SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Some controversial penalties and a Raiders turnover helped Hunterdon jump out to a 14-0 first quarter lead, but the Raiders, under new head coach Austin Holman, don't give up that easy.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood (2-3), had a lot of positives to build upon despite a loss that sunk them below the .500 mark.
Shawn Martin nearly willed the Raiders to victory. The speedy junior running back had 159 rushing yards with three scores, including a 63-yard touchdown, as well as a 90-yard kickoff return for a score. His 7-yard run completed the Raiders' scoring.
As good as Martin was, Jake Taylor of North Hunterdon outscored him by finding the end zone four times. By doing so, he helped lead the visitors to a 33-21 victory over the Raiders.
- North Hunterdon: Farina scores on a 27-yard pass from Christian Solino
- North Hunterdon: Josh Taylor :12-yard run (kick failed)
- North Hunterdon: John Taylor: 1-yard run (pass failed)
- Scotch Plains-Fanwood: Shawn Martin: 90 kickoff return (Akinwunmi kick)
- North Hunterdon: John Taylor 4-yard run (Solino run)
- Scotch Plains-Fanwood: Martin: 63-yard run (Akinwunmi kick)
- North Hunterdon: Josh Taylor: 2-yard run (kick failed)
- Scotch Plains-Fanwood: Shawn Martin: 7-yard run (Akinwunmi kick)
North Hunterdon's Solino was 10-for-15 for 175 yards with a touchdown toss and two INTs. Hayden Widder was 13-for-21 with two INTs for 93 yards.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood will host Montgomery at 1 p.m. next Saturday.