The West Morris Central football team traveled to Morristown Saturday morning to play a much anticipated game. Marked by an October snow storm, the Wolfpack was not effected, rolling up a 42-13 victory.1st 2nd 3rd 4th FINAL
West Morris (7-1) 14 14 7 7 42 Morristown (3-5)
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As the teams took the field, snow had already started to gather on the turf. The young men dressed in maroon and white uniforms seemed little effected by the conditions. Except for the occasional stamping of cleated shoes on the ground and a man using a folding metal chair to clear the goal and side lines of snow, it was like any other high school football game.
The afternoon started with the presentation of the Morristown senior cheerleaders and football players.
It was West Morris that came out fast scoring a touchdown on their first drive. On just the third play from scrimmage, Jason Mackewicz scored on a 45-yard run. Morristown would come back to score on a Brian Billak to Kamau Dumas 65-yard pass play that would knot up the score at 7-7. But Mackewicz could not be contained and just two minutes later he would score again, this time on a 53-yard run.
In the second quarter, the Wolfpack’s Jon Cicone took the ball for touchdown on a 23-yard run. Joe DeBiasse would add a 52-yard reception to make it 28-7 at the half.
In the fourth quarter, Jon Cicone added a touchdown for the Wolfpack on a 2-yard scamper to the right side. Tyler Amandos capped off the West Morris scoring with a 25-yard touchdown reception to bring the score to 42-7.
With seven minutes left in the game, the clock was allowed to run. The Colonials, led by Brian Billak were not finished. On the last play of the game, Billak connected with Kamau Dumas for a 25-yard touchdown pass as time ran out.
WOLFPACK PERFORMER OF THE GAME
Jason Mackewicz, running back - Jason ran for 183 yards on 17 carries and scored two TDs on the day.
WOLFPACK TOP OFFENSIVE PERFORMERS
PASSING: Gutowski (3-3 for 132 yards and 2 TDs)
RUSHING: Mackewicz (17 carries for 183 yards, 2 TDs)
RECEIVING: Amandos (2 receptions for 80 yards, 1 TD)
THEY SAID IT
"If I was a kid I would enjoy playing in this weather. I think this is football weather. I am glad we played the game. Some people talked about moving to another day, but I am glad we played. I just wish it was on grass. It was amazing that both teams could cut on this. It was getting slippery, snow sticking to your shoes on the sidelines, I don’t know how the kids were getting it done. When they fell behind, they went to the air, they had no other choice. We only threw three passes, they were well-timed I guess since they went for big gains or touchdowns. The last one we just wanted to get the clock moving. I told the official at halftime that if we were lucky enough to be in a position to do so, we would try to get the game moving to get the game over faster.” – West Morris head coach Kevin Hennelly
“It was the coolest game to play in all year. It was the best. This was a really big win for us. The snow, that’s what it is. It was like mud, but cold.”- Jason Mackewicz
Up Next - The Wolfpack will travel to Sparta Saturday, 1 p.m.