LINDEN, NJ - The Warriors are 3-0. With 1:12 left in the game, Spencer Ostroff kicked a 29 yard field goal to lift the Warriors over Linden on Friday, 23-21. Watchung Hills hasn’t been 3-0 to start the season since 1989.

 

“What a great team effort tonight against a good football team,” said WHRhS head coach Rich Seubert. “The guys never quit tonight and kept fighting.  It’s been a long time since the Warriors were 3-0 but this group has worked hard from day 1. I would like to thank all the fans for making it to the game tonight as the Tribe is back giving us the support the boys need.  We look forward to getting back to practice and preparing for Westfield next week.” 

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Game recap:

A long run set the Tigers at the  Warrior 7 yard line. 3 plays later, the Tigers run it in for a TD. Extra point is good. 7-0 in favor of the Tigers. Jack Taub runs it in from 24 yards for a TD. 2 point conversion is good: Shane Kelly pass to John Bechtle for a great conversion. Warriors lead 8-7. 

 

Tigers score on a 16 yard TD pass. 14-8 Tigers with 30 seconds to go in the half. 

Warriors force a 3 and out. Alex Strehle blocks the punt and Ryan Wolf scores a TD. Extra point is no good. 14-14 with 6:54 left in the game. Tigers start at their own 15. 

 

Tigers with a 53 yard TD pass. Extra point is good. Tigers lead 21-14. 

 

Chad Martini with an 18 yard  TD pass to Terryn Stephens. Extra point is blocked. Tigers lead the Warriors 21-20.

And then, the winning field goal. And the Warrior defense prevents Linden from scoring. The end.

Watchung Hills next plays at Westfield on Saturday at 1 p.m.

(Photo by Strong)