SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The New Providence football team exploded for its best offensive output of the season against a long time rival Friday night.

Senior running back Jack Gertie rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead New Providence to a 47-6 victory over Dayton in Springfield.

Gertie had eight carries for 100 yards with touchdown runs of 5, 2 and 41 yards and tossed a 3-yard TD pass to Richie Wawzycki in the second quarter en route to a commanding 33-0 halftime lead.

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Senior Mario Fuentes added two first-half TD runs 20 and 45 yards for New Providence (4-0), which has outscored its opponents, 121-42, and have held their opponents to 19 points or less in each of the four wins.

“We played a really solid game. We played hard and executed very well,” said New Providence head coach Chet Parlavecchio. “Jack (Gertie) had another outstanding game. He is a very special running back. Both running backs, Jack and Mario (Fuentes), had great games and had some great long runs. We are very fortunate that we have two very special RBs.”

Charlie Barth completed the Pioneers scoring with a 5-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

“I really think we are beginning to develop physicality and that is something we continue to preach and want to improve on every game,” said Parlavecchio, whose squad hosts Manville on Saturday with first kickoff set for 1 p.m. “This game is a special one for us since we are also having a Wounded Warrior Project fundraiser as well. Manville is a very tough football team they have had success the last couple of years and will be very well-coached. We need another great effort from our guys this Saturday.”

Manville (0-3) is coming off a 41-12 loss at home to Brearley last Friday.