Bulldogs Fall Short - Lose State Championship 42-14 to Asbury Park


With temperatures in the low 30's and Metuchen fans outnumbering the rival crowd at least 2-to-1, the Bulldogs took on the Asbury Park Blue Bishops for the Central Jersey Group I Football Championship.  Unfortunately, after upsets over Shore and Bound Brook in the first two rounds, top seeded Asbury Park proved to be too much for the Bulldogs.  The Blue Bishops jumped out to an early 20-0 lead.  Metuchen finally got on the board in the second quarter to make the score 20-8.  As time wound down in the half, Asbury Park was on the doorstep, looking to score again when the Bulldogs came up with a big sack to prevent the score and keep the momentum on their side.  That momentum quickly swung back to Asbury Park as they ran the second half opening kickoff back for a touchdown.  Asbury Park controlled the game from then on and won 42-14.

In the end, the Bulldogs had a great season and we should all be proud of them.  They went into the playoffs a #7 seed without much expected from them.  And then they made it all the way to state championship.  Congratualtions Dawgs!  For more pics from the game, click to continue the article below.


I cannot tell you how proud I am of our team and our town - It was simply wonderful to see so many people at the game- The team, the marching band the dance team and all of the fine coaches should be patted on the back for takig us to the championship!

It was nice to see so many residents come out to support the team. In a different year things might have been gone our way, but this Asbury Park was just too good. Afterwards on the radio they said this Asbury Park team is the best Group I team in a long time, maybe ever.

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