Bloomfield HS football team enjoys respectable season

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School football team ended a respectable season.

The Bengals lost at Plainfield, 48-8, in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s North Jersey, Group 5 regional invitational tournament championship game on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Plainfield. 

The Bengals, who entered the game with a three-game winning streak, finished the season with a 5-5 record. 

Senior running back Jayden Evans scored on a 5-yard run, followed by the successful two-point conversion, in the first quarter to give the Bengals an 8-0 lead. Evans finished with 63 rushing yards on 14 carries. Senior running back Joey Jones led the Bengals with 74 rushing yards on 12 carries. Senior Jasir Eason had three carries for 28 yards, junior quarterback Trevor Frantantoni had three carries for 20 yards, and sophomore Jayden Clydesdale had five carries for 19 yards.

Bloomfield posted three shutouts this season, including back-to-back shutouts against Barringer, 14-0, on Oct. 15 in Newark, and Belleville, 35-0, on Oct. 21, at Foley Field. Their first shutout was against Dickson, 27-0, at Foley Field on Sept. 30.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated to include the Bengal touchdown and statistics.

Photos Courtesy of Jerry Simon