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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
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.

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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




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