BRAVES UNLEASH RUN GAME
The focus all season with Manalapan’s offense has been on receivers Anthony Firkser and Saeed Blacknall and their big-play capabilities.
However, in the fourth quarter Saturday at Colts Neck’s McChesney Stadium, with probably the Shore Conference Class A North championship on the line, Manalapan went back to its roots.
FALL SPORTS FORMS
Sieczkowski gave Braves a punishing ground attack
In the current football era of spread offense, big plays and trick plays, the Manalapan High School football team used a tried and true formula for winning in the fall of 2011. The Braves relied on a punishing running attack to wear down opponents and win games in the second half.
LAST CHANCE FOR PLAYERS PACKAGE
ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT
AS WE ALL KNOW THIS STORM HAS IMPACTED US IN MANY WAYS. IF NOT DIRECTLY WE HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS THAT HAVE NOT FARED VERY WELL. WHILE WE ALL SPEND SO MUCH TIME AND EFFORT IN PREPARING FOR A FOOTBALL GAME EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT IT IS SITUATIONS LIKE HURRICANE SANDY THAT BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN PEOPLE. WITH THAT IN MIND COACH GURRIERI IS ASKING THAT THE MANALAPAN FOOTBALL FAMILY HELP OUT WHERE THEY CAN AND SHOW WHAT CHAMPIONS WE REALLY ARE.
COACH IS ASKING THAT WE ASSEMBLE AS MANY BLANKETS SHEETS, PILLOWS, AND PILLOWS CASES AS POSSIBLE. MANY FAMILIES IN THE SHORE AREA WITHOUT HEAT COULD USE THESE ITEMS TO MAKE THEM A LITTLE MORE COMFORTABLE.
ANY CURRENT OR ALUMNI THAT IS IN A POSITION TO HELP CAN DROP OFF THESE ITEMS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AT 10:00 am ON SUNDAY MORNING.
BRAVES FAMILY FOREVER
WOW GREAT JOB BY BRAVES
COACH GURREIRI WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE THAT TURNED OUT ON SUNDAY TO HELP THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY IN NEED.
IT WAS A TREMENDOUS TURN OUT BY PLAYERS, FAMILY, COACHES AND EVEN STRANGERS THAT SHOWED UP TO GIVE WHAT THEY COULD.
WITH THE HELP OF CINDY FORKOWITZ AND THE TOUCHDOWN CLUB UNDER VERY DIFFICULT CONDITIONS MANY WITH NO POWER, NO INTERNET, AND VERY LIMITED MEANS OF COMMUNICATION THEY WHERE STILL ABLE TO GET THE WORD OUT TO THE BRAVES ARMY.
WE WHERE ABLE TO GET ENOUGH PEOPLE TO SHOW UP TO FILL 8 PICK UP TRUCKS FULL OF MERCHADISE.
ITEMS RANGING FROM BLANKETS, CLOTHING,WATER, COATS, AND EVEN LARGE BAGS OF DOG FOOD.
THE EFFORT WAS AMAZING.
SOME OF THE PARENTS EVEN DROVE AROUND TOWN PICKING UP GOODS FROM NEIGHBORS THAT COULDN'T MAKE IT TO THE SCHOOL BUT WANTED TO HELP.
BRAVES FAMILY FOREVER
AGAIN THANKS TO EVERYONE
NO.2 MANALAPAN DOMINANT IN WIN OVER NO 3 COLTS NECK
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It was a great look at what the
Manalapan offense is capable of when
most of its key players are healthy.
And what was seen, might not have been
the best of news for Manalapan’s
potential opponents in the NJSIAA
Central Group V playoffs, which will begin
in three weeks. Manalapan will be trying
to win its first sectional championship
when the playoffs begin.
SHORE CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PREVIEWS
SAEED BLACKNALL MAX PREPS JUNIOR ALL AMERICAN
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRIS NOESGES
CHRIS BROKE THE SINGLE SEASON TACKLING RECORD PREVIOUSLY HELD BY COREY DECASTRO
CHRIS HAS 118 TACKLES
COREY IS A COACH AT MANALAPAN HIGH SCHOOL AND WAS PROUD TO ABNNOUNCE THAT CHRIS BROKE HIS RECORD AT THE ALUMNI DINNER TUESDAY NIGHT
SIGNING DAY AT MANALAPAN
JOHN APPICE SIGNS WITH ANTHONY FIRKSER SIGNS WITH HARVARD
MANALAPAN OVERTAKES RED BANK CATHOLIC in APP TOP 10
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The time has come for a change at the top of the Asbury Park Press Football Top 10.
