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Barnegat to Cheer On Bengals Heading to State Championship Sat.

Football community asking residents to line up to cheer on team buses as players head to their first state championship

The Bengals. Courtesy: Kelly S. Andrews via Jeannine Fucci
The Bengals. Courtesy: Kelly S. Andrews via Jeannine Fucci

The Barnegat community is invited to cheer on the Bengals as they head to their first state championship on Saturday.

The Barnegat Bengals varsity football team is heading to the South Jersey Group III division state final at 4 p.m. Sat. at Rowan University.

The team buses are leaving Barnegat High School at about noon. So the football parents are asking local residents to line up on Bengal and Barnegat boulevards around 11:15 to 11:30 a.m., said Jeannine Fucci, one of the football moms.

"We want to give them a great send-off because they're going to the state championship," Fucci said.

"We just want to show them how proud we are of them," she said. "They've worked so hard this year to get where they are, and we thought that would be a great way to show them we're proud of them, to have everyone line up and cheer them on because they are going to represent Barnegat." 

The football parents are also giving the players breakfast, as they usually do before a game, and they will be decorating the outside of the high school.

Barnegat will face off against Delsea in the South Jersey Group III division in what is their first trip to a state final since the program's inception in 2006, according to Scott Stump's report on Shore Sports Network. Click on the link to read the Shore Sport's game preview with highlights about key players and the past season.


Dee Caputo December 06, 2013 at 07:24 AM
Good Luck to our Barnegat Bengals High School Boys going to the state championship !!!! Good luck also to our Barnegat Jr. Bengals D8U Cheerleaders in making it to the Nationals in Orlando Florida. They leave December 11. Barnegat let's show them what we can to. GOOD LUCK TO ALL !!!! Dee
Denise Di Stephan (Editor) December 06, 2013 at 10:03 AM
Thank you for the nice comment, Doreen. If you or any of the other parents would like to blog for us about the football team, the cheerleaders or topics of other local interest, please email me at denise.distephan@patch.com. All you need is a few paragraphs and you have a blog. Best wishes to the football players and the cheerleaders!
Sandi Gomez December 06, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Go Bengals!!!!!

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