Solid defensive effort notches third shutout for St. Thomas Aquinas, 34-0 over Cranford

St. Thomas Aquinas senior Christian Magliacano (left) and head coach Tarig Holman as the Trojans take the field in this undated photo. (Source: @STATrojansFB on Twitter)

Two years ago, St. Thomas Aquinas pitched seven shutouts in a season, tying a playoff era Middlesex County record held by Piscataway’s 2004 team, one which had three future NFL players on its roster.

Some said the schedule wasn’t challenging, and the following year the Trojans were in a tougher division.

Fast forward one more year, and the 2023 Trojans may be on the same trajectory.

They beat Cranford 34-0 in North Edison Friday night to improve to 5-0, and in the process logged their third shutout of the season, having already blanked New Providence and Scotch Plains-Fanwood.

The Cougars fell to 2-2 with the loss.

Click below to hear St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Tarig Holman talk about Friday night’s win over Cranford, and the keys to his team’s stellar defense:

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