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Jersey Coast Academy defeats Williamson College of the Trades on final play, 32-29

9/10/2016 MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA:

For the past few years, when the Jersey Coast Academy Jaguars (Toms River, NJ) and the Williamson College of Trades (Media, PA) Mechanics went head to head, fans in attendance have been awarded with a treat.

But for the coaches it was something completely different.

"Whew, a lot of heavy hard pounding. Once again, both teams fought hard ... Hat's off to those guys (Willamson's coaches and players) ... They fought hard, but we fought harder," said second year coach Calvin Thompson.

"They got us last year on the final play of the game and we got them this time. Fans have been awarded with great games and treats, I hope they like apples ... How about those apples. We won."

In 2015, it was a hail-marry pass that defeated the JCA, this year it was a last second field goal that sent the Mechanics to their knees in disarray.

Jersey Coast's 6-0/185 freshman kicker.

Jesse Stanley (Toms River North, NJ) booted a 43-yard field goal with no time left to give Jersey Coast a 32-29 victory over Williamson College of Trade.

JCA jumped out to a 6-0 lead early on a pass and catch hook-up between sensational 6-3/180 freshman WR Jordan Hunter (Hackensack HS, NJ) and 6-6/220 sophomore QB Roy Russell (Washington, DC) as the Jaguars took advantage of great field position and needed just 2 plays to go 26-yards to go up 6-0. However, the extra point was blocked.

Williamson then used great field position of their own after the Jaguars blew a fake punt and needed just 4 plays to go 24-yards capping it off with a 4-yard TD run. The extra point and Williamson lead 7-6.

An intentional grounding call in the end zone against WT in the second quarter would loom big later on in the game as it gave JCA the lead again at 8-7. That is where it stood at halftime.

The third quarter was full of excitment with JCA scoring twice in a minute and six seconds to go up 22-7.

Mark Moorman, a 5-8/160 pound WR/Returner out of Winslow Township HS, Sicklerville, NJ - hauled in a 24-yard TD pass from Russell and then WT's quarterback was stripped of the ball the next series with 6-0/210 safely/running-back Deon Williams (Long Branch HS, Long Branch, NJ) returning it 26-yards for the TD.

Any thoughts that JCA was going to run away with things quickly were dashed as WT scored a TD at the 3:43 mark on a 15-yard TD pass and the Mechanics then used a fumble recovery and a quick drive capped off by a 10-yard run to pull to with one point at 22-21.

JCA increased their lead to 29-21 at the 8:01 mark in the 4th quarter on a 32-yard pass from Russell to Thomas Rivera, a 6-0/175 receiver out of North Bergen HS, NJ, however WT scored at the 2:39 mark on a 1-yard sneak to pull to within 29-27. WT went for a two-point conversion and got it to tie the contest at 29.

Williamson held Jersey Coast and actually got that ball back at their own 22 with just over a minute left. The problem for them was that instead of moving forward, they went backwards on two of their three plays-the last of which was a sack by relentless Dashon Copes, a 6-1/250 defensive-end out of Toms River, NJ - at the one-yard line with 40 seconds left.

A 24-yard punt by WT gave JCA excellent field position to try to win the game. The Jaguars took three shots at the end zone resulting in three incompletions to give them a 4th down at the 25-yard line with four seconds left. Rather than take a fourth shot at the end zone, they trotted out kicker tanley - who, despite missing a 30-yard field goal attempt earlier in the game, calmly botted the 43-yard attempt to give the Jaguars the win.

"The kick earlier in the first half, my feet weren't set properly ... That was my fault," said Stanley, who never placed kicked while in high school.

"Now this kick, I had to redeem myself and win this for us."

Ironically enough, WT defeated Jersey Coast on the final play of the game last year on a 32-yard Hail Mary pass with no time left. This time around it was the Jaguars turn to win on the final play.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Roy Russell - Despite various dropped passes he still threw for over 200 yards and 3 scores.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Dashon Copes had 7 hurries, 3 sacks, and a fumble recovery.

Other Key Plays:
Great field positions set up by punt returns by Javion Harris, a 6-1/175 pound WR/DB from Brick Township, NJ, a 55-yard punt by Deon Wiiliams, and a 40 yard interception return by Wuanyay Geeen, a 6-1/220 linebacker from Salem, NJ.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Jesse Stanley - Kicker
THE Jersey Coast Jaguars are now 1-1.
Next up for JCA, The Rowan Profs.


Jersey Coast Academy Student-Athletes Take Advantage Of Their Second Chance

Student-athletes from the Jersey Coast Academy Jaguars football program are excelling in academics.

