Belleville HS football team routs East Side

Belleville HS football team routs East Side

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Junior quarterback Brent Rojas completed all three of his pass attempts, two of which went for touchdowns, and freshman running back Jeremiah Cook rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries to propel the Belleville High School football team to a convincing 51-8 win over Newark East Side on Sept. […]

Photos: Belleville HS unveils new turf field in home football opener vs. rival Nutley

Photos: Belleville HS unveils new turf field in home football opener vs. rival Nutley

BELLEVILLE/NUTLEY — The Nutley and Belleville high school football teams renewed their rivalry in the home opener for the Belleville Buccaneers on Friday night, Sept. 10. The Bucs unveiled their new turf field at Doc Ellis Field/Municipal Stadium, replacing the old turf field. In another classic game between the schools, Nutley prevailed, 29-28. Photos Courtesy […]

Belleville HS girls soccer team surges with four straight victories

Belleville HS girls soccer team surges with four straight victories

BELLEVILLE, NJ – The Belleville High School girls soccer team, which returned all players from the 2020 season, won four straight games to improve to a 4-1 record through Sept. 23.  “With so many veterans returning, we are looking to have a successful season,” said head coach Faith D’Angelis and assistant coach Neal Dinapoli in […]

Belleville HS boys soccer team earning respect

Belleville HS boys soccer team earning respect

BELLEVILLE, NJ — For the past few seasons under head coach Gary Polewka, the Belleville High School boys soccer team has become one of the most respected teams in the area. The Bucs have even gained the attention of renowned coaches, such as Doug Nevins of West Orange and Roger Rubinetti of Livingston, who Poleweka […]

Nutley HS football team defeats rival Belleville in a thriller

Nutley HS football team defeats rival Belleville in a thriller

BELLEVILLE/NUTLEY — The Nutley and Belleville high school football teams have engaged in several classic games. The latest epic meeting was last Friday night, Sept. 10, as the NHS Raiders posted a thrilling 29-28 victory. It was the BHS Buccaneers’ home opener as they unveiled the new turf field at Doc Ellis Field at Municipal […]

High school football season kicks off despite schedule changes due to Ida storm

The high school football season kicked off for most teams last weekend in Essex County, but not without some disruption. The remnants of Hurricane Ida forced teams to change the logistics of their games. The most severe damage was seen at Foley Field in Bloomfield. As a result, Bloomfield’s home game against Nutley on Friday, […]

Focusing on winning one game at a time, Bucs return to field stronger

Focusing on winning one game at a time, Bucs return to field stronger

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville High School football team featured a large group of young players during a pandemic-shortened 2-4 season last year. With those players coming back this season, head coach Jermain Johnson is excited about what his Buccaneers can accomplish. This summer also proved productive. The Bucs attended a camp in East Stroudsburg, […]