Mount Olive Brings Home Football Glory

The Mount Olive Junior Marauders finished up their 2020 football season with two championship teams!  The 6th grade team went undefeated on the season to take home the Pee Wee championship after a huge second half rally in their season finale against the Rockaway Rockets.  Head coach Keith Koller guided the team to a 9-0 record and a Morris County Youth Football Championship.  Wide receiver Justin Bullock led the team in scoring on the year and the Marauders received huge offensive contributions by quarterback Tyler Burns and the running back tandem of Brayden Longo and Jared Martini, amongst many others.  A stout defensive unit stymied opponents all season long, culminating with a Malcolm Gilyard pick six to seal the undefeated season.  Your hometown Pee Wee champs; #1 Chris Rampone, #2 Ayden Bonshak, #3 Brayden Longo, #4 Ryan Swaim, #9 Josh Mena, #10 Max Koller, #11 Justin Bullock, #13 Tyler Burns, #21 Samir Sami, #23 Gio Rodriguez, #24 William Rosado, #27 Nick Podgurski, #28 Ryan Husseyn, #40 Tyler Castillo, #44 Colin Smyth, #45 Jared Martini, #48 Mason Kilka, #50 Connor Schiller, #52 Sam Lagatutta, #55 Drew Coppolo, #80 Malcolm Gilyard, #92 Noah Cantillo and #99 Tommy Rucker.  The Marauders were coached by Keith Koller, assisted by Sean Bullock, Scott Coppolo, Josh Ellis and Sean Smyth. 

 

The Mount Olive Junior Marauder 4th grade team also played championship football this year going 12-0 at the MCYFL Clinic level.  This marked a second consecutive undefeated season for the future MOHS Class of 2029, as they’ve now gone 21 straight games without a defeat to start their tackle football careers!  The Marauders outscored their opponents by a margin of 290-43 on the year, while pitching 7 shutouts in 12 games.  Your 2020 Mount Olive Junior Marauders Clinic team; #1 Jack McBride, #7 Alex Bonilla, #8 Cam Tyburski, #9 Daniel Faszczewski, #10 Kamal Sami, #11 Parker Cooke, #12 Stephen Norris, #13 Sean O’Connor, #17 Jonny Zilberman, #21 Rocco Gallo, #22 Tanner Bush, #24 Justin Kay, #28 Jackson Scibetta, #30 Antonio Rodriguez, #32 Kai Collins, #33 Lucas Bartow, #35 Jake Burke, #52 Landon Burns, #53 Logan Macri, #55 Trevor Banes, #56 Joey Doherty, #58 Ace Bucher, #84 Brody Cumming, #88 Matthew “Tank” Campbell and #99 Cayden Shecora.  The Marauders were coached by John McBride and assisted by Brian O’Connor, Rick Macri, Chris Banes, Shawn Collins, Jon Cooke, Rafael Gabriel, Jimmy Kay and Adam Norris.  

 

In a year of constant chaos and uncertainty, these young athletes persevered through it all and while grateful for their accomplishments, their biggest success is the simple fact that they were able to go out there and play the game they love with their best friends.  

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