Thank you !

Thank you players, coaches, cheerleaders, fans and families of the 2014 RHS Football program.

See you on the field.


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2015 year end banquet

Come and help us honor the 2015 RHS Football team at the year end banquet.  Below is a document with all the details.

2015 Year End Banquet info

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Thanks for 2015 Season RHS players and Coaches

Thanks to all the players and coaches for the 2015 season.  We are proud of you.

Thanks to families, fans and friends of the RHS football program

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“Maroon and White” Dinner and Auction

  • When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:00pm
  • Where: The Ridgewood Women’s Club (215 W. Ridgewood Ave.)
  • Tickets: $75 per person (Beefsteak Dinner with Beer and Wine included.)

This annual event serves as a key fundraiser to support the activities of the RHS Football Scholarship Committee.  Please feel free to extend the invitation to anyone who would like to support the RHS Football Team.  It is an exciting evening of raffles, auctions and prizes, but most of all a time to celebrate with our community and our fellow football families and fans.

You can purchase tickets for the dinner online at,at the merchandising tent during  home games or mail checks made out to RHS FSC to P.O. Box 1338 Ridgewood, NJ  07451-1338.

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Wood Kickoff Classic – Sept 20th

Come join us for a night of family fun, food and drink (beer/wine $2), games for the kids, and live music. All are welcome!

When: Sat. Sept. 20th, 6pm – 10pm.
Where: Vets field, Ridgewood
Cost : prior to event: Adult ($20), Child (16U) ($10), Family ($50)
at event: Adult ($25), Child (16U) ($15), Family ($60)

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news and info on new season

Welcome back. Stay tuned for updates for the upcoming season

See you on the field


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2014 RHS Football Golf Outing


(click on title bar “2014 Alumni Golf Outing” for registration and credit card  payments)

 Monday, June 23, 2014 at the High Mountain Golf Club


18 Holes of Golf with Cart                             Full Buffet Lunch

Soda and Beer on the Course                       Dinner with Soda, Beer, and Wine

Golf Awards, Raffle, Prizes

 Schedule of Events:

11:30 am                   Lunch

1:00 pm                      Golf-Shotgun Start

5:30 pm                      Cocktails

6:30 pm                      Dinner with Raffle and Auction

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Final Turkey Day game between Ridgewood, Paramus is Nov. 28

Paramus Bows out of Annual Turkey Bowl Rivalry Game!

Thanksgiving Day will mark the end of an era and a longstanding tradition for the Ridgewood & Paramus High School football teams. Next Thursday’s annual rivalry game and fan favorite will be the last one Ridgewood & Paramus will be playing on Turkey Day. The move is prompted by concern over the effect of the Thanksgiving Day games on teams trying to win a state championship.
This year’s game is a perfect example; both teams enter the game with nothing to gain and plenty to lose after earning births into their group state championships on December 7th. “If your ultimate goal is to win a state championship and you play deep into the playoffs, you face the ‘if’ factor with the Thanksgiving Day game,” Coach Dan Sabella said. “And that affects the quality and caliber of that game if you decide to rest the starters and go with the backup players. “The way the format is now and with the extra playoff rounds, it kind of forces you to get out of the Thanksgiving Day game. Ninety percent of the state teams have already gotten away from Thanksgiving Day games and we’ve been in the minority here,” he said.
Sabella explained that the whole school got involved in the decision, from the athletic director, to the principal to the superintendent, to the Board of Education. He noted that Paramus will continue to play Ridgewood in a regular season game.
In 1984, Paramus began a new Thanksgiving Day series with Ridgewood that lasted five years, which after a 10-year hiatus, was resumed in 1999. Ridgewood has dominated the series, winning 16 of the 19 games played to date.

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Ridgewood defense looks to linebacker Eric Lewis vs Passaic Tech

RIDGEWOOD – It has been an incredible season already for the Ridgewood football team’s offense. It is averaging 51 points a game and has scored at least 41 points in each of its nine wins this season.
So prolific has its efforts been that it has overshadowed the Maroons’ defense, which will be front and center come Friday when the Maroons try to corral the one player who has given them fits the last two seasons.
Ridgewood takes on Passaic Tech in a rematch of a regular season game two weeks ago, one that went the way of the Maroons, 41-18. In that outing, Thomas Jefferson ran for 140 yards in just under three quarters before leaving the game with ankle soreness.
It was the third straight game of more than 100 yards against Ridgewood for Jefferson, who will be looking to extend that streak and finally push his team to a win against the Maroons, who have beat the Bulldogs three straight.
Standing in his way will be a Ridgewood defensive front seven that has been exceptional. Leading the way is inside linebacker Eric Lewis, who has 109 tackles, including 43 solos, 22½ for loss and seven sacks. Talk to Lewis and he’ll be the first to say that his exploits have not been accomplished without help.
“I owe all these tackles to my teammates,” Lewis, a senior, said. “These guys have been taking on blockers for me and giving me the freedom to be able to make the stop.”
Lewis cited his fellow inside linebacker, senior Owen Smith, saying that, “he’s the reason I can take some chances on blitzes and rushes. He’s always got my back.” cadences. Against East Orange last week, they had the Jaguars’ cadence down by the second quarter and it helped Lewis time his blitzes and pick up two sacks.
Ridgewood’s 3-4 defense is designed to funnel everything back inside, which puts pressure on the outside linebackers, senior Anthony Merejo and junior Anthony
“We have to do our job and that doesn’t always show up on the stat sheet,” Merejo said. “That’s why we take pride in Eric’s numbers. His success is all of our success.”
The front three have also played a role on a defense that has allowed an average of 55 yards in the first halves of games this year. Nose tackle Paul Mallalieu and defensive tackles Aaron Martinez, Sukmin Yoon and Alec Hurley have had strong campaigns.
“We pick each other up,” Yoon said. The senior, who has three sacks and 8½ tackles for loss added, “It’s never about one guy; it’s always about the defense as a unit. We’ve played together for the last two years and now it’s like we know exactly what each of us is doing.”
– The Maroons will need a maximum effort from Lewis and company if they are going to reach a championship game for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 2003-04.
“This is the time of year that defense wins games,” Ridgewood head coach Chuck Johnson said. “Whether it is making that play when it counts the most or giving the offense field position, our fate will be tied to their success.”

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Ridgewood Honor’s 2003 State Championship Team


Members of the 2003 Ridgewood High School North 1, Group 4 State-Championship football team gather on the field of RHS Stadium at halftime during Friday October 25th game against Fair Lawn. Hosted by the RHS Football Scholarship Committee to a pre-game tailgate party and recognition ceremony to honor the 10th anniversary of winning the state title.

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