MONTVILLE, NJ - The last two weeks have included new challenges for the Montville football team, and fortunately, it has passed both tests with flying colors.
After an impressive 36-point second half propelled the team to a lopsided win against previously-unbeaten Jefferson last week, Montville went up against a Morris Hills squad that not only was having a solid season, but it was a team that handed Montville a difficult 55-26 loss a year ago.
Montville made sure there was no repeat of last year's result, as the defense held Morris Hills to its lowest scoring output of the season en route to an impressive 21-6 win over the Scarlet Knights on Friday at Montville Township High School. The win improved Montville to a perfect 5-0 record on the season.
Mike Burke completed 16-of-25 passes for 150 yards and a 17-yard touchdown strike to Andrew Gorski in the second quarter. He also carried 11 times for 113 yards- including an 8-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the first quarter, before netting a 30-yard TD run in the third quarter for some key insurance points.
Nick Amoroso carried twice for 60 yards, while Blaine Franc hauled in seven passes for 51 yards. Reese Martinelli caught four balls for 40 yards.
Amoroso also led the team's defensive effort with 11 tackles, while Brandon Neff and Mike Conrad each recorded eight. Colin Regan also came up with an interception in the victory.
Montville will look to improve to 6-0 next Friday when it hosts winless Whippany Park at 7 p.m.
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