While he suffered a season-ending injury in his sixth game of the season, it still feels like Owen Haughney has been an Old Bridge Knight forever.
A dual-threat quarterback, it was a disappointing ending in a promising season, but Haughney had one heckuva career, and was named Central Jersey Sports Radio’s “Longevity Award” winner for 2021.
Despite the injury, Haugney went 52-82 passing this year for 823 yards and 9 TD with just two picks. He also rushed 60 times for 336 yards.
In his career, he racked up 2,533 passing yards and 26 TDs. He easily would have passed 3,000 had he not gotten hurt this year. Haughney threw for over 100 yards in 14 career games. He also had 732 career rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground.
Click below to hear Dom Savino talk with Old Bridge’s Owen Haughney:
Honorable mentions included Colonia’s Josh Oluremi, who has rushed for over 2,000 yards and passed for over 1,800 in his career, as one of the most electrifying players in the Big Central Conference. Mike Leanza also was recognized, a senior who rushed for 1,000 yards this year in seven games, despite breaking his leg late in the season and missing his team’s playoff games. Also noted was Matt Marchesi of South River, the son of Rams’ head coach Rich Marchesi, who just finished his 33rd season. Matt has been a water boy for his dad since he was five, and hasn’t missed a practice in 12 years!