MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Mounties came to the Homecoming game to win on Saturday during a matchup with Seton Hall Prep ending with a 28-26 victory for the Mounties.
While they were off to a rocky start of the season, garnering a 0-4 record to start, they needed a win to boost their confidence and break the loosing streak.
In the first quarter, Pirate Dylan Badger scored a TD and the kick failed. Leading Montclair to start. Going into the second quarter, Mounties Elijah J. Robinson and DJ Williams both caught TD passes thrown by Tarrin Earle, who threw for a total of 4 TDs during the game.
By halftime, the score was 21-13, the Mountie fans went wild in the stands.
By the third quarter, the Mounties were up 28-13. The Pirates had a burst of energy pushing through two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Robinson scored a total of 12 points and in the last minutes of the fourth quarter, the Mounties defense managed to block the Pirates from scoring.
The three-time North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 Championship winners walked off the field holding up three-fingers, signifying their wins from last year. Fans and players walked off the field saying that they hope that this is a good sign, in anticipation of making it to the championships again this year. Montclair now has a 1-4 record.
The next game will be played on October 24, where the Mounties will square-off at West Orange at 7 p.m.