Off the field, the Plainfield football team made the news this week for asking the NJSIAA to investigate – which they will – allegations of bias in the officiating of the Cardinal’s loss last week to Montgomery.
In that game, out of 44 accepted penalties, 36 were called on Plainfield, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com. Williams was thrown out of the game for arguing, and as a result had to sit this week’s game out.
Assistant Al-Majid Hutchins took his place, not that you would have noticed it.
That’s because on the field Saturday, the Cardinals were all business as usual, and improved to 2-1 with a 35-7 win over previously unbeaten Carteret, which fell to 3-1.
Plainfield’s defense did the job. They had seven sacks, and four interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns by Keiwan Kirkland, Joel Cordoba and Ethan Perry. Cordoba also had a touchdown catch, and E.J. Brown added a three-yard run in the win.
What happens in the NJSIAA investigation may be of consolation to Plainfield or not, but clearly the team put it behind them when they got to Hub Stine Field on a Saturday afternoon where, this time, everything seemed to go their way.
Click below for postgame reaction from Marcus Borden, presented by Sportsplex at Metuchen: