It was considered a play-in for the playoffs and Jaeden Jones’ elevated his play one more notch.
Hard to fathom there was any room to even do that, as he’s having another stellar season. But Friday night may have taken the cake: 233 rushing yards on 21 carries (10.6 per rush!) and three touchdowns on his own Senior Night, while throwing for 137 more and two scores on just 3-of-5 tossing it.
The result was a 35-7 win for Colonia that looks like it will get them in the playoffs. They started the night as the 16th team in North Jersey Group 4.
Colonia (5-4) got out to a 13-0 lead on a pair of touchdown runs – eight and four yards – in the first quarter. Rahway got one back on a two-yard run by sophomore Andrew Avent, but that was all they would manage.
The Patriots scored two more TDs in the final 2:16 of the first half – a 57-yard touchdown pass and a 17-yarder to Nygel Hill – the second of which was a toss to the right coffin corner of the end zone by Jones that was tipped high in the air by the defender, who then lost sight of it. Hill didn’t and grabbed it a few feet away for the score.
Jones would an another touchdown run – 27 yards – in the fourth quarter to make the final score.
Rahway fell to 3-6 with the loss, and has now lost four straight, but the Indians may have a chance at the postseason. They’ll just have to sit and wait to see what happens elsewhere Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
Colonia should be in, it’s just a matter of where.
Follow us for updated standings late Friday night/early Saturday morning, plus analysis on cjsportsradio.com Saturday, then our live “Playoff Projection Show” sponsored by My Family Appliances on Route One South in Edison. We’ll give all out matchup projections with Marcus Borden as out live in-studio analsyt, and we’ll be giving away three $100 gift cards to lucky listeners from My Family Appliances.
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