A Bight Future Ahead for Glassboro Football

by Marc Narducci | Dec 8, 2023
A Bight Future Ahead for Glassboro Football
This season there were three schools from the seven-county South Jersey area that played in public school state championships. 
Mainland won the Group 4 state title and Delsea was the Group 3 winner.
The other area team to appear in a state championship was Glassboro.
The Bulldogs didn’t fare as well, losing to Mountain Lakes, 24-6 in the Group 1 state final at Rutgers University.
Still, that shouldn’t detract from the great season the Bulldogs had and with so many talented young players, the future looks awfully bright.
This was the first year for Glassboro head coach Tim Breaker, and what a debut it was. 
Breaker, who won two sectional titles as a player at Glassboro, will always be known as the coach who took the Bulldogs to their first state championship game.
This was only the second season that the NJSIAA has been holding a state title for public schools. For many of the years since the advent of NJSIAA playoffs in 1974, the most a school could do was win a sectional title.
Glassboro surely has a great football history. This year the Bulldogs earned their 12th sectional title. They have qualified for the postseason 36 times.

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The Bulldogs (9-4) won the Central Jersey Group 1 championship with a 20-0 victory over top seeded Schalick. 
Glassboro then beat South Jersey champ Woodstown, 14-10 in the state Group 1 semifinal to advance to the state final. It was the second close win over the Wolverines after earning a 13-7 victory at Woodstown on Sept. 22.
Breaker, who coached many of these youngsters in midget football, guided one of the youngest teams in South Jersey.
Receiver-defensive back Xavier Sabb is among the top freshmen in the state. As the games got bigger, so did his performance. During the sectional title win over Schalick, he had six receptions for 104 yards and a TD and rushed for 27 yards and a TD on two carries.
In the state semifinal win over Woodstown he added five receptions for 88 yards and a score. Sabb stood out in the state final with five receptions for 99 yards.
His brother, sophomore running back Amari Sabb was a threat as a runner and receiver. The offense was guided by freshman QB Kristopher Foster.
There were so many young players on both sides of the ball. Glassboro got off to a 3-3 start, although the three losses were by a total of 14 points. As this young team kept gaining experience, they continued to improve, winning six consecutive games before the state final.
If the young players continue to improve, Glassboro should not only remain among the top Group 1 teams in the state, but also one of the better squads in South Jersey.
There is a bright future as this year’s team set the foundation for potential future success.

 


Author: Marc Narducci

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