The last full weekend of High School sports saw all of their varsity teams in postseason action. The Cross Country Squads run in the the NJSIAA group 1 State Championships at Holmdel Park. The girls race the Lady Bucs as a team finished seventh out of twenty squads racing. The top Bogota runners were Jillian O'Brien placing 12th, Anais Fernandez coming in 15th, with Madeline Rivera & Katherine Vega finishing 51st & 52nd out of 137 runners.
The Boys Squad finished sixth out of the nineteen squads running. The Bucs top finishers were Quinn Geraghty coming in at 24th, Chris Rivera 32nd, Andy Jaipersaud 36, & Michael Gioiosa 43. There were 140 runners in the Boys race.
With none of the Bogota runners placing in the top ten they did not qualify any runners in the State meet of Champions next weekend.
The Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team earned their fourth straight Group1 State Championship as the defeated the Rutherford Lady Bulldogs 2-0 (25- 16 : 25-17). The match was played at William Paterson University earlier on Saturday. Carly O'Sullivan lead the Lady Bucs with 2 Aces, 10 Assists, 3 Blocks, 4 Digs, and 20 Kills. Jennifer Ramirez had 1 Ace, 14 Service Points, and 10 Digs. Both Ms. O'Sullivan & Ms. Ramirez have been apart of all four State titles. Amanda Manzo came in with 1 Ace 2 Service Points 1 Kill, and 26 assist. Kelliann Brown had 5 Kills & 2 Blocks, with Tiana Henry having a match high 4 Blocks. Cathleen Macaroy had 2 Aces, 2 Service Points & 4 Digs. Natalie Torres has 1 Ace, 2 Service Points, 1 Block & 2 Digs.
The Lady Bucs received at #4 seed in the Tournament of Champions which will be held at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. The Tournament will start on Saturday 23-Nov. with Bogota playing #5 Sterling in a "Play- in" game.
The Football Bucs played in a Consolation Game against Middlesex at Feigel Field on Saturday. While not as glamorous as a playoff game, this allowed Bogota one more home game. This also gave Coach Nick DeStefano the opportunity to underclassmen a chance to earn starting position next season. Quarterback Boula Takla, and running back Josh Gonzalez help lead the Bucs to a 21-13 win over the Blue Jays. At the end of the Game Coach DeStefano thanked his players for learning his "not very pretty style of football" and making work all season. He also took a moment to acknowledge the newer starters for taking this opportunity seriously and working hard to help the team. The Football Bucs finished their season 4-6.
|# 32 Cyrus Crayton running in the dust.|
|#7 Sebastian Bustamante kicking an extra point|
|Middlesex # 26 Jacob Giuliano|
|# 32 Cyrus Crayton|
|#21 Josh Gonzalez|
|Middlesex #11 Brandon Bollin|
|Bogota #10 Zayn Ksiyer stopping|
Middlesex #24 Anthony Marshell from scoring at the end of the first half.
|#4 Boula Takla throwing #80 Luis Santos for a late Touchdown.|
|the 2013 Bogota Bucs Football team.|
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