East Orange Campus HS football team loses to Elizabeth in playoffs

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The fourth-seeded East Orange Campus High School varsity football team’s hopes for a state playoff run were dashed with a 42-13 loss to fifth-seeded Elizabeth in the first round of the state North Jersey Section 2, Group 5 playoffs on Friday night, Nov. 11, at Paul Robeson Stadium in East Orange.

Naseem White scored both touchdowns for the Jaguars, who moved to a 5-4 record. White scored on a seven-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Fayeson Carney in the fourth quarter.

Elizabeth jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Elizabeth moved to a 5-5 record and will visit top-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan in the semifinals next weekend.

The Jaguars will close out the season on Thanksgiving against Barringer at Schools Stadium in the teams’ annual Thanksgiving Day game.

East Orange Campus (5-4)

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, Won, at 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, Loss, at West Orange, 33-14

Nov. 11, Loss, Elizabeth, 42-13*

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

*North Jersey Section 2, Group 5 playoffs