NORTH JERSEY FOOTBALL: FINAL TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS FOR 2021 SEASON

North Jersey football: Final team and individual statistics for 2021 season
Individual Leaders
RUSHING YARDS

Dylan Connors, West Milford, 1,651

Curtis Whiting, Hackensack, 1,609

Joshua Paduani, Lakeland, 1,537

Matthew Manning, Park Ridge, 1,530

Devon Turner, Dumont, 1,519

Nick Branca, Northern Highlands, 1,518

Nick Messina, Pascack Valley, 1,424

Dean Park, Fort Lee, 1,412

Pat Cerulli, Rutherford, 1,360

Amir Smith, Eastside, 1,345

Ronnie Heath, Don Bosco, 1,295

Jameil Chalmers, Passaic, 1,220

Ja’mair Diaz, Passaic, 1,203

Trashon Dye, Passaic Tech, 1,196

Ryan Butler, Bergen Catholic, 1,193

Micah Santos, Manchester, 1,157

Joey Nudo, Saddle Brook, 1,152

Jake Diaz, Hasbrouck Heights, 1039

Yasin Willis, St. Joseph, 1,023

Jayden Shwed, Hawthorne, 1,022

Jefferson vs. Rutherford in the North 2, Group 2 football final at Rutherford on Saturday, November 20, 2021. R #7 Pat Cerulli scores a touchdown in the first quarter.
RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

Matthew Manning, Park Ridge, 25

Pat Cerulli, Rutherford, 23

Ryan Butler, Bergen Catholic, 23

Dylan Connors, West Milford, 21

Devon Turner, Dumont, 19

Nick Branca, Northern Highlands, 17

Curtis Whiting, Hackensack, 16

Joey Nudo, Saddle Brook, 15

Ronnie Heath, Don Bosco, 15

Nick Messina, Pascack Valley, 14

Joshua Paduani, Lakeland, 14

Dean Park, Fort Lee, 14

Bryan Feliciano, Clifton, 13

Nick Ciolino, Saddle Brook, 12

Jonathan Williams, Becton, 12

Danny Veenstra, Ramsey, 12

Amir Smith, Eastside, 12

Jack Grusser, Ramapo, 12

Gabriel Nunez, Bogota, 11

Daniel Podstawski, Wallington, 11

Robbie Carcich, Westwood, 11

Jayden Shwed, Hawthorne, 11

Greg Drelich, Saddle Brook, 11

Northern Highlands hosts Ramapo in the North 1, Group 4 football title game in Allendale on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. R #7 Jack Grusser hands off the ball to R #22 Ethan Moran.
PASSING YARDS

Jake Sconza, River Dell, 2,905

Jack Grusser, Ramapo, 2,645

Enzo Arjona, Northern Highlands, 2,403

Brevin Cooney, Ridgefield Park, 1,946

Billy Ricci, Wallington, 1,937

Devin Rivas, North Arlington, 1,917

Van Weber, Rutherford, 1,852

Steven Angeli, Bergen Catholic, 1,717

John Lembo, Lyndhurst, 1,702

Jay Patel, Pompton Lakes, 1,699

A.J. Rodriguez, DePaul, 1,694

Danny Veenstra, Ramsey, 1,505

Cole Hughes, Park Ridge, 1,603

Kyle Vellis, Clifton, 1,506

Tommy Caracciolo, NV/Old Tappan, 1,470

Nick Minicucci, Don Bosco, 1,406

Andrew Argenziano, NV/Demarest, 1,391

Robbie Carcich, Westwood, 1,346

Dominic Meola, Passaic Valley, 1,301

Carnell Goodwin, Eastside, 1,284

Northern Highlands hosts Ramapo in the North 1, Group 4 football title game in Allendale on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. NH #13 Enzo Arjona with the ball.
TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Jack Grusser, Ramapo, 32

