AYF youth football for New Jersey serving , hunterdon county NJ, sussex county NJ, mercer county NJ, middlesex county NJ, warren county NJ; american youth football, partner with Jersey Shore AYF & Garden State AYF, formerly Jr Skyland Football Conference

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Game(s) of the Week

Player(s) of the Week

Week 1



Skyland Varsity:  Somerville 16 @ Central 18

Game Summary:

Somerville jumped out to a fast start with 2 touchdowns on their first two possessions of the game.  The first on a 7 play drive highlighted by a 50 yd. run down to the 3-yd. line by #6 Van Ness on a wing sweep.     After a quick 3 and out, Somerville scored again on a quick strike with a 81 yd TD run on the 1st play on their second series.   After just about half way through the 1st quarter they had a 14-0 lead.  After some back and forth, the SBU Jr Pioneers were driving again early n the second quarter and drove all the way inside the 10 yard line.  They had 1st and goal from the 7, but were stopped at the 1 yard line on a 4 & 1 run.   However, on the very next play, the Central QB was sacked for a loss in the endzone and Somerville tacked on a safety for a 16-0 lead.

Central started their comeback with a long drive featuring multiple backs that culminated in a 6yd TD run to close the gap to 16-6 before halftime.   The 3rd quarter featured several punts and interceptions by both teams stopping drives.   Eventually, Central was able to sustain a drive midway through the 4th quarters and even tally punched it in from the 2 with about 4 1/2 minutes to play in the game and close it to a 1 score game.    Somerville took over inside their 30 after the KO and faced a 3 and 25 after a big sack but able to gain 28 yards on a well-executed RB screen, staggering the hopes of the central Defense.   Under 2 minutes remained as Central started using their timeouts and eventually held on a 4 and 8 to get the ball back with about 1:40 left.   Central ran 2 runs in a no-huddle mode to get a 1st down and then from their own 32, with under a minute left, Central connected on a long pass down the visitor’s sideline at around the Somerville 40 and the receiver sprinted the rest of the way into the end zone for a go ahead TD.    The game ended after the KO and a few plays by Somerville around their own 30.

  • #16 Brian Hayward:  Watchung Skyland Varsity
    2 Rec for 98yds and 2 TDs, 6.5 tackles

Week 2



Patriot Peewee: Hillsboro Blue 16 @ Bridgewater Red 0

Game Summary:

  • #24 Matt Scerbo: P'burg Patriot Peewee Red
    3 TD over 30 yds each, 2 Rushing, 1 Recieving
  • #22 Cole Thornton: Hillsboro Patriot JV White
    3 TDs in 1 half of play on 8 carries and 170 yds
  • #45 Ben Wolen:  Hillsboro Patriot Peewee Blue
    55y TD and 5 solo 4th Qtr tackles to secure win
  • #34 Marshall Blazo: Voorhees Pat Varsity Gold
    Rush: 17 for 122yds 1 TD, Rec: 4 for 42yds 1 TD
  • #24 Jack Hancsin: Del Val Patriot Peewee Red
    2 TDs, QB Sack and 5 tackles
  • #42 Andrew Dachowicz: Ridge Pat PW White
    2 Forced Fumbles, Def TD, 6 tackles for a loss
  • Brandon Leonard: Bridgewater Flag White
    Led team with non-stop play, great sportsmanship & many great plays on the field 

Week 3


Patriot Peewee: Philipsburg Red 13 @ Somerville Red 12

Game Summary:

This was a textbook game of what youth football is all about - especially since these were 8-9 yr olds. Both teams battled the entire game - each player from both teams played with their hearts. There were several stalemates defensively - and a lot of outstanding runs and passes. There was no incidents with kids playing beyond the whistle - both squads played clean and had lots of fun. There was excitement the entire game - literally down to the last tic on the clock.

