Bernards Junior wideout, Aidan Gribben hauls in a TD catch in the first half of the Mountaineers 42-7 victory at Governor Livingston on October 21st. The Mountaineers went coast to coast as BCG’s No. 1 Small School team in 2023.
Phillipsburg RB, John Wargo hurdles over an Easton defender during the Stateliners 47-12 victory over the Red Rovers on Thanksgiving. Phillipsburg ends the 2023 season as the No. 1 team in the final BCG Hunterdon-Warren County Top 10.
The Summit Hilltoppers were one of the highest scoring teams in the Big Central in 2023. Summit also reached the North Jersey Section 2 Group 3 semifinals, and finished No. 1 in Union County according to Big Central Gridiron.
Bernards had an historic season in 2023. The Mountaineers not only was the only Big Central school to win a sectional championship, but also won the most games in school history.
Senior RB Elijah Abass-Shereef was one of two 1,000 yard rushers at St. Thomas Aquinas this season. Abass-Shereef and fellow RB Chase Young led the Trojans to the top of the Middlesex County heap in 2023.
St. Thomas Aquinas senior RB, Elijah Abass-Shereef rushed 20 times for 180 yards and 3 TDs while going over 1,000 yards for the 2023 season during the Trojans 42-14 victory over Immaculata at the Torpey Athletic Complex in Bridgewater on Thanksgiving Eve.
Phillipsburg’s senior RB, John Wargo rumbles to his third rushing TD of the game midway through the 4th quarter in the Stateliners 47-12 victory over Easton on Thanksgiving.
Junior QB Jett Genovese rushed for two TDs in Phillipsburg’s 47-12 victory over arch rival Easton on Thanksgiving.
Bernards finished its historic season at 12-1 following its loss to Westwood in the North Jersey Group 2 Regionaliz Championship last Friday. Six Big Central Conference schools will be in action in four games on Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day.
Big Central Gridiron will be covering one of the oldest rivalries in New Jersey between arch rivals Phillipsburg and Easton for the first time ever on Thursday.