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Football: Second Half Outburst Leads Johnson Crusaders Past Metuchen HS, Towards First Win

September 16, 2018

METUCHEN, NJ-  After a sloppy first half which featured a lost fumble on the opening possession and zero points for almost the entire first 24 minutes, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team continued to hang tough with the Metuchen High School Bulldogs, but still found themselves in a 7-0 deficit with 3:20 left in the second quarter.

Johnson responded quickly, ...

VIDEO: ALJ Crusader Football Season Underway

CLARK,NJ - Friday night lights have illuminated the field, fans and Crusader football players the first few weeks of the new school year.  For those looking to get in on the action, it might be time to throw on the Crusader apparel and head to the next Arthur L. Johnson Crusader football game.

The ALJ Crusaders have an away game against Metuchen High School this Saturday at ...

Motivational Speaker Addresses ALJ Athletes

CLARK, NJ - Members of the Crusader Fall Athletics recently joined guest speaker Gian Paul Gonzalez for a presentation entitled “All In”.

Gonzalez, a high school teacher in Union City, New Jersey was asked to lead a chapel service for members of the New York Giants team the night before the team’s Christmas Eve 2011 game against the New York Jets. There was little hope then ...

Girls Soccer: Strong Defensive Hold, Timely Goals Lift Johnson Crusaders to Home Opener Win over New Providence HS

CLARK, NJ-  Three days after winning their first game of the season, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders girls varsity soccer team took to the field in their home opener against the New Providence High School Pioneers.

In the task of pursuing a victory, the Crusaders cashed in for an early goal from senior Cecilia Puentes and an insurance goal from senior Natalya Torres late in ...

Football: Johnson Crusaders Varsity Football Lose to Delaware Valley HS in Home Opener

CLARK, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team was looking to get back on track with their home opener, but weren’t able to maintain a steady rhythm and mistakes ultimately cost them, as they fell to the Delaware Valley High School Terriers 26-14 Friday night in Clark.

The Crusaders started off the game on defense and junior Max Carmino intercepted the ...

Football: Mistakes, Late Touchdown Pass Doom Johnson Crusaders Varsity Football in Season Opener Loss to Governor Livingston HS

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ-  The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team kicked off their 2018 season with a rare Week Zero game and a quest to get the season underway.

Throughout the afternoon, particularly in the second half, a series of mistakes left them susceptible to a loss. Adding to the challenge, a late touchdown pass from Governor Livingston senior quarterback ...

Football: Johnson Crusaders Hoping for a Repeat (And More) of Last Season’s

CLARK, NJ- One year removed from what was perhaps the most successful football season in the last decade, the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity football team is hoping to build off the successes of the 2017 season.

The Crusaders went 8-3 in the 2017 season, capturing the Mid-State 38 Valley Division Conference Championship, the first conference win for the program since the ...

Union County College’s Yamel Abreu Participated in the NJCAA/WBCA All-Star Showcase

Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu, of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation who were chosen for the showcase. 

Throughout the weekend, the student-athletes improved their ...

ALJ Crusader Football Team Visits First Children's School

FANWOOD, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusader Football Team visited First Children’s School Thursday. Members of the Crusader Football Team spent time in various classrooms and participated in a multitude of activities with students and teachers.

“The football program was thrilled to be able to assist with the daily routines and to participate in activities held at the ...


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