Manalapan, which has been ranked No. 2 for the last six weeks moves into the top spot. It is perhaps the first time in Manalapan’s history it has been ranked No. 1 in the APP Top 10. It is certainly the first time this late in the season Manalapan has had the top spot.
Hunterdon Central (7) at Manalapan (17), NJSIAA Tournament, Semifinal Round,
BRAVES' YOUTH NOW EXPERIENCED
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When Manalapan walked out of High Point Solutions Stadium last season with a 23-11 loss to Sayreville in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV title game, it did so with the understanding that there was a ton of youth on the field and in turn, the prospects of getting back to Rutgers this season for another sectional final were strong.
MANALAPAN 17 HUNTERDON CENTRAL 7
CENTRAL JERSEY STAR LEDGER PREVIEW
CENTRAL JERSEY GROUP V CHAMPIONSHIP
SOUTH BRUNSWICK VIKINGS VS MANALAPAN BRAVES
SATURDAY DEC. 8TH 2012
TICKET PRICE $9.00 PER ADULT $3.00 PER SENIOR/STUDENT
BRAVES HIGHLIGHTED BIG FRHSD FOOTBALL CAMPAIGN
Even though their bid for perfection was spoiled
South Brunswick High School in the NJSIAA
Central Jersey Group V championship game, the
Manalapan High School football team put
together one of the great seasons in recent
Freehold Regional High School District history.
BRAVES MARCH TO FINALS
MANALAPN, ISABELLA OUT TO FINISH THE JOB IN STATE FINAL
BRAVES TAKING ‘BUSINESS TRIP’ TO RUTGERS FOR CJ V TITLE GAME
COACHES ALL-DIVISION TEAMS
OFFENSE ALL DIVISION
DEFENSE ALL DIVISION
COACHES DIVISION PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
A-NORTH OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
A-NORTH DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
FIRST TEAM ALL SHORE
2ND TEAM ALL SHORE
3RD TEAM ALL SHORE
ALL MONMOUTH TEAM
1ST TEAM OFFENSE ALL MONMOUTH COUNTY
1ST TEAM DEFENSE ALL MONMOUTH COUNTY
MSG VARSITY ALL METRO TEAM
1ST TEAM OFFENSE
2ND TEAM DEFENSE
MSG VARSITY ALL NEW JERSEY TEAM
1ST TEAM OFFENSE ALL NEW JERSEY
2ND TEAM DEFENSE ALL NEW JERSEY
ALL STATE TEAM
2ND TEAM ALL-STATE
3RD TEAM ALL-STATE
ALL GROUP V TEAM
1ST TEAM GROUP V OFFENSE
1ST TEAM GROUP V DEFENSE
3RD TEAM GROUP V OFFENSE
ALL SHORE MEDIA FIRST TEAM
STUMPY PICKS MANALAPAN
CONGRATUTATIONS TO THIS YEARS CAPTAINS
FRHSD grid teams ready to kick off 2012
The 2012 scholastic football season will have a lot to live up to. Graduated are two of the most prolific offensive players in Freehold Regional High School District history: Howell High School quarterback Ryan Davies and Manalapan High School running back John Sieczkowski.
THE MONROE CHALLENGE
Anthony Firkser fields offers from academic elite, leads Manalapan
On a recent late summer morning, before he said a word, Anthony Firkser showed the type of person he is.
In the middle of preparing to scrimmage Toms River South, Manalapan head coach Ed Gurrieri called his star wide receiver off to the side. A reporter had a few questions. Like his older brother, 2010 Asbury Park Press Offensive Player of the Year Josh Firkser, Anthony is a bit sheepish and not totally comfortable with any spotlight or accolades thrown his way.
With a voice recorder coming out of the reporter?s pocket, Firkser, who qualifies as a physical specimen at 6-foot-2 and a ruggedly-built 220 pounds, needed a slight reminder to take his helmet off before speaking. That?s how introverted he appears to be, but that quality is also what makes him special.
IT'S A BOY
ON WEDNESDAY MAY 9TH KIM GAVE BIRTH TO A BOY
THEY NAMED HIM CALEB
BABY AND MOM ARE DOING GREAT
BRAVES' DYNAMIC DUO
Opposing teams will have to make major decisions when they are preparing their defense to play Manalapan.
If defenses decide to jam the box against the Braves? power running game, which has produced 2,000-yard rushers each of the last two seasons, they will risk getting burned by the deep ball.