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with lightning bolts as the fourth quarter neared. From the 33, Viking quarterback John DeGirolamo, another hero, completed to Morant who glided 48 yards to the 19. Next, DeGirolamo hit Joe Liu, another Viking hero, in the endzone on the first play of the fourth quarter with just six seconds off the clock. That would be the first of three touchdowns which would take place in a 26second span and a fourth which would take place 1: 33 later.
A perfectly placed onside kick by Liu was recovered by the Vikings at midfield. Crack! DeGirolamo perfectly placed a positionpass to Cobbs, who flew down the right sideline for the touchdown with 11: 40 remaining. The score tightened to 3521.
Another Liu onside kick was recovered by Raider David Larkin on the
Raider 48. On the next play, Jones added breathing room by bolting 52 yards for the touchdown, making the score 4221 with 11: 28 on the clock.
But the knee shaking was yet to return in a big way. From the 24, DiGirolamo hit Liu over the middle at the Viking 48, then he completed
to Morant who galloped in for the touchdown with 9: 55 remaining.
A third Liu onside kick was recovered by Morant at the Raider 46. Several plays later, with 7: 26 remaining, Morant grabbed a pass in the endzone. Suddenly, the score was 4235.
The Raiders got possession and appeared to be heading in the right direction, but now even some of the referees appeared to be sprouting Viking horns. An ineligible receiver penalty killed a big gain and the Vikings took over. A few plays later, Cobbs made a spectacular onehanded catch and streaked 70 yards for the touchdown, making the score 4241. Pavoni bashed forward and blocked the extra point attempt.
The Raiders started again and pulled off a slick SchillertoJonestoWilliams reverse which resulted
“Mike Ciaciarelli and Josh Ray were not on the kickoff team due to injuries and that hurt us,” said Tranchina.
The Blue Devils had a drive extinguished when Lancer Alex Antunes intercepted MacDonald’s pass on his own 48 and returned it to the Westfield 44. The Lancers drove to the five for a first down. At this point, the Blue Devil defense displayed the team’s only moment of glory in the first half. They held and forced the Lancers to attempt a field goal with the ball resting on the three. Wide right!
The ball changed hands twice then a fine Lancer punt gave the Blue Devils the ball on their own 12. A sixyard sack of MacDonald forced the Devils to punt.
Taking over at the Devil 37, Spiratos completed a touchdown pass
to split end Glenn Carnevale with 4: 54 left in the half. The twopoint conversion pass to DeNick was good. Lancers led 140.
The Lancers continued with their air attack. From their own 47, the Lancers put together five pass plays and a threeyard run followed by a fouryard touchdown pass to DeNick to push the lead to 210 with :38 remaining in the half.
The halftime discussion must have been effective because the Blue Devils showed a different face in the second half. Mike Mroz received the kickoff on the 15 and returned it to the 30. Jenkins sliced right to the 38. Chris Giacone pushed ahead to the 40 to set up a third and very short. Fullback Pat Tuohy bashed through for the first down, then Jenkins rolled 41 yards to
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in a big gain; however, an illegal block call followed by a delay of game call killed the drive.
“Those onside kicks hurt us. I will say that right now,” said a relieved Ciccotelli. “We didn’t get a chance to get back on offense. We did not do a very good job with that part of the
game. The one clip there, the kid never touched him.”
With 1: 35 left, the Vikings moved from their 28 to the Raider 28 on two pass plays and a devastating roughing the passer penalty. With :55 left, DiGirolamo dropped back and fired over the middle but Pavoni read the play and made the gamesaving interception.
“Offensively, I’m very happy with my performance,” said Jones. “Defensively, it’s another story. I am disappointed in myself. We kept Morant silent in the first half, but I believe that we eased up too much on him. He was explosive in the second half and we were not ready for him.”
The sudden, unrelenting surge of the Vikings concerned the Raiders and Jones. “Those onside kicks gave me a headache on the sidelines. I was very nervous on the field. They definitely exposed a part of our defense that we need to work on.” commented Jones. “When Pavoni blocked the punt, I wanted to go hug him.”
“I hope this will be a lesson for us all,” said Ciccotelli about the Vikings’ resilience. “They were down by 21 and they just kept coming at us. They have some good players. Johnny Morant may be the best wide receiver in the state and we knew DiGirolamo was very effective, but I think that we helped him out a little bit. But, with that situation, we made the plays that we had to make to win.”
The 81 Raiders will meet 81 Rahway on Sunday, November 21 at 11: 00 a. m. at Kean University in Union to determine who takes the trip to the Meadowlands.