Jake Sconza, River Dell, 30

Enzo Arjona, Northern Highlands, 30

Brevin Cooney, Ridgefield Park, 24

Billy Ricci, Wallington, 23

Jay Patel, Pompton Lakes, 19

A.J. Rodriguez, DePaul, 18

John Lembo, Lyndhurst, 17

Danny Veenstra, Ramsey, 16

Ethan Silcher, Pascack Valley, 16

Devin Rivas, North Arlington, 16

Joe Riina, Wayne Hills, 15

Robbie Carcich, Westwood, 15

Jake Diaz, Hasbrouck Heights, 15

Carnell Goodwin, Eastside, 15

Steven Angeli, Bergen Catholic, 15

Dominic Meola, Passaic Valley, 13

Cole Hughes, Park Ridge, 13

Troy Eckert, Hawthorne, 13

Van Weber, Rutherford, 13

Kyle Vellis, Clifton, 13

Ridge football at Ramapo on Friday, November 12, 2021. Ramapo #3 Ben Robinson celebrates after making a catch for a touchdown in the second quarter.
RECEPTIONS

Colin Quinn, River Dell, 70

Ben Robinson, Ramapo, 69

Colby Laughton, Westwood, 63

Dylan Hutchinson, Pascack Valley, 59

Kyle Bratcher, Park Ridge, 57

Justus Diaz-Rinaldi, Paramus, 55

Marshawn Ferguson, DePaul, 50

Rick Rainey, Lyndhurst, 48

Jordan Vega, Wallington, 43

Alex DiMaulo, Rutherford, 40

Jaivon Aquino, North Arlington, 38

Cody Song, Cresskill, 38

Josh Rodriguez, Hasbrouck Heights, 38

Karan Khemlani, NV/Demarest, 37

Jesus Aponte, Pompton Lakes, 36

Jon Ruff, Westwood, 36

Ahsin Jacobs, Eastside, 36

Nehemiah Redden, Passaic Valley, 35

Jalexin Pimentel, Ridgefield Park, 35

Sean Vadis, NV/Demarest, 34

John Kradenski, Bergenfield, 34

Ryan Gillies, River Dell, 34

Kyle Major, Northern Highlands, 34

Montville at Pascack Valley in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 3, football playoff opener on Friday, November 5, 2021. PV #3 Dylan Hutchinson celebrates after making a catch for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
RECEIVING YARDS

Colin Quinn, River Dell, 1,035

Ben Robinson, Ramapo, 976

Dylan Hutchinson, Pascack Valley, 865

Rick Rainey, Lyndhurst, 844

Jaivon Aquino, North Arlington, 836

Kyle Bratcher, Park Ridge, 821

Marshawn Ferguson, DePaul, 809

Zach Madison, Northern Highlands, 759

Justus Diaz-Rinaldi, Paramus, 752

Jordan Vega, Wallington, 748

Jalexin Pimentel, Ridgefield Park, 702

Alex DiMaulo, Rutherford, 670

Kyle Case, River Dell, 669

Calvin Woodall, Passaic Valley, 668

Ian Langan, Northern Highlands, 657

John Kradenski, Bergenfield, 642

Colby Laughton, Westwood, 631

Jesus Aponte, Pompton Lakes, 630

Cody Song, Cresskill, 589

Andrew Vargas, Ridgefield Park, 576

River Dell hosts Sparta in the North 2, Group 3 football semifinals in Oradell, NJ on Friday November 12, 2021. (From left) S #11 Luke Szabo a with the ball and RD #2 Kyle Case.
RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS

Ben Robinson, Ramapo, 12

Kyle Case, River Dell, 11

Dylan Hutchinson, Pascack Valley, 11

Kyle Bratcher, Park Ridge, 10

Zach Madison, Northern Highlands, 10

Jesus Aponte, Pompton Lakes, 9

Andrew Vargas, Ridgefield Park, 9

Jordan Vega, Wallington, 8

Calvin Woodall, Passaic Valley, 8

Colin Quinn, River Dell, 8

John Kradenski, Bergenfield, 8

Marshawn Ferguson, DePaul, 8

Kyle Major, Northern Highlands, 8

Justus Diaz-Rinaldi, Paramus, 7

Rick Rainey, Lyndhurst, 7

Jalexin Pimentel, Ridgefield Park, 7

Jaivon Aquino, North Arlington, 7

Ahsin Jacobs, Eastside, 7

Robbie Travers, Ramapo, 7

Donovan Swasey, Clifton, 7

Devon Turner, of Dumont, runs with the ball as he approaches Emmett Goldberg, of Tenafly. Thursday, November 25, 2021
TOTAL POINTS

