EDISON, NJ – On the morning of Thanksgiving, the defending champs, the Edison Eagles took on their cross town rivals, the J.P. Stevens Hawks at their annual football game match up that goes back to 1966.

Hundreds of students, parents, band members and alumni braved the freezing temperatures as mix of light rain and snow fell throughout the game that ended 54-13.

Edison Freshman Quarterback, Haaziq Daniels, was 11 of 17 passing for 240 yards, and connected four times with Joe Kim and twice with  Elijah Davilla for six touchdown passes.

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Joe Kim was named Edison's Most Valuable Player for the game with eight receptions for 170 yards and rushing for 77 yards for with five touchdowns.

J.P. Stevens' Rashiek Harvard first quarter kickoff return of 81 yards for a touchdown tied the game in the first quarter. Remaining scoreless until the third quarter with Chris Chukwuneke’s touchdown from Jay'von Blacknall’s 18-yard touchdown pass.

Today’s game ranks among the highest scoring for Edison against J.P. Stevens and the second highest scoring game in 49 years. In 2002, J.P. Stevens scored 59 points against Edison and still leads the series, 26-19-4.

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