NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - For the second week on a row, the dominant Somerville High School Pioneers outscored and outmuscled their opponent, with the North Plainfield Canucks on the short end of a 56-13 score Friday night at their home opener..

Quarterback Justin Brenner (7-21) threw for 148 yards and three touchdowns in the Mid-State Mountain Division game, with Cookie Desiderio and Kyree Hinton each scoring three touchdowns in the lopsided victory, which saw the Pioneers ahead at the half, 30-7.

Desiderio piled up 146 yards on 18 carries and scored on three 2-point conversions. Hinton scored on a 31-yard fumble recovery early in the game and in the fourth quarter ran in an 89-yard kickoff return.

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The Pioneers' defense was led by Noah Irwin and AJ Pena with eight tackles apiece, with Deondre Gadson finishing with six tackles followed by Eric Bryant with five.

In a non-conference game Sept. 6th, the Pioneers beat Hamilton High School 44-6 in their home opener.

Next up is a road game Friday, Sept. 20th against Voorhees in Glen Gardner; kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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