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    Classic Issue

    18 Vin Ascolese North Bergens linebacker, one of the most relentless players in the country, shares his journey.


    6 OFFENSIVE GUARDPar Hills Linebackers Andrew Cupo and C.J Joyce talk about their record breaking season By Jeremy Liberman and Chuck Anderson

    10 Tight EndFeatured PlayerDon Boscos Frank Failace proves he can compete at a high level By Chuck Anderson

    4 High School FootballPLAYERS IN THE CROWDStandout players around Morris County are recognized for their performances this past season By Chuck Anderson

    13 Comeback Team Parsippany Hills VikingsThe 2011 Team turned their program around.

    16 CommunityGiving BackWays to give back to your community

    31 AWARDSThe Cheerleader What the modern day high school cheerleader means to football. By Chuck Anderson


    On the Cover Design by Arlene Higginson (Legends Art) , Photo by Karl Mattson


  • Publisher: Chuck MoundEditor: Jack Devries

    Art Director: Arlene HigginsonReporter: Michael Reden,Chuck Anderson,Jeremy Liberman

    Photographer: Karl Mattson, George Leroy Hunter Quality Control: Anthony Corigliano

    Sports Information: Will Harrigan, Ed Peters Football Operations: Marty Johnson, Calvin Thompson

    Layout & Design: Chuck Mound, Chuck AndersonWeb Master: Chuck Mound

    Bigtime Magazine : Issue # 225 : Bigtime Magazine features articles on the top High School, Col-lege and Professional football players. We celebrate and recognize the hard work and commitment both on and off the field. We highlight the personal traits of these Leaders of tomorrow so that they can serve as inspirational role models and mentors to all of our readers that includes over 30,000

    youth, high school, college, professional players, teams, coaches, fans and alumni.

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    College Football NetworkAtlantic Coast Conference: Boston College, Clemson University, Florida State University, Univer-

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    gan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, North-western University, The Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University,

    University of Wisconsin-Madison Big 12: Iowa State University, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, University of Mis-

    souri, Baylor University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas

    Conference USA: University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Central Florida, East Carolina University, Marshall University, University of Memphis, University of Southern Mississippi,

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    University, San Jose State University, Utah State University

    Note to the Reader The Journey by CHUCK ANDERSON

    Far too many times, those that watch high school football only see what the athlete can do on the field. Spectators and onlookers

    undermine and fail to recognize what actually got that athlete to where he is today.

    Today, people have forgotten the ge-netic makeup of a high school foot-ball player because they are blinded by the bright lights, the large crowds and the constant hype around where players will go after high school.

    Behind every football player, there is a story. A story that needs to be told so that readers and listeners can understand their journey and the ob-stacles these players have overcome. It is my sole purpose to tell that story to remind us all that through immea-

    For 18-years BigTime Magazine has printed over one million copies of over 300 issues of the magazine that provides you with everything you need to know of the BigTime players, teams and coaches.

  • CJ Joyce Parsippany Hills Vikings

    Joyce, senior running back and linebacker, was the heart and soul of the Vikings. He rushed for 868 yards on 172 carries and six touchdowns. Defensively, he finished the season with an astounding 164 tackles.

    Justin GoodwinMadison Dodgers

    Goodwin was the most exciting player to watch this past fall as he led Madison to their second consecutive Section 2, Group II State Championship win. The junior running back finished up with 1,789 yards, 34 TDs and 208 points, setting a new school record in points scored in a single season for the Dodgers.

    Cody GreenhagenMorris Knolls Golden Eagles

    Greenhagens instincts and nose for the ball has led him to a 4-year illustrious career for the Golden Eagles. The middle linebacker capped off his senior season recording 75 tackles, including 10 tackles for a loss and one interception for a TD.

    Players in the Crowd

    Tyler Simms Parsippany Hills Vikings

    The Vikings quarterback had nearly 2,057 yards passing and 26 TDs while throwing12 interceptions. Simms helped Parsippany Hills turn things around as they made it all the way to the Section 2, Group III State Championship game with a final record of 8-4.

    Dennis BencskoDelbarton Green Wave

    The standout inside linebacker was one of the best in Mor-ris County. Bencsko managed to do it all defensivley. He racked up 104 tackles (23 for a loss), 13 sacks and four interceptions.

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  • Two Linebackers: One record, One mission

    By Jeremy Liberman and Chuck Anderson

    Featured Players


    The 5-foot-10, 180 -pound senior, who says he has been playing football since third grade, recognizes a game his team played against Mor-ris Knolls as one of his personal best. Parsippany Hills had a goal line stand to end the game as Cupo finished with 19 total tackles. Cupo also enjoyed a game against Roxbury where both teams played in adverse conditions, as snow continued to come down throughout the game. Cupo finished with 18 tackles in the teams loss, but was proud of how they handled them-selves in such an unfavor-a


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