BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston football lost a gut-wrenching game against Voorhees last Friday, September 27, by a final score of 15-14. The game came down to Voorhees’ final drive, in which it kicked a put ahead field goal that secured the win.
Governor Livingston played a solid game on both sides of the field. The Highlander defense only allowed a touchdown in the first half and the offense finally put some points up early as well, when Jayson Schimdt snuck into the endzone on a fourth and goal. The Highlanders ended the half with three big defensive stands, stopping the Vikings from taking the lead.
The Highlanders entered the second half scoring on the first play of the half, as Schmidt made it into the endzone for a second time on an 89 yard run. However, Voorhees quickly shrunk the lead after a 13 play drive ended in a touchdown. After a failed two-point conversion, the Highlanders led 14-12.
The fourth quarter was quiet, as both defenses played great, which gave fans something to be excited about. On the Vikings’ last drive, they drove the ball down the field and kicked a field goal with several seconds left on the clock. The Highlanders still had hope and wanted to pull some tricks out of the bag to pull out the miracle. Unfortunately, they fell short, and Voorhees won the game with a final score of 15-14.
Victor Chait went 5-7 with 43 yards and an interception. Schmidt finished the night with 16 carries with 112 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, Chait finished with 11 tackles and a forced fumble. Junior Matt Murowski helped on defense as well with a total 10 tackles.
Governor Livingston now has a record of 0-4 and look to find their first win against Arthur L. Johnson on Friday.