By Tom Szieber
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Franklin (1-5) gets first win of season, beats Elizabeth (4-2): Simeon Pincus of the Courier News saw perhaps the biggest upset of 2018. As noted in Pincus’ Mid-State 38 recap, the Warriors trailed 6-0 at the half, but rode running back Isaiah Solomon (142 rush yds, 2 TD) to a 28-21 win.
Ramapo downs old rival Wayne Hills: Wide receiver Max Baker had seven catches for 113 yards and a score and also rushed for a three-yard touchdown in front of a crowd that included NJ Advance Media's Pat Lanni, as his Raiders beat Wayne Hills, 38-22. It was Wayne Hills’ first loss to a New Jersey opponent this year.
Freehold Township squeaks by Freehold Boro: Quarterback Nick Reardon hit wide receiver Kyle Von Nessen on a 1-yard touchdown to lead the Patriots past the Colonials, 13-10. Jerry Carino told the story of the game-winning play and Township’s close win in the Asbury Park Press.
Top-ranked Bergen Catholic gets scare from Pope John: BC ended up winning, 14-6, but had to sweat it out after losing possession four times (2 INT, 2 FL) in Pope John territory. QB Andrew Boel scored the touchdown that put away the game with Greg Mattura of The Record on the scene.
Delsea gets win over Woodrow Wilson: Recapped by NJ Advance Media's Matt Cosetino was the Crusaders’ 56-14 win over previously undefeated Woodrow Wilson, spearheaded by 271 rushing yards and three touchdowns from running back Aidan Borguet. It was a tough loss for Woodrow Wilson, who was looking for revenge after dropping last year's South, Group 3 final to the Crusaders.
New Providence edges Brearley in battle of unbeatens: Quarterback Owen Kovacs had a big game and threw the game-winning touchdown to Joe D’Anna from 23 yards out in overtime. Mike Kinney of NJ Advance Media witnessed the huge win for the Pioneers, who now own at least a share of the Mid-State Conference Union Division crown.
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