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2018 Undefeated Super Bowl Champions!!!!!

The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) finished their 2018 campaign undefeated and MFL Super Bowl Champions, winning their contest against Elmwood Park 26-6. Rutherford took their opening drive 40 yards down field with steady doses of RB Matt Bonagura off right tackle, before countering back with RB Dmitri Paskas following FB Emmett Carney off left tackle from four yards out, giving the Bulldogs an early 6-0 lead. Rutherford and Elmwood Park battled the first half for control of the line of scrimmage with the half ending tied 6-6. The Bulldogs gave up the first points of the season to the Bombers on an over pursued cut back off left tackle. The second half saw the Bulldog offensive line take control and the Myles Balchan quarterback rushing show began. Balchan’s first score was from 15 yards out, in which the line of E Quinn Weber, E Russ Snyder, T Andrew Ochojski, G Jayden Arlauskas, C Vin Urgola, G Chase Martini, G Kellen Caughey, T Evan Diaz and E Will Holman opened large running lanes. QB Balchan then hit Weber in the back of the end zone for the extra point making the score 13-6 in the third quarter. The Bulldog defense continued to stifle the EP Bombers backfield, not allowing a first down in the second half. Defensive linemen Diaz, Ochojski and Damien Gregory made several tackles in the backfield. Defensive backs Zach Snyder, Rudy Garofalo and Holman didn’t allow a completed pass or anyone to sweep outside. After linebacker Paskas caused and recovered a fumble in the EP backfield, Balchan followed Carney off left tackle from 15 yards out for his second touchdown, making the score 19-0. The fourth quarter then saw a Will Holman reverse go for 30 yards down the left sideline and the final score of the match. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) ended their season 9-2 with a Super Bowl loss to undefeated New Milford, 26-6. As Southern Division Champs, the Junior Bulldogs look forward to next season.

RJF&C Earns Two MFL Super Bowl Bids

The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) continued their playoff run with a convincing win over the Lyndhurst Golden Bears 38-8.  The Bulldogs (9-1) displayed a strong running game with touchdowns by Devin Burgos, Chris Gioia, Laudan Henry and Antonio DeCarlo. The Bulldogs defense, led by Louis Morella and Nick Lora, held the Golden Bears scoreless through three quarters. The defensive line consisting of Burgos, Gioia,  Ryan Hayes, Nick Ford, Angelo Pizza, and Jailen Magai wreaked havoc against the Bears running game and were supported by linebackers Marchello Fernandez, DeCarlo, and defensive backs, Henry, Chris Kasperan, and George Brewton. The Junior Bulldogs are heading to the Super Bowl versus New Milford Knights, next week to conclude their season. The Rutherford Pee Wees (8-9 year olds) played the North Arlington Vikings and came out on top 39-0. The Bulldogs opening drive was capped off by a Dmitri Paskas 15 yard run and extra point. Running back Matt Bonagura had the next two scores, behind the dominant offensive line of E Quinn Weber, T Andrew Ochojski, G Jayden Arlauskas, C Vin Urgola, G Chase Martini, G Kellen Caughey, T Evan Diaz and E Will Holman. Weber caught a ten yard pass from Myles Balchan for another first half score, followed by a Emmett Carney extra point. Balchan closed out the scoring with a 30 yard qb sweep around left end. Defensively, the Bulldogs pitched their tenth shutout of the season. Damian Gregory, Diaz and Ochojski had several tackles in the backfield for losses. Defensive backs Rudy Garofalo and Zach Snyder kept all receivers in check, not allowing a completion. The PW Bulldogs will play Elmwood Park in the Super Bowl Saturday. The Rutherford Seniors (12-13 yr old) playoff run ended with a loss versus the North Arlington Vikings. The Senior squad had a strong season overall and played hard throughout. Eighth graders Angel Bido, Anthony Bonagura, Ernie Bonagura, Danny Carr, Sal Fernandez, Alejandro Garcia, Zach Herninko, Michael Oliveros, Steve Pisciotta and Van Weber will be moving on to the High School ranks.  Seventh graders Arthur Costan, Yahya Elfeshaw, Owen Fernandez, Cole Goumas, Chris Lora, Luke Cerulli, Jack Daly, Matt Scheibe and Ryan Ward will be coming back next year for another promising season. 

Rutherford Hosting MFL South Championships 11/10 5:00 pm

The Rutherford Bulldogs will be hosting the MFL Semi-finals Saturday 11/10 @ 5:00 pm. 

