Nov 282014
 

East Brunswick Football

Kevin Hemmings was named the East Brunswick offensive MVP and Sean O’Sullivan was named the East Brunswick defensive MVP,


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.
via Old Bridge captures ‘Battle of Route 18’ against East Brunswick.

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Nov 142014
 

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.

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Kyle Wiggins struggles for yardage

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Kevin Hemmings breaks open a run

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Sean O’sullivan makes a nice catch in the first half

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Brandon Tomori adds yardage after the catch

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Bears converge to make the tackle

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Brandon Tomori looking for running room

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Bears played tough in the second half.

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Aaron Mcsweeeney on the stop

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Cheerleaders kept smiling despite the cold.

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Kevin Hemmings back to pass.

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Aidan Werder for a big gain

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Kevin Hemmings runs through a crowd before busting out for a touchdown.

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Pushups help keep you warm

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Fumble about to happen!

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Kevin Hemmings helped set up the second score

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Zahir Jackson scores on third and inches

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Zahir Jackson powers forward late in the game

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It takes a crowd to bring down Zahir Jackson

Nov 072014
 

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.

East Brunswick Cheerleaders

Senior night for East Brunswick Cheerleaders

Senior night East Brunswick Cheerleaders

Senior night East Brunswick Cheerleaders

Honoring the 2004 State Championship team

Honoring the 2004 State Championship team

The Band put on a wonderful show as they always do – Thanks!

East Brunswick Band

East Brunswick Band halftime at Monroe game

East Brunswick Band at Monroe Game

East Brunswick Band at Monroe Game

East Brunswick Band - Monroe Game

East Brunswick Band – Monroe Game

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Monroe running attack

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Kevin Hemmings breaks open a nice run

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Kevin Hemmings completed several nice passes

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Sean O’Sullivan catches a short pass that he turned into a big gain

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Kevin Hemmings on a keeper.

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Kevin Hemmings breaks loose for a big gain

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Bears had trouble inside the ‘Red Zone’ against Monroe

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Sean O’Sullivan was hard to catch after catching the ball.

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Kevin Hemmings with the ball.

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Kevin Hemmings unfortunately was also called upon to make lots of open field tackles

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Sean O’Sullivan makes a big catch to keep the drive alive.

Oct 282014
 

GMC FOOTBALL: Kevin Hemmings is Player of the Week

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.

via GMC FOOTBALL: Kevin Hemmings is Player of the Week.

Oct 252014
 

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 Football - Interception

East Brunswick Football – Interception

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Hey look, Sean is open.

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Sean O’Sullivan eludes tacklers on his way to a 55 touchdown for East Brunswick.

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East Brunswick defense Mark Garrett (#88) and #33 stuff the runner.

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Brandon Tomori rushing

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Kevin Hemmings 6-for-10 for 104 yards passing and 115 yards on six carries.

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Aidan Werder is tackled after making a nice catch

East Brunswick - Michael Contereras

Michael Contereras: one yard is enough for you!

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Touchdown receptions, sacks, wicked tackles, Sean O’sullivan does it all.

East Brunswick - Goal line stand

4th and goal – you are not getting in our end zone.

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Kevin had a great day

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Kevin Hemmings 79 yard touchdown run

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Kickoff Team got lots of practice and performed flawlessly

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Sean O’sullivan and Alex Wojcik converge for the tackle

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Brandon Tomori makes another big run

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Touchdown pass to Joe Chetta.

East Brunswick Cheerleaders

East Brunswick Cheerleaders – NO MORE PUSH-UPS!

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East Brunswick running attack looked great

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Alex Boyko was flawless in 5 extra point attempts and just missed a long field goal.

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So sorry, but this is going to hurt.

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Bears backup quarterback #17

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Almaliek Fitzpatrick with the ball.

Oct 172014
 

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.

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East Brunswick forces a fumble the lead to a touchdown on the next play

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The Bears defense came up big at some critical times against J.P. Stevens

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Defensive Pressure

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No first down for you!

J.P. Stevens scores

J.P. Stevens just manages to push across the line for a touchdown

Extra point blocked

East Brunswick blocked the extra point

East Brunswick Cheerleaders

East Brunswick cheerleaders performing at half time

East Brunswick Band

East Brunswick’s award winning bank vs. J.P. Stevens

East Brunswick Band

East Brunswick Band added a trust fall to the show.

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It doesn’t look like it will be a touchdown run – but it was!

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Breaking Free

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No catching me!

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Critical first down run

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The previous time they did this it was a surprise offside kick

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Wicked tackle

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Quarterback keeper

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Power running

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No stopping these Bears!

Oct 152014
 

East Brunswick vs South Brunswick

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.

via Centraljersey.com | Central Jersey – South Brounswick, Dayton, News, Sports,Entertainment, Obits, Homes, Jobs, Cars, Classifieds, Real Estate, South Brunswick Post.

Oct 032014
 

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East Brunswick won their season home opener against Edison with great support from the ‘Bear Den’. Early in the game, Kevin Hemmings threw a 36 yard touchdown pass to Sean O’Sullivan to put East Brunswick up by 7 after the extra point. Edison drove down the field and scored on a 3 yard run by Haaziq Daniels to tie the game, but their happiness was short lived when Brandon Tomori raced 90+ yards on the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown. The Bears went into half time with a 14-7 lead. In the third quarter, Edison scored again on a 16 yard run by Andre Yates, but East Brunswick blocked the extra point which turned out to be the margin of victory.

Brandon Tomori scores for East Brunswick

Brandon Tomori dashes 90 yards for the game winning touchdown.

East Brunswick Cheerleaders put on a great show at the half and throughout the game.

East Brunswick Cheerleaders

East Brunswick Cheerleaders at East Brunswick victory over Edison

East Brunswick’s award winning marching band put on a very impressive half time show.

East Brunswick marching band at Edison game

East Brunswick marching band at Edison game.

East Brunswick’s “Bear Den” is always a big advantage for us, especially at home games!

East Brunswick Bear Den

East Brunswick Bear Den – enthusiastic fans

Sep 272014
 
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East Brunswick brunswick played tough against North Brunswick but couldn’t keep up with the North Brunswick Raiders. North Brunswick scored first on a one yard run by Max Emmanuel. The extra point put the Raiders up by 7. East Brunswick responded and moved smartly down the field with several nice passes from Kevin Hemmings to Sean O’Sullivan, Aidan Werder and Sam Walker. Finally what seemed like a third down touchdown by Sam Walker was ruled down at the 1. So Kevin Hemmings ran in a quarterback sneak for the score. Unfortunately for the Bears, a missed extra point was followed up by a 92 yard kick return for a touchdown by Rex Thomas for North Brunswick. The Raiders poured it on then with two more touchdown passes to Joe Castellanos from Kevin Poindexter. At the end of the half the Bears were threatening, but couldn’t quite score. In the third quarter, Sean O’Sullivan scored a touchdown on a 26 yard pass from Kevin Hemmings, but it was too little too late.

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Sep 162014
 

Tyrell Bush returned two punts for touchdowns as Piscataway, No. 18 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeated East Brunswick, 48-0, in Piscataway.

Zaire Ashley rushed for a touchdown and Danny Haus connected for two passing TDs. Piscataway’s stingy defense held East Brunswick to two yards in the first half.

via East Brunswick (0) at Piscataway (48) – Football – NJ.com.