WEST ORANGE, NJ – After starting 0-4, the Seton Hall Prep varsity football team defeated Delbarton, 37-31, for its first win of the season Oct. 7.
The Pirates will face Delbarton again, this time in the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 4 state playoffs. SHP, seeded fourth, will host fifth-seeded Delbarton in the quarterfinal round this Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. at Brendan P. Tevlin Memorial Field. The winner will face the winner between top-seeded Bergen Catholic and eighth-seeded St. Augustine Prep in the semifinals.
The Pirates closed out their regular season, dropping a 28-7 decision to Bergen Catholic on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Nov. 4, at Brendan P. Tevlin Memorial Field. It was third matchup between head coaching Campanile brothers – Vito Campanile of SHP and Nunzio Campanile of Bergen Catholic.
BC scored a touchdown in the first and second quarter to take a 14-0 lead into the halftime locker room. They scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter to increase their lead to 28-0 after three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, with 2:05 left, SHP quarterback Cameron Carti hit Dominic Busby on a crossing pattern. Busby raced down the left sideline for the touchdown and Zach Hoban added the extra point to make the final score 28-7.
SHP game stats vs. BC
Passing: Senior quarterback Cameron Carti: 10 of 20, 132 yards, 1 TD, 1 interception.
Rushing: Sophomore running back Kyle Monangai: 11 carries for 64 yards.
Receiving: Sophomore tight end Dominic Busby: 1 catch for 68 yards, 1 TD.
Defense: Junior linebacker and West Orange resident Vincent Henrich: 14 tackles, 1 caused fumble. Junior defensive back Nicholas Eliades: 13 tackles, 1 fumble recovered. Senior safety Jack Agnew: 11 tackles, 1 caused fumble. Senior defensive back Anthony Algieri: 10 tackles.