The Meadowlands Football League will be charging all fans at the gate: $3 for an Adult, $2 for Children, $1 Senior Citizens. The RJF&C Organization will have the kitchen open, Volunteers needed for support! 

** Pee Wee Bulldogs vs NA Vikings 5:00 pm **

** Junior Bulldogs vs Lyndhurst Bears 6:15 pm **

** Senior Bulldogs vs NA Vikings 7:30 pm **




RJF&C Mites Celebrate Mighty Mite Day


The Rutherford Mighty Mites (7 year olds) completed their ninth season in a row undefeated, earning Coach Tom Barnes the RJF&C “Coach of the Year” award. The lil Bulldogs participated in Mighty Mite Day in New Milford and all enjoyed the day with a post game celebration. The Rutherford Pee Wees (8-9 year olds) opened the MFL playoffs with a 28-0 win over the ER/Carlstadt Wildcats. The Bulldogs (9-0) scored on their first play from scrimmage when Dmitri Paskas took a handoff from QB Myles Balchan 30 yards to the end zone. Matt Bonagura followed up with the extra point from three yards out. Rutherford would see running backs Paskas score two more times and Bonagura once, followed by extra point conversions from FB Emmett Carney and Balchan. The PW Bulldogs will meet North Arlington in the next round. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) advanced in the playoffs beating the Harrison Blue Tide 24-0. David Rojas, Nick Ford, Louis Morella, Devin Burgos, Chris Gioia, Antonio DeCarlo, George Brewton, Marchello Fernandez, Laudan Henry, and Chris Kasperan, once again, were tremendous on defense with holding a team to only one first down and scoreless. The Bulldogs offense continued their ground control game running Decarlo the length of the field in three runs for the first touchdown of the game. The offense also showed it can produce with a beautiful pass from quarterback Chris Gioia to Marchello Fernandez for the second touchdown. Devin Burgos and Laudan Henry rounded out the ground game with a touchdown each. Nick Lora finished the night with an extra point kick for the Bulldogs. The Rutherford Bulldog Seniors (12 - 13 yr olds) advanced to the next round of the playoffs after a hard fought 12-0 win over the Carlstadt/East Rutherford Wildcats. The Bulldogs defense was stout all game as they forced a Wildcat turnover the first series. Steve Pisciotta, Alejandro Garcia, Chris Lora, Yahya Elfeshaw and Sal Fernandez swarmed to the ball with Ryan Ward coming out of the pile with the ball. With some penalty miscues on the offensive side, the Bulldogs turned the ball back over to the Wildcats. The defense held strong again as Van Weber, Anthony Bonagura and Zach Herninko blanketed receivers and forced another three and out. This time the Bulldogs spread the Wildcats out on offense as Anthony Bonagura took an outside run fifteen yards loosening up the defense. The next play Cole Goumas took the ball 35 yards down to the 2 yard line before getting forced out of bounds. A few plays later Van Weber kept it himself for the QB run up the middle for the TD making it 6-0 Bulldogs. With multiple backfield tackles and sacks by Luke Cerulli, Sal Fernandez, Ward and Lora the Defense held strong. The first half ended with the score remaining the same with both teams playing inside the 30 yard lines. The second half started with the Bulldogs putting a drive together. Goumas, Bonagura, Arthur Costan kept the ball moving. Ernie Bonagura, Owen Fernandez, Garcia, Pisciotta, Cerulli, Fernandez and Dan Carr kept pushing to open holes but eventually stalled out again. Angel Bido and Jack Daly contributed on defense and Zach Herninko sparked a fire as his hit on the Wildcat ball carrier causing a fumble giving the Bulldogs control.. The Fourth quarter started and the Bulldogs meticulously marched down field as three to five yards at a clip were all they needed to keep moving the chains. Arthur Costan punched it through the middle for the score making the final score 12-0 Bulldogs. Rutherford will be hosting the MFL semi-finals, in which all three squads will participate in Sat starting at 5:00 pm.