  • #35 Ethan Byrd: Watchung Patriot JV Red
    9 carries for 126 including 90 TD plus kept multiple drives alive with key 1st downs
  • #22 Matt Quetel: P'burg Skyland Varsity
    Over 125y rushing and 3 TDs - 5y, 60y and  85y KO Return plus led the team in tackles as Linebacker.
  • #8 Jo Cantor: Hunt Central Skyland Varsity
    5 tackles from the safety position and 2 passes defended saving at least 2 TDs


  • #45 Jordan Nussbaum: Hillsboro Patriot Varsity White
    Touchdown, fumble recovery and multiple tackles for a loss
  • #24 Yadir Blake: P'burg Patriot JV Red 
    Ran for 3 TDs, all for at least 35 yards or more
  • Jason Baxter:  Bridgewater Flag White
    Kindergarten players who ran for 2 TDs and helped lead his team to a win
  • #5 James Memoli:  Voorhees Patriot Varsity Gold
    5 carries for 95 yards, 2 TDS and an INT on defense

Week 5



Patriot Flag: Bridgewater Flag 28  @ Del Val Flag 28

Game Summary:




Patriot Varsity: Watchung Hills Red 14 @ Ridge Red 0

Game Summary:

  • #22 Sean Levonaitis: Hillsboro Skyland Varsity
    Scored 4 rushing TDs - 75y, 37y, 24y and 17y
  • #34 Andrew Santa Barbara:  Hillsboro Patriot Varisty White
    Scored TDs 3 ways, rushing, receiving and as a returner, plus had many tackles on defense
  • #32 Avery Whitney: Hillsboro Skyland JV
    As back-up RB and FS, scored 2 TDs, 1 rushing and a 79y INT return
  • #14  [name]:  Del Val Patriot Flag
    Played an overall great game and scored game tying score in 28-28 final
  • #19 James Marinello:  Watchung Hill Patriot Varsity Red
    QB with 18 carries for 150yds, 50y punt return for TD, PAT, 5 tackles as LB and an INT.
  • #44 Andrew Butler:  P'burg Patriot JV Red
    3 TD receptions from the TE position
  • #2 Jake Harter:  Watchung Skyland Varsity
    75y passing as QB, 55y rushing (5.5 avg), as LB 2 tackles for loss and a forced fumble

Week 6


Patriot Varsity: Bridgewater JV Red 12 @ North Hunterdon JV Silver 8

Game Summary:

Highly contested game and well played on both sides with North Hunterdon playing iron man football throughout the game. With four minutes and utilizing timeouts - North Hunterdon drove the ball 60 yards to the Bridgewater three-yard line for what looked like at least a tie ballgame.  However - a fumble by North Hunterdon gave the ball back to Bridgewater.  North Hunterdon's defense was stout forcing a 4th down and 8 on the Bridgewater 5-yard line with about two minutes remaining.   Bridgewater had to take a safety which brought the score to 12 to 8. North Hunterdon got the ball at the Bridgewater 45 with one minute and change - but no timeouts. The Bridgewater defense held on for four plays to run out clock.

  • #20 Dane Sorenson: Bridgewater Patriot JV Red
    1 TD - 121 yards rushing - 5 tackles
  • #16 Matthew Baxter Bridgewater Patriot JV Red
    8 tackles (one game saving tackle late in the 4th quarter without which saved the game
  • #2 Jake Harter:  Watchung Skyland Varsity
    11-17 217 yards 2 TD 3 carries 44 yards 1 TD
  • # Ryan Tesatano: Hillsborough Skyland JV
    Ran for a 60 yd Td as running back and had an interception. 

Week 7

Skyland Varsity: North Hunterdon 21 @ Hillsborough 45

Game Summary:

Hillsborough played a strong game against a very tough opponent in North Hunterdon who never gave up and staged a good  come back in the game as Hillsborough won the game 45-21. The game was much closer than the final score. Hillsborough scored 1 passing touchdown and 5 rushing touchdowns by 4 by Sean Levonaitis and 60 yd touchdown by Troy Dallas Kennedy. Zack Pryslak had 1 interception for the Hillsborough defense and Scott Bruno added on 3 XP.

  • #34 Andrew Santa Barbara:  Hillsboro Varsity White
    11-17 217 yards 2 TD 3 carries 44 yards 1 TD
  • Charlie Volpe:  Hillsboro Skyland JV
    Game winning 25 yard Touchdown reception.
  • #19 James Marinello: Watchung Varsity Red
    17 carries for 151 yards - 1 TD - 2 XPs; passing 1-1 45 yards; 70 return yards. 8 tackles on defense. Third consecutive game with +150-yards rushing. QB who runs offense and calls plays from line of scrimmage.
  • #13 Matthew Bleemer:  Hillsboro Peewee Red
    Lead the Defense with 22 tackles - two sacks - and a fumble recovery
  • #22 Sean Levonaitis: Hillsboro Skyland Varisty
    Scored 4 touchdowns - 12 yds - an 18 yd touchdown cutting across field -  a 15 yd and a 43 yd touchdown as well as 2 touchdowns that were called back. As well as an opening kickoff fumble recovery.

