EDISON, NJ – After last Friday’s lopsided loss to the East Orange Jaguars, the Bloomfield Bengals Varsity Football team ended the season on a high note with a gutsy, come-from-behind victory over J.P. Stevens High School 37-28 on Thursday night, November 1 in Edison, NJ.
After trailing 21-7 in the second quarter, Bloomfield chopped into the J.P. Stevens lead and rallied with a late second quarter touchdown to go into halftime down 21-14.
The Bengals came out storming in the second half and took a 29-28 lead after three quarters.
Bloomfield added a fourth quarter touchdown and 2-point conversion to pull away with the 9-point victory.
With the win in this non-division NJSIAA consolation game, Coach Mike Carter’s Bloomfield squad finishes 4-6 overall and 2-3 in the Super Essex Conference, Liberty Blue Division.
Bloomfield senior quarterback Kyle Tice threw for 2 touchdowns to senior receiver Will Robinson and rushed for another. Senior running back Michael Sangiovanni rushed for 2 touchdowns.
Tice finishes his senior campaign with nearly 2,000 passing yards and 20 touchdowns in 10 games.
“This season was a really fun one, we are a great bunch of guys and we’re having lot of fun,” said Tice.
He’ll be playing ball next year at The College of New Jersey, where he plans to be a criminal justice major.
“These last 4 years playing at BHS were some of the best years and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” added Tice.
Bloomfield and Tice put a bow on the 2018 campaign in a positive way, winning 2 of their final 3 games after losing 4 in a row midway through the season.