2018 RJF&C Super Raffle Winners !!!!

Blair Family - #201 seller Mimi Khan of Pee Wee Cheering

Pisciotta Family - #769 seller Steve Pisciotta Senior Football

Scannell Family - #67 seller Emma Risser Mini Cheering

Wagner Family - #955 seller Nathan Wagner Flag Football

Bulldogs Battle NM Green Knights


The Rutherford Pee Wee Bulldogs (8-9 year olds) finished the MFL regular season 8-0, winning their last contest versus New Milford, 19-0. The Bulldog offense scored in the first half with a Dmitri Paskas blast off left tackle from 20 yards out. Paskas took a Myles Balchan handoff and followed blocking backs Matt Bonagura and Emmett Carney thru a maze off Green Knight defenders. Rutherford’s second half scores were Bonagura blasts off right tackle. The lil Dogs offensive line took a quarter to get control of the line of scrimmage: E Quinn Weber, T Andrew Ochojski, G Jayden Arlauskas, C Vin Urgola, G Chase Martini, T Evan Diaz and E Will Holman. The Bulldog defense posted their eighth shutout of the season and enter the MFL South Playoffs the #1 seed. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (11-12 year olds) suffered their first loss of the season to the New Milford Knights 12-0. Bulldogs Full Back Devin Burgos proved to be the strong back for the night with multiple powerful runs up field. Chris Kasperan stepped up in the Quarterback position completing passes to Chris Gioa ; however it would not be enough for the Bulldogs to put a score on the board. Although the Bulldogs defense, led by Burgos, Laudan Henry, and Marchello Fernandez, held strong, they couldn’t keep the Knights from scoring. The Bulldogs look forward to moving on to the playoffs. The Rutherford Bulldog Seniors (12-13 year olds) finished the regular season 7-1 with a 32-0 victory over the New Milford Knights. The Bulldogs started on the defensive side of the ball and set the tone early forcing the Knights to punt the ball away after gaining zero yards offensively. The defensive line of Chris Lora, Alejandro Garcia, Steve Pisciotta and Yayha Elfeshaw confused the offensive line blocking with constant pressure. After a deep punt, the Bulldogs came out on offense starting from their own 30 yard line. Anthony Bonagura shot off tackle for a 60 yard run before being chased down at the ten yard line. On the very next play Bonagura punched in the first score of the game. Offensive linemen Lora, Sal Fernandez, Pisciotta, Ernie Bonagura, Garcia, Angel Bido and Luke Cerulli made huge holes for him to run through. The defense forced another three and out as Linebackers Fernandez, Cole Goumas, Cerulli and Ryan Ward swarmed to the ball. Defensive backs Van Weber, Zach Herninko and Anthony Bonagura blanketed any receiver attempting a route. On the offensive side it was Cole Goumas' turn as he took it 70 yards on the first play of the series for the next Bulldog score. Zach Herninko came in to the backfield on the following offensive series and scored another Bulldog Touchdown from 30 yards out behind the blocking of Angel Bido and Owen Fernandez. Arthur Costan helped open huge holes as the fullback and had a forced fumble and recovery on the defensive side of the ball. Michael Oliveros plugged the middle of the defense up and assisted on two sacks. Jack Daly ran the offense in the second half and also contributed on the defensive side with numerous tackles. Danny Carr shut down his edge as a defensive end and forced everything to the other side. The Bulldogs will face the Carlstadt/East Rutherford Wildcats next week in the first round of the MFL playoffs. The 2018 Super raffle winning families are Mimi Khan, Steve Pisciotta, Nathan Wagner and Emma Risser.


Bulldogs Cage Wildcats


The Rutherford Bulldog Seniors (12-13 yr old) improved their record to 6-1 with a 32-6 win over the Wildcats of Carlstadt/East Rutherford. The first half was close as both squads tightened up defensively and finished the first two quarters with a The Bulldogs leading 7-6. The Wildcats scored on their first drive as they chipped away yards and then hit a deep pass for the first score of the game. On the ensuing series,The Bulldogs responded with a drive of their own as the offensive line of Steve Pisciotta, Sal Fernandez, Ernie Bonagura, Angel Brito and Alejandro Garcia settled down allowing running back Cole Goumas to slice his way for the first of his four TDs of the night. The second half was a different story as Rutherford started to gain consistent chunks of yardage with Weber guiding the offense. Linemen Pisciotta, Fernandez, E. Bonagura, Garcia and Bido opened holes for the backfield with Danny Carr and Ryan Ward contributing with catches across the middle from Weber.  Anthony Bonagura, Arthur Costan and Goumas ran through traffic and drove the ball downfield finding the end zone multiple times the rest of the night. The Bulldogs held their ground defensively with defensive backs Zach Herninko, Anthony Bonagura, Jack Daly and Van Weber not allowing any more deep completions. Linebackers Goumas, Fernandez, Luke Cerulli and Ryan Ward closed down gaps with constant backfield pressure from Chris Lora, Yahya Elfeshaw, and Michael Oliveros. The Rutherford Juniors (10-11 year olds) received a forfeit win and increased their record to 7-0. The Bulldog Pee Wees (8-9 yr olds) increased their win streak (7-0) with a 33-0 win over the Wildcats. The Bulldog scoring opened started with a Dmitri Paskas punt return of 30 yards in the first quarter. RB Matt Bonagura followed FB Emmett Carney off right tackle for the second score from 15 yards out. QB Myles Balchan hit Will Holman in the end zone for the extra point. The Rutherford defense was in the Wildcat backfield all game. The defensive front of Evan Diaz, Damian Gregory and Andrew Ochojski made several tackles for losses. The Dogs third score was a Holman interception returned 35 yards for the score. Blachan then hit TE Quinn Weber in the end zone for the point after. Before the end of the first half, Rutherford had two more scores, Balchan ran a counter in from 25 yards out and Paskas took a blast in from 15 out. The Rutherford program will welcome the New Milford program with our Senior Nite celebration Sat October 27th.