Week 8

Patriot Peewee: Hillsborough Blue 8 @ Phillipsburg White 8

Game Summary

We were down 8-0 - with 1 play left. Completed a 60 yd td pass to make it 8-6. Then converted the game tying kick for an 8-8 Final.


Skyland JV: Hillsborough 20 @ Phillipsburg 0

Game Summary

The team won 20-0 after playing a tough physical p-burg team. The offensive unit scored 3 tds and the defense pitched another shut out and picking off a pass. Great team effort and all the kids contributed and got a lot of playing time.


  • #10 Ryan Dech: Phillipsburg JV Red
    QB threw for 8-10 for 3 touchdowns.
  • #27 Ryan McKinney Bridgewater Varsity Red
    2 TD runs of 50 plus yards and on a broken punt play ran 40 yards for a 1st down to seal the win
  • #65 Jacob Mosesman: Bridgewater Patriot Red
    Two TDs (35 and 45 yards) - 165 total rushing yards
  • #3 Dylan Sexton: PBurg Peewee White
    Ran for 50 yds - had 8 tackles - and made game tying kick with no time left.
  • #1 Sean Smith: Ridge Varsity White
    In a 19-0 victory by Ridge White over Delaware Valley Gold - Sean rushed for 114 yards which included two touchdown runs of 65 & 10 yds.  Sean also threw a 10 yard pass.
  • #22 Cynthia Amonkwa: Hillsboro Skyland JV
    She had a Td and had many great runs. Running tough -breaking tackles and was the best running back on the field. She was an inspiration for our team and motivated the rest of her teammates through her play! Cynthia also has a p a t kick.
  • Amiyn Hanks: North Plainfield Varsity Silver
    2 rushing TD's-1 1 point conversion-3 interceptions !-5 tackles
  • Giovanni Threatt: North Plainfield Varsity Silver
    4 tackles-1 rushing TD (77yards)
  • Jamaad Murkey: North Plainfield Varsity Silver
    1 rushing TD (80yards)-4 tackles

Week 9

Patriot Peewee: Ridge White 12 @ Phillipsburg Red 13

Game Summary

Two well coached - undefeated teams played a chess match of a game.  Both teams played with everything they had the entire game.  Score at half time was Ridge 12 Pburg 6.  Ridge began 2nd half with the ball and Pburg held Ridge and regained possession.  Pburg then scored and nailed the extra point to go ahead 13-12.  Game then became a defensive battle.  Pburg had a huge goal line stand to retain possession on the 1 yd line.  Ridge forced Pburg to punt to regain possession.  Went back and forth until about 1:58 left in game.  Ridge regained possession at Pburg 27.  3rd down Ridge thru pass to flat and Pburg corner intercepted pass essentially to give Pburg ball back to run out the clock.


Patriot Varsity: Hillsborough White  28 @ Voorhees Silver 28

Game Summary


This was game that was back and forth game - a game that saw Hillsborough come back from two second-half eight-point deficits to score two fourth-quarter touchdowns for a 28-28 tie.

  • #52 Jaden Rodriguez: Phillipsburg Peewee Red
    huge hit on the goal line to prevent Ridge from scoring on 4th down
  • #12 Mason McNulty: Phillipsburg Peewee Red
    huge interception in 4th qtr to help seal victory
  • #44 Jimmy Donnelly: Phillipsburg Peewee Red
    4 huge defensive hits in backfield in 4th qtr to disrupt a solid Ridge offense
  • # Jordan Nussbaum: Hillsboro Varsity White
    Scored two touchdowns and forced a fumble.
  • # Andrew Santa Barbara: Hillsboro Varsity White
    Forced as fumble  and scored two touchdowns
  • # James Memoli: Voorhees Varsity Silver
    6 carries for 58 yards & 4 receptions for 68 / 2 TDS