Thursday, November 22, 2012
The loss leaves Red Bank with a 4-6 record for the year.
Long Branch held on to the Ty Lewis Memorial Trophy on Thursday, beating Red Bank Regional 13-0 in the Buccaneers' final game of the season. The Green Wave scored its only touchdown on its first possession of the 89th game of one of the oldest high school football rivalries in the country. The game capped a roller coaster high school ride for the senior Buccaneers, who started with an undefeated freshman season, including a win over Long Branch. "We miss the seniors already," said coach Nick Giglio. "But they leave behind a level of preparation and play that our younger players have already learned and benefited from." Under blue skies at a chilly Long Branch field, the Red Bank defense made a strong showing against one of the Shore's …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The win brings the Bucanneer's record to 2-5 on the season.
Red Bank Regional's football team put all the parts together yesterday, shutting down Freehold Borough's offense and cruising to a 21-0 victory. The win brings the Bucanneer's record to 2-5 on the season, and Coach Nick Giglio attributed the performance to his team's work ethic and communication. "Our team has a nice flow with one another this past month," he said. "We hope that flow will help us against a very good Barnegat team next week." The Bucs struck early in the first quarter on a 34-yard keeper by senior quarterback Ross Gisondi. The kick for the extra point went wide, and the Bucs were up 6-0. They struck again in the third quarter from the Colonials' 20-yard line, as senior Jahimere Hinton stormed the endzone. …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
RBR falls to to 0-4 on the season with the loss. Next week's game is on Saturday at home against Neptune at 2:30 p.m.
Fair seas and a following wind nearly carried the Buccaneers to a treasured win Saturday, but the tide turned late in the game, leaving the Red Bank Regional football team high and dry, pillaged by the Ocean Township Spartans, 31-21. Playing at home in Little Silver, the Bucs defense came out strong in the first quarter, shutting down the Spartans' first drive. But after Bucs kick returner Will Noglows took the Spartans' punt to the 15, and a Ross Gisondi pass to junior Dylan DeVita put the team just short of a first down, the Bucs were forced to punt. Xavier Chesnut, Garrett Sickels, Dillon Stambaugh, and the Bucs defense came up big again, and senior Tajhi Tomaino recovered a Spartans fumble at the Buc 15. But again, the Bucs were …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Red Bank stands at 0-2 after Friday night's 34-28 loss to Wall High School.
Last night's Red Bank Regional-Wall Township football match up under the lights had everything. Wall's stellar runs for an early lead, RBR's gritty, determined comeback, a Bucs touchdown for the tie in the final seconds of the game, and double overtime gave the capacity crowd in Wall an exciting high school football game. For RBR, the only thing missing was the win it badly wanted to jump start the season. When the dust cleared, and the players were pulled off the pile, the Crimson Knights had just barely pushed the ball over the goal line in the second overtime for the win, 34 to 28. It was the first for Knight's coach Nick Gregorio. It was tough going early on for the Bucs, who were down 14-0 at the half. Missing senior standout …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Segment of Bleacher Report's Full Ride highlights the Buc defensive end making a verbal commitment earlier this week with Penn State.
Garrett Sickels is a stud. A full-ride stud, according to Bleacher Report, an online sports news source that interviewed the Red Bank Regional junior defensive end this week after he said, "I do," to play for Penn State when he graduates in 2013. The 6-foot 4-inch Red Bank resident, who had scholarship offers to play for a number of schools like Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame, talks about meeting with coaching legends like Nick Saban, Bill O'Brien and Mark Richt. Check out the attached video and see who Sickels' fantasy celebrity prom date would be.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Red Bank Regional held a 7-0 lead at halftime, but Long Branch took the game over in the second half and won 19-7.
After bringing home the Ty Lewis trophy last year for the first time since 2003, the Red Bank Regional Buccaneers were unable to overcome turnovers, penalties, and an outstanding Long Branch running game to hold on to the trophy this year, losing 19-7 in one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day football rivalries in New Jersey. The non-conference game was the last of the Bucs' season, which ended with a winning record and the team's first trip to the playoffs since 2004. Despite the loss, head Coach Nick Giglio looked back on a "positive football year," and looks forward to another winning season next year. The Bucs, playing at home in Little Silver, struck first, going up 6-0 with less than five minutes left in the first half on a …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Red Bank fought hard in their first playoff appearance in six years, but were overrun by undefeated Manasquan. Ross Gisondi hurt on play, but x-rays reveal no fracture.
Manasquan High School played precision football on Saturday and ended Red Bank Regional's post-season play, but not without a fight from the first Buccaneer team to make the playoffs in seven years. The Bucs, 5-3 in the regular season, struggled to find their groove, but held the undefeated Manasquan Warriors to seven points until the last minute of the first half. The Warriors capitalized on opportunities, however, and when time ran out under blue skies at Vic Kubu Warrior Field in Manasquan, the home team had won, 34-7. "Great football teams like Manasquan do all the little things right," said Bucs Head Coach Nick Giglio. "They make big plays when they need them." Giglio, however, said he was proud of his players, who "gained great …
Friday, November 11, 2011
It was a good Fall season for RBR Sports Teams.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Bucs record now 4-3, a win next week against Monmouth Regional would clinch playoff berth.
The Red Bank Regional football team lost a dramatic game to a tough Barnegat team last night, coming close in the last minute to an upset that would have put them in the playoffs for the first time since 2004. But never fear - a win next week will do the trick. "Win and we're in," said a junior who wished to remain anonymous. "Write it just like that, dad." Under the lights in Barnegat, the Bengals came out strong, scoring on their first drive. By the end of the first quarter, they were up 10-0 after a field goal. In the second quarter, Red Bank struck back with a 31-yard Mike Malley field goal with just over four minutes left in the half. And minutes later, with just five seconds left in the half, the Bucs' Ross Gisondi blocked a Bengals …