Football teams in South Bergen had successful debuts last weekend, and St. Mary showed that it will be a tough nut to crack this season.
In addition, Becton won its first game of the season and the Wildcats won the debut of their new head coach Chuck Kalender with a 21-19 victory at Garfield on Friday night.
Rutherford‘s defense looked impressive in its first game of the 2012 season. The Bulldogs defense only gave up a fourth quarter touchdown in the NJIC crossover contest at home. On offense, Rutherford only needed a James Hadrava eight-yard touchdown run and Pat Landrigan five-yard run in the second quarter for a 12-0 halftime lead.
North Arlington could not get the touchdown that would have put them over the top in the fourth quarter. Behind a two-yard touchdown run from Denis Song, the Vikings crept to six points, 26-20, late in the third quarter. North Arlington’s offense stalled in the fourth quarter.