ROXBURY, NJ - A nice win over Morristown by the Roxbury High School football team on Friday was the icing on the cake of a brisk homecoming night.
The Gaels beat the Colonials 27-19, bringing their season record to 2-3.
The Gaels survived multiple miscues including not recovering the opening kickoff and fumbles by Spitzer (8) and Mastandrea (4) which - when combined allowed the Colonials to stay in the game.
Offensively the Gaels moved seemingly at will with Tyler Doerr (46) leading the charge scoring the Gaels first and last touchdowns. Lucas Spitzer (8) appeared to be close behind in production scoring a touchdown of his own.
Anthony Tye (27) added another touchdown for the Gaels.
Morristown's potent passing attack kept it close in the second half. The Colonials capitalized on Roxbury turnovers to bring the score from halftime down 21-7 to a 21-19 score in the fourth quarter when Doerr added his second touchdown.
A missed extra point kept it a one-score game 27-19 but with .03 left on the clock Roxbury was able to pressure the Morristown quarterback into an errant backward pass to a Colonial running back who was quickly tackled by Bleon Meta (99).
Also of note was Charlie Lisa (74) who blocked a punt and caused a fumble and Tye who added a timely sack to his offensive production.
Roxbury next takes on Randolph ar 7 p.m., Oct. 11 at home on Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
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