Football Gets Second Loss At Weequahic

By on October 6, 2018

At the end of the first quarter of last night’s game between the Verona High School Hillbillies and the Weequahic Indians, Verona was ahead, 9-7. But Weequahic would continue to pile on the points in the subsequent quarters and Verona didn’t, leading to a 21-9 Weequahic win.

Weequahic’s Charles Bruton got the Indians on the scoreboard first, on a 10-yard run in the first quarter. Verona’s Matt Aldiero and Nick Riggio then tag-teamed to run the ball downfield for the Hillbillies over a series of plays, which ended with Aldiero (above) in the end zone.

Verona’s next big move came minutes later, after the Hillbillies defense forced a turnover on downs. After a bad snap on the punt, Frank Riggio tackled the punter in the end zone for a safety.

Weequahic’s Tyler Phillips scored in the second quarter on a 60-yarder from Jerron Phillips and the Indians would get one more score, from Crosby McClinton, in the fourth.

Verona football’s record now stands at 3-2. The Hillbillies host Hoboken this coming Friday in another night game.

Photos copyright Andy Yeates. Used by permission.

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