SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- It is on to the league playoffs for three Scotch Plains Fanwood PAL teams.
On Sunday, Nov. 10, Scotch Plains Fanwood High School's Tyson Field will be the host to two of the three Raider teams when the New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League playoffs start.
The D team Raiders will open the day with a 10:30 a.m. game against Springfield at SPFHS Tyson Field. The Raider C team, which is undefeated, will clash with Somerset Hills at 12:00 noon at home. The third game of the day at Tyson Field will be a B level game between Perth Amboy and Bloomfield.
The Raider B team seventh graders will be on the road for the playoffs and will be at Chatham to play the host team on Sunday, Nov. 10, for a game slated for now at 1:30 p.m.
This past Sunday, Nov. 3, in Scotch Plains, the D team shut out West Orange, 7-0, and on Nov. 2 in Clark, the C team Raiders defeated Clark, 27-7.
Also on Sunday, Nov. 3, at SPF High's Tyson Field, the E team Raiders ended their season with a 22-14 loss to Sparta and the third graders for SPF concluded their season with a 20-0 defeat to Sparta. The A team eighth grade Raiders had ended their season on Oct. 27.
Here are the players of the week for the final week of the regular season:
B TEAM (seventh grade)
- Offensive Player of the Week: John Boyle
- Defensive Player of the Week: Jake Fezza
C TEAM (sixth grade)
- Offensive Player of the Week: Aiden Lickman
- Defensive Player of the Week: Thomas Dowling
D TEAM (fifth grade)
- Offensive Player of the Week: Chris Horn
- Defensive Player of the Week: The entire defensive unit that pitched the shutout
E TEAM (fourth grade)
- Offensive Player of the Game: Marcus Schomberg and Sam Schinesthul
- Defensive Player of the Game: Marcus Schomberg, Sam Schinesthul, Mike Paz and Nate Filler
- Offensive Player of the Week: Dean Lickman
- Defensive Player of the Game: Dean Maloney
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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