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JFK Records Big Win Against Bergen Tech

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HACKENSACK, NJ- After two tough conferences losses in a row to Clifton and Ridgewood, JFK finally got their groove back on the road against Bergen Tech, rushing past the other Knights 46-7.

“I still feel like crap from those two games we lost,” said Head Coach Ron Jackson. “This was a great morale win.”

After taking a 34-7 lead into halftime the JFK sideline finally loosened up and started having fun with their game in the third quarter. On their first possession of the second half, quarterback Evelon Babbs had a 60-yard touchdown run. It was his second of the game to give JFK a 40-7 lead.

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At that point, Babbs had two rushing touchdowns, but running back Azmir Ivy had four of his own.

Jokingly on the sideline, Ivy said to Babbs “you took my ball!”

In most circumstances, that would have just been a funny joke and the end of it. But this time, Ivy had a chance to respond immediately after a three-and-out by Bergen Tech. In the next possession, Ivy ran for a 60-yard touchdown of his own answering Babbs’ and getting his fifth rushing touchdown of the game.

“That was crazy,” noted Ivy. Referring to his teammates he said, “They all congratulated me. I love my brothers.”

That completed a very memorable day for Ivy who recorded 41-yard, 47-yard, and 20-yard rushing touchdowns in the first quarter, and another 15-yard rushing touchdown before halftime. Ivy ended the game with over 200 rushing yards.

However, he was not the only star in this game. Along with his 60-yard touchdown in the third quarter, Babbs had a 20-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter, along with a successful quarterback sneak for a two-point conversion.

“We’ve been running the ball well all year long,” said Jackson. “That’s our bread and butter. We’re going to keep running it. There’s no secret about that.”

Defensively, JFK was able to contain Bergen Tech throughout the majority of the game, slipping up only once. Late in the second quarter on 4th and 7 at JFK’s 23-yard line, Bergen Tech decided to go for it. They missed, but JFK was called for pass interference to give them a fresh set of downs.

Bergen Tech found themselves in a 4th down situation again at the 7-yard line. This time, JFK was called for another penalty putting Bergen Tech on their 3-yard line. They converted the fourth down, and quarterback Harrison Nicholas ran it in for a touchdown on the next play to give Bergen Tech their only score of the game.

“They (Bergen Tech) called some good plays to keep that drive alive,” said Jackson. “It was good they went for the first down rather than the touchdown. Sometimes you can panic in that situation and think you have to go for the touchdown.”

With JFK’s impressive road victory in the books all eyes are on next Friday’s road matchup against conference foe Passaic Tech as the Knights continue to fight for a playoff spot.

“We’re going into Passaic Tech with momentum next week,” said Ivy. “We have to roll out and get this W.”

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