WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Despite giving up an early touchdown to Wood-Ridge, Glen Ridge came roaring back and defeated the Blue Devils 37-7 on Friday night in Wood-Ridge.
For their first and only score, the Blue Devils scored 57 seconds into the game on a deep pass from quarterback Nino Iacovino to Niko Giglio for 73 yards. The extra point by Kyle Reiter put the Blue Devils up 7-0.
Glen Ridge scored on a 17-yard field goal by Matt McCann early in the second quarter to cut the lead to 7-3.
As Iacovino scrambled on next drive for Wood-Ridge, the ball came loose and was recovered by Glen Ridge on the Wood-Ridge 24 yard line. Colin Ducey capitalized on this turnover with a two-yard score after taking the pitch to go up 10-7 in the second following the extra point by McCann.
Glen Ridge capitalized on an Iacovino interception by Patrick Bronander on the first play of their next drive. Glen Ridge quarterback Ben Bronstein connected with Brendan Easter for an 11-yard touchdown pass to go up 17-7 following the extra point.
Glen Ridge scored on their next drive after turning Wood-Ridge over on downs as Bronander took it in for a five yard score off-tackle. The extra point was blocked by Giglio to keep the score at 23-7 with 33 seconds remaining in the half.
On the opening play of the second half, Glen Ridge came up with an insurance score with a 65-yard touchdown run by Jackson Crutchfield, making the 30-7 following the point after.
Najm Wright scored the final touchdown of the night on an 18-yard run for Glen Ridge to bring the final to 37-7 with the extra point tacked on.
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