BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After being canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Basilone Bowl will return this year to Basilone Field at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

This will be the 8th year the game will be played between students in high schools across Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

The game is played in honor of late Marine John Basilone. Senior football players from schools in the two counties 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.

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The game will be played June 16, with pre-game ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m., and kick off at 7 p.m.

On the Devil Dogs are:

  • Steven Lopez, of Bernards – Attending New Haven
  • Luke Burns, of Bernards – Attending Ithaca
  • Gordon Brienza, of Bernards
  • Paul Chironna, of Bernards – Attending SUNY Morrisville
  • Jon Buckley, of Bernards
  • Miftar Hasanaj, of Bridgewater-Raritan – Undecided
  • Ryan McKinney, of Bridgewater-Raritan – Attending The College of New Jersey
  • Bryce Meyers, of Bridgewater-Raritan – Attending University of Penn
  • Mike Pastor, of Bridgewater-Raritan – Attending Pepperdine
  • Sal CIcale, of Bridgewater-Raritan – Attending Roger Williams
  • Michael J. Winchock, of Bridgewater-Raritan – Attending Kean
  • Keshav Appanna, of Bridgewater-Raritan – Attending Rutgers
  • Allen Li, of Bridgewater-Raritan – Attending Rutgers
  • Jared Karabinos, of Bridgewater-Raritan – Attending Penn State
  • Ethan Mayes, of Hillsborough – Attending William Paterson
  • Troy Kennedy, of Hillsborough – Undecided
  • Sean Levonaitis, of Hillsborough – Attending Ohio State
  • Jordan Nussbaum, of Hillsborough – Attendning Rugers-Newark
  • Ryan Nussabum, of Hillsborough – Attending Montclair State
  • Aidan Lugo, of Hillsborough – Attending Santa Barbara City College
  • Brandon Primus, of Immaculata – Attending Montclair State
  • Andrew Currie, of Immaculata – Attending Texas Christian
  • Brendan McNulty, of Immaculata – Attending Seton Hall
  • Ryan Rochelle, of North Hunterdon – Undecided
  • Jacob Lavigne, of North Hunterdon – Attending Massachusetts
  • Jai Vatsayan, of North Hunterdon – Attending RPI
  • Austin McHugh, of North Hunterdon – Undecided
  • Andrew Franklin, of North Hunterdon – Attending Muhlenberg
  • Spencer Peck, of North Hunterdon – Attending Muhlenberg
  • Ahmaad Murkey, of North Plainfield – Attending American International
  • Adam Elsais, of North Plainfield – Attending Wesleyan
  • Elvis Garcia, of North Plainfield – Attending RVCC
  • Elijah Roselle, of North Plainfield – Attending Lycoming
  • Ore Shote, of Pingry – Attending Bowdoin
  • Noah Morris, of Pingry – Attending Carleton
  • Sal Altamonte, of Somerville – Attending Widener
  • Owen McNeill, of Somerville – Attending Ithaca
  • Brian Murphy, of Somerville

On the Leather Necks are:

  • Jahman McNeil, of Bound Brook – Undecided
  • Brett Miller, of Bound Brook – Undecided
  • Josiah Scott, of Bound Brook – Attending Caldwell College
  • Jacob Swann, of Bound Brook – Attending Pace
  • Justin Miller, of Bound Brook – Attending Alabama
  • Dylan Dabrowski, of Bound Brook – Air Force
  • Tyler Holzworth, of Delaware Valley – Attending Delaware Valley
  • Matt Murray, of Delaware Valley – Attending FDU
  • Nathan Saccal, of Delaware Valley – Attending FDU
  • Jake Dewire, of Delaware Valley – Attending Moravian
  • Hamid Badru, of Franklin
  • Ricardo Folkes, of Franklin
  • Da'Shawn Parks-Clark, of Franklin
  • Byata Wilder, of Franklin
  • E'Marion "EJ" Jones, of Hunterdon Central – Undecided
  • Salvatore Brito, of Hunterdon Central – Attending Ithaca
  • Ricky Ghamin, of Hunterdon Central – Attending New Haven
  • Jared Van Veldhusien, of Hunterdon Central – Army at West Point
  • Tim Suk, of Hunterdon Central – Attending Sacred Heart
  • Jon Cox, of Manville – Undecided
  • Angelo Drake, of Manville – Attending Caldwell College
  • Richie Sonnenberg, of Manville – Undecided
  • Clete Meyer, of Manville – Attending Centenary College
  • Enoc Rios, of Manville – Attending Middlesex County College
  • Alex Hemans, of Montgomery – Attending Lycoming
  • Dylan McFadden, of Montgomery – Attending Lehigh
  • JJ Malek, of Montgomery – Attending Liberty
  • Weber Karsay, of Montgomery – Army at West Point
  • Adam Hassanin, of Montgomery – Attending Raritan Valley Community College
  • Jarod Chamberlain, of Montgomery – Attending Seton Hall
  • Jimmy Katramados, of Montgomery – Attending Auburn
  • Ryan Hinman, of South Hunterdon – Attending Hobart
  • Aidan Governali, of Voorhees – Attending Milford Academy
  • Tyler Menton, of Voorhees – Attending Gettysburg
  • Matt Downey, of Voorhees – Undecided
  • John Bechtle, of Watchung Hills – Attending Connecticut
  • Spencer Ostroff, of Watchung Hills
  • Shane Kelly, of Watchung Hills – Attending The College of New Jersey
  • Joseph Merklinger, of Watchung Hills – Attending William Paterson
  • Justin Pochick, of Watchung Hills – Attending Raritan Valley Community College
  • John Kountouris, of Watchung Hills – Attending Kean
  • Justin Drews, of Watchung Hills – Attending Ithaca