SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL Raiders won twice and dropped one game in New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League play on Sunday, Sept. 23, in Berkeley Heights.
The A team Raiders defeated Berkley Heights, 30-6, on the eighth grade level, and the D team fifth grade Raiders knocked off Chatham, 13-0, also in Berkeley Heights. The C team for SPF was defeated by Berkeley Heights, 20-6.
In the B Division for seventh graders, the Raiders were defeated by Berkeley Heights, 26-7, but that game is presently under protest. That protest came from an ineligible player who competed for Berkeley Heights The league will announce a ruling on that outcome this week.
Here are the scores and the players of the week for each SPF Raider team.
A Level (8th Grade)
Scotch Plains Fanwood 30, Berkeley Heights 6
Offensive Player of the Week: Anthony Tittanegro
Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Estivene
B Level (7th Grade)
Berkeley Heights 26, Scotch Plains Fanwood 7 (Game is presently being ruled on as a possible forfeit victory for SPF)
Offensive Player of the Week: Colin Widder
Defensive Player of the Week: Noah Ricca
C Level (6th Grade)
Berkeley Heights 20, Scotch Plains Fanwood 6
Offensive Player of the Game: Anthony Ficazzola
Defensive Player of the Game: Jayden Richards
D Level (5th Grade)
Scotch Plains Fanwood 13, Chatham 0
Offensive Player of the Game: Jackson Vaughn
Defensive Player of the Game: Logan Weiss
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Police Athletic League (PAL) was founded in 1991. SPF PAL aims to develop a friendly relationship between youth and local police officers and a spirit of respect for the law. The organization is committed to emphasizing skill development, personal growth and fun with the goal of providing a fun sports experience for pre-high school boys and girls from Scotch Plains and Fanwood. Activities include football, softball, volleyball, and cheerleading.