BRIDGEWATER, NJ - David Usewick rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries to lead Bridgewater-Raritan to a 31-30 football victory over Hillsborough Friday night.
The Panthers (2-0) had a 31-21 lead before holding off a late rally by the Raiders.
Usewick scored on a 7-yard run in the first quarter, quarterback Greg Verano kept for a 2-yard TD run and Nick Balliro kicked a 28-yard field goal for Bridgewater-Raritan in the first half, but Hillsborough went into the half with a 21-17 lead.
Usewick put BRHS in front with a 1-yard TD run in the third period, then helped the Panthers extend their lead with a 5-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
Verano passed for 73 yards, completing eight of 15 passes, and carried 12 times for 51 yards.