Football: Livingston Heads to Playoffs with Overtime Victory Over Bayonne


LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston football team is off to the playoffs after halting a two-point conversion in its tracks to defeat Bayonne, 27-26, in overtime on Friday.

The first overtime play saw Jack Ernst throwing a 25-yard touchdown to Ryan Cardona to put the Lancers ahead, 27-20. Bayonne answered with a touchdown of its own, but the Lancers banded together to stop the two-point attempt and earn the victory.

“When they scored in OT, we called a timeout when we saw the formation that they were going to line up in,” said Livingston head coach Robert Breschard. “I started to give a bunch of things for the kids look for. I looked in their eyes and I knew they were going to stop their two-point attempt. I ultimately told them to just play football.”

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The overtime victory comes a week after tying West Orange in overtime last Friday, 21-21. Breschard said going into overtime for two-consecutive weeks definitely tested their mental and physical strength.

Drew Nardone was the first to put the Lancers on the board with a touchdown in the second off a pass from Ernst.

Ernst led the team with 282 passing yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Tyrell Garnes, Dan Weiss, Mark Poole and Joe Cullen were also impressive on the field.

“I was so happy for our seniors who left that field with a victory," said Breschard. "It’s a game they will never forget—now it’s on to the playoffs.”

With this victory, the Lancers secure their first winning season in five years with an overall record of 5-3-1. The playoff schedule will be shared as it becomes available. 

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