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RHS football Pulls Off a Huge Win Over Montclair 27-7

photo by Village of Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Congratulations to the RHS football team on a huge playoff win over Montclair 27-7. Ridgewood football is the 2018 Group 5 North 1 New Jersey Sectional State Champion! 2nd State Championship in the last 3 years!

One year later, second-seeded Ridgewood had its shot at revenge over last years loss on that same field . Ridgewood took advantage of the second chance toppling top-seeded Montclair, 27-7,

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Reader says Chuck Johnson was right not to let his kids do the post-game handshake with Montclair after their supporters ran onto the field

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Big end of game brawl yesterday btwn Hackensack and Teaneck.
Star Ledger had the story but Gannett / The Record did not.

And by the way, Chuck Johnson was right not to let his kids do the post-game handshake with Montclair after their supporters ran onto the field.

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Ridgewood beats back Montclair 31-20 With 4th Quarter Come from Behind Victory

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file photo by Ramon Hache
November 19,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Maroons scored 24 unanswered fourth quarter points to defeat Montclair, 31-20, preserving their undefeated season at the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 semifinals at Ridgewood.
Ridgewood will now take on third-seeded Passaic Tech in the sectional final on the weekend of Dec. 2-4. Last year in the final Passaic Tech beat Ridgewood, 27-0.

Montclair had led 14-7 at halftime behind its explosive offense and very opportunistic defense. Down 20-7 in the fourth quarter , Ridgewood Quarterback Jack Barclay connected with Drew Granski on a 54-yard touchdown reception  making it a 20-14 game. With that ,the momentum shifted to the Maroons recovering a fumble on the first play from scrimmage on Montclair’s ensuing possession then ,scoring another touchdown .

The Ridgewood defense forced a punt by Montclair and then on a 3rd-and-8 from the Montclair 48, Barclay connected with Dan Romero for a 35-yard catch.Zach Feagles finished the drive with his second five-yard score to put Ridgewood ahead 28-20. Another fumble by Montclair was just icing on the cake giving Ridgewood a field goal to pull out a win .
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Ridgewood football holds off Montclair in OT, 24-17, in North 1, Group 5 semifinals


By Jason Bernstein | For NJ Advance Media
on November 20, 2015 10:00 PM, updated November 20, 2015 10:29 PM

RIDGEWOOD — Ridgewood was seven yards from seeing its season end in bitter disappointment.Instead, the Maroons celebrated with fans storming the field, knowing a trip to MetLife Stadium awaits.

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Montclair piloting additional night-time parking enforcement


JUNE 6, 2015    LAST UPDATED: SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015, 10:20 AM

Montclair is preparing to crack down on violators of its overnight parking restrictions.

During 1st Ward Township Councilman Bill Hurlock’s May 28 ward meeting, a resident living in the vicinity of Montclair State University spoke of the high number of vehicles that park on College Avenue. While the Montclair Parking Utility regularly tickets vehicles during the day, the cars, most owned by students, accumulate on the avenue at night, the resident said.

The resident said she did not want to call police nightly to have vehicles ticketed.

Sgt. Tyrone Williams of Montclair’s Community Policing Unit told the woman she can call the department if she sees fit, but added that the Parking Utility has introduced a night crew to enforce municipal parking ordinances after business hours. There are crews operating two or three nights per week, Williams said.

The busiest time of the day for MPD officers tends to be between 3 p.m. and midnight, according to Williams, during which parking enforcement becomes less of a priority for the police.

If residents should need assistance, the Community Policing Unit can be reached at 973-509-4775, according to Williams. The MPD non-emergency line is 973-744-1234.

Hurlock urged residents to reach out to the police with issues because, under Montclair’s form of government, council members are prohibited from directing Montclair law enforcement to do anything.

While Williams and Officer Frederick Cook, also of the Community Policing Unit, were before the crowd, another resident raised her hand to compliment the department for the performance of the township’s crossing guards this past winter. The guards remained in place no matter the conditions, the resident said.