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Middletown Rooting for Knowshon Moreno in Super Bowl

The marquee outside Middletown High School South welcomed the Broncos running back home.

Middletown native Knowshon Moreno is returning to his home state to play for the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl and his alma mater is making sure you know it.

The electronic marquee outside Middletown High School South is calling attention to the most famous member of the Class of 2006.

The sign reads, "WELCOME HOME KNOWSHON! GOOD LUCK IN THE SUPER BOWL!!"

Will you be cheering on Knowshon and the Broncos on Sunday?
ASimon January 27, 2014 at 09:30 PM
Knowshon's "home" was in Belford and therefore, he SHOULD have attended Middletown North. All those championships would have gone to North, not South. Middletown South needs to stop patting itself on the back for theft of services.
JasperRam January 28, 2014 at 06:46 AM
Asimon Sorry you are wrong. Knowshon's grandmother moved to Belford in his Junior year. Until that time he lived in Navesink - MHSS. Middletown BOE ALWAYS allowed students in later grade to remain in present school when they moved within district - must provided their own transportation. Also, Knowshon was unbelievable, but you have NO idea how great those teams were no one would have heard much about Knowshon if he went to North
Belford Bob January 28, 2014 at 08:06 AM
Go Knowshon! Don't mind Asimon Jasper. He is just a disgruntled old Democrat used to losing in high school football and in November elections.
JasperRam January 28, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Most of all Knowshon is OURS - Middletown's. The best move I saw him make was on North's field - Thanksgiving. Let's hope for the return to The days when both North and South vied together for state titles. Both belong there - love them both.
Debbie Abbott Wagner January 28, 2014 at 08:30 AM
Okay Belford Bob, how is this about politics? I am just so proud of him!
BigD January 28, 2014 at 09:44 AM
I agree Debbie...and Bob if you're gonna talk politics where it doesn't belong at least get your facts straight...seems like the Democrats have done ok the past 2 elections. And Jasper, to say no one would have heard much from Knowshon if he went to North is ridiculous...he was the best high school running back in NJ history, starred at a big time SEC football program at Georgia and is now a key part of a record setting NFL offense playing in the Super Bowl...I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have mattered where he played in high school
ASimon January 28, 2014 at 02:26 PM
I'm sure JasperRam knows better than every news outlet in America and Moreno himself where he lived. It is clear from virtually every source that Moreno was being shunted among various homes outside of NJ until his grandmother in BELFORD obtained custody. This was well before high school, unless Moreno attended HS when he was 11. Moreno was playing Bayshore Ball like any good Belford boy. And Belford Bob, I never had to worry about losing at football. I'm not a guy. I'm surprised your buddies on the Township Committee didn't tell you that since they are all so clever- like you! http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/super-bowl-happy-homecoming-broncos-moreno-22260527
JasperRam January 28, 2014 at 03:56 PM
actually Asimon you are now something different. in your first post you were just ignorant which is ok - ignorant people can learn. now you are arrogant - which is ok if you know what you're talking about - however you have become arrogantly ignorant. I do know as much as Moreno and his grandmother. what I posted is absolutely accurate. I know it is hard to accept but you are wrong.
JasperRam January 28, 2014 at 03:57 PM
asimon think Navesink - check when that house was purchased and stop posting.
JasperRam January 28, 2014 at 04:14 PM
BigD I know all about knowshon. I am not disrespecting him. he is the greatest running back in NJ history. However without the line he had and his teammates he would never have had a chance to shine as he did. At North He would have been ganged tackled every move. At that particular year if Knowshon was at North he would have been remarkable but not recognized at the state level as he was. He still would have gone to Georgia and probably done as well.
ASimon January 28, 2014 at 04:29 PM
JasperRam- it was you who posted your "facts" about a Navesink house in reply to my post, so surely you can provide a link with the dates and names. I think you will have as much success proving that fairy tale as your claim that " no one would have heard much about Knowshon if he went to North." I know you and your buddy "Bob" post alot of doozies on the Patch, but this one is a beaut.
JasperRam January 28, 2014 at 05:20 PM
well As I have first hand info on this. you clearly know nothing about football because Jim Brown could not have gotten the yards he gained without a team. you really are ignorant about many things aren't you. But that's ok to be ignorant. your problem is the debilitating arrogance - you can't learn. Therefore, I'll pass on getting the info for you - I don't need it as I already know. Tell you what: there is a chance that Knoeson wasn't even the clearly best running back on South. It was closr
JasperRam January 28, 2014 at 05:21 PM
(sorry) that year. It was close.
ASimon January 28, 2014 at 05:42 PM
Well JasperRam, I do know when someone is moving the goalposts in a discussion and you are a perfect example. Your original reply to my post was that Moreno lived in an area districted to South when I said otherwise. It is fair to opine on where you think he "should" have played, but that is a different discussion. Calling me ignorant doesn't do anything but highlight your own ignorance. I am happy to learn when a person can back up their claims, but clearly you can't. You have a big mouth when it comes to playing contrarian, but then take a pass when it comes to backing up your assertions. Luckily for the South football team, Moreno's middle school gym teacher at Bayshore was a defensive coordinator at South. Were it not for that, he would have lifted North's team instead of South's. You are free to opine on the merits of that decision, but facts are facts. He lived in Belford and was districted for North. If you think it was the young lads on the South football team who propelled him to success rather than the other way around, you have been watching too many reruns of "The Blind Side".
