RBC Finishes Number 1 In the Shore Conference


Asbury Park Press | 12/7/2021

Two times during the course of the season, Red Bank Catholic was ranked No. 1 in the Asbury Park Press Top 10 and neither time could the Caseys hang on to the top ranking for any length of time.

However, the third and final time is the charm for the Caseys who finished ranked No. 1 in the Shore for the second time in four seasons and sixth time since 2008.

Red Bank Catholic, which had been ranked No. 2 since a 28-7 loss to Donovan Catholic on Oct. 29 in the final regular season game, earned the top ranking after it won the NJSIAA Non-Public B championship with a 13-8 win over DePaul, which was ranked No. 3 in the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey Top 25, on Nov. 26 at MetLife Stadium.

During the season, the Caseys were ranked No. 1 after Week 1 for one week and after Week 7 for two weeks.

Red Bank Catholic was one of four teams to be ranked No. 1 during the season. Wall was the preseason No. 1. Rumson-Fair Haven was ranked No. 1 for five weeks and Donovan Catholic had the top ranking the previous four rankings.

1. Red Bank Catholic (11-1): Last ranking: No. 2. The Caseys won the NJSIAA Non-Public B championship with a 13-8 win over DePaul as senior quarterback Alex Brown scored the winning TD on a 2-yard run late in the third quarter and threw a 33-yard TD pass to Najih Rahman in the first quarter. Red Bank Catholic's defense, led by linebacker Davin Brewton (18 tackles) and end Alex Bauman (13 tackles) was outstanding. It was the Caseys' third NJSIAA championship since 2014 and fourth overall. Red Bank Catholic also won the outright Shore Conference Constitution Division championship.