East Orange Campus HS football team defeats Morristown, 42-18, for second straight win to improve to 5-2

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Junior quarterback Q’uran Dixon rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries and passed for 46 yards and another touchdown on 4-of-10 passing; and senior running back/defensive back Giovanni Shine rushed for a touchdown and scored on an interception return to lead the East Orange Campus High School varsity football team to a 42-18 win over Morristown on Friday night, Oct. 28, at Paul Robeson Stadium.

The win was the Jaguars’ second straight and improved their record to 5-2 overall.

The Jaguars trailed 10-3 at the end of the first quarter. Junior athlete Rady Rojas kicked a 35-yard field goal for EOCHS in the quarter.

In the second quarter, the Jaguars scored two touchdowns to take a 17-10 halftime lead. Shine returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown. The extra point kick was blocked. Dixon had a two-yard touchdown run and Rojas scored on the two-point conversion run.

The Jaguars extended their lead to 36-18 at the end of the third quarter. Dixon threw a 25-yard pass to senior receiver Eddie Marshall. The two-point conversion run failed. Dixon scored on a two-yard run. Rojas threw the two-point conversion pass. Shine scored on a 36-yard run. The two-point conversion run failed.

In the fourth quarter, junior Nasir Neal scored on a 25-yard run. The point-after kick failed.

Neal finished with 70 yards on eight carries and Shine had 53 yards on five carries. Rojas had 25 yards on five carries. Sophomore Taiji Hodges had two carries for 24 yards; senior Khalil Holcomb had six carries for 32 yards and senior Naseem White had three carries for 19 yards.

Defensively for the Jaguars, Holcomb had eight tackles and one sack; Rojas had eight tackles; Neal and junior Fayeson Carney each had six tackles; and Shine had five tackles.

The Jaguars are in fourth place in the state North Jersey Section 2, Group 5 power-points standings. The top eight teams in the power-points standings through the first eight games earn playoff berths.

The Jaguars will visit West Orange on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. West Orange has a four-game winning streak and is 5-3.

East Orange Campus (5-2)

Sept. 9, Won, at Memorial of West New York, 61-15

Sept. 17, Loss, Columbia, 34-28

Sept. 23, Won, Livingston, 28-3

Oct. 1, at Won, Paterson Kennedy, 14-8

Oct. 8, Loss, at Montclair, 55-10

Oct. 22, Won, Bloomfield, 32-29

Oct. 28, Won, Morristown, 42-18

Nov. 5, at West Orange, 7 p.m.

Nov. 24, at Barringer, 11 a.m.