NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Canucks fell to Summit on Friday, 57-36. The game was closer than the score reflects though.
Senior quarterback Naji Campbell had a record setting performance Friday night against Summit becoming the first to player in program history to throw for over 300 yards and 4 TDs and also run for over 100 yards.
Campbell threw four touchdown passes, with two to Ahmaad Murkey , and one each to Khan-Yaw Stevens and Jah’Quan Allen. Jamaad Murkey added a scoring run for North Plainfield.
“Our team played hard and never quit tonight, however we made too many mistakes to beat a quality opponent like Summit,” said North Plainfield head coach James DiPaolo. “At times, we looked very good but at other times we made critical mistakes that turned the tide of the game. We need to continue to get better every week, practice harder, and continue coming together as a team. If we do those things I think we have a chance to play with anyone.”
At the end of the first quarter, the score was 12-6, Summit. Summit was stopped on their 2 point conversions and the North Plainfield extra point was blocked.
After a touchdown pass to Stevens and a two point conversion, the Canucks pulled within five close to the end of the half, 19-14.
But a pick 6 by Summit 27-14 at the half. And the size of the Hilltoppers wore down the Canucks.
North Plainfield drops to 1-2 and next plays Warren Hills next Friday. Summit remains unbeaten and takes on Rahway on Saturday.