Bulldogs Win Three in WoodRidge

The RJF&C Senior Bulldogs (12-13) year olds came out on top 14-7 in a hard fought battle versus a good Wood-Ridge Blue Devils team. With both teams being aggressive on the defensive side of the ball, the first half ended 0-0. The 'Dogs defensive line of Chris Lora, Alejandro Garcia, Steve Pisciotta and Arthur Costan occupied the O-line of Wood-Ridge allowing Linebackers Luke Cerulli, Cole Goumas, Sal Fernandez and Ryan Ward to wreak havoc in the backfield. When the Blue Devils tried to pass, defensive backs Zach Herninko, Van Weber and Anthony Bonagura blanketed the receivers. Both teams played in between the 20 yard lines on offense. QB Weber kept feeding the ball to Bonagura, Goumas and Costan the entire game trying to lull the defense into playing run only. Weber then caught Ward on a 25 yard pass which loosened the defense up for Goumas to cut his way into the endzone. With the fourth quarter ticking away, the Bulldogs grinded their way down the field after a Wood-Ridge score. Anthony Bonagura ran for crucial first downs with Goumas eventually taking it 30 yards to put the Bulldogs in the lead. Wood-Ridge tried a last ditch effort to score with seconds remaining but Cerulli ended the game with a crushing backfield tackle. The Senior Bulldogs are now (5-1) in the MFL Southern division. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11) year olds beat the Wood Ridge Blue Devils 26-0 with a dominating performance by the Bulldogs Defense. Not only did the Bulldogs deliver a shut out for the sixth straight game, they did not let up a Blue Devil first down. The front eight, Devin Burgos, David Rojas, Angelo Pizza, Nick Lora, Nick Ford, Marchello Fernandez, Antonio DeCarlo and Jailen Magai dominated the line of scrimmage. The defensive backs, Laudan Henry, George Brewton, and Chris Kasperan made sure nothing got by them in the secondary. The Bulldogs offense, Devin Burgos opened up by a scoring a 50 yard powerful run up the middle. Chris Gioa continued the offensive attack with a touchdown pass from QB George Brewton. Laudan Henry continued to display his versatility by scoring on a 45 and 50 yard TD run from both the QB, and HB position. Lora also put a two point conversion on the night with a booming kick. The Juniors have locked up the Southern Division one seed. The Rutherford Pee Wees (8-9) year olds solidified their one seed for the upcoming MFL playoffs, with a 20-0 win over Wood Ridge. The Dogs got on the board early with a Matt Bonagura plunge from 15 yards out. The Bulldogs capped the touchdown with a Myles Balchan extra point. The second score was a Dmitri Paskas sweep around left end, followed by an extra point pass completion to Will Holman.  Rutherford’s offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage: Quinn Weber, Andrew Ochojski, Jayden Arlauskas, Vin Urgola, Chase Martini and Evan Diaz Rutherford’s third quarter score came from a Balchan quarterback sneak from two yards out. The lil Dogs defense held their opponent scoreless and was led by linebacker Emmett Carney. The Bulldog program is on the road Saturday (10/21) traveling to Carlstadt/East Rutherford for a divisional contest.

