Stags punish Punishers, 22-6

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  • In the second quarter running with the ball Nassau Punishers quarterback Divine Jackson is tackled by Sussex Stags defender Michael Cousar. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • Sussex Stags defensive lineman Larry Ford accomplished three sacks in the game. Ford was instrumental in keeping the Nassau Punishers offense in check.

  • Sussex Stags running back Joseph Clouse moves the ball on the field.

  • Sussex Stags quarterback Adam Schlereth ready to throw as his teammates provide him protection in the first quarter.

  • Sussex Stags receiver Kasson Thomas carries the ball in the first quarter.

  • Nassau Punishers safety Durrel Bradley is tended to by physical therapist Terence Moran of West Milford Physical Therapy and Fitness (Passaic County, N.J.) to address some soreness.

  • Sussex Stag Jamal White with team mascot Bucky.

  • Nassau Punishers quarterback Divine Jackson moves the ball.

  • After a reception in the second half Nassau Punishers wide receiver Taymar Whitehurst avoids the grasp of Sussex Stags defender Isaiah Sommerville.

  • Sussex Stags receiver Davelle Byrd maneuvers the ball after catching it in the fourth quarter.

— The Sussex Stags defeated the Nassau Punishers (Roosevelt, New York) on Saturday, August 26. The final score was 22-6. The semipro football game took place at Newton High School in Sussex County.

The Stags improve to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in League play. The New York Rebels handed the Stags their first loss of the season on Saturday, August 19 by the score 39-20. The Sussex Stags will return home to Newton High School on September 9 to take on the New Jersey Pirates.

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