the latest regional New Jersey high school sports news

Feature Articles
Page 2
Video Feed
The Buzz
Contact Us


West Orange's Saboor Karriem, Caldwell's coach Todd Romano and his WR-RB Harry Boland along with East Orange Campus WR-DB Joshua Richards (3) will be among the top players and coaches feted during the New Jersey Football Coaches Association 'Super 100' Dinner in March. (Photos by Perry Bashkoff-WOHS, Jeff Stiefbold and Michael Hamlett)

Essex Stars & Caldwell’s Romano
To Be Feted At 'Super' 100 Dinner

By Steve Tober

It was quite the rookie season at the helm for Caldwell head coach Todd Romano and he will feted by his fellow gridiron mentors along with other worthy members of his profession and some superb players from throughout the state during the annual N.J. Football Coaches Association ‘Super 100’ Dinner set to be held at noon, Sunday, March 12, at the Pines Manor in Edison.

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized for our championship season by fellow coaches in the NJFCA,” said Romano, who was chosen as the statewide Group 2 coach of the year after guiding Caldwell to a perfect 13-0 season that was capped by an overall Group 2 state title. “There are definitely some great coaches and terrific players in our state.”

Among the Essex County players set to be honored as members of the Super 100 team are Section 2 selections including University of Illinois-bound Saboor Karriem and teammate Jarvis Jones of North 2, Group 5 sectional playoff champion West Orange, University of Maryland-bound Joshua Richards of East Orange Campus and Sideline Chatter’s 2022 Essex County Offensive Player of the Year, Harry Boland of Caldwell.

James Cantarelli of Cedar Grove was selected among the North 1 players on the Super 100.

There are 25 senior players selected from the four state sections – North 2, North 1, Central and South with the non-public players included in the geographic state section where their public school neighbors also reside.

Seton Hall Prep players Darren Burton II and Jordan McAllister are also on the North 2 squad as is Montclair’s versatile Semaj Adams.

In addition to Caldwell’s Romano, among the other North Jersey coaches set to be honored are head men Matt Demarest of state finalist Passaic Tech (Group 5) and Nick Campanile of Non-Public Group B champion DePaul (Non-Public schools' coach of the year).

Also, among the Assistant Coaches of the Year are Henry Frayne of West Morris, Amir Saadah of Westwood and Brian Gibbs of St. Joseph of Montvale, who is also the son of the late Ramapo coach Drew Gibbs.

Follow Steve Tober on Twitter @Chattermeister                 

Montclair's Semaj Adams, Passaic Tech head coach Matt Demarest and West Orange's Jarvis Jones (1) will be among those honored during the NJFCA Super 100 Dinner. (Photos by Mason Bashkoff and Gene Nann)

Copyright 2005 Sideline Chatter - comments - contact the webmaster



< /TA