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FREEHOLD, NJ – On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized the five MonmouthCounty high school football teams who took home State Championship titles in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Central Jersey Tournaments.

“These dedicated young men should be very proud of their State Championship titles,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso. “By training and playing with passion and skill they have brought honor to their schools, their families and the entire County.”

The five high schools honored included Manalapan High School, Matawan Regional High School, Red Bank Catholic High School, Rumson-FairHavenHigh School and ShoreRegionalHigh School.

Each of the teams received a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. After the presentation of each school’s certificate, the coach and the players shared some of their thoughts about their winning season and what being part of a team meant to them.

The championship standings are as follows:

  • Manalapan High School, led by Head Coach Ed Gurrieri, won the 2014 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group V with a 21 -7 win over South Brunswick High School.
  • MatawanRegionalHigh School, led by Head Coach Kaye, won the 2014 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III with a 27-7 win over CarteretHigh School.
  • Red Bank Catholic High School, led by Head Coach Jim Portela, won the 2014 NJSIAA Central Jersey Non Public Group III with a 45 -20 win over Delbarton High School.
  • Rumson-Fair Haven High School, led by Head Coach Bryan Batchler, won the 2014 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II with a 21 - 0 win over Delaware Valley High School.
  • Shore Regional High School, led by Head Coach Mark Costantino, won the 2014 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I with a 42 -12 win over South Hunterdon High School.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, founded in 1918, is a voluntary, non-profit organization made up of 433 accredited public, private and non-public high schools in the state.The NJSIAA conducts tournaments, and crowns champions in thirty one sports.

Manalapan High School

Head Coach Ed Gurrieri

Assistant coaches: Joe Tetley, Dan Davanza, Justin Fumando, Dom Lepore, Jim Papcun, Bill Smith Sr., Bill Smith Jr., Jon Harrison, Corey DeCastro and Reggie Grant.

Players: Julian Allen, Dan Anerella, Anthony Bassani, Marc Benevento, Tom Best, David Blumenberg, Simon Bublis, Steven Byrne, Tom Caballeo, Mike Caggiano, Michael Cardinal, Chris Carnesi, Vinny Carnesi, Nick Carolli, Sal Casazza, Michael Ceciarelli, John Cheung, Adam Cintron, Brian Conforth, Nick Crettella, Mike DeAnegelis, Daniel Debner, Phil Eber, Mustafa Farag, Mark Figueroa, Julian Fishman, Connor Flynn, Tom Flynn, Ronny Ghaida, Stephen Gitto, Marc Goldstein, Noah Groninger, Drew Halasy, Gerard Hodge-Rocourt, L'Jeron Holder, Sonny Hossain, Christian Isabella, Andrew Lando, Gabe Levin, Jake Levine, Joseph Lewis, Charles Lombana, Lee Maksimik, Thomas Mastrogiovanni, Imamu Mayfield, Logan Mazzola, Joe Mendez, Andrew  Moy, Kyle Mullen, Justin Obermeyer, TJ Orrico, Daniel Park, Jonathan Pimental, Tyson Plummer, Rielly Radosovich, Christian Rivera, David Ryan, Marcus Salinas, Vincent Sauchelli, Anthony Sciarappa, Joe Sellmeyer, Michael Sellmeyer, Ben Sieczkowski, Ariel Smertenko, Jake Staklinski, Matt Strauss, Andrew Sullivan, Nick Surhoff, Patrick Swaney, Anthony Tardogno, Michael Taylor, Carlos Texiera, Mitchell Trabb, Thomas Vassallo, Cody Wiener and Peter Willams.

Matawan Regional High School

Head Coach Kaye

Players: DeJohn Rogers, Kyle Midtlyng, Shawn Ramcheran, Makiya Caesar, Devonte Spann, Nick Malta, Isiah Phillip, Aliem Shaw, Joe Ratty, James Pierce, George Pearson, Jake Burlew, Tom Kalieta, Alex Pierce, Justin Ferrara, Devon Spann, Conner Bachman, Noah McGhee, Khaliq Walton,  Derrick Wiley, Dimitri Fernandez, Matt Liebowitz, Reynaldo Belony, Adam Elliott, Dylan Massiah, Jacob Weber, Patrick Hennessy, Andrew Conzo, Austin Santana- Simmons, Mike McHugh, Josh Hona, David Sherman, Donald Smalls, Marc Pannizzi, Jessie Haber, Dan Corredor, Mike Kawka, Anthony Hirujo, Brandon Brunson, Eric Johnson, Jacob Signorelli, Shakia Hughes, Antonio Straniero, John Ogenbenru, David Ogenbenru, JaLeel Gopaul, Mike Karycinski, Alex Calo, Mateo Del Moral, Donovan Reiser, Shane Fraser, Nick Santos and Mike Pepe.