Bulldogs Sweep EP Bombers

The RJF&C Senior squad (12-13 year olds) improved their record to 4-1 with a 30-7 victory over the Elmwood Park Bombers. The game was slow in the beginning as the Bulldogs defense ended up being on the field the entire first quarter. The D-Line of Arthur Costan, Steve Pisciotta, Alejandro Garcia and Chris Lora kept the pressure on the Bombers backfield as Linebackers Cole Goumas, Luke Cerulli, Sal Fernandez and Matt Scheibe did not allow any big gains. Elmwood Park tried putting the ball in the end zone but defensive backs Van Weber, Zach Herninko and Anthony Bonagura stuffed any pass attempts. The Bulldog offense finally saw the field in the second quarter with a 0-0 game. The offense took a little to get their rhythm down as Weber fed the ball to Goumas, Scheibe, Costan and Bonagura. Scheibe put it in the end zone twice and Goumas once in the first half making the score 18-7 Rutheford. The defense held strong the second half with Angel Bido, Yahya Elfeshaw and Michael Oliveros contributing and not allowing any more Elmwood Park scoring. The offensive line buckled down as Dan Carr, Pisciotta, Fernandez, Ernie Bonagura, Garcia, Angel Bido, Cerulli and Ryan Ward pushed the Bombers defense down the field. Scheibe and Goumas each scored again ending the game with a 30-7 final. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) continued their shut out season with an 18-0 win over the Elmwood Park Bombers. Laudan Henry once again showed his ability to dominate on the field both offensively and defensively. On the Bulldogs first offensive possession, Henry, scored his first of three touchdowns for the night with over 100 rushing yards. Quarterback George Brewton, linebacker Devin Burgos and running back Antonio DeCarlo contributed to the Bulldogs running game with the help of the aggressive blocking of Ryan Hayes, Angelo Pizza, Nick Lora, and Jailen Magai. The Bulldog defense reigned again on the field. David Rojas had two sacks while Jimmy Queli and Devon Burgos wreaked havoc with their blocks.  Marchello Fernandez had a fumble recovery and Laudan Henry and Chris Gioa had an interception each to finish off the defensive crush for the Bulldogs.  The Rutherford Pee Wees (8-9 year olds) increased their win streak to five, winning 31-0 over the Elmwood Park Bombers.  The Bulldogs (5-0) opened the game with a Dmitri Paskas kick-return of 45 yards, to the Bombers 10 yard line. From there, the Dogs ran a couple Paskas sweeps behind the blocking of Quinn Weber, Andrew Ochojski, Jayden Arlauskas, Vin Urgola, Chase Martini and Evan Diaz. The Bulldog defense held the EP offense making several tackles in the backfield. Line backer Emmett Carney and Safety Will Holman were in on every tackle, while the defensive line of Ochojski, Damian Gregory and Diaz didn’t give an inch.. The Bulldogs then followed with a Myles Balchan QB keeper from 15 yards out for a score. After a Will Holman 40 yard score, the lil Dogs went to work with the bruising running game of Matt Bonagura and Carney behind OT Diaz. Bonagura punched in two more scores before calling it a night. The Rutherford Junior Football & Cheering program will be on the road in Wood-Ridge Saturday the 13th. For up to date info, please go to www.leaguelineup.com/rjfbulldogs.

