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September 1, 20132012 In Review: The Raiders were 10-2, winning the North Jersey Section 1 Group 3 championship by beating Sparta, after beating Lakeland and Ramsey. They scored 418 points for a 34.83 average, while allowing 203 points for a 16.92 average, including two shutouts. Wins included Paramus, Bergenfield, and Wayne Valley, while losses were to St. Joe's (Montvale) and Pascack Valley.
Departures: WR/DB Pat O'Hagan - Cortland State, OL/DL Matt Rossi - New Haven, OL/DL Stephen Rossi - New Haven, C Ryan Lauer - Catholic University, DE Christian Albanese - College of New Jersey, OL/DL Mike Ballou - College of New Jersey, WR/DB Neil O'Connor - Wesleyan, K David Bonagura - Rutgers as preferred walk-on, WR/LB Logan Schulte - Union for baseball
Offense: Ramapo runs the spread and returns one starter. Quarterback has junior Sean Dougherty (6-foot-2, 170) in the lead and he is being pushed by sophomore Keith Woetzel (6-foot-0, 195). Running back has junior Matt Giacose (5-foot-10, 185), senior John Douma (5-foot-7, 180), sophomore Joe O'Hagan (5-foot-10, 170), and sophomore Chris Gordon (5-foot-10, 180) competing.
The wide receivers will be senior John Goldschrafe (5-foot-8, 160), senior Kenny Clarke (6-foot-1, 185), senior Connor Russo (5-foot-10, 175), junior Dylan Bonsignore (6-foot-1, 185), and others competing.
The lone returning starter on the line is senior Jimmy Hogan (6-foot-5, 230). The other tackle will be sophomore Brian Raguseo (6-foot-2, 210). The guards will be seniors Eric Baucke (6-foot-0, 210) and Michael Sharer (5-foot-11, 200), with senior Dan Conti (5-foot-8, 200) at center.
Defense: The Raiders will play a multiple 3-4 this year and return one starter. Hogan returns at end and Sharer is the frontrunner at the other end. The nose guard will be Baucke.
At inside linebacker, Conti started once last year and he will be paired with senior Chris Serrano (5-foot-8, 190). In the mix there will be junior Wes Hartgers (6-foot-4, 215). Woetzel and Bonsignore will be the outside linebackers, with sophomore Ryan Curtiss (6-foot-1, 200) also in the running.
In the secondary, Goldschrafe and Clarke are the cornerbacks, with Russo and Giacose being the safeties. O'Hagan and Gordon are in the running somewhere in the secondary.
Special Teams: Sophomore Paul Mokrzycki will be the kicker, while punter has not been decided. Goldschrafe and Clarke are the return men.
Wednesday, 9/11, Passaic Valley at home, 7PM
Saturday, 9/21, at Bergenfield, 1PM
Friday, 9/27, Eastside at home, 7PM
Saturday, 10/5, at Northern Highlands, 2:30PM
Friday, 10/11, at Wayne Valley, 7PM
Friday, 10/18, West Milford at home, 7PM
Friday, 10/25, at Paramus, 7PM
Friday, 11/1, Pascack Valley at home, 7PM
Saturday, 11/9, at St. Joe's (Montvale), 1PM
Question Marks: Inexperience and depth. The expectation is the team will improve.
Recruiting: Hogan committed to Rutgers. The rest of the seniors are D3 types with a good senior year.
Players in the junior class need a good year. The most promising sophomores are O'Hagan, Gordon, and Curtiss.
Coach's Comments: "We're reloading. We have a tough regular season schedule ahead, closing with three tough ones in Paramus, Pascack Valley, and St. Joe's. We want to win the division and should we qualify for the playoffs, we will be in good shape because we play all Group 4 and 5 teams." - Head Coach Drew Gibbs
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