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13th Annual Matawan Football Alumni Foundation Banquet 

Friday, March 31, 2017 - MJ's Buttonwood Manor

Please join us for what is lining up to be another spectacular Husky evening when we will award our Husky Seniors and the following award recipients:


HOF Inductees

• TR Bethune ‘77
• Glen Dwyer ‘80
Greg Rice ‘86

MFAF Husky Service Award

• Jack Evans 

12th Annual MFAF Banquet -Another GREAT Matawan Football Night!

The MFAF Operating Committee congratulates all of our award and scholarship winners!


HOF Award Recipients

• Darrell A. “Tony” Russell ‘70
• Rickey Butler ‘76
• Craig "Magic" Mitter ‘89
• Sam Turner – Retiring Asst. Coach – part of 6 State championships


MFAF Spirit Award

• Connie Kelley – Long time Cheerleading Coach and MRHS Math teacher. Current ticket booth attendant for all home games, Pop Warner/AYF treasurer and Aberdeen Township Councilwoman.


Scholarship Recipients


1.     MFAF Scholarships: Male – Isaiah Phillips  Female – Sarah Denardo, Miranda Scalzo, Kerry Laughlin

2.     Peter Bellone Scholarship presented by the Bellone family: Aliem Shaw 

3.     Northeast Planning Scholarship presented by Mike Salvatore: Dave Sherman

4.     Shore Knights SAC Scholarships presented by Claude Jones: Male – Aliem Shaw  Female – Taylor Davis 

5.     Amadeo Bongiorno Scholarship presented by Rob Bongiorno: Alex Pierce 


Achievement Awards 

1.     MVP – Shawn Ramcheran

2.     Offensive  - Mikaya Caesar

3.     Defense – Aliem Shaw

4.     Rookie – Devin Williams

5.     Lineman – Mike Kawka


A VERY BIG Thank You to all of our sponsors!


Please join us on Monday, May 23, 2016 for the MFAF Annual Joseph Bucco Sr. Memorial Golf Outing Sponsored by AXA Advisors.

Joe Bucco Sr. was born and raised on Harrison Avenue in Matawan. He played on Matawan Football Championship teams in 1946 and 1947. Throughout his life he was active in the Matawan community, serving as a member of the Matawan Borough recreation committee, and eventually as the full-time director, following his retirement from Jersey Central Power & Light Co. Joe was a proud supporter of the Matawan Football program and a member of the Matawan Football Alumni Foundation until his death in 2006. It is for his lifelong support and dedication to the Matawan Football program that the MFAF is proud to name this annual event in his honor.


The MFAF would like to thank all who participate in this event and enjoy their day on the links.


Date: Monday, May 23, 2016


Pepple Creek Golf Course

40 Rte 537 East

Colts Neck, NJ 07722



Golf, Breakfast & Lunch: $130 per person

Lunch Only: $40 per person



7:00AM Range Opens

7:30AM Registration Begins


8:30AM Shotgun 4 Person Scramble

Awards Luncheon immediately to follow on the deck at Pepple Creek



Lowest Team Score

Longest Drive

Closest to the Pin


Donations and Sponsorships Welcome!


Tee Sponsor: $100


For more information:

Joe Bucco: 732-335-8629

Joe Martucci: 908-461-0330

Chris Shea: 732-673-4105

Mike Luzio: 917-721-6776


You can use PayPal to reserve your spot in the Golf Outing, please visit our home page to purchase.

Matawan Football Alumni Foundation 11th Annual Awards Banquet Update

Published 3/23/2015

Our 11th Annual banquet was huge success! A big THANK YOU! to our business sponsors, athletes, their families and Alumni who sponsored student athletes for our 11th Annual awards banquet. The MFAF committee greatly appreciates your continued support to this incredibly successful program.


MC Scott Bellone, Speaker Mike Luzio, and inductors Rick Derechailo, Rickey Butler and Mr. Rizzo did a great job.


