Edison rallies for 42-23 win at St. Joseph-Metuchen in a wild one

Edison coach Matt Fulham talks to his team after a 42-23 win at St. Joseph-Metuchen on October 7, 2022. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

Before Edison could even blink, the Eagles were down 14-0 on the road to St. Joe’s.

But, somehow, they scored 42 of the game’s next 9 points to win 42-23 in a game that saw touchdowns scored in just about every way possible.

The Falcons came out hot, with a 95-yard touchdown return by Jo Jo Huntley to start the game, then forced an Eagles’ three-and-out, and scored two plays later on a 32-yard pass play from Daniel DeGennaro to Christian Magliacano.

Boom.

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But Edison, which went the entire first half without a first down, held from there, for the most part.

And chipped away.

First, it was a blocked punt by sophomore Nyekir Eato, late in the first quarter, which he then scooped and scored to cut it to 14-7. Edison tied the game when Eato nearly sacked DeGennaro after a bad snap. He wound up forcing a fumble, which Jose Barreto-Martinez took to the house, tying the game at 14.

After halftime, it was Edison’s turn to come out of the gate hot. On the second play from scrimmage of the third quarter, Nyekir Eato had a 71-yard touchdown run, then Ricky Harvey made his first of two touchdown catches, a 45-yarder from Matt Yascko, to give Edison a 28-17 lead.

Joe’s would come back with a DeGennaro to Jeremy DeCaro six-yard TD strike to make it 28-23, but Edison got its second TD score from Harvey for a 35-23 advantage, and added to it with a late pick-six to make it 42-23.

Edison has now won three straight and is 5-2 on the season while the Falcons drop to 3-3.

Click below for postgame reaction:

Edison RB/LB Nyekir Eato and WR Rickey Harvey

Edison head coach Rickey Harvey

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