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Football: Cedar Grove Pummels Pascack Hills 35-20

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CEDAR GROVE,NJ - Max DeVito scored two touchdowns to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers to a 35-20  victory over Pascack Hills Cowobys in Cedar Grove on Friday night.

The Panthers struck first when QB Sammy Ventola found John Guaimano to complete a 20-yard touchdown pass with Ryan Lopez delivering the extra point.  The Cowboys answered scoring twice in the first quarter to take a 14-7 lead.

DeVito scored his first touchdown with under five minutes left in the half, but Lopez missed the extra point leaving the Panthers trailing by one point.  With under a minute left in the half, DeVito scored again on a 12-yard pass from Ventola with Mike Pronesti delivering on the two point conversion to give the Panthers a 21-14 lead going into the second half.

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The Panthers continued to dominate in the third quarter as Ryan Turi scored on a two-yard pass from Ventola.  Pascack Hills answered with a third touchdown, but was unable to overtake the Panthers who scored once again on a 9-yard run by Jake Ferrera.

Joe McCarthy led the defense for the Panthers with 16 tackles.  

The Panthers improve to 4-3 for the season.  They travel to North Warren on Friday at 7 p.m.

All photos by Jeanne Moreno. 

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