Matthew Manning, Park Ridge, 166 (27 TD, 2 2PT)

Pat Cerulli, Rutherford, 162 (27 TD)

Ryan Butler, Bergen Catholic, 150 (25 TD)

Devon Turner, Dumont, 130 (21 TD, 2 2PT)

Dylan Connors, West Milford, 126 (21 TD)

Joey Nudo, Saddle Brook, 102 (16 TD, 3 2PT)

Andrew Vargas, Ridgefield Park, 102 (12 TD, 1 2PT, 19 EP, 3 FG)

Nick Branca, Northern Highlands, 102 (17 TD)

Joshua Paduani, Lakeland, 98 (16 TD, 1 2PT)

Nick Messina, Pascack Valley, 96 (16 TD)

Curtis Whiting, Hackensack, 96 (16 TD)

Gabriel Nunez, Bogota, 90 (14 TD, 3 2PT)

Ronnie Heath, Don Bosco, 90 (15 TD)

Jonathan Williams, Becton, 84 (14 TD)

Nick Ciolino, Saddle Brook, 84 (12 TD, 6 2PT)

Dean Park, Fort Lee, 84 (14 TD)

Zach Hulsizer, Waldwick/Midland Park, 84 (14 TD)

Kenny Uchida, Tenafly, 84 (12 TD, 12 EP)

Bryan Feliciano, Clifton, 84 (14 TD)

Justin Martone, Ramsey, 82 (13 TD, 2 2PT)

John Kradenski, Bergenfield, 82 (13 TD 2 2PT)

Giancarlo Carbanaro of BC kicks what turned out to be the winning field goal in the second half of a game that saw Bergen Catholic defeat St. Joseph's 24-21, spoiling the Green Knights fourth quarter comeback attempt.
KICKING POINTS

Giancarlo Carbonaro, Bergen Catholic, 67 (58 EP, 3 FG)

Nick Alfano, Ramapo, 63 (51 EP, 4 FG)

Dan Moor, Northern Highlands, 52 (37 EP, 5 FG)

Jack Donnelly, Don Bosco, 45 (33 EP, 4 FG)

Marcos Ruiz, St. Joseph, 42 (27 EP, 5 FG)

Joaquin Grijalva, Pascack Valley, 42 (36 EP, 2 FG)

Dominic Passero, Hawthorne, 41 (32 EP, 3 FG)

Lucas Chen, Becton, 40 (37 EP, 1 FG)

George Kouletas, Hasbrouck Heights, 40 (34 EP, 2 FG)

Ryan Lizner, Clifton, 40 (28 EP, 4 FG)

Evan Lalama, Park Ridge, 39 (39 EP)

Collin Mazzola, Ramsey, 38 (38 EP)

Frank Arias, Wallington, 37 (37 EP)

Jack Dugan, Westwood, 34 (31 EP, 1 FG)

Cameron Werner, Lyndhurst, 32 (32 EP)

Cody Eldridge, West Milford, 32 (23 EP, 3 FG)

Jesus Cruz, Pompton Lakes, 31 (22 EP, 3 FG)

Bryce Hamilton, Waldwick/Midland Park, 31 (28 EP, 1 FG)

Drew Carney, Rutherford, 31 (25 EP, 2 FG)

Alejandro Carballeda, River Dell, 30 (27 EP, 1 FG)

FIELD GOALS

Dan Moor, Northern Highlands, 5

Marcos Ruiz, St. Joseph, 5

Nico Ottomanelli, NV/Old Tappan, 4

Jack Donnelly, Don Bosco, 4

Nick Alfano, Ramapo, 4

Ryan Lizner, Clifton, 4

Dominic Passero, Hawthorne, 3

Jesus Cruz, Pompton Lakes, 3

Giancarlo Carbonaro, Bergen Catholic, 3

Cody Eldridge, West Milford, 3

Max Feinstein, Pascack Hills, 3

Andrew Vargas, Ridgefield Park, 3

Drew Carney, Rutherford, 2

Lincoln Sorenson, NV/Demarest, 2

George Kouletas, Hasbrouck Heights, 2

Massimo Guacci, Paramus, 2

Mike Flaccavento, Glen Rock, 2

Joe Mancini, Passaic Valley, 2

Joaquin Grijalva, Pascack Valley, 2

Alex Scheuplein, Wayne Valley, 2

Hasbrouck Heights football at Becton on Friday, October 15, 2021. HH #23 Hunter Freschi in the second quarter.
TACKLES

