WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills football team defeated Plainfield on Friday, 35-12. Junior quarterback Chad Martini threw for 138 yards, Senior Jack Taub scored three touchdowns, Senior Terryn Stephens added one,Sophomore Brian Hayward scored his first varsity touchdown, and Junior kicker Spencer Ostroff hit all of the extra points for the Warriors. (See Martini to Hayward Video here) (See Jack Taub TD here)
“It was another great team effort by the Warriors tonight,” said WHRHS head coach Rich Seubert. “On offense the Oline paved the way running the ball for 33 times for 245 yards. Jack Taub had 289 all purpose yards tonight, 195 rushing. Chad Martini threw for 138 yards and TD passes to Stephens and Hayward. The defense was stout all night long, recording 6 sacks on the night. (Joey) Denave and (Shane) Kelly each recorded 6 tackles each while (Anthony) Leone pitched in with 3 tackles and 2 sacks.
I’m excited by all the hard work pay off for these student-athletes and look forward to getting back to practice on Monday. Thanks to all the support from the students and community tonight as it’s always fun to win for your home crowd.” ( continued below)
Jymir Esaw threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 38 yards for Plainfield.
The Warrior tribe filled the stands in neon, and for the first time this year, both the Watchung Hills cheerleaders and band performed at halftime.
And in a tradition that started a few years ago, the team thanked the band for their support. ( See video here)
Game recap is:
Jack Taub takes it 55 yards for a TD. Spencer Ostroff makes the extra point making it 7-0 in favor of the Warriors with 5:35 left in the first quarter.
Chad Martini with a screen pass to Jack Taub for 40 yards putting the ball at the Cardinal 8 yard line. Offside penalty on the Cardinals puts the ball at the 4. Taub runs it in for a Warrior TD. Ostroff makes the extra point making the score 14-0.
Plainfield scored on a 33 yard TD throw and catch and miss the extra point making the score 14-6 in favor of the Warriors.
Chad Martini with a 20 yard TD pass to Brian Hayward. Ostroff with the extra point making the score 21-6 in favor of the Warriors.
To end of the first half, Chad Martini with an 18 yard TD pass to Terryn Stephens. Ostroff with the extra point making the score 28-6 in favor of the Warriors.
Cardinals score on a 38 yard TD pass and catch on their first possession. 2 point conversion is no good. Warriors lead 28-12 with 9:38 left in the third quarter. Warriors take over on their own 35 yard line.
Heading to the 4th quarter, Warriors lead the Cardinals 28-12. Warriors have the ball at their own 44 yard line.
Jack Taub with a 9 yard TD run. Ostroff with the extra point making the score 35-12 in favor of the Warriors. Cardinals start at their own 10 yard line to start their next possession.
Final score 35-12. The Warriors travel to Linden next Friday and Westfield the following Saturday. The next home game is Friday, Oct. 4 and it is also a pink out for breast cancer awareness and homecoming.
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