BERNARDSVILLE NJ - It was another busy week for the Bernards High School Mountaineers as the fall moved even deeper into championship season.
The Mounties found themselves trailing by 19 points late in a home game against conference rival Roselle on Friday night. The Mounties rallied in the fourth. With the defense keeping Roselle from putting up any fourth quarter points, the offense hit paydirt twice. Their first score of the final period came on a 1-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Stepehen Gribben. The second came on a 56-yard pass play from Gribben to Matt Tantleff, which cut Roselle's lead to 33-26. BHS was unable to score a third time in the final period.
Senior Sebastian Sanchez sparked BHS with another big game, gaining 106 yards on the ground. BHS's record stands at 5-3 with two games left.
The BHS Boys Soccer team won two games in the NJSIAA Central, Group II Championship tournament this week. On Tuesday, the Mounties defeated Matawan to advance to the quarterfinal game against Robbinville. On Friday, Danny Paez netted two goals, and the Mounties played Robbinsville High School to a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation play. The teams were deadlocked after 5 rounds of sudden death penalty kicks. In the 6th round, Danny Paez came through again by putting the ball past Robbinsville's goalie. When Robbinsville missed the ensuing kick, the Mounties prevailed.
Bernards will continue their quest for another championship on Tuesday when they travel to Bordentown to take on the second seed, Bordentown High School.
The Girls Soccer team began play in the NJSIAA sectional tournament by taking a commanding 4-0 over Robbinsville in the first half of their first round game at Olcott Field on Monday November 2. They coasted to a 4-0 victory to advance to a quarterfinal matchup with Holmdel. On Thursday, goalie Nicole Sullivan stopped 14 Holmdel shots on goal, but the Mounties came up just a little short in Holmdel, losing 1-0 to the defending sectional champions.