Daily Record from Morristown, New Jersey on December 5, 1993 · Page 178
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Sunday, December 5, 1993
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Daily Record, Morris County, N J. Sunday, December 5, 1993 ' Local SportsC2-4 College footbalucs pro footballc6 weatherc12 PEOPLEC12 Colonials end title droesht I T 4. SHAW V CHRIS Sebelle refuses to quit MORRISTOWN - E.J. Sebelle wasn't even born yet the one and only time the Morristown Colonials won a state football championship prior to yesterday. Nothing, however, was going to stop him from serving his role in Morristown's second. Least of all a nasty arm injury that would have sent most players to the hospital or to the sidelines to watch with their pads by their side. If Sebelle never plays another football game, hell never forget his final one, a 25-0 win over Morris Knolls as Morristown captured the North Jersey Section 2, Group III title. The sling that will hold his arm for the next few days, and the fact that he can only sleep on one side, won't allow him. More than that, Sebelle will remember that he played. He was there when his team needed him. He may not have been his normal self, but he was there and that's what mattered. Sebelle was hurt during Morristown's second offensive series. For the rest of the game, he couldn't lift his arm more than 90 degrees. He couldn't pass and shouldn't have run, though he did a few times. Hell, it even hurt to simply hand the ball off. Most importantly, he played. You see, when Sebelle's out on the field, everything's all right for the Morristown Colonials. It hasn't been this good since 1974, the year another special quarterback, Rick Sofield, and the Colonials beat Bloomfield to win Morristown's other state title. "E.J. gives us confidence," Morristown fullback Chris Dolan said. "He has a lot of confidence in himself and everyone has a lot of confidence in him. There's no way we could have gotten here without him." And if Sebelle doesn't play See SHAWC2 Daily Record All-Area teams THE DAILY RECORD will publish its fall high school All-Area teams on the following days: TOMORROW: girls tennis TUESDAY: girls soccer WEDNESDAY: girls cross country THURSDAY: boys cross country FRIDAY: boys soccer SATURDAY: field hockey DEC. 12: gymnastics DEC. 19: football s U ' j f . f .,s i fit I (,( Ti - By Dan Breeman Daily Record TlM FARRELL Daily Record Morristown quarterback E.J. Sebelle runs for a touchdown in the second quarter of yesterday's . North Jersey Section 2, Group III championship game against Morris Knolls. Morristown won 25-0. MORRISTOWN - This time it was no contest. Led by the running of senior backs Jamie Belle and Mel Alston, a dominating defense and an inspired performance from senior quarterback E.J. Sebelle, Morristown captured its first state championship in 19 years yesterday. The Colonials did it with a punishing 25-0 victory over Morris Knolls in the North Jersey Section 2, Group III title game. MORRISTOWN 25, MORRIS KNOLLS 0 "I'm totally numb, and it's not from the cold," Morristown coach John Porcelli said. "This is the type of performance we thought we were capable of all season long, and the kids really put it together today." Yesterday's convincing victory over the Golden Eagles was in sharp contrast to the Colonials' 16-14 nail-biter over their oppo- HlGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF SCORES V NORTH 2, GROUP IV V Union 19, Randolph 16 NORTH 2, GROUP III Morristown 25, Mor. Knolls 0 I NORTH 2, GROUP II Summit 26, Mendham 21 PAROCHIAL GROUP II Pope John 1 4, Marist 0 PAROCHIAL GROUP III ; Delbarton 24, St. Joseph's 23 ' nents from Denville on Oct. 23. In that game, the Colonials roared back from a 14-0 deficit in the sec ond half. But yesterday was adif ferent story. . . "To tell you the truth, I think the turnovers we had in the first game made it a lot more difficult for us," Porcelli said. "We feel we've gotten a lot better since that game, and thought we could be more effective today." Morristown, 9-1-1, totally dom- See COLONIALS IC2 i. '. I i 3 CHRIS PEDOTA Daily Record Union quarterback E.J. Collins is hit while attempting to pass by Randolph's Frank Sallo. Union beat the Rams 19-16 yesterday. ' Pirates blow nine-point advantage in second half By Mike Battaglino Daily