WESTFIELD, NJ - 11 seconds. Westfield scored on a 3-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining in the game to spoil the Watchung Hills comeback on Saturday, 21-17 .
The Warriors had taken the lead when Chad Martini hit Brian Hayward over the middle on fourth down with 1:41 left in the game, 17-14.
“We played a good football team tough today,” said WHRHS head coach Rich Seubert. “Never easy to lose a game like this. Tons of credit to both teams for playing one heck of a football game. I’m proud of how the team fought all game long. We will be back to work on Monday getting ready for homecoming against a great team in Union.
“Also, Thanks to all the Warrior fans for making the trip to Westfield today, makes a difference with them behind us,” he said.
Scoring recap is:
Kyle Saunders scored first for Watchung Hills. Spenser Ostroff’s kick was good and the Warriors led Westfield 7-0. Westfield answered back. Tim Alliegro scored on a three-yard run for Westfield and the game was tied 7-7 at the half.
Westfield missed a 31-yard field goal attempt.at the start of the second half and the Warriors took over at their own 20.
After some back and forth, Ostroff kicked a 30-yard FG to lift Watching Hills over Westfield with 8:26 left,10-7.
Alliegro caught a pass from Hank Shapiro and went 13 yards for a TD to give Westfield a 14-10 lead with 4:31 left.
And then the Warriors thought they had it. On 4th-and-10, Martini hit Hayward over the middle and he went 29 yards for the Watchung Hills TD. After a good kick, Watchung Hills led Westfield 17-14 with 1:41 left in the game.
Watchung Hills is now 3-1 on the season and faces Union on Friday night at the Warriors’ pink out homecoming game.
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