Parsippany Hills 0 7 0 34 41 Sc PlnsFanwood 14 14 7 7 42
the Lancer 18. Giacone blasted to the 11, Tuohy smashed to the nine, then Jenkins glided in for the touchdown with 8: 54 left in the quarter. MacDonald’s PAT kick was blocked.
The Lancers answered within two minutes on three straight completed passes to move from their own 33 to the Westfield onefoot line. Next fullback Andrew Koslowski plunged in for the touchdown. The PAT failed and the Lancers boosted their lead to 276.
Back came the Blue Devils. Mroz took the kickoff on the 11 and zipped up the middle to the 33. Giacone glided left to the 48 then added a twoyard gain. Jenkins rolled right 28 yards to the 22 and two plays later, after a penalty, the ball rested on the 28 where Giacone hooked left for the touchdown with 5: 01 left in the third. MacDonald’s successful kick tightened the score to 2713.
Another Devil opportunity was squashed when MacDonald’s pass was intercepted at the Devil 31 and returned to the 16. Early in the fourth, the Blue Devil defensive line held the Lancers to a fourth and six from the ten. Chris Volo’s 27yard field goal upped the score to 3013.
The Blue Devils received a golden opportunity when Ray smothered a fumble on the Lancer 13. On the very first play, Giacone from the quarterback position completed to Jenkins for the touchdown with 8: 41 left. MacDonald’s successful PAT, finalized the scoring.
Regarding their offensive success in the second half, Tranchina explained, “Their linebackers were killing us, so we made one blocking adjustment on the sweep. Our fullbacks led the play and the guards stayed at home.”
The Lancers truly found a weakness in the Blue Devil secondary as Spiratos completed 13 of 15 for 195 yards. Jenkins finished with 110 yards rushing and Giacone had 85.
“I don’t know why they did not play in the first half. It was a disturbing performance on our part,” said Tranchina. “We have a week and a half to heal and end the season on a positive note.”
The Blue Devils will host the annual Thanksgiving Day game against Plainfield at 10: 30.
Westfield (36) 0 0 13 7 20 Livingston (54) 6 15 6 3 30
FERGUSON, WILLIAMS, PRITCHARD, FINDLAY SCORE
Highlanders Romp Big, Clip Falcon Gridders, 2810 By FRED LECOMTE
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
“Playing as a team” were the words as a determined Governor Livingston Highlanders football team dominated both sides of the ball, seizing a 2810 victory over Jefferson in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Section 2, Group 2 consolation game in Berkeley Heights on November 13. The Highlanders gained 257 yards and Jeremy Ferguson, Fred Williams, Brian Pritchard and quarterback Rob Findlay had one touchdown apiece.
“It’s where we supposed to be,” said coach Joe Hubert of his team. “We played solid defense, established the fullback position allowing the option to produce the necessary results.”
The Highlanders dominated early. Findlay engineered the opening drive behind the strong running of Williams, ripping off 15 yards. Facing third and nine, Findlay airmailed the ball 30yards complete to junior Steve Bergeski. With the ball spotted on the Falcon 11, Findlay galloped to the four on a keeper, then Ferguson did the rest, banging his way up
the middle for the touchdown, putting the Highlanders up 60 with 9: 05 on the clock.
The Falcons offensive unit staggered throughout the quarter as they were bottled up and battered by a ferocious Highlander defensive unit.
With the Highlanders once again in control from the 48, and the offensive line opening huge holes, Williams banged his way for 32 yards on two carries to the Falcon 14. Williams then bashed in for the touchdown for a 120 Highlander lead with 11: 28 left in the half. Williams added the twopoint conversion.
The Highlanders established another impressive drive before the half, featuring Williams and Findlay who combined for 16yards to the 15. Despite several stiff Falcon defensive plays, the Highlanders were not to be denied as Pritchard slammed in from the six for the touchdown with 2: 52 on the clock. K. C. Miller’s kick was good, upping the lead to 210.
The Falcons were paralyzed throughout the half unable to pick up a single first down.
The second half saw a much different Falcon team led by running back Mike Tomszack as he cruised up the middle for 28yards. With the ball spotted on the 34 and facing a fourth and 10, junior back Mike Salvatore picked up 10yards to the 24. Quarterback Regaski connected with Paul Plunkett for 19, spotting the ball on the five. Great defensive pressure by Tim Marcantonio, Marty Moroney, Ferguson and Mike Farrell forced the Falcons to settle for a 30yard field goal by Wayne Guarino with 7: 34 left.