Junior Bulldogs Run Over Bears

The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) beat the Lyndhurst Bears 25-0. The Bulldog defense continued their shut out season with dominating the line of scrimmage.  Angelo Pizza caused a Bears fumble that Nick Scalley recovered for the Bulldogs (4-0). Louis Morella, Devin Burgos,Chris Gioia, David Rojas, Jimmy Queli, Antonio DeCarlo and Marchello Fernandez held the Bears to only two first downs for the game. The offensive line, Ryan Hayes, Jailen Magai, Louis Morella, Nick Scalley, paved the way  for quarterback George Brewton. Brewton controlled the game from start to finish with two rushing touchdowns and one by air to Chris Gioia. Laudan Henry again punished the opposing defense for over 100 yards and one rushing touchdown.  The RJF&C Senior squad (12-13 year olds) improved their record to 3-1 with a 33-0 win over the Lyndhurst Golden Bears. The defense set the tone early and established their presence not allowing a first down by the Golden Bears the entire game. Lyndhurst was forced to punt or turned the ball over on every possession. Defensive linemen Chris Lora, Alejandro Garcia, Angel Bido and Arthur Costan penetrated the Lyndhurst offensive line all game. Linebackers Cole Goumas, Luke cerulli, Sal Fernandez and Ryan Ward wreaked havoc making multiple tackles in the backfield. Offensively the Bulldogs started off on their own 20 yard line and Matt Scheibe broke off two runs of 20 and 10 yards respectively. Goumas contributed with multiple runs of his own. QB Van Weber snuck in behind Fernandez for the first touchdown of the night from the one yard line. The offensive line of Lora, Steve Pisciotta, Fernandez, Ernie Bonogura, Garcia, Bido and Ward opened huge lanes for them. Danny Carr loosened up the Golden Bears defense with a 25 yard reception during the next possession allowing Goumas to break free for a long touchdown run on the very next play. Goumas was not done as the next kickoff he recovered the Bulldogs onside kick on the Lyndhurst 35 yard line. Scheibe ran in the next TD and PAT. Costan recovered the next kickoff keeping the offense on the field. The remainder of the game saw much of the same as Jack Daly, Zach Herninko and Yahya Elfeshaw contributed heavily on the defensive side making numerous tackles and keeping the Lyndhurst offense at bay. Goumas and Scheibe each added 50 plus yard TD runs in the second half finishing the game strong. The Rutherford Pee Wees (8-9 year olds) improved their record to 4-0 and sole possession of first place in the Southern division with a 30-0 win over the Bears. The Bulldogs defensive attack was over whelming, holding Lyndhurst to one first down and forcing several turnovers. NG Damien Gregory, DE Quinn Weber and DT Andrew Ochojski created havoc in the Bear backfield, having several tackles for loss. Offensively, the lil Dogs scored on every possession. Matt Bonagura had the first two scores on runs of 40 and 60 yards, all behind blocking of right OG Chase Martini and OT Evan Diaz. Those scores were followed by a Will Holman 15 yard scamper, all in the first quarter. Rutherford then ran a sweep in which Dmitri Paskas went 20 yards for the final first half score. Fullback Emmett Carney took a handoff from Myles Balchan and punched in the final score from 6 yards out. The Bulldog program will travel to an out of division match up with Elmwood Park Saturday at 4:00 pm. For up to date info: www.leaguelineup.com/rjfbulldogs.  

Bulldogs Sweep Panthers !!!



The Rutherford Pee Wees (8-9 year olds) won their third straight with the defeat of the Wallington Panthers, 31-0. The lil Bulldogs went on offense first and opened with a 40 yard scamper by Matt Bonagura for the first score. Two plays later, while on defense, Will Holman picked off an errant pass and took it to the house from 45 yards out. Rutherford’s next three series on offense saw Russ Snyder catch a touchdown pass from Myles Balchan, Emmett Carney bust thru the middle for a rushing touchdown and then Zach Snyder break loose from 30 yards out. The Pee Wee JV squad was in Franklin Lakes Sunday afternoon and won their third match of the year. Vin Urgola, Chase Martini and Ayden Rivera opened things up for the running backs. Z. Snyder had two scores and Quinn Weber hit Holman for a third. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 year olds) beat the Wallington Panthers 43-0. The game started with a kickoff return by the Bulldogs Antonio DeCarlo. On the first Panthers possession, Laudan Henry scooped up a fumble for the second score of the game. Devin Burgos and Marchello Fernandez each scored on 45-yard carries. Quarterback George Brewton threw a 30-yard pass to Jimmy Queli who ran it in for another Bulldog touchdown. To add to the final score of the game, Chris Kasperan ran in for an extra point and Nick Lora kicked for 6 extra points. The Bulldog win was a full team effort with Jaycub DeCarlo and Xavier Hernandez having an interception each. The offense was dominant with Jailen Magai, Ryan Hayes, Luis Morella, David Rojas, Chris Gioia, Cuya Khan, Nick Scalley, and Vincent DeNunzio. The Bulldog defense continues to hold their opponents scoreless with the assistance of Angelo Pizza, Nick Ford, Rafael Vellon, Alejandro Martinez, and Andrew Leffler. The RJF&C Senior squad (12-13 year olds) had a strong showing with a 39-0 win over the Wallington Panthers. The Bulldogs recovered the kickoff on the Panther 45 yard line. Quarterback Van Weber handed the ball off to Running Back Cole Goumas 3 times and brought the offense down to the Panthers 3 yard line. Linemen Steve Pisciotta, Sal Fernandez, Ernie Bonagura, Alejandro Garcia and Angel Bido opened lanes for Goumas to run through. Matt Scheibe finished the drive as he pushed through for the first score of the night behind Full Back Arthur Costan. The Bulldog Defense took the field as Wallington attempted to put a drive together. Numerous tackles by Zach Herninko, Chris Lora, Costan, Fernandez, Goumas, Bido, and Garcia shut the offense down. A turnover by Wallington put the Bulldogs on the Panthers 45 to start a new drive.Weber hit Scheibe on a 5 yard out on the first play and then watched as he scampered down the sideline 45 yards for the TD. Second PAT was no good and the score remained 12-0 Bulldogs.The defense held strong again and after a blocked punt attempt put the offense on the Panthers 40 yard line. Weber hit Ryan Ward on a deep post for the third score putting the bulldogs up 20 - 0. Sal Fernandez,Chris Lora, Alejandro Garcia and Yahya Elfeshaw continued making backfield tackles and numerous sacks on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, Goumas added two TDs with a run off tackle and on the kick return at the start of the second half. Jack Daly made a fumble recovery on the defensive side as they continued to play aggressively throughout the game. Daly finished the game leading the offense down the field. Rutherford will host Lyndhurst Saturday 9/29 4:00 pm at Memorial Field with playoff implications across all three levels.


