Court upholds says ‘no’ to New Jersey high school football team’s appeal to get back state title

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by Jeff Fisher

North Bergen Bruins reports that a New Jersey Superior Court has denied North Bergen High School‘s request to get back its 2011 state section football title that was vacated by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association because the state’s governing body found the school guilty of recruiting two players.

The court’s ruling came 15 months after hearing arguments on why the title should be returned to the Bruins. North Bergen beat Montclair 14-13 in the North Jersey 1, Group 4 state title game.

An attorney for the school says he will appeal the decision to the New Jersey Supreme Court.



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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.