Rutherford scored 55 unanswered points to beat Kittatinny, 62-14.
Kittatinny opened the ball on their 40 and it took five plays for them to score, a 3-yard run by Jacob Mafaro. Mafaro went 41 yards to the 10 on the second play to set up the score.
Rutherford answered them on their first possession when Abellany Mendez scored on a 2-yard run. After a Kittatinny punt, Rutherford went down the field and Kyle Russell kept the ball for a 7-yard touchdown. Then a shanked Kittatinny punt gave Rutherford the ball on the 28 and the Bulldogs closed on a 1-yard touchdown to make it 21-7 with 22 seconds left in the quarter.
Mendez returned a punt 30 yards to the Kittatinny 39 and Russell hit Connor Cahill for a 31-yards core. Russell went 50 yards to the 19 on their next possession and the Bulldogs capped things off with an 8-yard score by Mendez to make it, 35-7. On Rutherford’s sixth possession, Ryan Pollison intercepted for Kittatinny, but the Cougars turned the ball over on downs. That gave Rutherford another chance to score before the half and succeeded when Russell found Mendez in the left corner of the end zone for the 20-yard score.
The entire second half was played on a running clock and Rutherford scored on their first possession when Russell hooked up with Regan Landrigan for a 4-yard touchdown. They added to the lead early in the fourth quarter on Russell’s shovel pass to Justin Finelli for five yards and a score. Kittatinny scored when James Franco connected with Chris Pollison for a 55-yard pass.
Rutherford ended the day with a minute left on what I think was an unnecessary touchdown with most of their regulars still in the game. If that was me, I would have taken a knee; the opponent was humiliated as it was and there was no need to rub salt in the wounds.