After completing their first semester at Jersey Coast Academy (Fall 2015), the following academic standouts achieved the NCAA GPA requirements to become eligible for Division 1 and Division 2 scholarships:

Shawn Simmons (Harrisburg, PA)
High school GPA 2.2...JCA Fall 2015 GPA 3.53
Souley Sulaiman (Old Bridge, NJ)
High school GPA 1.9...JCA Fall 2015 GPA 3.33
Rayshawn Coe (Hartsville, SC)
High school GPA 2.3...JCA Fall 2015 GPA 3.2
Nick Davis (Delanco, NJ)
JCA Fall 2015 GPA 3.5
Roy Russell (Takoma Pk, MD)
JCA Fall 2015 GPA 3.4
Dale Thomas (Jackson, NJ)
JCA Fall 2015 GPA 3.0
LJ Ducket (Norristown, PA)
JCA Fall 2015 GPA 3.0

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Vs. Valley Forge Military Academy: 21-8

Despite another strong performance by the defense, Jersey Coast Academy lost its first road game of the season to Valley Forge Military Academy, 21-8, last Saturday in the opening game of the Seaboard Conference schedule.

The Jaguars defense allowed just seven points in the first half and kept the team in the game.

However, Valley Forge scored touchdowns on its first two possessions of the third quarter to take a 21-0 lead. The Jaguars got on the scoreboard thanks to a 1-yard touchdown run by C.J. Pittman midway through the fourth quarter. The score was set up by linebacker Frank Baker's 75-yard interception return. Quarterback Anton Novehrends then hit Ryan Richards over the middle for the two-point conversion.

The Jaguars (1-1) will travel to face Wagner JV in Staten Island, NY on Sunday afternoon. JCA had opened its season with a 14-0 victory over Williamson Free Trade on Sept. 7.


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JCA Bends, but doesn't break

Brunson, Richards score big for Jaguars

Saturday, September 7, 2013
By Chris Melvin

Jersey Coast Academy (Jaguars) vs. The Williamson Trade School (Mechanics) (Media, Pa)

JCA 14 - WTS 0

Toms River (NJ): The Jersey Coast Academy's head coach Fabian Baez and his staff were quite aware that their Jaguars consisted of a quality group of talented players within their 65-man roster, but they weren't sure what to expect of the players during game time.

Well, Baez was fortunate to get somewhat of an answer as his team handed the

Williamson Trade School (Media, Pa.) a 14-0 loss to open their 2013 JUCO season.

The 2nd year Jaguars displayed a stingy defense, impressive special teams, and an explosive offense.

The Jaguars received the opening kick-off after game captains running back C.J.Pittman, receiver Ryan Richards, linebacker John Eposito, and defensive lineman Darren Howard won the toss to receive.

After a few stalled possessions by way of both teams, it was The Williamson Trade School who threatened to enter the end zone following a scoreless first quarter.

Things began to look promising enough for the Williamson Mechanics when linebacker Logan Fetterhoff intercepted a pass that was tipped by defensive-back Josh Schneider to give Williamson the ball at the Jersey Coast 40 yard line.

With 4 minutes left to go in the 1st, a 36-yard pass by quarterback Codi Elias gave Williamson a 1st and goal inside on the 9-yard line.

But a stingy Jaquar defense consisting of the 6-3/300 pound Howard, 6-2/240 Eposito, 6-6-3/240 Shaquan Little, 6-4/230 defensive end Davon Wise, 6-1/225 linebacker Diquan Gilbert, 6-2/220 linebacker Richmond Williams, 6-4/185 safety Cyre Rochon, 5-7/175 safety Christian Adorno, 5-8/165 cornerback Aazaad Hinton, 5-10/175 cornerback Kareem Bowser, 5-10/170 cornerback Rashadik Johnson, broke-up 2 passes andrecorded 2 sacks to keep the Mechanics from entering the end zone on the drive.

"We did some things well and we did some things that require sudden improvements … its a total process,"said Jaquars head coach Fabian Baez.

With 7:15 left in the second, Jersey Coast Academy put together a 10-play - 71 yard drive that concluded with a 22-yard TD pass from 6-0/190 quarterback Kareem Fathella to 5-10/170 receiever Ryan Richards. 5-10/210 running-back Tevion Cappe carried the ball in for a 2-point conversion to go up 8-0 at half.

Richards caught the pass on the two-yard line and the dove into the end zone between two defenders.

"Once I caught the ball I was determined to get into the end zone," said Richards, out of West Windsor Plainsboro South.

In the 3rd quarter JCA's Hinton displayed a glimpse of his return skills by returning a punt 85 yards for a score. But the 6 points were erased off the scoreboard because of an illegal block in the back.

