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Manalapan Braves 2014 Preview

The Braves have a three headed monster in the backfield and a physical and seasoned offensive line.  Manalpan looks for a state title after finishing the runner-up the last three years

 

Rich’s Take

Watching Manalapan in its scrimmage against Jackson Memorial, I can see why the Braves had all of its success in recent years.   Stephen Cheung did not play, but I saw the other two components of the three headed monster.  Imamu Mayfield and Dan Debner were sensational and a lot of the credit has to go to the offensive line.  Coaches will tell you the importance of a good kicking game and the Braves have it with Mike Caggiano.  Most of the highlights will be field goals, but a punter who can control the field position is invaluable.  The numbers on this team were impressive to say the least. The Braves have built a powerhouse program and I’m anxious to see them play.

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Manalapan head football coach Ed Gurrieri

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Manalapan punter and kicker Mike Caggiano

 

 

Manalapan by the Numbers

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2014 Manalapan Football Schedule 

DateOpponentLocationTime/ResultRecord/Video
Saturday, 13 SepMarlboroAway41-01-0
Friday, 19 SepFreehold TownshipHome51-02-0
Saturday, 27 SepSayrevilleHome64-283-0 | VIDEO
Thursday, 2 OctMiddletown NorthHome56-344-0 | VIDEO
Saturday, 11 OctLaceyAway42-145-0 | VIDEO
Friday, 17 OctMiddletown SouthHome21-36-0 | VIDEO
Friday, 24 OctRed Bank CatholicAway7-356-1 | VIDEO
Saturday, 1 NovFreehold BoroAway42-37-1 | VIDEO
Friday, 7 NovHowellAway35-78-1
Friday, 14 NovOld BridgeHome39-149-1
Friday, 21 NovHillsboroughAway28-610-1
Saturday, 6 DecSouth BrunswickRutgers21-711-1 | VIDEO

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