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Hillsborough Raiders Late Rally Falls Short in Loss to Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers

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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.

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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.

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