ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School football team, which was shut-out 34-0 in its Oct. 2 season-opener, suffered a similar defeat Friday, this time at the hands of rival Randolph.

Playing at home on Senior Night, the Gaels fell to the Rams 49-0 in a game where Randolph - playing its first game of the year - scored touchdowns on its first six possessions. The Rams led the Gaels 21-0 by the end of the first quarter and pushed that lead to 42-0 by half-time.

With the clock running in the second half, Roxbury engaged in a long, methodical drive in which the Gaels found some success running the ball up the middle as the Rams were playing mostly reserves at that point. But the Randolph defense held the Gaels out of the end zone and took the ball back on downs.

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Randolph’s final score came on a 34-yard TD pass from backup quarterback Sean Clark to wide-receiver Romeo Habash.

Although the game was a disappointment, the pre-game festivities gave Roxbury High School fans in attendance a chance to applaud the seniors on the cheer squad, marching band and 11 football team.

The seniors, joined by family members, were introduced individually by the announcer who also read brief statements revealing the players' goals and their favorite Roxbury memories.

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