HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Central High School Football traveled to Hamilton West on Saturday September 11, 2021. The final score was Trenton 6 Hamilton West 27. A special commemorative coin to Honor and Remember September 11, 2001 was used for the coin toss.
HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–It was Hightstown High School’s football, band and cheerleading senior night tonight. Senior nights this season have been moved from the usual last game of the season to the 1st home game of the season due to COVID-19. The visiting Robbinsville Ravens defeated the Hightstown Rams 35-32.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hightstown defeated Steinert this afternoon with a final score of 24-20. According to the Hightstown RAMS this is the first time since 2009 that Hightstown has beat Steinert in a game.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville won their football game during the home opener tonight with a final score of 42-6 against Princeton. It was Robbinsville’s Senior Night. Senior nights have been pushed forward in the season due to COVID. Also there was no handshake tradition at the end of the game, both teams lined up across from each other and wished each other good luck with the rest of the season.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 168, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in outdoor settings for organized sports defined as “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance for Sports Activities.” Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 149 on May 29, 2020, allowing organized sports to resume on a phased-in schedule as defined by the Department of Health as “low,” “medium,” and “high risk” activities.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, my Administration has been committed to using all of the available science, data, and facts guide New Jersey’s strategic reopening and resumption of activities,” said Governor Murphy. “Today, our data gives us confidence, that in outdoor settings and with the proper public health and safety protocols in place, contact sports can resume while protecting players, coaches, and staff.”
The order stipulates that practices and competitions must be held in outdoor settings only, and encompasses sports including football, cheerleading, group dance, rugby, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo, and wrestling. All sports will have to abide by a number of health and safety protocols, including screenings for athletes, coaches, and staff; limited equipment sharing; and strong requirements for disinfecting and sanitizing equipment. Additionally, sports under the oversight of either the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association or the NCAA must abide by those associations’ rules. All sporting activities are subject to the “Guidance for Sports Activities,” and such activities must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders.
The order will take effect immediately.
For a copy of Executive Order No. 168, please click here.
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville’s Daniel “Danny” Surtz received the 2019 Mini Max High School Award from the Maxwell Football Club awards dinner held at St. David The King tonight. The award is given to 66 outstanding football players in the State of New Jersey.
Danny is first team West Jersey Football League Classic as quarterback this year. He has started for Robbinsville HS football for the past two and a half years and is the leading pass record holder at Robbinsville for a total of 3,185 passing yards. Danny also has 25 touch downs in his career and 1,900 offensive yards this past season.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP–The Annual Steinert vs Hamilton Thanksgiving Day Football Game was played at West today. Final Score was Steinert 0 Hamilton West 24. Here is a photo gallery of the game, half time video and post game events: