SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- While the tackle football program was on the road this week, SPF PAL flag football games were played at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School varsity field. Players range from K to third grade.
The Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL Raiders football teams finished with a 1-1 during an abbreviated schedule in the New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League on Sunday, Oct. 7.
The SPF PAL A team edged Somerset Hills, 21-20, while the Raiders D team was defeated by Somerset Hills, 13-0. Both games were played at Bernards High School. The C-level game for the SPF sixth graders was called off due to a lack of players for Somerset Hills. The Raiders seventh grade B team had a bye on Oct. 7.
A level (8th grade)
Scotch Plains Fanwood 21, Somerset Hills 20
Raiders Offensive Player of the Game: Armani Adams
Raiders Defensive Player of the Game: Ethan Filler
D level (5th grade)
Somerset Hills 13, Scotch Plains Fanwood 0
Raiders Offensive Player of the Game: Aiden Lickman
Raiders Defensive Player of the Game: Nick Marranca
The SPF PAL Raiders will hit the road again this Sunday, Oct. 14, when they visit three different sites. The A and C team Raiders will make a trip to play Springfield. The B team takes Richmond Boro at Msgr. Farrell in Staten Island, while the D team travels to Chatham.
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Police Athletic League (PAL) was founded in 1991. SPF PAL aims to develop a friendly relationship between youth and local police officers and a spirit of respect for the law. The organization is committed to emphasizing skill development, personal growth and fun with the goal of providing a fun sports experience for pre-high school boys and girls from Scotch Plains and Fanwood. Activities include football, softball, volleyball, and cheerleading.