Five Ridge Football Seniors Help Leather Necks Win in Basilone Bowl All-Star Game


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Leather Necks beat the Devil Dogs, 21-3, in the sixth annual Basilone Bowl, held Thursday at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

Five players from Ridge High School played for the winning team: RJ Milligan, Matt Giordano, Chris Breault, Kevin Park and Ryan Gogerty.

Milligan rushed for a game-high 112 yards and scored one touchdown on 11 carries and Gogerty had three receptions in the contest.

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The game is played in honor of late Marine John Basilone. Senior football players from every school in the county, and Delaware Valley, are chosen to play as part of either the Devil Dogs or the Leather Necks in a final football game near the end of the school year.

Playing for the Leather Necks were:

  • Christian Boyle, Montgomery
  • Reese Clark, Montgomery
  • Dempsey Shovlin, Montgomery
  • Kyle Kuminski, Montgomery
  • Chandler Turner, Montgomery
  • Will Keller, Montgomery
  • Ryan Cocuzzo, Montgomery
  • RJ Milligan, Ridge
  • Matt Giordano, Ridge
  • Chris Breault, Ridge
  • Kevin Park, Ridge
  • Ryan Gogerty, Ridge
  • Tyler Boatwright, Hillsborough
  • Charles Amankwaa, Hillsborough
  • Justin Brown, Hillsborough
  • Matt Moore, Hillsborough
  • JR Metallo, Hillsborough
  • Noah Quick, Hillsborough
  • Isaiah Black, Hillsborough
  • Ryan Wheaton, Hillsborough
  • Michael Tyle, Manville
  • Matt Rogalski, Manville
  • Shane Demeter, Manville
  • Steven Garcia, Manville
  • Jake Bentz, Manville
  • Dylan Whitenight, Manville
  • Alex Gonzales, Manville
  • Nick Firth, Manville
  • Hunter Norz, Manville
  • Tore Lombardino, Manville
  • Kyle Frauenheim, Bound Brook
  • Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook
  • Nigel Wilson, Bound Brook
  • Joseph LePoidevin, Bound Brook
  • Louis Hector, Bound Brook
  • Hamza Akel, Somerville
  • Ryan Hrabinski, Somerville
  • Mike DeSarno, Somerville
  • Marcus Burnside, Somerville
  • Owen Booker, Somerville
  • Jared Pershyn, Delaware Valley
  • Joey Beljan, Delaware Valley

Playing for the Devil Dogs were:

  • Nick Celli, Bridgewater
  • Chike Nwankwo, Bridgewater
  • Eric Laputka, Bridgewater
  • CJ Hall, Bridgewater 
  • Lawrence Nice, Bridgewater
  • Jammille Holmes, Franklin
  • Brandon Myers, Franklin
  • Dan Allergo, Franklin
  • Clay Fields, Franklin
  • Tykey Reinberry, Franklin
  • Matt Lynch, Immaculata
  • Frank McGuire, Immaculata
  • Shahkyle Matthews, Immaculata
  • Dan McNulty, Immaculata
  • Stephen Dwyer, Immaculata
  • Ryan Loften, Immaculata
  • Obi Nnaeto, Pingry
  • Channing Russell, Pingry
  • Tommie Dugan, Pingry
  • A.J. Weaver, Pingry
  • Clyde Leef, Pingry
  • Trevor Sullivan, North Plainfield
  • Jude Okolo, North Plainfield
  • Bamnjo Bannavti, North Plainfield
  • Brandon Wynn, North Plainfield
  • Rey Fowler, North Plainfield
  • Jonathan Taub, Watchung Hills
  • Jeff Poggi, Watchung Hills
  • Cross Zampetti, Watchung Hills
  • Zahveae Throne, Watchung Hills
  • Brian Puccio, Watchung Hills
  • Mike Miller, Watchung Hills
  • Devin Moffitt, Watchung Hills
  • Clayton Bush, Watchung Hills
  • Drew Booher, Bernards
  • Avery Rosenzweig, Bernards
  • Lofton Hoover, Bernards
  • Pat Lane, Bernards
  • Declan McParland, Bernards

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

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