PHOTO GALLERY: A look back in pictures at the 2022 Marisa Rose Bowl

Marisa Rose Bowl MVP Christian Solino, quarterback from St. Joseph-Metuchen, poses with (from left to right) Marisa Tufaro Foundation founder Greg Tufaro, Joe Bellamy of presenting sponsor Bellamy & Son Paving, and game founder and organizer Marcus Borden.

It was a sweltering night, with temperatures in the mid-90s at kickoff and for most of the game, but everyone looked like they were having a good time at the inaugural Marisa Rose Bowl at North Brunswick Township High School.

Team Marisa beat Team Rose 14-7, in a game featuring all Middlesex County high school graduating seniors, with the goal of raising money for the Marisa Tufaro Foundation. which assists pediatric patients and children in need in the greater Middlesex County area.

Scroll through this story for a look back at the game in pictures. All photos by Mike Pavlichko.

Team Marisa is introduced by the public address announcer before the Marisa Rose Bowl on July 21, 2022.
Team Marisa Cheerleaders line up as the teams are introduced for the Marisa Rose Bowl on July 21, 2022.
Team Rose players wait to get introduced before the inaugural Marisa Rose Bowl on July 21, 2022.
Team Rose coaches talk before the inaugural Marisa Rose Bowl on July 21, 2022.
Graduated Old Bridge wide receiver Jake McAleavy has two decals on his helmet in honor of former St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Brian Meaney and the “Voice of Old Bridge” Ron Mazzola, both of whom passed away in early 2022.
Game action from the second quarter of the Marisa Rose Bowl on July 21, 2022.
Team Rose tries to go in for a score late in the first half of the Marisa Rose Bowl on July 21, 2022.
Rocco Bellamy of Piscataway scores for Team Rose just before halftime in the Marisa Rose Bowl on July 21, 2022 in North Brunswick. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)
Marisa Rose Bowl cheerleaders pose for a team photo at halftime.
Marisa Tufaro Foundation founder Greg Tufaro (left) and game organizer Marcus Borden talk with North Brunswick QB and rising senior Frankie Garbolino at halftime of the Marisa Rose Bowl on July 21, 2022.
Mike Pavlichko (l) and Korbid Thompson in the press box, calling the game on Central Jersey Sports Radio.
Greg Tufaro, who co-founded the Marisa Tufaro Foundation with his wife Cyndi, talks to Team Marisa and Team Rose after the inaugural Marisa Rose Bowl. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)
Game MVP and former St. Joseph-Metuchen quarterback Christian Solino accepts the Marisa Rose Bowl MVP award on the field after the game on July 21, 2022.
Marisa Rose Bowl MVP Christian Solino, quarterback from St. Joseph-Metuchen, poses with (from left to right) Marisa Tufaro Foundation founder Greg Tufaro, Joe Bellamy of presenting sponsor Bellamy & Son Paving, and Greg’s wife, Cyndi.

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