 season with a win against the Wallington Panthers. An impressive six touchdowns were scored by the Bulldogs, beginning with a pass from quarterback, Aiden Doyle, to wide receiver Ryan Ward. The Bulldog offensive line displayed tremendous teamwork allowing for five additional touchdowns by Cole Goumas, Marcello Fernandez, Nick Lora, and Laudan Henry. Antonio “Animal” Decarlo caused a fumble returning it forty yards to set up the final touchdown by Jimmy Queli. Andrew Moller made three field goals and Jack Daly ran in for an extra point. The Bulldog defense, led by Luke Cerulli, Owen Fernandez, Arthur Costan, and Yahya El Feshawi, was strong keeping the Panthers scoreless throughout the game.
The 2017 Rutherford Bulldogs Senior squad (7th & 8th grade) kicked off the season with a win over the Wallington Panthers 26-0. The offensive line carried the team as Steve Pisciotta, Connor Finan, Luke Carney, Alejandro Garcia, Harold Kwon, Anthony Albanese and George Avramidis opened holes for the running game all night long. The backfield of Douglas Russel, Patrick Cerulli, JJ Herninko and Dan Carr kept the ball moving. On the first play from scrimmage, Cerulli busted out off tackle for a 45 yard touchdown run. Later in the game, Russell had his own long touchdown with a 60 yard scamper down the sidelines. Throughout the game, the Bulldogs moved the ball down the field regardless what down it was. The backfield rotated out as Alex DiMaulo, Zach Herninko and Brendan Ahearn were also successful in moving the chains.
Defensively the Bulldogs did not break. Stuffing the front line with Angel Bido, Finan, Carney and Kwon proved successful as numerous tackles were made by all at the line of scrimmage. When the Panthers wanted to air it out, defensive backs Van Weber, DiMaulo, JJ Herninko, and Anthony Bonogura shut it down. Linebackers Russell, Cerulli and Carr put pressure on the backfield all night. When defensive players were rotated out, the tone stayed the same. Axel Vazquez, Michael Tardiff, Albanese, Michael Oliveros, Justin Sarnowski, Sal Fernandez, Ernie Bonogura, Michael Ferrara and James Ernst did not bend. JJ Herninko sealed the shut out with an interception as Wallington tried to put points on the board. Coach Rangels' mixing up of the defensive calls kept Wallington guessing all night.
Rutherford Junior Football and Cheering will be home against Manchester on Saturday, September 16th at 4 PM.
2017 Bulldog Beefsteak 9/22
The Rutherford Bulldogs Football program will be having their annual “Bulldog Football Beefsteak” on Friday September 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Rutherford Fire House Ames Ave. This fundraiser will include beefsteak, fries, beer & soda. We will also be selling Bulldog T-Shirts and the speakers will be our very own Rutherford Bulldog Football Coaches, who will talk about the 2017 upcoming season, schedule and players. There are only 120 tickets available & they are $50 a head. Please contact one of the RHS or RJF&C Football Coaches about tickets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call (570)640-4995 for information on reserving a seat.
Buy Rutherford Bulldog Clothing Online !!!
Click on the Bulldog and you will be directed to the Rutherford Bulldog Clothing Store Online. This site is BACK & OPEN for a second round of ordering. Thank You for supporting RJF&C!
Any issues, go to this site: https://rutherfordfootball.itemorder.com/
2017 Scrimmage Schedule & Dates to Remember
GENERAL LEAGUE MEETING
NEXT LEAGUE MEETING AUGUST 29th 2017 8:00 PM @ BULLDOG CLUBHOUSE.
