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.

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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.

Scoring:

  • 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.