SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Two of the three Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL football teams heading to the playoffs geared up with victories this past Sunday, Oct. 27, at a rainy Tyson Field at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

The C team Raiders (sixth grade) rolled past Kenilworth, 35-0, while the D team Raiders (fifth grade) also pitched a shutout, 7-0, over Kenilworth. The third SPF PAL team going to the playoffs, the B team Raiders (seventh grade), had a bye over the weekend.
 
The A team Raiders closed out the 2019 season with a tough 7-0 defeat to Kenilworth. In Flemington, the SPF PAL third graders were defeated by the host team, 26-6. The E team Raiders (fourth grade) had its game with Kenilworth called off due to the weather.
 
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The New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League playoffs start on Nov. 10.
 
Players of the Week:
 
A TEAM (eight grade)
  • Offensive Player of the Week: Aidan Fairweather and Anthony Romano
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Eitmanas and the entire unit
C TEAM (sixth grade)
  • Offensive Player of the Week: Joe LaRosa
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Paul Boyle 
D TEAM (fifth grade)
  • Offensive Player of the Week: Chris Horn
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Nick Marranca and Max Markho
Third Grade
  • Offensive Player of the Week: Nick Hutchinson
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Robert Lawson

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Police Athletic League (PAL) was founded in 1991 as a volunteer organization. It aims to develop a friendly relationship between youngster and police officers and a spirit of respect for the law. The PAL emphasizes skill development, personal growth, and fun for pre-high school boys and girls from both Scotch Plains and Fanwood. It runs youth football, flag football, girls softball, volleyball and cheerleading programs, and its volunteer coaches and administrators are police officers and other dedicated individuals who care about kids. 

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