ELIZABETH, NJ - Ben Rengulbai scored four touchdowns and Duncan Roberts completed 11 of 12 passes to steer the Ridge football team to a 42-28 victory over Elizabeth Friday night in the first round of the Section 2, Group 5 playoffs.
Rengulbai rushed for 112 yards on 27 carries to key a ground attack that gained 272 yards on 57 carries with six TDs. Kermit Hoffman had 158 yards of combined offense for the Red Devils (6-4), rushing for 89 yards and two TDs on 16 carries and catching six passes for 69 yards.
Roberts finished with 131 passing yards in his near-perfect display of efficiency. Jake Staples caught two passes for 27 yards.
The score was tied, 21-21, at halftime before Ridge scored a touchdown in the third quarter and ended up outscoring the Minutemen, 21-7, in the second half.
Dan Skea finished with 64 yards on 10 carries for Ridge, which has advanced to meet Bridgewater-Raritan in the second round of the playoffs next weekend.