With 4:48 left in the 3rd both teams placed the ball on the turf resulting in the opposing team obtaining possession of the ball.Wise recovered the fumble for the Jaguars placing the ball on the 11-yard line.

"If we had been able to score on either series, things could have been a lot different," said head coach Dan Drake.

"I'm proud of our guys. They didn't quit and they didn't hang their heads. We are an incredibly young team so today was a big learning experience for us. We have some things to work on but again, I could not be more pleased with how they handled themselves. We will learn from this and continue to improve," closed Drake.

The Williamson defense, which played well all afternoon, gave up one big play late in the 3rd quarter that changed the tone of the game. With 1:53 left to go in that 3rd quarter, Jaguar 5-11/185 running-back Wayne Brunson (more than 70 yards rushing) took a handoff on the first play after a Williamson punt and scampered 40 yards for a touchdown to move the Jersey Coast lead to 14-0. A 2-point pass-conversion attempt failed.

Brunson, a freshman out of Philadelphia's Southern High School who was a Class of 2012 recruit who rushed for more than 2,000 yards as a senior.

Ironically, Brunson entered the game as the Jaguars 6th running-back but exited the game as the most intriguing.

"We have a lot of backs on our team. I was anxious to get in and show everyone what I can do and I feel I did just that," said Brunson. "It's all about competing … Our line did well blocking up front."

After a shaky start, the Jaguars definitly improved as the game transpired - but coach Baez still believes that adjustments will be made.

"We have to continue focus more, to get better and develop for 60 minutes." "It's obvious that we have a lot of work to do to get where we need to be. We are going to evaluate the game film and see what we need to do to correct any problems. We need to work on being more disciplined and focused .. we have to know our assignments," added Baez, whose team amassed more than negative 60 yards in penalties and three turnovers.

The Jersey Coast Academy's next match-up at Valley Forge Sept. 4, 2013 - 1 pm.


JCA News

Week of Monday, Aug 12, 2013

The JCA football staff has completed about a week and a half of non-contact practices. They've conditioned during challenging 6 am runs, conducted meetings, lifting workouts, reinforced required protocols and implemented schemes for each phase of the game.

Our coaching staff and trainer has done a incredible job getting our young men up-to-speed in their efforts to compete at the collegiate level.

The JCA squad has a lot of talent which will be put to the test as practices will be contact from this week on. There's a a great deal of work to do in preparation for their Aug 24th scrimmage in Toms River.

Check back soon for more on Jaguars Football.

Best Regards,
Fabian Baez


Jaguars and Under Armour



Jersey Coast Academy Enters Into Athletic Apparel Agreement With Under Armour

July 12, 2013

Toms River, NJ--Jersey Coast Academy (JCA) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Under Armour (UA). UA will be the supplier of uniforms and apparel for Jersey Coast Academy Athletics, beginning with their junior college-level football program. "UA is excited about working with Jersey Coast Academy. We look forward to growing alongside JCA Athletics," Under Armour's territory Sales Manager, Bill Ralph said. JCA plans to add other sports, for men and women, in the near future.

The agreement was reached with the assistance of West Nyack, NY-based, athletic apparel & customization firm, Mercury Sports through the help of its Sales Manager, Lee Feinman. "We're very pleased at the development of a partnership with Jersey Coast Academy and look forward to working closely together to help JCA meet its objectives," Feinman stated.

"JCA is excited to partner with Under Armour, a brand that is today's face of sports performance apparel! We believe this is a perfect partnership between the two entities, aligning the ultimate performance apparel with the latest inter-collegiate junior college sports program in the United States. I am looking forward to working with UA on and off the field in all our community-related events," Jersey Coast Academy's Executive/Athletic Director, Monwell Brown offered.

Fabian Baez, JCA Head Football Coach, knows what this means for the 2nd year growing program. Baez stated, "We're ecstatic about outfitting our student-athletes and staff in UA's cutting-edge and outstanding apparel. Also, this partnership will truly benefit our program in several ways, including credibility, visibility and recruiting."

The Jaguars will take the field in new Under Armour uniforms for their 2013 season opener Saturday, Sept. 7th. They'll host Williamson Free Trade College (PA) in Toms River, NJ. Click Here for the Jaguar's complete schedule.

UA is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel and accessories. The company's products are sold worldwide and worn by all athletes at all levels--youth to professional--on playing fields around the globe.

Jersey Coast Academy, New Jersey's newest junior college-level athletics program, is dedicated to academics and to building athletes of distinction. The Academy's motto is "No Student-Athlete Left Behind." Jersey Coast Academy is a member of the Seaboard Conference Athletic Association (SCAA), which is dedicated to promoting the athletic programs of small colleges in the Northeast Region of the United States.