H.S. football notebook
* Becton trailed North Arlington, 12-7, at halftime, but posted a shutout over the final 24 minutes to prevail, 28-12. The strong defensive performance in the second half was led by sophomore LB Joe Lesho (10 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, one TD) and senior LB Guisseppe Giraldo (13 tackles).
* Glen Rock continues to get strong production from junior WR Tommy Pulzello. He had five catches for 110 yards and two TDs in the Panthers’ 42-6 defeat of Ridgefield. In eight games, he has 41 catches for 765 yards and 11 TDs.
* Harrison halted an 11-game losing streak by upsetting Hawthorne, 27-26.
* Hasbrouck Heights continues to be one of the hottest teams in North Jersey during the second half of the season. After a 1-2 start, the Aviators have won four of their last five, including their 49-23 win over Saddle Brook. Senior RB Steve Salerno scored three TDs to help Hasbrouck Heights climb to fourth place in the North 1, Group 1 power-point standings.
* Despite being bothered by a couple of nagging injuries, Lodi senior offensive OT/DT Bryan Roth had a big game in the Rams’ 26-6 defeat of New Milford, which clinched a North 1, Group 3 playoff berth. Roth had six tackles and one sack on defense, and his blocking helped pave the way for Lodi to record 434 yards of total offense.
* David Acevedo, a senior WR, had a solid two-way game for Lodi as well. He caught six passes for 102 yards and made four tackles.
* Junior RB Peter Guerriero continues to be a bright spot for Lyndhurst. In seven games, he has carried 128 times for 1,258 yards and 12 TDs, including two games in which he ran for over 200 yards.
* Rutherford has struggled a bit down the stretch, but sophomore WR Laris Mulic continues to produce for the Bulldogs. In eight games, he has caught 36 passes for 575 yards and four TDs.
* Senior WR/DB Anthony Pontoriero had a big day on special teams for St. Mary during a 52-12 win over Emerson. He had a 71-yard kickoff return and gained 67 yards on punt returns.
* Fueled by one of the best rushing attacks in North Jersey, which features seniors Tyree Lee and Nick Dragonetti, Waldwick/Midland Park is 8-0 and averaging 35.8 points per game. The Warriors, who beat Rutherford, 49-14, have scored 40-plus points five times this season and lead North 1, Group 2 in power points. They’re two points ahead of Westwood (8-0).
* Weehawken has been rewriting the program rushing records over the last two weeks, thanks in a big way to senior QB Oliver Molano. He has carried 95 times for 654 yards and 14 TDs, including 386 in the last two games. The Indians have won three straight to reach .500 (4-4).