WALDWICK – Spurred on once again by what they perceive to be a snub in the North Jersey Top 25 poll, Waldwick/Midland Park took it out on Palisades Park/Leonia on Saturday afternoon.
Not only did the 18th-ranked Warriors dominate both sides of the ball, they were efficient on offense, turning 26 offensive snaps into seven touchdowns on the way to a 49-7 defeat of the No. 17 Tigers.
“We’ve got a strong schedule to play yet, beginning with Glen Rock (3-0) on a short week [Thursday afternoon due to the Jewish holidays],” Warrior coach Greg Grudzis said. “This was a very good effort against a very good team, but we have plenty of work to do yet.
“That’s not to say that we didn’t use [the rankings] a bit. We came out with something to prove and we did that this week.”
All-purpose player Ron Kruis took it a step further, saying, “we like being the underdogs. This is two weeks in a row we knocked off a Division I quarterback. Like I’ve said all along, this is about everyone playing as a team and making plays.”