Bulldog Pee Wees & Juniors Remain Unscathed

The Rutherford Pee Wees (8-9 yr olds) had another dominant effort, out-scoring North Arlington 31-0. The lil Bulldogs opened the game with a Will Holman kick return of 50 yards. Dmitri Paskas then followed with a 20 yard sweep behind the blocking of Bob Carney and Matt Bonagura on Rutherford’s second score. Quarterback Myles Balchan ran a counter successfully punching in the Dog’s third score. Bonagura followed that up with bulldozing his way in for another score. The offensive line of Russ Snyder, Andrew Ochojski, Jayden Arlauskas, Vin Urgola, Kellen Caughey, Evan Diaz and Holman dictated the rushing pace. Defensively, the Bulldogs posted a shutout and had an interception returned for a touchdown. DB Rudy Garafolo picked off an errant pass and weaved his way down the left sideline 60 yards. The Rutherford Pee Wee JV squad (2-0) picked up another victory in Glen Rock on Sunday, 14-7. Fynn Burn, Ethan DeCarlo and Blake Burgos had big days on defense. Offensively, Quinn Weber hit Garafolo on a seam route for a 2 point conversion. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 yr olds) out-scored the North Arlington Vikings 26-0.  The Vikings remained scoreless with the efforts of Antonio DeCarlo and Luis Morella.  Jimmy Queli, Laudan Henry, and Marchello Fernandez provided solid coverage on defense for the Bulldogs (2-0).  While David Rojas, Angelo Pizza, Nick Ford, George Brewton, Devin Burgos, and Chris Gioia stood solid on the line.  The offensive line was led by Ryan Hayes, Nick Lora, David Rojas, Luis Morella, and Jailen Magai allowing the Bulldogs backs to do what they do. Laudan Henry broke out with three touch downs and Antonio DeCarlo contributed with one touchdown. Devin Burgos ran for two extra points for the Bulldogs. The RJF&C Seniors (12-13 yr olds) suffered their first loss of the season 34-6 to a solid North Arlington Vikings team. The Bulldogs (1-1) gave up two quick TD's to the Vikings in the first quarter. The Bulldogs seemed to settle down as the defensive line of Chris Lora, Angel Bido, Alejandro Garcia, Steve Pisciotta and Owen Fernandez caused a Vikings turnover. QB Van Weber took the Bulldog offense downfield completing passes to Ryan Ward, Cole Goumas and Matt Scheibe. The offensive line of Ernie Bonagura, Sal Fernandez, Pisciotta, Garcia and Fernandez gave him the time to scramble and pick his targets. Anthony Bonagura helped block out of the backfield and put the Bulldogs in a scoring position. Weber finished the drive with a quick pass to Goumas putting the Bulldogs on the scoreboard. The Bulldogs defense was able to stop the Vikings next drive with Zach Herninko, Arthur Costan, Jack Daly and Fernandez helping put pressure in the backfield. The offense put another drive together and found themselves on their own 5 yard line but could not punch it in. The Vikings started hitting a rhythm and wore down the Bulldogs defense for the rest of the game. The Rutherford program is home versus Wallington Panthers Saturday 9/22. The Bulldog Beefsteak is scheduled for Friday night at the Ames Ave Firehouse. Anyone interested in tickets can text 201-615-3126. RJF&C also has Rescue Mania II wrestling tickets on sale $20 and can purchased via text to 201-615-3126, also.

