The Saint Peter’s Prep football team has the same goal as in years past: win the Non-Public, Group 4 Championship. After falling short last year, losing in the semi finals to St. Joseph (Mont.), the Marauders are hungry and determined to be back on top. Leadership and consistency will be the key.
Head Coach Rich Hansen, who has an astounding 259-72-1 record, enters his 32nd season as head coach.
The Marauders, who opened up their season with a 48-0 victory over Millville, will return plenty of key players from 2018.
Senior linebacker Cody Simon, an Ohio State commit, will lead the charge for the Marauders. Simon, an all-state athlete last year, recorded 89 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception in 2018.
Tahjamell Bullock, a 6-3, 205 pound phenom, will lead the charge at quarterback and is arguably one of the most underrated QBs out. Bullock, who has a a lot of speed on him, will look to make some big plays for the Marauders. Ben Silver will play a huge roll on both offense and defense. Silver, who caught three touchdowns at tight end and registered 41 tackles, will be everywhere, including on special teams as a punter and kicker.
Some other key returners are Byron Shipman, who has seven catches and 113 yards last year against Bergen Catholic, Isaiah Wright, Colin Elliott, Jelani Mason, Andrew Robinson, George Rooks and KJ Miles.
SPP will now go on to host Erasmus Hall (NY) on Friday at Caven Point at 7 P.M. Below is the 2019 football schedule.
SPP Football 2019 schedule:
- Aug. 31: Millville, 8
- Sept. 6: Erasmus Hall (NY), 7
- Sept. 21: at Bergen Catholic, 1
- Sept. 27: Union City, 7
- Oct. 4: at DePaul Catholic, 7
- Oct. 11: Don Bosco Prep, 7
- Oct. 18: at Paramus Catholic, 6
- Oct. 26: Pope John, 7
- Nov. 2: St. Joseph (Mont.), 4