Post 569 – Becton 35 North Arlington 0 at the half

First Quarter: Becton scored on the game’s first play when Joe Crifasi found Tommie Minaya for a 70-yard touchdown pass, with Minaya outrunning the North Arlington defense. After North Arlington had a first down on their 35, they fumbled on the following play and Becton recovered on the 36. Five plays later, Jonathan Williams scored from a few yards out for a 14-0 lead, three minutes into the game. After North Arlington punted, Crifasi went 58 yards for the score for a 21-0 lead with 5:56 left in the quarter. Four minutes later, Sonny Ragusa ran for a 15-yard score to make it 28-0. 

Second Quarter: Ragusa scored again from approximately 23 yards out four minutes into the quarter and there was little happened the rest of the quarter. It felt as if there was a running clock, although it wasn’t. 

Conclusion: This was a classic mismatch: a promising 2-0 Becton against a struggling North Arlington. Becton hardly broke a sweat and it was 21-0 halfway through the first quarter. They have a good team, but it’s difficult to judge how good they are because they weren’t tested. Crifasi is a good athlete and their defense seemed to stuff the run on most plays. To be fair to North Arlington, they have had three practices in ten days – not the best recipe for success. Nonetheless, Becton was the better team and it wasn’t close. The game went as I expected it and I left at the half.  

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