BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Bloomfield jumped out early in its unexpected home game against Northern Valley/Demarest, on Oct. 24, but the visitors from Bergen County rallied back to win a 14-6 decision.
Coach Mike Carter's team fell to 1-3 on the season and will play host to a very good East Orange Campus squad, on Oct. 30, beginning at 7 p.m. The Bengals will close out the regular season, on Nov. 6, at Livingston High, and then possibly play two extra games before the season concludes later in November.
Bloomfield had been scheduled to play Barringer last weekend, but the game was canceled and the Bengals were able to add Demarest to its schedule. The schools had scrimmaged in previous seasons.
The Bengals' score came in the first quarter, on a touchdown run by quarterback Charles Abplanalp, to make it 6-0. Demarest took a 7-6 lead in the second quarter, then added an insurance tally in the fourth for a 14-6 win.
Abplanalp threw for 86 yards and also rushed for 15 yards. Bloomfield's offensive attack was led by Kevin Pyatt, who had 34 yards on the ground and Jahi Fisher, who caught five passes for 42 yards.
Bloomfield's defense was outstanding. Xavier Antigua had seven tackles and two assists, Jarek Terrell finished with six tackles and five assists, including a pair of tackles for loss, Adam Vega had six tackles and two assists, Daniel Nichol had four tackles, eight assists and a quarterback sack and Jeanty Saladin had three tackles and assisted on four others.