North Plainfield 19, Roselle 0: After being gashed for 34 points in a loss A.L. Johnson, North Plainfield clamped down on defense and pitched a shutout in Mid-State 38 Raritan clash.
The Canucks, burnt by an early pick six last week, got going the same way when Naim Hanks returned a Jason McRae interception 32 yards to the house in the first quarter. Senior quarterback Kyle Grant (10 carries, 82 yards) scored on a 10-yard run and also threw a four-yard touchdown pass to junior fullback Chuck Kaiser.
North (1-1) will be out to avenge a last year’s loss to Somerville with a game at Brooks Field Friday night.
NP- Hanks 32 interception return (kick failed)
NP – Grant 10 run (kick failed)
NP – Kaiser 4 pass from Kyle Grant (Salako kick)
RUSHING: R – Huden 8-124, Canady 4-31, McRae 7-31; NP – Grant 20-82, Benson 17-67, Tucker 6-33.
PASSING: R – McRea 2-13-1-20; NP – Grant 4-8-0-24.
RECIVING: NP – Benson 1-16, Kaiser 1-4, Zavaleta 1-6.