Bergen Catholic and St. Joseph’s are historically two of the elite football programs in New Jersey and on the East Coast. The Great American Rivalry Series featured the first night game between the two Top 100 Nationally ranked teams since 1998. The St. Joseph Green Knights recorded six sacks and had five interceptions, manhandling the Bergen Catholic Crusaders 49-6 at Overpeck Park Complex. More than 7,500 fans attended the game that was part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series.
HALL OF FAME
Jason Giles-Harris and Mark Fossati each returned interceptions for TDs for the Green Knights, who are ranked No. 1 in the state and are top 15 nationally. Giles-Harris and Devin Cividini each recorded two picks. Along with Fossati's 34-yard interception return for a TD, he also blocked a punt (which was recovered by Giles-Harris in the end zone) and caught a 9-yard TD pass. He was named the Great American Rivalry Most Valuable Player. Quarterback Spencer Aukamp threw for 247 yards and two TDs, while Sherman Alston (Boston College) ran for 86 yards and a score for the Green Knights, who are looking to win their third straight state title. Corey Russo scored and Michael Martinez caught three balls for 72 yards for the Crusaders, who came into the game having played three out-of-state teams (all of which won state titles last season).
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