SCOTCH PLAINS - The Scotch Plains-Fanwood football team lost to Rahway, 34-10, on Saturday at Tyson Field in Scotch Plains.
Jeffrey Bost, quarterback for Rahway accounted for all five touchdowns, rushing for three and throwing two touchdowns.
“We need to start the game faster and not dig ourselves into a hole early,” said Kevin Maxwell inside linebacker for SPF.
Bost ran for a 61-yard touchdown in the first quarter then followed it by throwing for two touchdowns, making the score 20-0 at the end of the first quarter. The offense struggled for SPF in the first quarter, not gaining a first down.
The offense picked up the pace, resulting in Scotch Plains kicker, Andrew Ciccarino hitting a 22-yard field goal in the second quarter to make the game, 20-3. The Raiders had an opportunity to score a touchdown before the first half ended, but quarterback Markel Taylor could not connect with tight end Ryan Jensen, resulting in an incomplete pass.
In the fourth quarter, Bost ran for a 46 and 85 yard touchdown rushes making the score 34-3. Towards the end of the game, quarterback Markel Taylor threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Owen Monahan.
Maxwell collected 13 tackles, five tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery for the Raiders. Jensen intercepted a pass from Bost in the fourth quarter.
“We did a lot of good things and I thought we played well. If we take some of that aggressiveness and toughness from this game and play with it against other teams, we will win more football games,” said Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School head coach Jonathan Stack. The team will look to use this game as motivation for their next game.
“We will use this game as motivation for our next game. We want our next opponent to feel the same pain we do after this loss,” said inside linebacker and running back for SPF, Sam McQuoid.
The Raiders will play at Voorhees on Oct. 4 looking to improve on their 1-2 record.