Red Bank Catholic High School

Head Coach Jim Portela

Assistant coaches: Matt Ahearn, Mike Rosenfeld, Keith Hugger, Dom Poliferone, Matt Bijas, Tony Flego, Joe Lanza, Joe Gallagher and Joe McAuliffe.

Players: Trevor Cowley, Colin Shaughnessy, Brett Habich, Steve Dnistrian, Mike Demonte, Jamie Gordinier, Nick LaGrippo, Joe Luff, Eddie Hahn, Jonathan Leach, Michael Balzofiore, Nick Lubischer, Vince Gallo, Liam McArdle, Max Hazard, Christian Kanobel, John Portela, Karl Madl, Dan Lukawski,Tommy Spernal, Dylan Murphy, Anthony Purge, Nick Cella, Connor Caizza, Michael Wilen, Michael Travers, Matthew Liddy, Michael Cordova, Christian Foley, Joey Hagan, Justin Noah, Sean Thompson, Trevon James, Charlie Gargiulo, Nick Roy, Connor Moore, Mike Reverendo, Daniel Wilen, Matt Donald, Anthony Kean, Nicholas DiStefano, Xander Walton, Thomas Clark, John Joyce, Ryan Oneidas, Alex Sargiss, Ryan McCue, Cole Cornacchia, Alex Bracken, Ryan Kroeger, Neil Horenburg, Colin O'Hara, Pat Cino, Liam Smith, Chris Napoleon, Anthony DeStefano, Nasir Darnell, Austin Brockriede and Doug Zockoll.

Rumson-Fair Haven High School

Head Coach Bryan Batchler,

Assistant coaches: Jerry Schulte, John Corneliusen, Charlie Pirrello, Joe Murphy, Jeremy Schulte, Bill Lagrotteria, Rob Orrok, Chris Quinn, Frank Papalia, Charlie O'Brien, Jerry Gagliano, John Bellavance, Jason Lippart and  Joe Lagrotteria.

Players: James Lucey, Lachlan Hull, Griffin Schultz, Matt Robinson, Thomas Chapin, AJ Bruno, Sam Eisenstadt, Kenny Ferrare, Jackson Reid, Jack Volker, Connor Kelly, Ryan Tuorto, Trevor Caruso, Murray Mcheffey, Michael O'Connor, Jeremy Johnson, Jamie Laughinghouse,  John Kingdon, Jake Giannotto, Seamus Walsh, Charlie Volker, Lucas Seckler, Matt Vecchiarelli, Matt Waters, Mike Caruso, Kevin Anderson, Grant Rataski, Bryan Hess, Henry Gehlhaus, Pierson Dey, Cameron Lewis, Jack Moore, Mike Ruane, Butchy Clark, Thomas Lenskold, Nick Daffan, Bryce Griffin, Devin Russo, Mike Pignataro, Brian Lawless, Connor Bruno, Michael Murdock, Izzy Dunning, Vinny Ottaviano, Emmet Jennings, Hayden Cunningham, Gavin Pomphrey, Ben Eisenstadt, Jack Boyer, Aron Atallah, James Melia, Colin Littlefield, Griffin Feinberg, Max Pfrang, Tucker Briggs, Chris Lucas, Ben Sullivan, Ian Clarke, Kyle Knapp, Wade Davis, Greg Elsas, Bobby McGinty, Max Schwartz, Brendan Carr, Pat Kelleher, James Rue, James Oncea, AJ Kelly, Cooper Cuje, Tim Leonard, Jack Woods. Will O'Connor, Nate Raphan, Jack Oberle, Colin Pavluk, Pat Russo, Noah Stoudenmire, Tim Morales, Elijah McAllister, Tyler Pierson, John Robinson, Peter Hogan and Liam Adams.

Shore Regional High School

Head Coach Mark Costantino

Assistant coaches: Jon Remedios, Mike Whitacre, Pete Vincelli, Bob Biasi, Joe Rankin, Jack Levy, Chris Riley, Marty Mullarney and Jon Vaccarelli.

Players: Kofi Awa, Cole Barrale, James Bedell, Nick Boice, Jack Brignola, Jack Britton, Josh Campi, Ryan Campi, Mitchell Candido, Paul Christopher, Alex Clifton, Tom Cooper, Alex Criscione, Steve Degrate, Mike Devine, Matt Engel, Robbie Fallon, Steve Fiumefreddo, Doug Goldsmith, Erik Graham, Kyle Grogan, Lukas Jackey, Chris Johnsen, Alex Johnson, Robert Kondracki, Matt Laytham, Dom Liana, Mike Lithgow, Austin Lucisano, Kyle Masica, Tyreek McCain, Devin McLaughlin, Mike Mendillo, Jake Monteiro, Mike Moore, Pat Musselman, George Notte, Tim O'Brien, Connor Pavlinet, Matt Pennell, Jeremy Redaelli, Connor Rempel, Casey Rogers, Duke Russo, Mark Russo, Luke Sweeney, John Teufel and Justin Valerio.