WOODBRIDGE -- The South Plainfield High School football team hit the road Friday night with a full head of steam. They won their first two games of the 2017 season and were recently ranked as the No. 10 Group 3 team in New Jersey according to NJ.com.
Meanwhile, Woodbridge lost its opening two contests and were shutout both times.
So when the Tigers and Barrons met on the gridiron last night, it almost seemed like a foregone conclusion that the team in green and white was going to be beat the team in black and red. It was headed that way, but Kesean Glover’s two long, explosive touchdowns in the fourth quarter gave the Barrons its first points, first lead, and ultimately first win of the season as Woodbridge came back to top South Plainfield, 13-7, in Woodbridge.
The Tigers fell to 2-1 while the Barrons improved to 1-2.
Down 7-0, Glover took a screen pass out of the backfield from quarterback Ryan Hinkie and raced his way into the endzone for a 66-yard touchdown. The point after was good and the teams were knotted at 7-7.
On the following Woodbridge drive after a South Plainfield punt, Glover found running room between his offensive line and scored on a 75-yard touchdown on the ground to put the Barrons ahead, 13-7, with about six minutes to go.
South Plainfield made things interesting, though, as they marched down the field into the redzone on their next possession, but Woodbridge recovered a costly fumble with 30 seconds left to preserve the victory.
For the Tigers, running back Zach DelVecchio capped a 57-yard drive engineered by quarterback Charles Lovett with a 3-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter.
The bruiser now has four rushing touchdowns on the year.
Next week, Woodbridge travels to St. Joseph’s (Metuchen) while South Plainfield is home versus North Brunswick. Both games will be on under the lights on Thursday night instead of Friday due to Yom Kippur.