ELIZABETH, NJ - The Watchung Hills football team beat Elizabeth on Friday night, led by some key plays by Anthony Leone, Terryn Stephens, Jack Taub, Adam Claxton, and Shane Kelly, 28-14.

It was the FIRST time the Warriors defeated the Minutemen, ever.

“I’m proud of how we responded after the last two weeks,” said WHRHS head coach Rich Seubert.  “This team has a lot of fight it them and I’m proud of all of them.  It was great to get the schools first win against Elizabeth tonight. All the credit to them as they never quit and played hard the entire game.  

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Special teams tonight made some big plays for us that helped us in a big way.  Leone blocked an extra point, Stephens ran a kick off back for a TD with great blocking from the kickoff return team, Kelly recovered a fumble on kick off, and Leone caught a fake punt to finish the game.  It was a team effort on Defense tonight led by Leone with 11 tackles and Russo with 10 tackles.

Offensively it was a team effort running the ball, Taub with 103 yards and a TD and Adam Claxton with 91 yards and 2 TD’s.  We need to get back to work this week and get ready for Montgomery on Senior night.”

Scoring Recap:

Jack Taub ran it in from 2 yards out for a Warrior TD. Spencer Ostroff hit the extra point making the score 7-0 in favor of the Warriors. Warriors recover the ensuing kickoff and take over at their own 46. 


Adam Claxton runs it in from 16 yards for a Warrior TD. Ostroff makes the extra point making the score 14-0 in favor of the Warriors with 10:41 left in the first half.


Warriors force a 3 and out and take over on their own 35 yard line with 7:34 left in the first half.


Adam Claxton runs it in from 30 yards out for a Warrior TD. Ostroff makes the extra point making the score 21-0 in favor of the Warriors with 1:13 left in the half.

Elizabeth started the second half with the ball at their own 25 yard line down 21-0.

Warriors stopped Elizabeth on 4th down and took over at the Elizabeth 43 yard line.  But, the Warriors fumbled at the 13 yard line and Elizabeth recovered. 1st and 10 for the Minutemen. 

Elizabeth scored on a six yard TD run. The extra point was blocked making the score 21-6 in favor of the Warriors.

Terryn Stephens then took the kickoff 83 yards to the house for a Warrior TD.  Ostroff made the extra point and the score 28-6 in favor of the Warriors.  

Elizabeth scored on a 48 yard TD run. The 2pt conversion was good making the score 28-14 in favor of the Warriors.

Watchung Hills is now 4-2 on the season and next plays Montgomery at home on Friday night.

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