LISTEN: Haughney powers Old Bridge in “Battle of Route 18”

Old Bridge head coach Anthomy Lanzafama addresses his team after winning the 2020 edition of the “Battle of route 18,” with the trophy sitting at his feet.

When junior Old Bridge quarterback Owen Haughney’s first two passes of the game went for interceptions, and East Brunswick scored on its first two possessions, it looked like the Bears would be well on their way to their first win over the Knights in ten years.

But the tide slowly turned, to the point where Haughney’s last three passes of the night went for touchdowns, the final one of which went 15 yards to Avery Rodriguez to put Old Bridge ahead for good.

It all gave the Knights a 35-20 win over a game East Brunswick team at Vince Lombardi Field Friday night, as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio.

Haughney was named Offensive Player of the Game, unofficially going 4-9 in the passing game for 121 yards and three touchdowns (58, 42, and 15 yards) and 2 interceptions. He also rushed for 11 yards on 6 carries.

Junior Lawrence Hunter was the workhorse, with 23 scampers for 163 yards, the final of which was a powerhouse 8-yard touchdown run that put the game out of reach for East Brunswick with 1:22 to play.

Below, hear postgame reaction from Haughney and Head Coach Anthony Lanzafama.

Junior QB Owen Haughney

Head Coach Anthony Lanzafama

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