New Jersey: No. 31 Bergen Catholic with big fourth quarter comeback

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The Bergen Catholic-Don Bosco Prep high school football rivalry doesn’t need much hype.  However, Friday night’s game between the northern New Jersey powers got a little extra with the return Greg Toal to his old stomping grounds.  Toal, who led DBP to two different national championships, returned home for the first time since he was let go as head coach by the Ironmen earlier this year.

With Toal serving as a Bergen Catholic assistant, the Crusaders were able to snap a three-game losing streak against Don Bosco with a 29-26 last minute victory.

BC, ranked No. 31 in the latest High School Football America Top 100, trailed 26-14 heading into the fourth quarter.  Junior running back Josh McKenzie scored on a 14-yard run early in the quarter to cut the DBP lead to 26-21.  Then with 46.3 seconds remaining, quarterback Johnny Langan hit Anthony D’Addetta with a 32-yard touchdown pass to give the Crusaders the lead and victory.

The victory given Bergen Catholic the North Jersey Super Football Conference United Red Division championship with a perfect league record.  The Crusaders are now 6-2 with a five game winning streak after being blown-out in SoCal by No. 1 Mater Dei on September 16.

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