Hunter Freschi, Hasbrouck Heights, 166

Zach Chostaka, Northern Highlands, 162

Tim Hinspeter, Don Bosco, 147

Nick Sybel, River Dell, 134

Kevin Zatorski, Northern Highlands, 122

David Haemmerle, Lakeland, 120

Alejandro Camarena, Pascack Hills, 120

Tajmeir Crawford, Passaic Tech, 118

Dylan Connors, West Milford, 117

Jack Diggins, NV/Old Tappan, 114

Dante San Giacomo, North Arlington, 113

Joe Grasso, Ridgewood, 113

Lionel Lopez, Lodi, 111

Troy Milton, Passaic Tech, 110

Elijah Fields, Passaic Tech, 108

Aidan Cochran, River Dell, 106

Malachi Mercer, Bergen Catholic, 103

Daniel Martinez, Lyndhurst, 101

Michael Gabettie, Dumont, 101

Q'yaeir Price, DePaul, 99

DePaul hosts Delbarton in a High School Football game in Wayne, NJ on Friday October first 2021. DP #5 Qyaeir Price raises his fist in the air.

SACKS

Tommielee Minaya, Becton, 19

Q'yaeir Price, DePaul, 15.5

Andre Baskapan, Park Ridge, 14

Jorge Aquino, Bergenfield, 12

Aidan Cochran, River Dell, 10

Dan Goldberg, Ramapo, 10

Jackson Lockhart, Dumont, 10

Jack Inserra, Northern Highlands, 10

Charlie Johnson, Northern Highlands, 9.5

Andrew Morzetta, Hawthorne, 9

Aaron Wingster, Dwight Morrow, 9

D.J. Samuels, Bergen Catholic, 9

Luke Cerulli, Rutherford, 9

Joe Abill, Clifton, 9

Yajuan Rodriguez, Passaic Tech, 8.5

Nevin Earl, DePaul, 8.5

Joey Nudo, Saddle Brook, 8

Sammy Stewart, Pascack Hills, 8

Jack DenBlaker, Ramapo, 8

Michael Grant, Hackensack, 8

Nyreek Clyburn, Eastside, 8

Claudy Robinson, Don Bosco, 8

Devon George, Don Bosco, 8

Donovan Swasey of Clifton scores a second half TD to give his team the lead in a 19-18 win over Eastside to win the North 2, Group 5 football championship game on November 19, 2021.
INTERCEPTIONS

