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The the 2018 CCM Preseason Football Previews are made possible by the support of County College of Morris, The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey and Academic Resources. CCM offers an excellent education at an affordable price that is close by. Orthopedic Institute of NJ has locations in Cedar Knolls, Succasunna, Newton, Sparta, Hackettstown and Washington. They also have urgent care hours 7-days a week at their Succasunna location so injured athletes can see an orthopedic specialist immediately. Academic Resources provides amazing test prep and college planning services right in Morris Plains that eliminates the anxiety of the college process while helping families get the best education at the best price.  Reach out to all three and tell them Morris Sussex Sports sent ya!

Team History

Playoff Appearances: 23
Finals Appearances: 13
Sectional Titles: 7
Playoff Record: 26-16 (.619)

Staff

Head Coach: Jason Luciani
2017 Record: 6-4
Assistants: Mark Mickens, Mike Meyers, Dan Arabia, Tom Fischer, Andrew Vanderhorn, Don Dougherty, Rob Meyers, Pete Wolmart, Gary Struble

Players

Franchise Player:   Senior RB/LB/DB Sean Centinaro (5-9, 185)
Hottest Selling Jersey: #7 Junior QB Evan Smith (5-10, 185)
All Everything Watch: Senior WR/DB Derek Timpinaro (6-3, 195)
Flying Under the Radar: Senior OL/DL Sean Dunleavy (5-11, 205)
Lives in the Weight Room: Senior OL/DL Zack Kareivis (6-4, 230)
Could Play in Any Era: Junior RB/LB/DE Joey Walsh (6-1, 200)

Five Key Points

1. Senior runningback Sean Centinaro enters his forth season as a starter and is within 800-yards of breaking Butler’s all-time rushing record of 2,612 yards set by Tom Smith between 1960-61.  Centinaro is also ranked #1 in his class.
2. As a sophomore, junior QB Evan Smith threw for 1226-yards, was 87 for 133 (65.41 %), and passed for 13 TDs.  Having a 6-3 athletic receiver in Derek Timpinaro among other receiving threats, along with the fact that Coach Luciani loves to spread the field, could mean monster numbers for Smith in 2018.
3.  Linemen Sean Dunleavy and Zack Kareivis anchor a line that has a bunch of new faces.  Their leadership (Dunleavy was elected captain by his teammates) and hard work (Kareivis literally goes to lift weights at New York Sports Club after practice) will help this group get up to speed quickly.
4.  Butler is the only Morris-Sussex team not to play in the NJSFC.  They’ve switched conferences to the NJIC.  The NJIC does things a little different in they only play a six game schedule and leave the remaining spots for a mini in-conference playoff to determine who is the conference champ.  From there, they get to go onto the state tournament with everyone else, if they qualify of course.  Most other conferences use record against in-conference opponents to determine the conference champ.
5.  Make no bones about it, this Butler team is built to win and win now.  They’ve worked hard in the off-season, they have talented players, their team chemistry is great and they have a coach that will put the team in position to win.

Schedule

Date/Opponent/Location
08-30 Cresskill Butler Athletic Complex
09-07 @ North Arlington Rip Collins Field
09-22 @ Saddle Brook Saddle Brook HS
09-28 Hasbrouck Hts. Butler Athletic Complex
10-05 Ridgefield Butler Athletic Complex
10-12 Becton Butler Athletic Complex

Roster


Jersey # First Name Last Name Position Height Weight Grade
1 Jason Polons WR/DB 5’10” 150 11
3 Garrett Koppenal RB/LB 5’10” 150 10
4 Sean Centinaro RB/LB 5’9″ 185 12
6 Chris Verrico WR/DB 5’10 150 10
7 Evan Smith QB/DB 5’10” 185 11
8 Justice Struble QB/DB 5’8″ 130 11
9 Matt Smith QB/DB 5’7 140 9
10 Lenny Marion WR/DB 5’10” 150 12
11 Ryan Brady WR/DB 5’11” 145 11
13 Hayden Ribaudo WR/DB 5’9″ 135 9
14 Derek Timpinaro WR/DB 6’3″ 195 12
18 Joey Tortola WR/DB 5’11” 175 12
20 Jake Luciani RB/LB 6’1″ 170 11
21 Matt Wolowitz WR/DB 5’10” 145 11
23 Joe Conti RB/LB 6’2″ 170 10
25 Matt Kelder RB/LB 6’3″ 180 9
28 Steven Schubert RB/LB 6’0″ 185 12
31 Tucker Lynch WR/DB 5’11” 160 11
42 Joey Walsh RB/LB 6’1″ 200 11
44 Nick Paduch WR/DB 5’10 160 10
50 James DeRosa OL/DL 6’0″ 220 11
52 Sebastian Fermin OL/DL 5’11” 185 10
53 Julius Cano OL/DL 6’0″ 190 12
54 Sean Dunleavy OL/DL 5’11” 205 12
55 Jason Soderstrom OL/DL 6’2″ 210 12
56 Chris Dino OL/LB 6’0″ 175 11
57 Sean Riordan OL/DL 6’0″ 180 11
58 Anthony Catalano OL/DL 5’11” 220 11
59 Elliott Cano OL/DL 6’0″ 165 9
60 Adam Decker OL/DL 5’9″ 170 9
61 Anthony Post OL/DL 5’9″ 180 9
64 Patrick Monahan OL/DL 6’0″ 195 11
65 Josh Decker OL/DL 5’11” 225 12
66 Justin Stern OL/DL 5’11” 180 12
67 Michael Cajes OL/DL 5’11” 160 10
70 Elias Rosazza OL/DL 5’11” 215 12
72 Jonathan Gonzales OL/DL 6’2″ 260 12
75 Zack Kareivis OL/DL 6’4″ 230 12
77 Federico Reyes OL/DL 5’9 285 11
78 Shane Fear OL/DL 5’10” 200 9
79 Gregory Wills OL/DL 5’8″ 140 9
80 Matt Emann WR/DB 6’2″ 175 11
81 Chris Tortola WR/DB 5’10” 140 9
87 Zack Wagner WR/DB 5’9″ 140 9
88 John Cafasso WR/DB 5’11” 150 12

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.

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