Seton Hall Prep football team falls to Delbarton as four-game winning streak snapped

Senior QB Aidan Gilman.
Junior WR Matt Colantuono.

The Seton Hall Prep varsity football team traveled to William O. Regan Field on the campus of Delbarton School in Morristown last Saturday, Oct. 13, and lost, 34-17. The loss snapped the Pirates’ four-game winning streak and dropped their record to 4-3.

After Delbarton scored on its first offensive play of the game to take a 7-0 lead, Seton Hall came back to tie the game at 7-7. They drove 75 yards in 13 plays with senior QB Aidan Gilman going in from the 1-yard line and Austin Kuterka adding the extra point with 5:25 left in the first quarter.

Delbarton took a 14-7 lead after a  fumble return for a touchdown of 88 yards.

On the ensuing kickoff, Seton Hall drove 82 yards in six plays with Gilman scoring from the 1-yard line again and Kuterka’s extra point tied the game at 14-14 with 6:48 left in the second quarter. The big play in that drive was a 72-yard run by Gilman.

On the opening kickoff of the second half, Matt Colantuono caused a Delbarton fumble and Jacob Maurice recovered the ball for Seton Hall on the Delbarton 31-yard line. Seven plays later, Kuterka kicked a 27-yard field goal to give Seton Hall a 17-14 lead with 8:21 left in the third quarter.

Delbarton scored a touchdown later in the quarter to take a 21-17 lead after three quarters. In the fourth quarter, Delbarton added a touchdown and two field goals to make the final 34-17.

SHP stats

Gilman: 9 of 23 passing for 130 yards and 14 carries for 79 yards.

Colantuono: 3 catches for 56 yards.  Nicholas Gullace: 2 catches for 48 yards.

Defense: Lucas Giordano: 8 tackles. Niko Diakides: 7 tackles, 1 fumble caused, and 2 sacks. Vincent Henrich: 6 tackles. Andrew Mitzak: 6 tackles.

Next game: SHP will travel to Montvale to take on St. Joseph Regional (5-2) on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m.

Photos by Rich Morris/courtesy of SHP

Seton Hall Prep vs. Delbarton