The Record

NORTH ARLINGTON – Matt Ferrara earned top billing as he sparked a strong Cresskill ground game Friday night. He and the Cougars showed they could be a prime postseason contender in a bunch of high-level North 1, Group 1 teams.

Ferrara ran for 138 yards on 19 carries and four touchdowns to spark Cresskill past North Arlington, 40-14, in an NJIC Meadowlands Division game.

The Cougars improved to 3-0 as North Arlington dropped to 2-1.

Cresskill, which piled up more than 350 yards in total offense, took a 33-0 halftime lead. The Cougars also were aided by 82 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown from junior tailback Nick Carroll.

Before the game, Rip Collins Field was re-dedicated as North Arlington resumed playing its home games at the facility named for the legendary Vikings educator, football coach and athletic director. In the prior two seasons, the Vikings hosted games at Riverside County Park in North Arlington because of severe water damage caused by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene in the last several years at the southern Bergen County facility

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