Toms River North and Toms River South have been battling to be the best in Toms River since 1972, and it hasn’t lost any luster since then. This season, Toms River North comes in with a 3-2 overall record, having lost their last two games. Nothing would be better for them than stopping the slide against their arch rival.

Toms River South, meanwhile, are coming in looking for a win to kickstart what has been a difficult season. At 0-5, the Indians could certainly use a famous victory over their rivals to the north.


Jake Kazanowski
Toms River North


Bryce Pruitt

Toms River North

Bryce is a leader in the classroom, on the football field, and within the Toms River community. He serves as an example for younger classmates and teammates at Toms River North.
Sam Conover

Toms River South

Sam currently poessess a 5.14 GPA and is ranked number 17 in his class of 354 students. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, the Key Club, the Student Counsel. He also plays baseball while playing running back and pass receiver for the football team. Sam currently plans to attend Rutgers University and major in education and supervision.


Anthony Penna

Toms River North

In 2007, Anthony was named all-county, all Shore, and all-state quarterback for Toms River North. He led the 2007 Mariners to an undefeated season and the South Jersey group four-state championship. His best memory of the 2007 north/south game was throwing for three touchdown passes.
Ralph Bush III

Toms River South

Ralph played on the state championship team that defeated Cherry Hill East and in 1977 and 1978, he was chosen to be n the WOBM, Daily Observer, and the Asbury Park Press All-County teams. His two-year varsity total on receptions totaling 638 yards. He credits Coach Signorino Sr had a great effect on him, who said these kind words about him. “Ralph was an over-achiever because of his work ethic, his commitment to excellence, and his desire to please and be successful.”


Toms River South has had a tough go this season, and Friday night's matchup with Toms River North only extended that streak, making it six straight losses for the Indians. Toms River North were firing on all cylinders on Friday evening, while the Indians couldn't get anything going. The 42-0 win moves North to 4-2 on the season and knocks South down to 0-6, as they still search for their first win of the season.