Don Bosco Prep of Ramsey, New Jersey, the home of a high school football powerhouse, was the subject of a feature in Thursday’s edition of the New York Times, concerning the growing divide between private school football factories in New Jersey and the public school programs they routinely overpower.
Earlier this year Don Bosco came to Baltimore and routed Gilman, the Baltimore area’s premiere private school football program of the last decade, 33-6.
Maryland remains one of only three states in the nation where private schools do not compete in state championship tournaments alongside public schools. Instead, local private schools compete for their own league titles as well as, in certain sports, independant tournament championships. According to the Times article, some feel New Jersey should consider a similar setup.