South Plainfield football hangs on for win over Carteret

South Plainfield football hangs on for win over Carteret

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South Plainfield football hangs on for win over Carteret

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South Plainfield 25, Carteret 20: Quarterback Patrick Waldrop scored two touchdowns and the Tigers (3-1) came up with several big defensive plays to hold on for a GMC White Division victory over the steadily improving Ramblers (1-4).

Zach Delvecchio’s 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave South Plainfield a 13-7 lead it would not relinquish. The Tigers made a huge goal-line stand just before the intermission to preserve their six-point cushion.

Waldrop, whose 1-yard first-quarter touchdown run gave South Plainfield a 7-0 lead, scored on another 1-yard keeper in the third quarter to give the Tigers a 19-7 cushion.

After Carteret closed the deficit to 19-14, Jonathan Veras blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone for a score, rebuilding South Plainfield’s lead to 25-14.

Justin Counts had a fumble recovery for South Plainfield, while teammate Mark Robinson caused a fumble.

“The defense was strong,” South Plainfield head coach Gary Cassio said. “They bent a little in the middle (of the game) but they didn’t break. That goal-line stand (before halftime) saved the game for us.”

Carteret quarterback Angelo Golino completed a 43-yard touchdown pass to Jemar Jordan and scored on a 1-yard run.

Da’avain Ellington had a 33-yard touchdown run for the Ramblers.

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