Weequahic Indians Football in Pursuit of Excellence

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The Weequahic High School Indians football program is rated one of the top Group I football team in the state of New Jersey. They have qualified for the State Playoffs 5 out of 6 seasons, and made it to the championship game in 3 consecutive seasons. The team currently leads the NJ State Football Conference National Red Division with a (9-0) record.

weequahicfootballteam2016Weequahic is led by a highly talented senior dominate roster on both sides of the ball. The offense is led by quarterback Tymen Sampson who has 24 touchdowns(18 passing/6 rushing) to his credit. Sampson’s main passing targets are speedster Ihmir Marsette (who is also a member of the Weequahic National Champions Shuttle Hurdles relay team) has 13 touchdowns this season and Jihad Alexander, a 3 year starter and a huge target with 5 touchdowns. The running game is led by Carl Waston III with 750 rushing yards and Paul Drayton with 575 yards of his own. The defense is ranked top in the division allowing an average of 9 points per game. The leaders are Messiah Williams(66 tackles and 11 sacks) who was voted the top defender of week 9 by Max Prep and Christian Roper who leads the team with 91 tackles and 12 sacks. The defense also leads the conference in the fewest touchdowns against the pass. They are led by the all senior defensive backfield with Tymen Sampson and Jihad Alexander at safety and cornerbacks Ali Beh and Ihmir Marsette.

This years team is the best Coach Brian K. Logan has had during his tenure at Weequahic. Coach Logan said “We are solid in every position; we do not have to depend on a few to carry the load”.

Coach Logan, a Weequahic Alum (Class of 1982), achieved his 100th career win on Friday, November 11, 2016 by defeating Roselle Park 44-18. Coach Logan is one of only two coaches in NPS history to achieve this milestone. Coach Frank Verducci from Barringer High School in 1985 was the other.

Weequahic will continue its quest to be crowned state champs when they host Hoboken High School in the NJSIAA North II Group I Semi-Finals playoff game at Weequahic Untermann Field on November 18, 2016. Kick-off is at 7:00 pm. The winner will play for the Championship on December 2, 2016 at Kean University.

Weequahic will also host Malcolm X Shabazz in the 9th Annual Soul Bowl which is for the NJSFC National Red Division title. The game will take place on Thursday, November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day) at Untermann Field at 10:30 am.

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