Brendan Hughes

Park Ridge senior slotback

The Owls got everything they could out of the multi-talented Hughes. He finished with 32 catches for 413 yards and was also a factor on defense with a team-high 79 tackles.


Joseph Crifasi

Becton senior safety

Crifasi will go down in Becton history as the quarterback of the Wildcats team that won the NJIC title, but on defense, he was the clean-it-up safety with 20 tackles and three pass break-ups. The Wildcats allowed 12 points all season.

Zachary Maksimiak

Pompton Lakes junior linebacker

A player who never left the field and was responsible for the Cardinals’ defensive calls, Maksimiak finished second in North Jersey with 86 tackles in eight games.

Ryan Reid

Becton senior defensive end

A three-year starter on the Wildcats’ defensive line, Reid was a playmaker all season. He finished with 30 total tackles (six for losses) and one interception. Becton finished with five shutouts in six games.

2nd Team OFFENSE

Ashanti Caviness, Bogota senior quarterback

Chris Lohrmann, Hasbrouck Heights senior offensive lineman

Rashawn Markman, Waldwick/Midland Park senior running back

Rocco Minichiello, Hasbrouck Heights senior running back

2nd Team DEFENSE

Cencir Bacote, Becton senior defensive back

Jarred George, Garfield senior linebacker

Shawn Grigsby, Waldwick/Midland Park senior linebacker

Dan Makinski, Pompton Lakes senior linebacker

Frankie Savino, Emerson senior defensive back

Hunter Schanel, Becton senior linebacker/kicker

Ty Scherer, Glen Rock senior defensive back

Darren Cooper is a high school sports columnist for For full access to live scores, breaking news and analysis from our Varsity Aces team, subscribe today. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter and download our app.             

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