BOGOTA — The Bogota ground game keeps rolling along.
The Bucs, ranked No. 25 in The Record football Top 25, rushed for 390 yards and five touchdowns Saturday, stretching their winning streak to six games with a 44-14 victory over Queen of Peace in NJIC Patriot Division action at Feigel Field.
The Bucs have opened the season 5-0 for the first time since their unbeaten, North 1, Group 1 sectional title in 2006.
Anthony Ovalle led the attack with 172 yards on 10 carries, scoring two touchdowns and two, two-point conversions. Zayn Ksiyer ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns, and Austin Urbaez picked up 69 yards and a touchdown.
ST. MARY 28, WEEHAWKEN 6 (at Rutherford): Senior running back Keon Banks carried 19 times for 172 yards and a touchdown as the No. 15 Gaels (5-0) kept pace with Bogota atop the Patriot Division.
Sophomore quarterback Andrew Brito continued his strong play, throwing two touchdown passes to Jamie Van Allen. Anthony Pontoriero capped the scoring with a 57-yard interception return for a touchdown.
POMPTON LAKES 28, HAWTHORNE 0 (at Pompton Lakes): Ryan Shafer completed 15 of 26 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns as the Cardinals picked up their second straight Liberty Division win.
Will Verrico rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown. Nick Posimato had two interceptions as the Cardinals posted their first shutout.
RUTHERFORD 34, MANCHESTER 6 (at North Haledon): Sophomore running back Kevin Kosakowski scored two touchdowns and kicked four extra points to lead the Bulldogs.
Sophomore middle linebacker Sebastian Medina returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown.
SADDLE BROOK 39, EMERSON 20 (at Saddle Brook): Raj Gulati rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns to help the Falcons pick up their second straight win. Ryan Lortz caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.