NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School football won 40-15 against North Warren, when they played them home on Friday. Unfortunately the game was cut short in the last minute when a Newton player was injured.
According to those in attendance, on the last play of the game and with 45 seconds left on the clock, number 65 for Newton, Ryan Wallis, was injured. “The other team took a knee and the game was over.”
Wallis was put into an ambulance and posts were made after the game via Facebook that it was a leg injury, but no comment was received from head coach Matthew Parzero at the time of this publication.
Newton scored within the first minute of the game and North Warren answered back, scoring on a 67-yard pass to John Hayese
Nick Brigante and Ryan Kaiser were the dynamic duo of the game as each found the end zone twice. Brigante had a total of 14 rushes for 120 yards, while Kaiser carried 12 times for a total of 134 yards.
After the first touchdown by North Warren, Newton decided to show the Patriots just who the Braves really were as they scored 33 unanswered points.
Gabe Hatem, rushed 32 yards and Julian Sibblies, rushed 31 yards, each made one trip to the end zone. Braves kicker Derek Campbell was was good for two extra points on three attempts.
Aaron Fantasia had the only interception of the night, while Brigante, Kyheem Butler, and Jimmy Harding each had a sack.
Quarterback Michael Freda went two for three in the air for 20 yards. Freda also rushed a total of 48 yards.
Newton remains undefeated with a 6-0 record for the season, as they look ahead to playing away against Wallkill Valley, next Saturday, October 13, beginning at 1 p.m.