NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Watchung Hills came back from a 20-0 deficit in a 34-33 thriller Friday night over New Brunswick.
The Warriors’ junior quarterback Chad Martini threw for two touchdowns, and ran in one, and Trevor Schmidt rushed for two TDS and caught a 2-point conversion pass to lead the scoring for the Warriors. Martini connected on 11-of-20 passes for 142 yards.
“We are excited for the win against a very good New Brunswick team tonight,” said WHRHS head coach Rich Seubert. “We struggled on both sides of the ball starting early in the game and scratched our way back after going down 20 points. The team never quit and they kept playing hard. We really needed a win like we had tonight leading into the playoffs next week. It’s an exciting time of year and we are looking forward to the opportunity that lies ahead of us. Thanks to all the Warrior fans that made the trip to New Brunswick tonight. It’s always great to have them behind us.”
Warriors received the ball to start the game. Zebras recover a Warrior fumble and score on a 30 yard TD run 2 plays later. 2 point conversion was no good. Zebras lead 6-0. 11:09 left in the first quarter.
After a 3 and out, Zebras go on an 8 play drive and score on an 8 yard TD pass. 2 point conversion is no good. Zebras 12-0 over the Warriors.
Zebras drive and score on a 4 yard TD run after another Warrior 3 and out. Two point conversion is good. Zebras are leading the Warriors 20-0 with 1:31 left in the first quarter. On the next play, the Warriors fumble. Zebras take over at the 42.
Trevor Schmidt scores on a 10 yard TD run. Spencer Ostroff makes the extra point making the score 20-7 in favor of the Zebras.
Trevor Schmidt scores on a 25 yard TD run. Extra point was blocked. Zebras lead the Warriors 20-13 with 3:25 left in the first half.
Justin Uberoi with the interception and the Warriors take over at the Zebra 31 yard line with 1:10 left in the half.
Zebras take the opening drive for a TD. Extra point is good making the score 27-13 in favor of the Zebras.
Chad Martini throws an 8 yard TD to Justin Drews. 2pt Conversion is no good. Zebras lead the Warriors 27-19.
Chad Martini throws an 8 yard TD pass to Brian Hayward followed by a Martini pass to Schmidt for the 2 pt. conversion tying the score at 27 with 1:54 left in the third quarter.
Zebras scored on a 19 yard TD run. Extra point is blocked. Zebras lead 33-27 with 11:53 left in the game.
Chad Martini keeps it for a 1 yard TD run. Ostroff makes the extra point making the score 34-33 in favor of the Warriors with 9:13 left in the game.
Watchung Hills improves to 5-4 on the season.
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