EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The East Brunswick Bears took a lead early over the Marlboro Mustangs and they were able to hold onto it for the whole game. With great offense and defense, the Bears were able to pull out a 28-14 victory.
MONROE, NJ – The East Brunswick Bears trailed the Monroe Falcons by 14 points entering the fourth quarter. The Bears stormed back and had the chance to take the lead but a missed field goal resulted in a 21-19 loss for EB.Monroe struck first as they were able to intercept a pass and return it 45 yards for a touchdown to take an early 7-0 lead. In the second quarter East Brunswick put together a great drive and got into field goal range. However, the Bears were not able to capitalize as they missed the kick
An inexperienced offensive line’s ability to coalesce will determine the success of the East Brunswick High School football team, which has an abundance of skill position players, starting with quarterback James Schuld.Schuld set a single-season school record with 2,024 yards from scrimmage, throwing for 1,350 yards and rushing for 674 more for a team that graduated four starters in the trenches.“Our (focus) will lie with our extremely youthful and inexperienced linemen,” said East Brunswick head coach Bob Molarz, who will start two sophomores and two juniors alongside veteran right guard Christian Tarnofsky.“We’re only going to go as far as those linemen progress, especially in the Red Division.”
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OLD BRIDGE – Despite running only 11 first half plays from scrimmage, the Old Bridge High School football team was largely in control of things on Thanksgiving morning at Lombardi Field on Thursday.
The Knights scored on five plays on their first drive, three plays on their second, and then had an interception return touchdown to halt the Bears’ following offensive possession as Old Bridge went on to win the “Battle of Route 18” 40-9 as they now lead the all-time series 21-3.
Senior running back Chris Crossman was named the Old Bridge offensive MVP and senior defensive back Chris Solomon was named the Old Bridge defensive MVP, presented by Old Bridge Police Department, PBA #127.
Kevin Hemmings was named the East Brunswick offensive MVP and Sean O’Sullivan was named the East Brunswick defensive MVP, presented by Spadafino Chiropractic.
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East Brunswick football team played with a lot of heart despite having to play against a much stronger team. The Bears moved the ball strongly in their first drive and had a couple of tries inside the ‘Red Zone’ to score against South Brunswick but came up short. South Brunswick then took over on the 20 and on the second offensive play of the game for the Vikings, Amir Johnson threw a pass to Wendell Allen who romped 79 yards to jump out to a 7-0 lead. On the next drive East Brunswick was not able to move the ball and the Vikings Dontae Strickland was completely unstoppable – racking up 178 yards on just 7 carries. The Vikings were up 32-0 at the half. In the second half, South Brunswick mercifully rested many of their starters and East Brunswick faired much better. South Brunswick still scored first padding the lead to 39-0. The Bears then mounted a nice drive capped off by a long run by Kevin Hemmings for a touchdown. The defense then caused a turnover getting East Brunswick the ball back deep in Viking territory. East Brunswick quickly drove down to the 1 yard line, but from there it took 3 plays to finally punch it in. After the kick by Alex Boyko the score was 39-14 which turned out to be the final score.
East Brunswick was not able to extend their winning streak against a strong Monroe team tonight for Senior night at East Brunswick. Monroe got off to a quick 13-0 lead in the first quarter with a Akeer Franklin run for 67 yards followed by a one yard touchdown by Stephen Karoly and a failed extra point. In the second quarter Monroe extended the lead when JT Allan caught a touchdown pass to make the score 20-0. The Bears were then able to mount a strong drive and looked poised to score, but finally had to try for a field goal which missed leaving the score 20-0 at the half. In the first possession of the second half, the Bears drove the ball strongly. Kevin Hemmings kept the drive alive with a spectacular 4th down run for a first down, but East Brunswick had to settle for a field goal by Alex Boyko. Monroe was unstoppable on the next run ripping up huge chunks of yardage on the ground and quickly had the score 27-3. East Brunswick was able to regroup and played tough the rest of the game, but they were not able to score again and Monroe padded the score in the last seconds with a meaningless touchdown to make the final score 34-3.
At half time, the team not only had the ceremony for the senior cheerleaders, but also had a special ceremony to honor the 10 year anniversary of the 2004 State Champion Football team. For those of us that remember that team, this was a really nice thing to do.
The Band put on a wonderful show as they always do – Thanks!
After playing the best game of his career, East Brunswick High School senior quarterback Kevin Hemmings deflected attention from himself and directed it toward his teammates.
“It was my best performance on varsity,” Hemmings said of the 220 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns he contributed to Saturday’s 35-12 victory over Marlboro, “but I wouldn’t be able to do it without (teammates).”
Hemmings, who passed for two scores and rushed for two others to earn Home News Tribune Player of the Week honors, proceeded to talk in glowing terms about his running backs, receivers and offensive line.
Collectively, the group, along with East Brunswick’s improved defense, has put the Bears (3-3) in position to qualify for the NJSIAA Central Group V playoffs.
East Brunswick currently has the 10th most power points in the section, but will improve its standing with a forfeit victory over Sayreville this weekend, making the team’s game against Monroe the following week its first meaningful November contest in four years.
East Brunswick Bears won an impressive victory over the Marlboro Mustangs spoiling the homecoming celebration for Marlboro. East Brunswick started the scoring with a 2 yard run by quarterback Kevin Hemmings and an extra point kicked by Alex Boyko. Marlboro answered with a 14 yard pass from Mike Wolff to Dewann McAllister but missed the kick to stay a point behind. Marlboro was then able to take a lead on a Mohammed Omar run but they failed on a two point attempt. East Brunswick pulled back into the lead with an 11 yard Kyle Wiggins run and an extra point to make the score 14-12. Marlboro was driving near the end of the half but on 4th and long, #6 (pictured below) for the Bears intercepted the pass and returned it for about 15 yards.
The second half was all East Brunswick. Lots of big plays on offense and the defense was very stingy as well. Kevin Hemmings threw a long pass to Sean O’Sullivan who evaded tacklers and dashed in for a 55 yard touchdown. Not long later, Kevin Hemmings ran through traffic and just managed to dash past the last defenders to score on a massive 79 yard run. The final score of the game was a short pass to Joe Chetta in the end zone to make the score 35-12. At this point the cheerleaders gave up on doing push-ups and switched to jumping Jacks! East Brunswick was even able to give some backup players a chance.
It was all a really great game and it keeps the Bears playoff hopes alive.
East Brunswick won an impressive victory against J.P Stevens in front of a rowdy home crowd consisting of a ‘Pink’ bear den. The night didn’t start well with J.P. Stevens getting a quick 6 point lead, but the Bears came back and Sean O’Sullivan caught a 30 pass from Kevin Hemmings to tie the game at 6. East Brunswick’s defense was very stingy and in the second quarter sacked the quarterback and caused a fumble which the Bears recovered on the 3 yard line and Al Fitzpatrick ran it in and Alex Boyko made the kick. J.P. Stevens answer with a touchdown of their own but East Brunswick blocked the extra point allowing the East Brunswick to take a 13-12 lead into the half. The cheerleaders and band put on a really great half time show. The second half started strong for East Brunswick with the Bears scoring a touchdown quickly on a 70 yard run by Keith Hemmings followed by a surprise off-side kick which East Brunswick recovered. The Bears then added to their lead with a field goal to make the score 23-12. Unfortunately, J.P. Stevens drove right down the field to cut the lead to 4 points. Both teams struggled for the rest of the third quarter but after we got an interception, we were then able to drive down for a touchdown with an extra point. J.P. Stevens scored once more to make the game close and looked to be threatening with 2 minutes left, but after the Bears got an interceptions they were then able to just kneel to end the game.
The South Brunswick Vikings football team scored an easy victory last Friday evening against the East Brunswick Bears 40-9 during its Homecoming game.
The game was never close.
"It was a great win tonight," Head Coach Joe Goerge said after the game. "We did what we had to do. It started with a good week of practice."
Most fans did not even have to settle into their seats in the home side bleachers when Syracuse University bound Dante Strickland scored two touchdowns on runs of 57 and 86 yards to put the Vikings up 13-0 almost instantly.
The second quarter opened up almost at the same pace that the first quarter did as Strickland raced to another score with just 13 seconds gone by in the second period.
That scoring play put the Vikings into a commanding 19-0 lead.
"It was Homecoming," Strickland said after the game. "We had to give the crowd what they wanted to see."
Head Coach Goerge was able to give Strickland a much needed rest for the second half while South Brunswick’s Phil Campbell scored two additional touchdowns and Wendall Allen added the final Vikings score.