Inductees Gary Weber and Eddie Steward did a great job too!


We paused to remember Vinny Migliore, John Gorman and Coach Kaye’s Father.


Scholarships awarded Friday night to the following student athletes:


MFAF Award – Dance Team member Marianne Santimauro

Peter Bellone Sr. Award –  Jake Weber

Amadeo Bongiorno Award – Nick Malta


Other Awards:


MVP – Justin Ferrara

Offensive Player of the Year -  Devin Spann

Defensive Player of the Year -  DeJohn Rogers

Lineman of the Year – Dan Corredor

Special Teams Player of the Year – Shawn Ramcharan

Rookie of the Year – George Pearson


Each year gets better and better. We truly believe, in our 11 years of existence, that we have made a difference as there have been 3 State Championships in the last 5 years.

Prior to 2009 there was a 17 year drought. Let’s keep our support going!!! This team only had 10 seniors so 2015 can be another special year!


The MFAF Committee

Lance Tumulty remembered at Tuesdays' Children "Rise Up Downtown" event September 13, 2013.

Published Septemer 13, 2013

The Matawan Football Alumni Foundation remembered fallen Husky Lancy Tumulty with this luminary at Tuesday's Children "Rise Up Downtown" event on September 13, 2013. Lance was taken from us far too early in the tragic events of 9/11/01. You will always be remembered Lance.



Matawan Football Alumni-Tuesday's Children-Lance Tumulty Click image to visit Tuesday's Children's Web Site

Joseph Martucci inducted into Shore Conference Hall of Fame July 18, 2013.

Published July 19, 2013

The Matawan Football Alumni Association congratulates Coach Joseph Martucci on his induction to the Shore Conference Hall of Fame. The induction took place at the Shore Conference Gridiron Classic held on July 18, 2013 at Toms River North.


Congratulations Joe!


For more details please visit the link below:

9th Annual MFAF Awards Banquet

Matawan Football Alumni Foundation -9th Annual Banquet Click image


Our 9th Annual Banquet was held on Friday, April 12th at

Sterling Gardens:


The night was a great success! 


***The following 5 Alumni Players were honored***

Purvis Peeler '59 – Running Back and a member of Coach Rizzo's first State Championship Team in 1958 and one half of the famous "Touchdown Twins"


David Jones '60 (posthumous) – Running Back and a member of Coach Rizzo's first State Championship Team in 1958 and the other half of the famous "Touchdown Twins"


Charlie Wathington '62 – Running Back and a member of Coach Rizzo's first State Championship Team in 1958 and the 1961 Shore Conference Championship Team


George Morrell '64 (posthumous) – Record setting All State Quarterback and a member of the 1961 Shore Conference Championship Team


Randy Davis '68 – Record setting All State Running Back and a member of the 1966 Shore Conference Championship Team


Our Keynote Speaker for the night was Chris Dapolito '01 - Chris is currently the Head Football Coach at Pace University. He is a former quarterback and graduate of both Matawan and Duke University.


Chris's Bio:


Additional Honorees:

2012 Matawan Senior Cheerleaders, Dancers and Football Players


If you would like to view photos from this event, please go to our multi-media section.


A very BIG thanks to all of our supporters! 



The Organizing Committee:

Joe Martucci '68

Rick Derechailo '76

Scott Bellone '78

Jim Byrd '79

Glen Dwyer '80

Jeff Shaw '80

Bruce Derechailo '81

Joe Vaccarella '93

Chris Shea '93

Mike Luzio '94

Charlie Sharpe '94


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Husky Collegiate News

Matawan Varsity Football Huskies Asst. Football coach Charlie Marsh has created a new web page to highlight the many Matawan scholar-athletes that have gone on to play college football at any level. Matawan's football history is abundant and our alumni have gone on to impact programs around the country and even the NFL! Please take some time to check out Coach Marsh's web page by clicking here.

Matawan High School Footbal Records

Click here to view the Shore Conference Coaches Foundation website for more Matawan Football History.

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