Nutley HS football team looks to get back on winning track

NUTLEY, NJ – The Nutley High School varsity football team hopes to snap a two-game losing streak when it visits Orange HS on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. in a North Jersey Super Football Conference Patriot White Division game.

The Raiders lost to Paramus, 45-23, at the Park Oval on Saturday, Oct. 8, in a North Jersey  Super Football Conference non-division game to fall to a 1-4 record.

Josh O’Neill threw three touchdown passes, two to Nick Saporito and one to R.J. Ferrarelli, for the Raiders.

Paramus led 24-23 at the end of the third quarter and outscored the Raiders, 19-0, in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Paramus                          0        7      19 19 – 45

Nutley                               0        3      20 0 – 23

Second Quarter

P – Justin McKeon 1-yard TD run (Brian Levy kick)

N – Hunter Lechthaler 31-yard field goal

Third Quarter

N – Nick Saporito 67-yard TD pass from Josh O’Neill (Hunter Lechthaler kick)

P – Matthew Amato 10 int. ret. for a TD (kick failed)

N – Nick Saporito pass from Josh O’Neill (kick failed)

P – Blake Wilkerson 87-yard kickoff return for a TD (kick fail.)

N – R.J. Ferrarelli 70-yard tD pass from Josh O’Neill (pass fail.)

P – Brian Bonino 1-yard TD run (Justin McKeon kick)

Fourth Quarter

P – Mike Martinelli 25-yard TD pass from Nick Tarabocchia (kick fail.)

P – Wilkerson 25-yard TD run (McKeon kick)

P – Martinelli 55 interception return for a TD (kick failed)


Nutley (1-4)

Sept. 9, Loss, at West Essex, 27-7

Sept. 16, Loss, at Bloomfield, 39-17

Sept. 24, Won, Pascack Valley, 31-14

Sept. 30, Loss, at Irvington, 20-0

Oct. 8, Loss, Paramus, 45-23

Oct. 15, at Orange, 1 p.m.

Oct. 22, Chatham, 2 p.m.

Oct. 29, Parsippany Hills, 1 p.m.

Nov. 4, at Barringer, 7 p.m.