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Ridgewood Football Comeback Falls Short

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood football’s 2023 season came to a disappointing close on Friday, Oct 27, 2023.  The Ridgewood Varsity Boys Football team lost their game against Union High School by a score of 30-35.

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Interception Leads to Stunning Overtime Comeback Victory for Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, on Saturday, October 14, 2023, the Ridgewood Varsity Boys Football team secured a thrilling victory against Montclair High School with a score of 30-24 in overtime. Despite the rainy weather, the Maroons orchestrated a remarkable comeback. Turnovers played a pivotal role in the game, as Montclair’s errors, including key interceptions and fumble recoveries, allowed the Maroons to regain momentum, thwart Montclair’s drives, and ultimately seal their opponent’s fate. It was a remarkable display of resilience and strategic play that led to Ridgewood’s well-earned triumph.

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Ridgewood Rolls to a 31-0 Victory Over Paterson Eastside at Hinchliffe Stadium

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Ridgewood NJ, in a game that was originally set to be played in Ridgewood at RHS Stadium  on Friday night, but had to be moved to Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium  due to flood damage to Ridgewood’s turf field during recent flooding .

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Ridgewood Drops Home Opener to Clifton

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Ridgewood NJ, on 9/8, the Ridgewood football team dropped their home opener in a non-conference game against Clifton (NJ) by a score of 28-21.  After about a 90-minute thunderstorm delay the game finally kicked off a little before 8:00. With Clifton leading in the final quarter a late interception shuts down the maroons drive.

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Ridgewood Football Names Torre Watson as New Head Coach

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Football Names Torre Watson as New Head Coach . The 50-year old Ridgewood graduate, whose family has been part of the community for generations, was named the Maroons’ new head football coach Monday night at the Ridgewood Board of Education meeting. Watson graduated from Ridgewood in 1991 and went to Westchester University, where he played football. His grandmother graduated from Ridgewood in 1932, his mother in 1966. His uncle played for the Maroons, he coached his nephew in the early 2010s.

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Longtime Ridgewood Football Coach Chuck Johnson Announces his Resignation

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Ridgewood NJ, since 1984 after 44 years, 301 wins and six sectional titles, he is finally calling it quits , longtime Ridgewood football coach Chuck Johnson announced his resignation at the team’s banquet on Sunday.

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Ridgewood Falls in Overtime Thriller to West Orange

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Maroons narrowly defeated in Friday night’s North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 semifinal round between Ridgewood and West Orange . The 6th seeded West Orange Mountaineers pulled off an upset over the 2nd seeded Ridgewood Maroons in a nail biter with the game decided in overtime by the visiting Mountaineers defeating the Maroons 34-31.

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Academically Ineligible Student Forces Montclair Forfeit to Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, in the first-round playoff game the Ridgewood Maroons got a pass against the Montclair Mounties , and Ridgewood will now advance to the second round.

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Ridgewood Drops to Ramapo 38-12

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Ridgewood NJ, Ramapo quarterback Jack Grusser returned to action from an ankle injury and completed 13-of-17 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns to lead Ramapo, No. 17  to a 38-12 victory over Ridgewood in Franklin Lakes.Grusser, tossed two TD passes to Will Scordato (37 and 25 yards), as well as a 2-yard score to Ben Robinson for Ramapo (6-2), which appears to have locked up a top four ranking in the North, Group 4 power rankings, and would ensure at least two home playoff games.

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Ridgewood Maroons Roll to a 35-7 Victory

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Ridgewood Nj, unlike last year’s Ridgewood Maroons thriller Defeat of Wayne Hills in Overtime 13-7, this year saw the Maroons take the early lead and never look back.  Leading the whole game , scoring 14 in the first quarter and 21 in the second quarter giving the Maroons (5-1) their 5th win of the season  and a much needed victory after a heartbreak loss to Paterson Eastside a week ago.

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Paterson Eastside Knocks off Unbeaten Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Paterson Eastside knocks off unbeaten Ridgewood after a kick is missed on final play. A missed field goal sealed a big upset upset when Paterson Eastside earned a 12-10 victory over Ridgewood, on Saturday night in Paterson.

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4th Quarter Interception Saves the Day for Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, on Friday night, the Maroons improved their record  to 3-0 after a 7-6 victory over Northern Highlands. Defense was the name of the game on Friday and both the Maroons and the Highlanders struggled in the first half offensively . The Maroons offence was bogged down with penalties .

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Ridgewood Rolls to Victory in Opener Holding Hackensack Scoreless

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Maroons led of their season with a fumble on their first offensive play of the season .The Maroons quickly recovered scoring on their next five first half possessions. The first was an 85-yard touchdown catch-and-run by Red Kossick, who took a pass from Jack Foerch around the Maroon 30 and sped past the rest of the Comet defense.

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Former Ridgewood High School Star Younghoe Koo Scores Long Term NFL Contract

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Ridgewood NJ, former Ridgewood High School star Younghoe Koo became one of the league’s top kickers during his three-year run with the Atlanta Falcons. Koo and the Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year extension worth $24.25 million, $11.5 million of which is guaranteed. He is now the second-highest paid kicker in the National Football league, trailing only Baltimore Ravens’ Justin Tucker.

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Ridgewood ‘s Joe Grasso Named “Young Man of the Year”

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East Rutherford NJ, Ridgewood ‘s Joe Grasso was named  the winner of the Steve DiGregorio “Young Man of the Year” by the Super Football Conference. Grasso is a senior Maroon football player, was given two tickets to Super Bowl LVI courtesy of the New York Jets at a press conference at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday morning.

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