Record NEW YORK - Seton Hall seemed to be in control of last night's Big East Conference basketball opener against St. John's. Then the Johnnies' Shawnelle Scott broke loose. After the Pirates had held the 6-foot-11 center senior in check for most of the game, Scott keyed a rally that turned a 48-39 Seton Hall lead into a 60-58 St. John's advantage. The Johnnies never trailed after that, posting a 72-64 victory in the Big East opener for both schools. Scott, who came in averaging 23 points and 14 rebounds per game, finished last night's contest with 21 points and 11 boards. The Seton Hall defense, specifi- ST. JOHN'S 72, Seton Hall 64 cally 6-8 Darrell Mims and 6-7 Tchaka Shipp, played Scott well, holding him to six first-half points. Scott had only eight points before making two baskets and a steal that led to two Derek Brown free throws, bringing the Redmen within 52-49. Minutes later, Scott's basket and subsequent free throw cut the Pirates' advantage to 56-54. A" dunk by Scott and a Charles Min-lend basket after a Scott rebound gave St. John's the lead for good. "I did more to be aggressive in the second half," Scott said. "I See HALLC4 Union rallies past Rams By TOM ROE Daily Record RANDOLPH TWP. - We can now talk dynasty. Union earned its place among New Jersey's greatest high school football teams by coming from behind to defeat Randolph 19-16.yesterday in the North Jersey Section 2, Group IV title game. It was the third straight year Union has beat the Rams to capture the championship, giving the Farmers an incredible 10 state titles in 17 years. But this one was the toughest. "We did everything we set out to do," Randolph coach John Bauer Jr. said. "We attacked them right from the outset and had them on the ropes, .but to their credit they were able to Union 1 9, Randolph 1 6 POPE JOHN won its seventh state championship in eight years,' beating Marist 14-0 for the Parochial Group II crown yesterday. C2 come back and accomplish the ultimate goal." "We never gave up," Union coach Lou Rettino said. "Randolph's fast start had us reeling, but we hung tough." The Rams started the game firing out of the shotgun, and it was not long before it paid dividends. Midway through the opening quarter, quarterback Tom McDougal hooked up with Frank Sallo down the left sideline for a 73-yard, over-the-shoulder touch down catch. Mike McCambley's extra point made the lead 7-0. After Union ran three plays and punted, the Rams had the ball back on their own 30-yard line. One play later it was 13-0. This time McDougal threw a 70-yard pass to McCambley, who leaped over and outfought Rich Kronengold for the ball before racing into the end zone. The kick failed, but the huge, wet crowd was sensing that Randolph was about to blow open the game and take back the crown it had previously owned (1986-90). "They have tremendous skill players," Rettino said. "After their two scores we were forced to adjust. We gambled and went more with the blitz." . . See RAMSC2 i- r j 7- " - i imr T i"" ''l JASON TOWLEN Daily Record Heartbreaking loss Mendham's Todd Korte can't bear to watch as Summit celebrates its 26-21 victory over the Minutemen yesterday in the North Section '2, Group II football finals. Summit's Jamie Allen (46) caught the winning touch- : down pass. Story, C3. Minervino's TD gives Delbarton perfect season By JON LESNIK Daily Record MONTVALE - The students, fans and parents of Delbarton who braved weather that they would just as soon forget Delbarton 24, st. joseph's 23 were treated to a memorable performance by the Green Wave football team yesterday. Quarterback Ryan Crane's eight-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Charles Minervino with less than five minutes left in the fourth quarter gave Delbarton a 24-23 upset victory over St: Joseph's (Montvale) in the finals of the Parochial Group III playoffs. Delbarton rallied from 14-0 and 23-16 deficits to See WAVEC2 '. LrdU CHEVROLET GEO oldsmobile r5 CALL TODAY (201) OlOl Ik wharton v rockaway j 3p5 DENVILLE f 1 1 1 n 3 m UEUKnni SFIEETSIDE PICKUP LS CHEVY-2.2L MFI 4 cyl any, 5 tpd man trans, pwrsteerbrks, air cond, amtm cast wseek, scan A dig elk, tach, P20575R15 all tsaton BW tires, alum whit, sliding rr wind, dlx cloth Int. Stk T6106. VINRK120893. rk ... 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