Saturday, October 26, 2013


Alternative Press reports:

MAPLEWOOD, NJ- The West Orange football team improved to 6-1, as they cruised past Columbia, 34-6, on a bitter cold night at Underhill Field.
The Mountaineers offensive attack was driven by dual-threat senior quarterback Jahir Blanton, who threw for two touchdowns as well as running in for one more. Blanton and fellow senior McDerby Ceneus, who had rushing scores of 14- and 55-yards, accounted for all five of the West Orange touchdowns. 
The Mountaineer offense was pass-heavy throughout the game which also resulted in two interceptions for Blanton. Both C.J. Ibezim and Eriq Royal had interceptions for the Cougars.
Columbia’s night was once again defined by missed opportunities and costly turnovers. Their first two offensive possessions both resulted in lost fumbles, the second of which West Orange was able to capitalize on for a touchdown. 
Unlike the Mountaineers, the Cougars could not produce any points off of their takeaways.   
The Cougars were without usual starting quarterback Jimmy Martinez, who was out with an injury. Junior Eli Rivera got the start in his place and was able to find receiver C.J. Ibezim for a 23-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter. It was Rivera’s first touchdown pass on the year and also snapped a 10-quarter scoring drought for the Cougars dating back to an Oct. 11 matchup against East Orange.

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