VERONA, NJ - Frank Riggio ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the Verona Hillbillies football team to a 29-7 victory over Newton in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 2 semifinals in Verona on Friday.

Verona got on the board early when quarterback Cael Zebrowski connected with Jake McConnachie  with a 42-yard touchdown pass.  The extra point by Steven Luehs gave the Hillbillies a 7-0 lead.  Newton tied it up with a touchdown from Julian Sibblies in the second quarter.

Riggio answered with a 64 yard touchdown run and Luehs completed the two point conversion putting Verona up 15-7 at the end of the first half.  Riggio continued his assault in the second half scoring two more touchdowns to clinch the win for the Hillbillies.

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Verona remains undefeated, improving to 10-0 for the season.  They will host Lenape Valley on Friday in search of the North 2, Group 2 Sectional title.  

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