Courier News Football Roundup: Bernards, Dunellen among victors

Courier News Football Roundup: Bernards, Dunellen among victors


Courier News Football Roundup: Bernards, Dunellen among victors


Senior John Maddaluna hauled in three receving touchdowns and had a 65-yard punt return touchdown in helping the Bernards High School football team garner a 36-7 win over Roselle Park to remain undefeated at 6-0 on Friday night at Olcott Field in Bernardsville.

Maddaluna finished with five receptions for 184 yards and caught touchdowns of 50, 43, and 40 yards from quarterback Devin Ray, who completed 7 of 10 passes for 225 yards.

Bernards will be in action next week against Bound Brook.

Union 28, Hillsborough 24: John Banaciski had a blocked punt return for a touchdown and Neco Mackenzie scored on a 30-yard reception in the second quarter as Hillsborough (1-5) lost a back and forth battle. The Raiders had a chance to get into scoring position inside the red zone on its final drive to potentially take the lead, but were called for an offensive pass interference penalty that wiped out what would have been a 50-plus yard pass completion.

Cranford 26, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 20: Dein Rice scored on a 50-yard reception and Emendo Thomas had two touchdown runs of four and 50 yards for the Raiders, who trailed 26-7 at one point and had a chance to win the game on its final drive before falling short.

Dunellen 41, Highland Park 7: Colin Hannis rushed for 118 yards on 20 carries to spark a Dunellen (4-2) ground attack that rushed for 378 yards on 57 carries. Dylan Hoski rushed eight times for 85 yards, including a 56-yard run, and Rob Young rushed for 60 yards with two touchdowns on nine carries for the Destroyers as they carried a 21-0 lead at the half.

South Hunterdon 31, Brearly 0: South Hunterdon racked up over 300 yards on the ground to move over the .500 mark at 3-2. Five different South Hunterdon players scored on rushing touchdowns, including junior quarterback Devon Troutman’s 60-yard scamper and senior running back Robert Albanir’s 81-yard dash.

55, Manville 13: Manville took its first lead of the season at 7-6 on a 70-yard touchdown strike from junior quarterback Anthony Zuhone to junior wideout Max Miller. Later, sophomore fullback Kyle Puza would plunge in from 1-yard out to round out the scoring for the Mustangs (0-6). Zuhone finished 10-for-17 passing for 170 yards and picked up 25 yards on the ground on four carries. Puza rushed nine times for 40 yards and Miller hauled in seven receptions for 107 yards.

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