West Essex's Leading Knight: Joe Scaglia

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Credits: Michael Romano
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WEST ESSEX, NJ - West Essex senior Joe Scaglia is one of the many leaders that have contributed to the Knights’ currently undefeated football season.

Scaglia and the Knights are 6-0 and have defeated opponents by double-digits in every game. The teams’ success could be attributed to the amount of senior experience from the starters and the overall closeness of the team.

“It’s not just about the seniors. Everyone on this team has contributed and stepped up for us in big spots,” Scaglia said. “We're a family. This is one of the tightest-knit teams I've ever been a part of and it’s amazing. I love it.”

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On a team with a stable of talent and experience in the skill positions, Scaglia poses a threat in many facets of the game.  This season Scaglia has rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns on 28 attempts out of the backfield and hauled in eight receptions for 164 yards and two scores. He is also the Knights’ starting safety, gunner and return specialist.

“It's not trickery, you just never know who's going to get the ball,” Scaglia said. “We rely on everyone and we trust everyone to get the job done.”

For the past two years, Joe has played baseball for the Knights, however this year Scaglia will focus his attention on football in hopes of making a college run.

While uncommitted to a specific school, Joe is interested in Lehigh, Lafayette, Muhlenberg and Monmouth. He plans to major in biology and eventually become a physical therapist.

“School is my main priority and I'm using football to get me into a better college,” Scaglia said. “I would love to play ball at Lehigh or Lafayette.”

Scaglia and the Knights will play at West Side on Saturday before returning to West Essex Regional for their final two games of the regular season against Irvington and Barringer.

 

 

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