Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Late Rally Carries Indian Hills to Victory

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Late Rally Carries Indian Hills to Victory

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Indian Hills isn't going to make the North 1, Group 3 football playoffs, but that doesn't mean the Braves' season hasn't been a success.

They scored 16 points in the fourth quarter Saturday, including the game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion with 1:21 remaining, to defeat Passaic Valley, 37-36, in Big North crossover action at Little Falls. It was their fourth win of the season, their most since they went 5-5 in 2007.

Tim O'Brien threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Mike Fuhrman and then scored on a two-point conversion run to put the Braves (4-4) ahead. That capped a big day for O'Brien, who threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns.

Senior running back/wide receiver Brendan Carti ran for 83 yards and a touchdown and caught eight passes for 162 yards and a score. Senior Kevin Chisiari carried 14 times for 129 yards and a touchdown in his first start at tailback.

RIDGEFIELD PARK 48, DWIGHT MORROW 7 (at Englewood): Tayo Fatiregun ran for three touchdowns as the No. 25 Scarlets notched their third straight win in a crossover matchup. Tommy Visaggio also scored twice, giving him seven touchdowns in his past two games.

FAIR LAWN 39, PASSAIC 7 (at Fair Lawn): DeShawn Roberts carried eight times for 113 yards and two touchdowns to give the Cutters a crossover win. Quarterback Gal Harari threw two touchdown passes and ran for another.

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ELMWOOD PARK 41, MANCHESTER 6 (at Elmwood Park): Rutgers-bound senior quarterback Michael Dare threw for 147 yards and three touchdowns as the Crusaders stretched their winning streak to five games with a Colonial Division win.

Dare has 19 touchdown passes in the past five games. Senior running back Sean Violante carried 17 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns.

WALDWICK/MIDLAND PARK 49, RUTHERFORD 14 (at Rutherford): Jeremy Zaukas scored three TDs and the No. 8 Warriors piled up 275 yards of offense, stretching their winning streak to eight games with a Colonial Division victory. …

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