SPOTSWOOD, NJ - After opening up the shortened 2020 season with a victory over Metuchen, the Spotswood High School varsity football team has lost four in a row. The Chargers latest loss came on Saturday against North Plainfield High School in the annual fall homecoming game. North Plainfield is 4-0 for the first time since 2010 and remained unbeaten, defeating Spotswood 53-7 yesterday. After a North Plainfield fumble, the Canucks gained momentum and scored on their next seven possessions.
Ahmaad Murkey caught three touchdown passes from Michael Knight and added a rushing touchdown. Murkey took one of those passes 96-yards to score. Knight hit Khan-Yae Stevens for another touchdown. Stevens added a rushing touchdown, and ran back an interception to the end zone, and Nasir McGlone also rushed for a touchdown for the Canucks. Spotswood’s lone score came in the second quarter when Shane Dwyer hit Jason Prasch for a 30-yard touchdown.
Spotswood's homecoming game capped off a week of virtual Spirit Week activities. Normally, the Chargers would have an in-school pep rally on the Friday prior to the homecoming game and a dance in the evening. Of course, the coronavirus pandemic changed the look of this year's homecoming festivities. Seniors Liam Barlow and Jada Fenner were named the 2020 Homecoming King and Queen.
Spotswood will look to end the team's skid when the Chargers travel to Middlesex High School for a Friday night game at Memorial Field in Mountain View Park. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Chargers have won the last two meetings with the Blue Jays. Middlesex in 1-1 this season and have not played since their October 10 victory of Pingry.