NEWARK, NJ -- Nick Ciaglia passed for one touchdown and ran for another to help West Essex to a 26-6 football victory over Newark Central Thursday night.

Ciaglia connected with Vincent Panzarino on a 32-yard scoring pass and Tyler Logan kicked a 32-yard field goal in the first quarter, when the Knights (2-1) took a 10-6 lead.

Ciaglia's keeper from the 1-yard line and Giancarlo Farro's 7-yard TD run in the second quarter extended the West Essex lead to 24-6 by halftime. Defensive lineman Bardhyl Gashi tackled a Central runner in the end zone in the third quarter for a West Essex safety.

Gashi finished with two sacks and eight tackles and Jake Cusano also had two sacks. Chris Bell rushed for 193 yards on eight carries and Cristian Cataldo had 96 yards on seven carries in the victory.