SPOTSWOOD, NJ - After a rough Friday night lights game against Bernards High School last week, the Spotswood High School varsity football team bounced back with a much-needed 37-8 victory over Highland Park High School on Saturday afternoon. The winless Owls were not able to muster much offense against the Chargers defense that was led by Max Swiderski. Swiderski had one sack. The Spotswood offense, which was blanked in losses to Hillside and Bernards, found its groove, scoring five touchdowns and adding a Steve Mellillo field goal.

George Hayford scored two of the Chargers touchdowns. Matt Bohinski, Shae Griffin and Caden Esser also crossed into the end zone to put Spotswood on the scoreboard. Saturday's victory brought the Chargers record to 2-2. Next up for the Chargers is Middlesex High School on Friday. The Blue Jays are 4-0 and defeated South River High School yestereday 41-19. Middlesex has won the last two meetings between the two teams with Spotswood taking the previous two. In 2018, the Blue Jays defeated the Chargers 47-7. Kickoff is 7 p.m. on October 4 at Middlesex High School.