Holly Scarlata January 28, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Let's win it for your team, yourself and Middletown!! Very proud of you! :-)
JasperRam January 28, 2014 at 07:06 PM
Asimon Last try. I responded to your assertion that Moreno should have gone to North - implyingv shady dealing. I told you I absolutely know otherwise. You continue to say that because you see that everyone in the media says that his most recent address is Belford. His Grandmother may still live there if Knowshon did not buy her a new house. Now let me try one more time: In kindergarten and first grade Knowshon lived in the Navesink sending area because he lived with his Grandma. He then went to NYC with his mother. He returned to his Grandmother (still in Navesink sending area) for sixth grade in Middletown. He went to Bay shore because Navesink kids went there. (While there the famous conversation between coordinator and head coach took place. Why? Because he was excited about this kid they were getting because as a Navesink kid he was slated for South, not North.) Knowshon goes to South along with all the Navesink kids - including one that could be mentioned in the same breath with Knowshon. Could be that South had the two best running backs in NJ. Also, when Shon came back from NYC his younger cousin came with him. He went to Navesink, etc. Late in Knowshon's high school career - last half of High School- Grandma bought a house in Belford. Under rules existing for ALL students he was allowed to stay at South. These are the fscts. Can't do any more for you. I got into this only because you introduced a negative conspiracy issue into a conversation in which we were celebrating as Middletowners the success of one of our kids. Already spent too much time on this. For others, know that I would never diminish anything Knowshon accomplished. But I do think Knowshon would be the first to assert that he owed much to his success to his excellent teammates. While they are not state champs without Knowshon, they are not state champs with only Knowshon. That was a GREAT team.
JasperRam January 28, 2014 at 07:09 PM
Sorry Holly Got carried away. I'm with you.
ASimon January 28, 2014 at 07:49 PM
http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/super-bowl/broncos-knowshon-moreno-overcame-rough-childhood-1.6890596 http://new-york.icito.com/childhood-struggles-help-moreno-overcome-nfl-setbacks/ JasperRam- you seem to have a vested interest in maintaining your version of when Moreno moved to Belford. I'll let people judge for themselves. The only thing you got right is that kids from Bayshore can be districted for South but you provide no back up to show that this was the case with BELFORD's Knowshon Moreno. And I'm sorry that your kid didn't get the glory you think he deserved along with Moreno. But that's the way the cookie crumbles.
Diane January 28, 2014 at 10:11 PM
Jasper Ram, Knowshon did not move into New Jersey until he was around 11 years old.
JasperRam January 29, 2014 at 08:20 AM
wrong Diane - he moved in with grandma permanently at 11. At six or so he went to Navesink School while he and mother were with grandmother. TRUE. However, main point: he did not live in a North area until his Junior year of HS. The only reason we got in all this is that Asimom claimed he was always supposed to go to North and some great conspiracy delivered him to South instead. False: he did attend Navesink and never Bayview because his grandma lived in Navesink's area. He was always an Eagle and not a Lion. He came out of Atlantic Highlands Pop Warner with all the great Hillside kids. But I choose to believe that today he belongs to Middletown.
JasperRam January 29, 2014 at 08:28 AM
Oh, not talking about my kid, Asimon. but clear that you don't know your local football. Atlantic Highlands had probably the three best PopWarner running backs in the Nation when Moreno was there - Brown of the Colts was one of the other two. I'm talking about the third kid. he was awesome as well. all in the tradition of the great Stephen Michael Pitts.
MaverickMom January 29, 2014 at 01:16 PM
who cares? The school board is proposing a referendum which will raise our taxes and is paying a couple hundred thousand for an architect without an approved referendum and we've got people worrying about where Knowshon came from?
JasperRam January 29, 2014 at 02:49 PM
just pass it.
joegigl January 31, 2014 at 05:21 PM
To all I cannot believe all the petty chatter regarding what part of Middletown Knowshon comes from or should come from. Bottom line we have a "Middletown" kid who is very fortunate to have made it to the Super Bowl. Congrats Knowshon we are rooting for you and the Broncos
JasperRam January 31, 2014 at 06:13 PM
agree completely. just don't say he or his coaches or his Grandma conspired to get him in South instead of North. He belongs to all of Middletown.
SummerBreeze February 01, 2014 at 01:46 PM
so proud to have a Middletown alumni in the super bowl! I agree with Joe, who cares what school he went to he's one of our own! Good luck and Go Broncos!!!
Larin Kaywood February 01, 2014 at 06:05 PM
north will always hate south #getoverit and your excuses Middletown south forever =]
sunshinestar February 02, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Such nonsense!!!! Way to go Knowshon! Good luck today!!!!
Project Bluebeam February 02, 2014 at 10:14 AM
You people need to grow the hell up. Nobody outside of Middletown gives a flying rats ass what school he went to. All that the rest of the country knows is that he hails from Middletown, NJ. Be proud and enjoy the game.

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