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A Huge Win Under the Lights for Roxbury Football

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Gaels football team dominatedd both sides of the ball as they handled Morris Knolls easily with a 38 to 14 win under the Friday night lights during a game that included a record-breaking, 80-yard completion by quarterback Grant Dixon.

The Gaels came out on fire  as they had the student section in a ‘camo-out’ theme during the game. With Roxbury High School military alumni in attendance, the stage was set for a special night.

As the game began, Roxbury showed its dominance on the field.  It did not take long for the Gaela defense to make a mark on the game as it  stripped the ball from Knolls on its first drive.

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Roxbury was then able to capitalize as senior quarterback Dixon was able to find senior Jack Clevenger as he ran it in for six.

After the early lead, Roxbury did not look back. Its defense stood strong against the Morris Knolls triple option offense. Senior linebackers Craig Roumes and Malik Goldberry kept the Knolls quarterback contained as he struggled to gain positive yards.

Roxbury also showed the hurry-up offense with under a minute to go in the first half. Dixon was accurate and precise with all of his passes to give the Gaels a 17-7 lead at the half.

At the start of the third, nothing changed for the Gaels as they continued the dominating play.  Knolls simply had no answer to the Roxbury passing attack as Dixon threw it whereever he wanted whenever he wanted. The offensive line gave him the time and the receivers catch the passes.

Dixon also set a Roxbury football record with an 80-yard touchdown pass to senior Stephen Loreng.

As the final whistle blew the scoreboard read 38-14 in favor of the Gaels. The game is the third win of the season making Roxbury’s overall record 3-0. The Gaels will try and stay perfect as the travel to Morristown on Saturday Oct. 3 to clash with the Colonials.        

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