BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Head coach Mike Carter's team will take an 0-3 record into its Homecoming game with Bayonne, on Sept. 27, at Foley Field, starting at 7 p.m. The Bengals dropped its season opener at Nutley, 15-8, then lost at home to North Bergen and Columbia by 34-7 and 34-6 counts.

Bayonne will also be a tough assignment for the team. The Bees are off to a 3-0 start, including a 25-24 victory at Montclair last week. 

Xavier Antigua scored Bloomfield's touchdown against Nutley, catching a 47-yard scoring pass form Charles Abplanalp to give the Bengals an 8-7 lead in the second quarter, after a 2-point conversion. Nutley came back to lead, 15-8, at the half and went on to win by that same score. 

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Antigua caught two passes for 58 yards while Dante Gibbs and Darrell Dunn also caught two passes in the game for Bloomfield. Angelo Gonzalez and Jaden Adkins paced a good defensive effort for the Bengals.

Carter remains optimistic about his young team.

"We are improving in work ethic and maturing with game experience," said Carter. "The schedule is very competitive, so we need to continue to work and grow as a team."

After this Friday night's home game, the Bengals travel to Orange on Oct. 5 and Livingston, on Oct. 11, before returning home on Oct. 18 to play Montclair.