WEST NEW YORK, NJ - After losing the season opening game at home, the Columbia High School Cougars went on the road on Friday and defeated Memorial of West New York 28 to 20.
In the first quarter, Memorial scored on a 67 yard run and took the lead 7-0 and with a successful point after kick.
Columbia’s Trey Harris came back in the second quarter with a 74 yard run to score a touchdown and with Drew Sinclair’s successful kick the score was even. Memorial then pulled ahead with a 7 point lead.
In the third quarter, Trey Harris again scored, this time on a 6 yard run, and Sinclair’s kick was good tying the score at 14 all. Memorial scored on a 3 yard run, however their 2 point after attempt was unsuccessful putting the score at Memorial 20 – Columbia 14.
The fourth quarter was all Columbia. Al-Jay Henderson scored on a 42 yard run and with Sinclair’s successful kick the team had a 21-20 lead. The game was capped off with a 1 yard run by Luke Hayes and with another successful point after kick by Sinclair with Columbia winning with a final score of 28-20.
Columbia's next game is at home on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. against Bloomfield.