The Toms River South Raiders Cadet football team was recognized by the township for their AYF state football championship and third place national finish in 2015.
The cadet team is made up of boys 9-11 years old and finished their regular season with an 9-2 record.
In their quest for the championship in the post-season, they defeated River Plaza 7-0, then in the semi-finals blanked Southern 20 -0 and defeated Fords 39-27 in the state championship. Prior to playing the Raiders, the Fords Bearcats were 10-0. The Raiders outscored their opponents 66-27 in post-season play.