By Grace Prachthauser
Making a comeback after a seven-year slump, Morristown High School football notched its second straight victory of the season with an 18-9 triumph at West Orange on Friday night.
“Momentum-wise, we had all the boys fighting tonight, from the guys on the sidelines, to the guys in the trenches,” senior Nathan Estiverne said after the game.
“It felt great to pull one of those tough games out. Not only for us, but the coaches too. I feel like we could ride this momentum wave the rest of the season,” the running back said.
After a scoreless first half, the Colonials came out fired up.
“During halftime we were all talking about how we are going to win our personal battle on the field and we did that, and won the game,” said senior Jake Buchner.
Senior Drew Chilson scored the first touchdown, and junior Ryan Devaney added the extra point.
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Devaney booted a field goal soon after. Buchner added a TD, followed by a two-point conversion pass from Devaney to Matt McNally.
“This is a great team win and the offensive line does not get enough credit,” said McNally. “They were a huge part of the game. Our defense was lock-down. Lights out. I think we just proved that Morristown is back on the map and not to be taken lightly.”
The Colonials (2-3) will try to keep the momentum going on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, on the road against the unbeaten Montclair High School Mounties.