Little Silver: On Saturday morning the Shore Regional Blue Devils visited the Red Bank Regional Buccaneers in a pre season scrimmage, the Blue Devils are coached by Mark Costantino and the Bucs are coached by Nick Giglio. The two teams will not meet in regular season play.
New classifications put into effect by the NJSIAA put Shore Regional in Central Group I this season and Red Bank Regional in Group III. The classification done by school enrollment increased this season to add a Group V.
By adding the additional group, teams with a record less than .500 will go to the playoffs if a team is needed to fill a playoff bracket, this is already done in baseball and soccer. With the new group, the number of sectional champions will go from 20 to 24.
Both teams will face opening day challenges, the Blue Devils open on the road against the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldawgs at 7pm on September 7th. The Red Bank Regional Buccaneers open their season at home as they face the Red Bank Catholic Caseys on September 8th at 1pm.