Tag: Mike Haughey

As he moves to a new chapter, Mike Haughey has great memories of Del Val

When Mike Haughey told his football team recently that he was stepping down as Terriers head coach, he knew it was all for the best, but the Del Val skipper also knew he had continued a legacy, while leaving one of his own.

In seven seasons at the helm, he never had a sub-.500 season, going 5-5 his first three years, then 22-10 the next four en route to a an overall 40-25 mark. That’s his own legacy.

But it followed five seasons as defensive coordinator under Mike Columbo – who’s now at Immaculata – and extended a streak of .500 or better football that now stands at 18 seasons.

He’s not really leaving Alexandria, though. He’s taken another teaching job, the time constraints of which would conflict with the year-round, constant grind of football. And Haughey never does anything halfway.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with Mike Haughey about his decade-plus involved with the Del Val footbal program:

Delaware Valley a “confident bunch” with Bill, Garlinghouse powering the offense

For the last 17 years, over two coaches – first Mike Columbo, now Mike Haughey – one things has been a constant for Delaware Valley football: winning.

They’ve been at least .500 every season in that stretch.

That’s not easy for a public school. It’s the best streak in the Big Central. And when you think of the programs in that league that have been successful for a long time – Phillipsburg and Piscataway immediately come to mind – it’s even more astounding.

The Terriers will put their 3-0 start on the line Friday night when they entertain Bernards (3-1) in the Big Central Game of the Week on Central Jersey Sports Radio. The game not only could determine the Patriot Gold Division title in the Big Central, but will have major playoff implications when it comes to power points and OSI.

Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe will call all the action. Click here to listen.

Del Val is led on offense by Jack Bill, who threw for 1,682 yards and 14 TDs last year, while rushing for 490 and ten scores. But this year, its a bit more even. Through three games, he’s thrown for 255 and 2 TDs, running for 246 and five scores, while fellow senior Patrick Garlinghouse has rushed for 261 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Defensively, Haughey likes his secondary, which has already notched five interceptions through three games.

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with Delaware Valley head coach Mike Haughey:

Del Val wins fourth straight against North Plainfield

Statistically, Delaware Valley and North Plainfield were fairly even at halftime, but even though the Terriers were up just two scores, you got the young men from Frenchtown were in control.

Del Val (2-0) scored three more times in the second half to pull away for what would be a 35-6 road victory over the Canucks, in the Big Central Game of the Week driven by Autoland on Central Jersey Sports Radio Friday night.

It was Del Val’s fourth straight win over North Plainfield.

Junior quarterback Jack Bill threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns, while also running for a 14-yard touchdown. Bill was named the Autoland Big Central Player of the Game, and will receive a custom game ball at the end of the season.

The two TD passes came in the first half, 12 yards to senior Logan Blake, and 21 yards to junior Patrick Garlinghouse out of the backfield.

North Plainfield (1-1) moved the ball with ease on its first possession, but the drive sputtered out after a false start penalty and bad snap forced them into punting territory. And the Del Val defense got stronger as the game went on.

Blake scored two touchdowns on the game, his second coming on a 48-yard pick-six early in the third quarter.

Click below to hear postgame reaction from Delaware Valley’s win Friday night over North Plainfield:

Junior quarterback Jack Bill

Head coach Mike Haughey

The 2021 season driven by Autoland continues next Friday night when #4 Old Bridge visits South Brunswick. Kickoff is 6:00, coverage begins at 5:45 pm on Central Jersey Sports Radio. Listen live at cjsportsradio.com!

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Del Val has lots of weapons, and they’re not afraid to use them against Canucks

It’s been two years since Delaware Valley and North Plainfield have squared off on the football field, but Friday night the Terriers (1-0) will make their first trip to Krausche Field since the 2018 season opener, when they play the Canucks (1-0) on the Big Central Game of the Week driven by Mark Montenero and his team at the world-famous Autoland.

Pregame starts at 6:45 on Central Jersey Sports Radio, with kickoff at 7 as Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the action; you can listen to the game live – and for free – by clicking here.

The offense starts for Del Val with junior quarterback and co-captain Jack Bill. He was a thousand-yard passer as a sophomore, throwing for 12 touchdowns, while also rushing for 516 yards and another three scores.

Head coach Mike Haughey calls him “the total package.”

But Bill is not without a supporting cast – after all, someone has to catch the ball to amass that many passing yards. This year, his top target will be Logan Blake, a hybrid wide receiver/tight end, along with Justin Kolpan and Jaden Corbin.

Click below to hear Justin Sontupe talk about the Terriers with head coach Mike Haughey: