WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School defensive end and running back Jake Vall-Llobera had two sacks and seven tackles in the football team’s 30-14 win over Plainfield on Thanksgiving Day.
A junior, this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week has had three quarterback sacks and 12 tackles in the last two games, and he blocked a punt in the Plainfield game.
“Jake’s a great teammate who is always involved in everything the team does on and off the field,” head football coach Jim DeSarno said.
DeSarno expects “big things” from Vall-Llobera in the future.
“He will be our only returning defensive linemen, so he’s going to have to raise his level of play and really take on a leadership role with the team,” DeSarno said.
But first, the Blue Devils will play for the NJSIAA State Championship Saturday as they square off in a rematch of last year’s game against Bridgewater-Raritan. Both teams are undefeated this year. The game will be played at MetLife Stadium, home to both the New York Giants and Jets.
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