Phillipsburg’s rumble with Hillsborough on the Raritan back on Sunday left the Stateliners with a number of injuries at key spots, including tight-end and quarterback.
Next man up.
Third-ranked P’burg got two second quarter touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead into the half at Maloney Stadium Friday night against ninth-ranked Hunterdon Central to beat the Red Devils 21-7.
Backup quarterback Nick Stettner – in for Jett Genovese, who injured his ankle against the Raiders Sunday but shouldn’t be out long, according to head coach Frank Duffy – threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter, one each to John Wargo and Kevin Burgess – of 10 and 56 yards, respectively.
Hunterdon Central’s only score came in the fourth quarter, when the Red Devils’ fell on a Phillipsburg fumble in the end zone. That made it 14-7, but John Wargo’s second touchdown of the game – a 38-yard rush – gave Phillipsburg back the cushion it needed.
The Stateliners improve to 4-1, while Central dropped its second straight game to fall to 4-2.
Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk about the Stateliners’ win with head coach Frank Duffy: