SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Six players from the 2016 Bernards High Mountaineer football team have been chosen to play in the 2017 Basilone Bowl.  Marking its fifth year, the game will be held June 15 at Bridgewater-Raritan's  Basilone Field at 7 p.m.

The six Mounties who were chosen are:  Steve Gribben, Jonah Walsh, Raymon Delk, Brendan Ryan, Tim Lallis and Dmmitry Stomma, 

The players were hand-picked by the Somerset County Football Coaches Association for the honor of playing in the prestigious Basilone Bowl.  The Basilone Bowl honors Raritan Marine, John Basilone, a native or Raritan and Somerset County.  Gunnery Sgt. Basilone is known for his courage on the battlefield and was awarded the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Guadalcanal and the Navy Cross in World War II. Basilone was featured in the HBO Emmy Award-winning series "The Pacific", which aired in 2010-2011.