Good Luck to our 2017 RJF&C Board & Head Coaches
President Tracy Paskas
Vice President Anthony Pisciotta
Secretary Sabrina Pisciotta
Treasurer Mike Micek
Flag Coordinator Vin Urgola
Booster Coordinator Veronica Bonagura
Kitchen Coordinator OPEN
Player Rep John Fernandez
Cheer Coordinator Mike Paskas
Trustees Dennis Davis, Andrew Godsil & Mike Paskas
Senior Boys Head Coach Mike Micek
Senior Girls Head Coach Erin Petrosino
Junior Boys Head Coach Glenn Gardner
Junior Girls Head Coach Lisa Ernst & Lauren Siciliano
Pee Wee Boys Head Coach Craig Paskas
Pee Wee Girls Head Coach Sabrina Pisciotta
Mites Head Coach Russ Snyder
Minis Head Coach Stef DiMeola
Kearny Bank Supports RJF&C With New Cheering Uniforms !!!
Kearny Bank Senior Vice President Vince Micco poses for picture with the Pee Wee Cheerleaders, who received new uniforms for 2016, compliments of the bank donation.
BCB Bank & RJF&C Donate $1,000 To Rutherford First Aid Ambulance Corp
Frank Nunziato, Jim Rizzo, Jim Ahearn, Anthony Pisciotta & Mike Paskas. Picture by Andrew Godsil
The Rutherford Bulldogs Football program will be having their annual “Bulldog Football Beefsteak” on Friday September 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Rutherford Fire House Ames Ave. This fundraiser will include beefsteak, fries, beer & soda. We will also be selling Bulldog T-Shirts and the speakers will be our very own Rutherford Bulldog Football Coaches, who will talk about the 2016 upcoming season, schedule and players. There are only 120 tickets available & they are $50 a head. Please contact one of the RHS or RJF&C Football Coaches about tickets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call (570)640-4995 for information on reserving a seat.
Thank You to the Rutherford PBA for their donation !!!!
Former RJF&C Cheerleaders in RHS !!!
Rutherford High School competition team takes second place
Congratulations to Rutherford High School’s Competition Team for clinching second place at the 3rd Annual Barrons X-Treme Spirit Challenge held at Woodbridge High School on Sunday, Jan. 25. Pictured in back row, left to right: Florencia Coccoz, Lavinia Eugine, Sabrina Maestra, Deena Oltar, Natalie Else, and Aaliyah Jordan.
Front row left to right: Kayla Barnes, Julia McNeily, Hayley Waldron, Colleen Foley, Madison Van Der Laak, and Bryana McCourt.
Former RJF&C Players Participate In The 2013 HS All Star Game
#24 Pat Landrigan, #65 Nick Riccardi and #88 AJ Godsil
RJF&C Competition Team Reprimanded for Flashing Gang Signs!!!
Former RJF&C Player Drafted in the NFL
The Bears have selected Northwestern University defensive end Corey Wootton with their fourth round selection, #109 overall. Here’s his profile from NFL.com.
Corey is an outstanding combination of size and strength for the position. His production is down from previous seasons and much of that can be attributed to a knee injury sustained in the Alamo Bowl at the end of last season. He is a decent athlete but not an explosive player off the edge. His lateral agility and change of direction hinders his playmaking ability in space. Corey does defend the run well and can anchor effectively to hold the point. He utilizes quick hands and long arms to control blockers but needs to expand his pass rush package to be effective at the next level. Wootton’s measurables, instincts and toughness makes him an interesting prospect for most defensive fronts. He wasn’t nearly as effective as previous seasons and knee concerns will be closely scrutinized going into the 2010 Draft.
Former RJF Player Named Record Athlete of the Week
Former RJF&C Player & Super Bowl Champion Named Athlete of the Week!!
Click on the Bulldogs to go to the Kevin Kosakowski article dated 10/6/15.
Former RJF Player Named Record Athlete of the Week
Donation To Rutherford Police Programs
Rutherford Junior Football makes one of their annual donations to the Rutherford Police Department at Fourth of July Event. Captain Egbert accepted the donation for support of the youth programs ran by the RPD. Pictured left to right are: Recreation Director Denise Brennan, Mayor Hipp, Captain Egbert, RJF Board Members Mike Paskas, Glen Gardner, Annie Ohanian, Tracy Paskas & Andrew Godsil.
RJF Donation to National Night Out
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