NEWTON, NJ—The Sussex Stags were handed their first loss of the season on Saturday, August 20, when they took on the New York Rebels and lost 39-20.

The game, their sixth one this season, is the first loss for the Stags this year.

One week before, on August 12, the Sussex Stags beat the Connecticut Bombers, 22-8, when they played them on the road.

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Offensively during the game against the Bombers, Joseph Enslin passed 166 yards and completed 11 out of 15 attempted passes. Adam Schlereth threw for 80 yards with four completions on 13 attempts.

Joseph Clouse racked up the most rushing yards for the Stags, going 54 yards on five carries. Cody Lamoreaux was close behind with 44 yards rushed and seven carries. Lucas Faria rushed for 20 yards with eight carries.

Tyler Adams grabbed five passes for a total of 96 yards. Davelle Byrd caught passes for 48 yards and Mark Edwards got two for a total of 27 yards.

Adams scored two touchdowns for the Stags, while Byrd scored one. Evan Costello was one for one for extra points.  

Defensively, against the Bombers, the Stags sacked seven times throughout the game. Christopher Ford and Rashaan Hollman had two sacks each. William Freeland, Michael Cousar, and Brandon Miles each had one.

Olufemi Adebola intercepted two passes returning for 73 yards. Alexander VanNess had one recovery for the Stags.

Last week’s game against the New York Rebels was a sad one for the Stags as it became their first marked loss of this season.

Offensively, Joseph Enslin passed 148 yards and completed 13 of his 27 attempted passes. Cody Lamoreaux took the lead on rushing with a total of 56 yards and 14 carries.

Joseph Clouse was not far behind with 31 rushing yards on four carries. Lucas Faria who had 19 yards rushed and three carries.

This game, Kasson Thomas came out on top in receptions with 50 yards on four passes. Mark Edwards received four passes for a total of 42 yards. Tyler Adams had 30 yards with two catches, and Faria had 26 yards on three catches.

Defensively, The Stags took to the field grabbing six sacks throughout the game as well as one interception and two ball recoveries, but it just was not enough to take home the sixth consecutive win.

Christopher Ford and  Michael Cousar each had two sacks throughout the game, while William Freeland and Omar Pollard each grabbed one.

Adebola managed to intercept one pass for a return of eight yards, while he and Freeland also each recovered a fumble, Adebola getting a total of 23 return yards.

Touchdowns were scored by Clouse, Thomas and Adebola, and unfortunately Evan Costello was unable to make the one attempted field goal.

One week before, on August 12, the Sussex Stags beat the Connecticut Bombers, 22-8, when they played them on the road.

Offensively during the game against the Bombers, Enslin passed 166 yards and completed 11 out of 15 attempted passes. Adam Schlereth threw for 80 yards with four completions on 13 attempts.

Clouse racked up the most rushing yards for the Stags, going 54 yards on five carries. Lamoreaux was close behind with 44 yards rushed and seven carries. Faria rushed for 20 yards with eight carries.

Tyler Adams grabbed five passes for a total of 96 yards. Byrd caught passes for 48 yards and Edwards got two for a total of 27 yards.

Adams scored two touchdowns for the Stags, while Byrd scored one.  Costello was one for one for extra points.  

Defensively, against the Bombers, the Stags sacked seven times throughout the game. Ford and Rashaan Hollman had two sacks each. Freeland, Cousar, and Brandon Miles each had one

The Stags look towards their next game on Saturday, August 26, which will be home on Palmer Field, with a 7 p.m. kickoff against the Nassau Punishers. This game will also be part of the Veterans Appreciation Night hosted by the Stags Football Team