BOGOTA — Cresskill’s talented running back trio of Brendan Coffey, Nick Carroll and Matt Ferrara walked off Bogota’s field a muddy mess Saturday, but the sloppy playing conditions couldn’t slow down the Cougars’ dangerous rushing attack.
“This wasn’t a game about which team came out looking the prettiest, that’s for sure,” Cresskill coach Kevin Quinn said with a laugh.
After suffering its first loss of the year last week against Hasbrouck Heights, Cresskill got back on track Saturday with a 27-7 win over the Bucs, thanks to a rushing attack that churned out 293 rushing yards.
With much of the game being played in a cold, steady rain, Coffey (26 carries, 109 yards), Carroll (seven carries, 114 yards) and Ferrara (five carries, 37 yards) combined for 260 of those 293 yards, with each finding the end zone once.
Quarterback Sean Kelly also added seven carries for 33 yards and one touchdown on a QB sneak from the 1-yard line in the second half.
“We’ve had real nice balance in the backfield throughout the year,” said Quinn, whose team entered the week atop the North 1, Group 1 power point standings. “Early on, Matt had some big games, but the way it is with most coaches, sometimes we just go with the hot hand.