BOUND BROOK, NJ -- In a football game featuring two talented sophomore running backs, Bryce Cobb scored three touchdowns to lead Bound Brook to a 24-6 victory over previously undefeated New Providence Friday night.
While New Providence sophomore Charlie Barth came into the contest with more than 300 rushing yards in his first two games, Cobb rushed for 226 yards on 15 carried Friday night to give the Crusaders the advantage. He scored on two long runs in the first quarter, when Bound Brook took a 14-0 lead.
New Providence was shut out for three quarters, with Bound Brook taking a 17-0 lead into the fourth quarter before the Pioneers broke up the shutout bid with a 9-yard TD pass from Owen Kovacs to Tim Walsh in the first minute of the final period. The extra point missed, and Cobb iced the contest with a 46-yard TD run later in the fourth.
New Providence has a short week of preparation now before heading back down Route 22 to Manville for a Thursday night game, Oct. 3.