Rejuvenated and flying high, the Fal cons’ Tim Metzger recovered a fumble
on the kickoff, continuing their flight deep into Highlander country to the 15yard line. On fourth and afoot, Regaski scored, reducing the lead to 2110 with :43 left in the third.
With 4: 55 left in the fourth quarter and the ball on the 50yard line, Findlay found a seam off Mark Porzio, scampered to his left and completed a 50
yard run touchdown icing the game 2810.
Marty Moroney, Mike Fenton, Mike Watson, Mark Felezzola and Tom Robina destroyed all Falcon offensive plans remaining in the game. Bergeski at quarterback demonstrated excellent skills as he guided the Highlanders the last four minutes on route
to their second consecutive victory. Seniors Williams, Ferguson and Farrell put it this way:
“We are ready for New Providence on Thanksgiving!” New Providence beat the giant, now it’s the Highlanders turn to do the same.”
Williams finished with 90 yards and Findlay compiled 70. Felezzola had a tremendous game compiling eight tackles and five assists as did Findlay with seven tackles with three assists.
Jefferson 0 0 10 0 10 Gov Livingston 6 15 0 7 28
Area High School Football Playoffs:
SECTION 2, GROUP 3 Rahway 21, Morris Hills 12
Steve Brown ran four yards for a touchdown and threw an 35yard touchdown pass to Steve Ellis and Dan Johnson added an 18yard touchdown for the 81 Indians.
Morris Hills (54) 0 0 0 14 12 Rahway 6 8 0 7 21
SECTION 2, GROUP 4 Union 21, Plainfield 14
Davis had two touchdowns for the Cardinals but Paul DeFrancesco scored the winning touchdown for the Farmers wit a 50yard run.
Plainfield (54) 0 7 7 0 14 Union (81) 0 7 0 14 21
PUBLIC NOTICE BOROUGH OF FANWOOD NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF
ORDINANCE 9920R AND PUBLIC HEARING
An ordinance was introduced by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Fanwood on November 11, 1999. Copies of this ordinance can be obtained without cost at the Fanwood Borough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey between the hours of 8 a. m. and 4 p. m., Monday through Friday.
The purpose of this ordinance is to limit certain governmental buildings and governmental equipment for political fundraising.
A public hearing on this ordinance will be held on December 9, 1999.
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PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF’S SALE
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F2157698.
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORP., PLAINTIFF vs. ALBERT LATORRE AND MRS. ALBERT LATORRE, HIS WIFE; ET ALS, DEFENDANT.
CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED AUGUST 11, 1999 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.
By virtue of the abovestated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 8TH DAY OF DECEMBER A. D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.
The judgment amount is $169,398.76. The property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union and State of New Jersey.
It is commonly known as 24951 Ripley Place, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
It is known and designated as Block No. 1, Lot No. 603.
The dimensions are 52.13 feet wide by 70.67 feet long.
Nearest cross street: Situate on the northeasterly line of Ripley Place, 150.0 feet from the southeasterly line of Third Street.
Prior lien( s): None. There is due approximately the sum of $173,870.73 together with lawful interest and costs.
There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.
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PUBLIC NOTICE BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
An Amendment to Ordinance No. 9919R was introduced and passed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Fanwood at a meeting held on November 11, 1999. Copies of this amendment to Ordinance No. 9919R can be obtained without cost at the Fanwood Borough Hall, Municipal Clerk’s Office, 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey between the hours of 8 A. M. and 4 P. M., Monday through Friday.
The purpose of this amendment is to amend and delete certain sections of the Ordinance granting renewal of Municipal consent to Comcast Cablevision of NJ, Inc.
A public hearing on this amendment will be held on December 9, 1999 at 8 P. M.
Eleanor McGovern Borough Clerk 1 T – 11/ 18/ 99, The Times Fee: $18.87
Fred Lecomte for The Westfield Leader and The Times HIGHLANDERS DOWNING A FALCON… Highlanders Fred Wiliams, No. 28, and Jeremy Ferguson, No. 20, down a Falcon defender. Pictured below is Highlander Tom Geraghty.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times GETTING A KICK OUT OF THE GAME… Raider Sergio Pereira, No. 40, appears to be getting kicked in the face by the Viking punter. Ironically, the Raiders were called for roughing the kicker.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times HANDING OFF TO JENKINS… Blue Devil quarterback Ryan MacDonald hands off the ball to Terrence Jenkins, No. 5, who rolls 41 yards to the Lancer 18 in the third quarter.
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