Orange HS football team falls to Passaic Valley for third straight loss

The Orange High School varsity football team lost its third game in a row, falling to Passaic Valley, 23-14, Saturday, Sept. 30, in Little Falls.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Tornadoes jumped out to a 14-0 lead. Junior quarterback George Crespo ran for a 45-yard TD to make it 7-0. Crespo threw a 31-yard TD pass to junior Nyquee Hawkins in the second quarter. Senior Louis Thompson kicked both extra points.

Passaic Valley answered with a TD later in the second quarter to cut the Tornadoes’ lead to 14-7 and continued the momentum in the second half to earn the victory.

OHS game stats

Passing: Crespo: 4 of 8 attempts, 56 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs.

Receiving: Hawkins: 3 receptions for 40 yards. Senior tighe end Mahkye Boswell: 1 reception for 16 yards.

Rushing: Crespo: 16 carries for 79 yards, 1 TD. Jair McClary: 14 carries for 60 yards.

Defense: Nasier Givens, senior defensive end: 10 tackles, 1 sack. Hawkins, defensive back: 9 tackles, 1 fumble recovery. Wilgens Previlon, senior tackle, and Boswell, linebacker: 7 tackles each. Joshua Fields, senior tackle, and Askari Garner, senior DB: 5 tackles each. Nigel Thomas, junior DE: 4 tackles, 1 sack. Zeckoriah Kirkland, senior DB: 3 tackles, 1 forced fumble. Divad Drakeford, senior DT: 4 tackles.

Next game: The Tornadoes will host Barringer on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m.

Orange (1-3)

Sept. 9, Won, at Ferris, 47-6

Sept. 15, Loss, Mahwah, 15-12

Sept. 23, Loss, West Essex, 10-7

Sept. 30, Loss, at Passaic Valley, 23-14

Oct. 7, Barringer, 4 p.m.

Oct. 14, at Nutley, 1 p.m.

Oct. 21, Parsippany Hills, 1 p.m.

Oct. 27, at Central, 7 p.m.

Nov. 3, Chatham, 7 p.m.