Bulldogs Sweep Harrison BlueTide

The Rutherford Mighty Mites (7 yr olds) won their season opener 18-6. QB Tyler Griffin handed off to RB’s Ryan Wilton, Anthony Pizza and Jake Barnes, who collectively rushed for over 150 yards behind the blocking of Brenden ORourke, Julian DeCarlo, Mike Pizza and Julian Kay. The Rutherford Pee Wees (8-9 yr olds) scored quickly and often in a lopsided 31-0 win over Harrison.  The little Bulldogs got on the board when Dmitri Paskas returned the opening kickoff 50 yards for the first touchdown. The Bulldogs second score was a quarterback keeper from 15 yards out, in which Myles Balchan punched in. Will Holman caught the ensuing pass for the extra point. The offensive line of Russ Snyder, Andrew Ochojski, Jayden Arlauskas, Vin Urgola, Kellen Caughey, Evan Diaz and Holman controlled the line of scrimmage with several pancake blocks. The Dogs had another special teams score, when Paskas picked up a punt and followed Emmett Carney down the right sideline, making the score 19-0. Tailback Matt Bonagura capped the nite off with a tackle breaking 15 yard run for a final score, 31-0. The defense gave up one first down all night and was lead by corners Rudy Garofalo and Zach Snyder, NG Damien Gregory and MLB Carney. The JV squad beat the Kinnelon Colts on Sunday afternoon, 26-6. QB Quinn Weber lead an offense that scored five times: Weber td, Sebastian Rojas td and Holman 3td. The blocking of Blake Burgos, Fynn Byrne, Ethan DeCarlo, Chase Martini and Ayden Rivera created the lopsided rushing attack. The Rutherford Junior Bulldogs (10-11 yr olds) opened their season against the Harrison Blue Tide with a 26-0 win. Prior to the start of the game the team was pumped up by starting running back/defensive back Laudan Henry, who had two touchdowns. The offensive line was led by David Rojas, Joe DeMayo, and Cuya Khan. Devon Burgos had a 50-yard touchdown run destroying the Tide defenders in his path. Antonio DeCarlo scored a touchdown with Nick Lora kicking for extra points. The Bulldogs defensive line was solid against The Tide with Marchello Fernandez, Angelo Pizza, Luis Morella, and Chris Gioia giving their all. The RJF&C Senior squad (12 and 13 yr olds) finished the night with the completion of a Blue Tide sweep winning 42-0. The defense set the tone first as Harrison moved the ball the first few plays but were then shut down as the Bulldogs swarmed to the ball. Christopher Lora, Angel Bido, Ernie Bonogura, Yahya Elfeshaw and Owen Fernandez put pressure up the middle as linebackers Ryan Ward, Arthur Costan and Sal Fernandez attacked. Defensive backs Van Weber, Matt Scheibe, Cole Goumas and Jack Daly blanketed receivers and helped stopping the run. The offense was in sync as the Offensive line of Lora, Steve Pisciotta, S. Fernandez, E. Bonogura, Alejandro Garcia, O. Fernandez and Ward pushed the Blue Tide defense down field. Goumas and Scheibe each scored multiple times running the rock and Weber threw two for two to Ward both for touchdowns. Costan was responsible for two made PAT kicks and a run also. The Bulldog program is home next Saturday night vs North Arlington Vikings 4:00 pm. 

Our 2018 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 & Glenn Gardner 

Senior Boys Head Coach Mike Micek
Senior Girls Head Coach Erin Petrosino & Barbara Vosbrink

Junior Boys Head Coach Glenn Gardner
Junior Girls Head Coach Lisa Ernst & Lauren Siciliano

Pee Wee Boys Head Coach Michael Paskas
Pee Wee Girls Head Coach Sabrina Pisciotta 

Mites Head Coach Tom Barnes
Minis Head Coach Stef DiMeola

RJF&C at St Pat's Parade March 4th 2018

RJF&C Champions ride in float donated by Rick Doren for the St Pat's Parade!!!

2017 Bulldog Parade of Champions

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!!!


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

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

Apr24th Bears select Defensive End Corey Wootton in 4th round
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.

Where are they now? Former RJF Player Stan Walters

Click on Bulldog to go to The Record story.

Where are they now? Former RJF Player Craig Paskas

Click on the Helmet to go to The Record story.

Former RJF Player Named Record Athlete of the Week

RHS QB Bryan Gaschke Athlete of the Week - Alumni of the 2001, 2004, 2005 & 2006 RJF Super Bowl teams.

Click on Bulldog to the left to get to the article.





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

Bill Finn named Record Athlete of the Week - Click on Bulldog to go to article - 120717       



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




RJFC Awards Brunch
Sunday, February 3, 2019   10:00 AM