Jesus Aponte, Pompton Lakes, 10

Alex Picinich, Elmwood Park, 6

Donovan Swasey, Clifton, 5

Shae Whilby-Hymon, Garfield, 5

Ian Langan, Northern Highlands, 5

Damir Stone, St. Mary, 5

Robbie Emerson, Becton, 5

Rich Cirigliano, Bergen Tech, 4

Jack Smiechowski, St. Joseph, 4

Carnell Goodwin, Eastside, 4

T.J. Jimenez, Lyndhurst, 4

Michael Palmer, Hawthorne, 4

Ryan Berkowitz, Cresskill, 4

Dylan Benway, Pompton Lakes, 4

Nick Savariego, Pascack Valley, 4

Jaeden Gould, Bergen Catholic, 4

Jayden Bellamy, Bergen Catholic, 4

Ed Conoran, DePaul, 4

Marc Berschadsky, Tenafly, 4

Gibson Nichols, Wayne Valley, 3

John Kradenski, Bergenfield, 3

Paul Kim, Fort Lee, 3

Andrew Gioia, Ridgewood, 3

Ashton Navarette, Hawthorne, 3

Josiah Guzman, Dumont, 3

Jaivon Aquino, North Arlington, 3

Jalen Wade, St. Joseph, 3

Dillon Kelly, Ramsey, 3

Nolan Gilmour, River Dell, 3

Dominick Genario, Bergen Tech, 3

Jaysun Sin, Ridgefield Park, 3

Anthony Bonagura, Rutherford, 3

Nick Severin, Don Bosco, 3

Alex Gomez, Saddle Brook, 3

Jeudie Rodriguez, Wallington, 3

Jake Diaz, Hasbrouck Heights, 3

Jeff Lopez, DePaul, 3

Nick Zayas, Dumont, 3

Bergen Catholic quarterback Steve Angeli with Bergen Catholic fans following his team's 28-7 win over Don Bosco to go undefeated this season and win the Non-Public A Championship game at MetLife Stadium on November 28, 2021.
Team Leaders
POINTS FOR

School, (Record), Points, Avg

Ramapo, (10-2), 449, 37.4

Ramsey, (9-1), 362, 36.2

Bergen Catholic, (12-0), 421, 35.1

Lyndhurst, (5-4), 308, 34.2

Northern Highlands, (12-1), 437, 33.6

Saddle Brook, (7-1), 261, 32.6

Hawthorne, (7-2), 283, 31.4

Waldwick/Midland Park, (7-3), 309, 30.9

Park Ridge, (10-2), 357, 29.8

Wallington, (7-3), 295, 29.5

Dumont (9-1), 290, 29.0

Ridgefield Park (8-3), 317, 28.8

River Dell, (8-3), 317, 28.8

Clifton, (10-3), 366, 28.2

Demarest, (4-6), 273, 27.3

Becton (7-4), 298, 27.1

Pascack Valley, (7-4), 296, 26.9

Rutherford, (9-2), 291, 26.5

Pompton Lakes, (5-4), 233 25.9

Westwood, (7-4), 280, 25.5

POINTS AGAINST

School, (Record), Points, Avg

Bergen Catholic, (12-0), 94, 7.8

DePaul, (9-3), 98, 8.2

Park Ridge, (10-2), 104, 8.7

Dumont, (9-1), 89, 8.9

Eastside, (8-4), 100, 9.1*

Hawthorne, (7-2), 84, 9.3

Bogota, (7-1), 82, 10.3

Tenafly, (6-4), 105, 10.5

Hasbrouck Heights, (7-4), 117, 10.6

Northern Highlands, (12-1), 152, 11.7

Ridgewood, (7-3), 120, 12.0

Saddle Brook, (7-1), 103, 12.9

Don Bosco, (8-5), 172, 13.2

Becton, (7-4), 156, 14.2

Rutherford, (9-1), 157, 14.3

Waldwick/Midland Park, (7-3), 150, 15.0

St. Joseph, (6-4), 150, 15.0

Cliffside Park, (4-5), 140, 15.6

Wood-Ridge (5-5), 160, 16.0

Passaic Tech, (8-4), 199, 16.6

*Includes one forfeit win

POINTS DIFFERENTIAL

School, (Record), PF, PA, +DIFF

Bergen Catholic, (12-0), 421, 94, +327

Northern Highlands, (12-1), 437, 152, +285

Park Ridge, (10-2), 357, 104, +253

Ramapo, (10-2), 449, 226, +223

Dumont, (9-1), 290, 89, +201

Hawthorne, (7-2), 283, 84, +199

DePaul, (9-3) , 286, 98, +188

Ramsey, (9-1), 362, 203, +159

Waldwick/Midland Park, (7-3), 309, 150, +159

Hasbrouck Heights, (7-4), 276, 117, +159

Saddle Brook, (7-1), 261, 103, +158

Clifton, (10-3), 366, 216, +150

Eastside, (8-4), 245, 100, +145

Becton, (7-4), 298, 156, +142

Rutherford, (9-2), 291, 157, +134

Tenafly, (6-4), 238, 105, +133

Lyndhurst, (5-4), 308, 180, +128

Ridgefield Park, (8-3), 317, 195, +122

Wallington, (7-3), 295, 173, +122

Bogota, (7-1), 197, 82, +115

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