BOGOTA, NJ - Senior running back Jake Colon scored two touchdowns, and freshman quarterback Nino Iacovino threw two touchdown passes to Drew Packen as Wood-Ridge defeated Bogota, 34-12, in NJIC Patriot League action Saturday in Bogota. Iacovino also ran for a 47-yard score for the Blue Devils, who improve to 2-2 on the season.
Colon started the scoring in the first quarter with a five-run highlighted by a jump through two defenders into the end zone to give the Blue Devils an early 6-0 lead,
Iacovino was the story in the second quarter, hitting Packen for a 12-yard pass, and then Eric Drotos for the two-point conversion and a 14-0 lead. He extended the lead on a 47-yard dash on a quarterback keeper. David Flores extra point gave the Blue Devils a 21-0 lead going into the half.
Wood-Ridge kept up the pressure in the third quarter, as Colon scored on his second five yard touchdown run of the game, increasing the lead to 27-0 nothing.
Bogota got on the board late in the third quarter when sophomore linebacker Ashanti Caviness picked off a pass for Iacovino and returned it 38 yards for the Buccaneers first score.
The Blue Devils bounced right back in the fourth as Iacovino led them down the field for the final score, hitting Packen from 21 yards away for a 34-6 lead.
Bogota’s Dayval Chimilio scored late in the fourth quarter against the second team Wood-Ridge defense for the game’s final score.
Wood-Ridge Head Coach Charlie Trentacosti was happy with the game.
“We played well, “ Trentacosti said. “We are playing good football. "We wanted to control the ball, and we ran more plays in the game that we have all season.”
Part of the improvement in the offense today was the play of Iacovino, the freshman quarterback who has taken the starting quarterback spot with his play.
“We had a quarterback competition, and he did everything he needed to do,” Trentacosti stated. “He is the guy.”
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|WR - Colon 5 run (conversion failed)|
|WR- Packen 12 yard reception from Iacovino (Iacovino to Drotos pass)|
|WR- Iacovino 47 yard run (Flores kick)|
|WR - Colon 5 yard run (conversation failed)|
|Bog- Caviness 38 yard Inteception return (conversion failed)|
|WR- Packen 21 yard reception from Iacovino (Flores kick)|
|Bog - Chimikio 2 yard run (conversion failed)|