Soccer: Bergen Catholic 9, Lyndhurst 1

Quite frankly, it would be easier to tell you who didn’t score for Bergen Catholic on Sunday. That being said, I’ll try to get to everyone. I apologize in advance if I miss something or someone.

Cole Bosch and Miles Franklyn scored twice; additionally, Henry Mouawad and Cavan Burke netted their first goals of the season in a 9-1 victory for the Crusaders on Sunday. The real star of the show, though, was senior Joe Barile, who netted a hat trick with all three of his goals coming in the second half.

As of today, Bosch leads the team with 11 goals, Franklyn trails closely behind with nine, and Barile is third on the team with four. Bergen is now 9-0 on the season; their next game is tomorrow at Northern Highlands. On Saturday, the Crusaders meet with arch-rival Don Bosco at home. And the last time Bergen played Bosco, Franklyn got on SportsCenter.

We’ll see how the final stretch of the season goes for the Big North United Division leaders.

Soccer: Bergen Catholic 4, Paramus Catholic 1

Bergen Catholic’s soccer team continued its undefeated season on Friday, defeating the Paladins of Paramus Catholic by a final of 4-1.

Casey Kelly, Cole Bosch, Miles Franklyn, and Ian Sykes all scored goals for the Crusaders in the victory.  Bergen moved to 8-0 with the win; Paramus Catholic fell to 0-10-1 with the loss.

Additionally, Friday was senior day in Oradell. Here’s a list of the 17 seniors who were honored before the game:

  • #00 Eric Hund
  • #2 Thomas Barhe
  • #5 Rick Bellini
  • #7 Justin Gross
  • #8 Sean Ulshoefer
  • #10 Joe Barile
  • #11 Miles Franklyn
  • #12 Joe Kelly
  • #13 Ryan Corra
  • #15 Stephen Teitelbaum
  • #17 Aidan Conniff
  • #19 Casey Kelly
  • #22 Matteo Conn
  • #23 Giancarlo Gomes
  • #30 Cole Bosch
  • #32 Cavan Burke
  • Doug Heron (team manager)

Catching Up on Some Things…

My apologies in advance; I’ve had a really busy week and haven’t really had time to write more of these. Anyway, I felt like I absolutely needed to write this, as it’s been a pretty big deal around my school.

Bergen Catholic senior Miles Franklyn, one of the stars of the Crusaders’ still- undefeated soccer team, appeared on SportsCenter’s Top Ten Plays twice in the span of a week thanks to two of the most incredible goals you’ll ever see. I’m attaching both of them here for you to see; the first is from last Monday night and the second is from September 20.

So yeah, I just wanted to get that out there in case you didn’t already know. Franklyn is headed to Syracuse next season, and it looks like the Orange will be getting a good one.

Football: Bergen Catholic 17, Paramus Catholic 14

There’s not a lot that I can say about this one other than this:

Johnny Langan just turned in what is quite possibly the toughest performance I have ever seen on a football field.

Yes, he threw for over 300 yards. Yes, the Crusaders got their biggest win of the season to date. But it was how we got here– with Langan operating on one foot after spraining his ankle two weeks ago– that is so impressive. The quarterback, also known as “Johnny Football”, willed the Crusaders to the 17-14 win and a 4-0 record on the season. He took several massive hits over the course of the game and was even carried off the field at one point late in the game. And yet, he was still effective, even as he could barely move in the pocket, let alone outside of it.

This game was about him, and, from my view in the broadcast booth, it looked like he could barely walk as the game drew closer to its end. Honestly, I thought that we’d see something like the Byron Leftwich drive before the game ended. I really did, but it didn’t happen. Oh well.

But here’s to you, Johnny, for giving us an afternoon of toughness and inspiration. If you can’t be inspired by what he did today, I can’t help you.


Josh McKenzie sat out today’s game with an elbow dislocation suffered last week against DePaul. Sophomore Rahmir Johnson rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown in his stead.

Bergen’s receivers also had a solid game, as Andrew Vito and Ankaury Camilo both cleared the 100-yard mark. Dylan Classi added 42 yards and a touchdown.

Bergen Catholic’s defense played outstanding football in the victory, with Jahmel Johnson intercepting Paladin quarterback Andrew Brito early in the game. Erik Massey’s strip-sack of Brito combined with Aeneas DiCosmo’s recovery sealed the game for the Crusaders with under a minute to play.

Soccer: Bergen Catholic 4, Paramus Catholic 1

NOTE: This year, I am serving as a student announcer for my high school’s major sporting events; as such, I have less time on my hands to write about national sports. Therefore, I will try to counteract that by writing recaps from Bergen Catholic sporting events and placing them here. This recap and all others are 100% mine. I’ll hopefully be writing more of these over the next few weeks and months.

Cole Bosch and Miles Franklyn led the way Saturday as the Bergen Catholic Crusaders defeated the Paramus Catholic Paladins, 4-1, in Big North soccer action.

Franklyn added his second goal of the season roughly nine minutes into the second half. The Syracuse commit played just his second game of the season after missing last Thursday’s game against St. Joseph’s Regional. Bosch, on the other hand, scored the first goal of the game in the first minute of play and added another in the 18th minute. He completed the hat trick with 18 minutes left in the game. Stephen Teitelbaum also added two assists in the victory. Bosch has now scored five goals in his last three halves of action, and you thought Lamar Jackson was dominant…

With the result, the Crusaders jumped to 3-0-0 on the season; the Paladins fell to 0-3-1 with the loss. BC travels to Wayne for their next game against Wayne Valley while Paramus Catholic plays Lakeland. Both games are scheduled for Monday afternoon.