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Randolph Football Runs All Over Morris Knolls on Homecoming Night

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RANDOLPH, NJ- On homecoming night, The Randolph Rams ran over, around, and through Morris Knolls in a 29-0 whitewashing to cap off a day of festivities for the high school.  The victory was the icing on the cake for a day that included an RHS 50th aniversary parade, announcement of the inaugural "Hall of Fame" class, and the homecoming king and queen. 

After stopping Knolls cold on the first possession of the game, the Rams got the ball and wasted no time cranking up their offense.  On their first play from scrimmage, sophomore Carlo Zarro raced around the right side picking up 40 yards.  On the next play, senior James Bertelle took the rock around the left side and picked up 35 yards leaving the Rams at the Knolls 10.  From there, two more carries from Zarro resulted in a one yard TD burst up the middle for the first points of the game.

It was the first of two 1 yard TD's on the game for Zarro, who commented, "Losing last week really fired me up for tonight.  I love playing at home, there is nothing better than scoring a TD in front of the home crowd."

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On the conversion, QB Connor Logoyda hit Ben Kapinos in the flat for a 2 point conversion and an 8-0 Rams lead. 

The Defense got into the action on the next possession, stonewalling a Knolls drive with consecutive sacks by Angello Pico for an 8 yard loss, and Nolan Sapio for a 2 yard loss, forcing a Knolls punt to Randolph.

After getting the ball back, the Rams looked like they were ready to break the game open, as Zarro ripped off an electrifying, tackle breaking 46 yard run to the 10 yard line. However, three runs and an incomplete pass resulted in a turnover on downs

After trading possessions, a sack by Mike Petruzziello fired the Rams up as they got the ball back with 5 minutes left in the half.  On a third and two, Lagoyda found Bertelle down the left sideline wide open for a 54 yard touchdown.  The point after was missed leaving the score at 14-0. 

The passing game, which was quiet up to that point, suddenly woke up.  According to Logoyda, "Coach made some adjustments, we found the seams a little bit and spread them out and then got the big TD pass just before half."  

A defensive stand gave Randolph the ball back on their own 35 with two minutes left in the half.  Logoyda went to work in the passing game again, connecting on three short passes to move into Knolls territory.  Then it was Zarro who struck again with a 35 yard yard run down to the 1 yard line.  Zarro then plowed in for his second one yard touchdown run.  Logoyda tossed a swing pass to Bertelle, who walked in for the 2 point conversion to make it 22-0 Rams at the half.

Halftime brought out the Homecoming Court, and the announcement of the King and Queen.  (A story will follow)

The second half started with the teams trading possessions throughout the third. 

Early in the fourth, the Rams stopped Knolls on a fourth down to take the ball back.  The Rams drive appeared to have stalled on the 35 yard line with a third and long situation.  The Rams turned to their most versatile weapon, Bertelle. who again got loose down field where Logoyda found him for a 29 yard gain to the 6 yard line.

For Bertelle, having a big game was a relief after he was knocked out of the Delbarton game early with a shoulder injury.  He stated "Sitting on the sideline, watching our team play without me last week was hard, it got me fired up to come out this game and play at 100 percent."

On the next play, Logoyda ran a QB sneak untouched up the middle to secure the final points in a 29-0 win.  Knolls threatened in the final seconds to put up points, but they were denied by Nick Hafner, who intercepted Knolls on the 5 yard line and took a knee to end the game. 

On the Rams remaining schedule, Bertelle commented "I am looking forward to winning our home game next week to go undefeated here at home, and I can't wait for Halloween night against Roxbury."  

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