Newton Braves keep rolling

Bury Whippany Park, 48-7

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  • Newton linebacker Ryan Kaiser forces Whippany Park ball carrier Matthew Peck to the turf in the first quarter. Kaiser accomplished seven tackles and one sack. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • Whippany Park wide receiver Jimmy Casalino looks towards a referee on the sideline to make sure he is lined up onside in the first half. Casalino caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter.

  • Newton defenders grab Whippany running back Matthew Peck in the first quarter.

  • Newton defensive end Nick Brigante sacks Whippany Park quarterback Chris Deehan in the first half. Brigante accomplished six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble on defense. On offense Brigante ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Whippany Park quarterback Chris Deehan looks to throw the ball as teammates provide protection in the first quarter. Deehan threw for one touchdown in the contest.

  • Newton punt returner Peyton Nolan on the run in the first quarter.

  • Peyton Nolan holds onto the ball as he is taken down by Whippany Park linebacker Michael Roma (30) in the first quarter. Roma accomplished nine tackles.

  • Newton quarterback Michael Freda runs out of the pocket to avoid Whippany Park linebacker Cooper Dimmick (43) in the first quarter. Freda gained 51 yards rushing.

  • In the first quarter after running to the outside on a keeper Newton's Michael Freda faces two Whippany Park defenders.

  • Newton ball carrier Nick Brigante jumps over a pile of players while on the move in the first half.

— Newton High School defeated Whippany Park High School (Morris County, N.J.) in varsity football on Friday September 14, 2018. The final score was 48-7. The game took place at Newton High School in Newton.

The Newton Braves scored early and often. They have now won 15 consecutive games counting from their incredible 2017 undefeated season.

Newton's Nick Brigante rushed for 202 yards and three touchdowns and had six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble on defense. Ryan Kaiser ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns for Newton, while also recording seven tackles and one sack. Chris Megna also added a rushing touchdown in the win. Kyheem Butler and Jimmy Harding accomplished one sack apiece for Newton.

Defensive back Michael Freda who also is the starting quarterback for Newton, returned a blocked punt 15 yards for a touchdown.

Whippany Park quarterback Chris Deehan threw a touchdown pass to receiver Jimmy Casalino in the first quarter.

Team records: Newton Braves 3-0. Whippany Park Wildcats 0-3.

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