Pioneers spread it around in 40-8 defeat of Bound Brook

New Providence players salute the band after a 40-8 home win on Friday, October 28, 2021 at Leider Field. (Mike Pavlichko)

Bound Brook had the reputation of a spread offense, but New Providence spread the wealth in a 40-8 home defeat of the Crusaders Friday night.

Four different players scored for the Pioneers in the “Big Central Game of the Week” driven by Autoland, as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio.

Charlie Barth had two scores for New Providence, while Ben Gullo and Dean Licari each had TDs on the ground, and Licari threw another to Jack Verbaro on second and goal.

Barth was the Autoland “Big Central Player of the Game,” amassing 163 yards on just 12 carries, with touchdown runs of seven and 29 yards. He had nearly half his team’s total rushing yards, as New Providence accumulated 328 yards on the ground.

The Pioneers scored on each of their first five possessions of the game, and held Bound Brook scoreless until Patrick LePoidevin’s one-yard TD run with 4:40 left in the third quarter, cutting it to 32-8, though the Pioneers answered right back.

The win moves New Providence to 2-1 ahead of next week’s big rivalry game against Brearley, which also won Friday night to improve to 4-0.

Click below to hear postgame reaction down on the field from Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Dom Savino:

Runningback Charlie Barth

Head Coach Chet Parlavecchio, Jr.

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