Friday, March 19, 2010

Shabazz Head Football Coach Dave McCombs Retires After 20 Years with Bulldogs

by Jeff Fisher
New Jersey High School Football Huddle

He took over the Shabazz High School football program at the age of 24, but today Dave McCombs is retired and not many answers are being given as to why.

The Star-Ledger reports that school administrators and alumni were putting pressure on McCombs after a very tough 1-9 season last year.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge Thanksgiving Tradition Coming to an End

by Jeff Fisher
New Jersey High School Football Huddle

After 70 years, the Turkey Day clash between Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge is ending.

NorthJersey.com is reporting that instead of playing on Thanksgiving this year, the two schools have decided to play on September 25th.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Team Without a Home Field Doesn't Get Help From Voters

by Jeff Fisher
New Jersey High School Football Huddle

Bloomfield High School didn't play a home football game in 2009 because its field and stadium of condemned before the season.

According to The Star Ledger, school district voters have now condemned the team to another season as road warriors because they rejected a referendum to spend $2.9 million to refurbish the field and 75-year old stadium. The margin of defeat was only 110 votes.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Don Bosco Prep Schedules Ohio Power for 2010 Season

by Jeff Fisher
New Jersey High School Football Huddle

Don Bosco Prep has stepped-up its schedule over the last couple of years with national games against the likes of De La Salle (Concord, CA) and Prattville (AL).

In 2010, The Ironman will continue the tradition of challenging the best the country has to offer. According to The Star-Ledger, DBP will play 2008 Ohio Division I champ St. Ignatius in the fall.

The report also points-out that the St. Ignatius game announcement has upset 2009 Florida 6A champ Manatee, which reportedly is saying DBP backed-out of a deal for a 2010 game.

Thanks to De La Salle and Prattville playing in 2009 state championship games, and DBP winning another New Jersey Non-Public state title, the Ironmen finished #1 in the USA Today Super 25.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Watchung Hills Hires New Head Football Coach

by Jeff Fisher
New Jersey High School Football Huddle


Marc Crisafi, who was the head coach at Union High from 2001 to 2006, is taking over the Watchung Hills program.

Crisafi replaces Jim Benedict, who resigned at the end of last season.

Mount Olive Hires former Elmwood Park Head Football Coach

by Jeff Fisher
New Jersey High School Football Huddle


Veteran high school football coach Garry Luciani has been hired by Mount Olive to be its new head coach.

Last year Luciani led Elmwood Park to a 7-3 season. Mount Olive was 1-9 last year.

Mantz Re-Hired at South Brunswick HS

by Jeff Fisher
New Jersey High School Football Huddle

After a year away from the sidelines, Rick Mantz has been rehired as the head football coach at South Brunswick.

The Star-Ledger reports that Mantz hopes to return the program to its 2008 form when it went 9-2 and made it to the playoffs. Last season, South Brunswick was 3-7 under Mantz' replacement Tariq Holman.
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