By Tim Heaton, President, Morristown High School Football Boosters
Morristown falls to West Morris, 35-7
Friday night under the lights in Chester the Colonials struggled on both sides of the ball against the Wolf Pack of West Morris Central.
The big “Bs” on defense–Buchner, Burke, Benvenuto, Benbow– had their share of crushing tackles and swarms.
Lorenzo ran down several would-be touchdowns. Justin Burke added another interceptions to his total for the year.
On offense, Gwynn punished defenders time and time again, but for the
first half the Colonials went “three and out” on most possessions.
At halftime the Colonials were behind 28-0, but the the boys ignored the
deficit and fought on. Starting from Morristown’s 20 yard line, they put in
an impressive drive.
Burke had a great run and catch. Heaton got a key first down. Gwynn punished anyone crazy enough to get in his way. McCall scrambled to the 10 . It looked like the Colonials were going to punch it in, but on a third down the Colonials got thrown for a loss, keeping them out of effective field goal range.
In the next defensive series, Lorenzo saved another TD by running down a
pass and catch.
Eventually, the Wolfpack would score its final TD on this clock-burning series.
Next series for both sides ended with punts.
Heaton made a daring punt reception in a group of waiting Wolves to
save yardage at the 20 yard line, and the Colonials made another drive. Unger
plowed ahead with great downhill style that fans will be enjoying for
two more years.
Hayes, number 45, made several nice slashing runs, and made the crowd wonder, “Who in the heck is that!” He is another sophomore star.
Unger ran the ball two more times until he was injured, but he walked off the field under his own power. From the Wolfpack 10, Hayes grabbed a couple more yards, then Unger came back to claim his second varsity TD.
The Colonials never stopped, but the clock did. The game ended with the Pack
taking a knee. Next week is Homecoming, with the Colonials (2-4) hosting Morris
Knolls on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 2 pm.
Frosh battle in a loss, 27-42
Come out to watch these guys, it’s a great product, as I like to say.
Right from the start these kids were fired up. Fable trucked the ball carrier on kickoff. Then Buchner, Lopez, Demogerodakis, (AKA, D-Money) and Estivaerne swarmed over the Wolfpack offense.
Buchner sacked the QB, causing a fumble to give the Frosh the ball on the Pack 29.
Next play King ran it in for a TD.
The rest of the first half was the same sort of track meet. The Pack hit the Frosh defense with a couple of Jet sweeps, and finally punched it in to tie. And so it went.
On King’s next touch he blew by the Pack for a 66-yard TD.
The Frosh continued to shine on defense, with Smith leading the swarm of Blake Pierro, Culmone, Chilson, McNally and Holick.
Justin Pierro senr a West Morris ball carrier packing. Fable threw a defensive umbrella that no pass could get through. Chilson matched King with a 61-yard Jets sweep TD. Half time: 26- 21, Wolfpack.
The third quarter was a back-and-forth possession battle with no advantage or score. The fourth quarter, i.e., the Colonial Quarter,was more like the first half.
The Pack scored on a long drive. On offense, Chilson demonstrated his downhill running prowess on another great run in a drive that King finished off for a 54-yard TD.
Unfortunately, the clock ran out on the Freshmen, too.