WEST ORANGE, NJ (updated Tuesday Oct. 25, 12:39 p.m.) – The Seton Hall Prep varsity football team dropped a 37-17 decision to DePaul on a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22, at Joe Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School to move to a 1-6 record on the season.
DePaul opened up a 14-0 lead after its first two possessions of the game. The Pirates cut the lead to 14-7 with 2:09 left in the second quarter when freshman quarterback Matt Colantuono scored on a three-yard run to cap a 14-play, 73-yard drive. Junior receiver Andrew Perez had three catches for 34 yards on the drive. Sophomore kicker Zach Hoban booted the extra point.
DePaul extended the lead to 17-7 with :02 left in the second quarter on a 22-yard field goal.
SHP cut the lead to 17-14 on its first drive of the third quarter as sophomore quarterback Aidan Gilman hit senior receiver Dwayne Warren on a 34-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline to cap a nine-play, 72-yard drive with 5:58 left. Warren had three catches for 47 yards on the drive. Hoban added the extra point.
DePaul scored two touchdowns later in the quarter before Hoban connected on a 21-yard field goal with :48 left to make the score 31-17 after three quarters. Warren caught a 43-yard pass and Perez had a 19-yard reception on the drive. DePaul (3-4) scored one more touchdown to close out the scoring.
SHP game stats
Passing: Gilman, 13 of 26 attempts, 181 yards, one TD, one interception. Receiving: Warren, seven catches for 112 yards. Defense: Senior linebacker Paul Theobald, 18 tackles (eight solo). Senior cornerback Michael Mughetto, 10 tackles (three solo). Sophomore linebacker Jonathon Alvarado, seven tackles, one sack. Junior cornerback Anthony Algieri, seven tackles (three solo).
Next game: The Pirates will host Montclair HS on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Joe Suriano Stadium at WOHS at 1 p.m.
Seton Hall Prep (1-6)
Sept. 10, Loss, at Peddie, 21-14
Sept. 17, Loss, Paramus Catholic, 42-20*
Sept. 24, Loss, at St. Peter’s Prep, 42-14
Oct. 1, Loss, at Pope John, 19-7
Oct. 7, Loss, Delbarton, 23-19*
Oct. 15, Won, at Columbia, 42-6
Oct. 22, Loss, DePaul, 37-17*
Oct. 29, Montclair, 1 p.m.*
Nov. 5, at Bergen Catholic, 2:30 p.m.
*home games at West Orange HS