BC TAKES FIRST STEP IN TITLE DEFENSE

November 10 – Oradell, NJ – Certainly, it’s difficult to start more explosively than the Crusaders did on Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Non-Public 4 Playoffs.  Jordan Morant took the opening kick-off toward the middle, then broke right down the SHP sideline for a 93-yard kick-off return for a touchdown.  BC defensive ends AJ Longo and Jeremiah Grant then hounded the Pirates signal caller all over the field until they punted, putting BC in a deep hole.  No matter.  Rahmir Johnson took the first play out of the Wildcat formation 93 yard for a touchdown.  Unfortunately a holding call brought the play back, so they tried it again, now on 1st and 3 from the 14.  Johnson rambled about 50 yards until he was caught, but he certainly ignited the fire. Andrew Boel found Garrett Cody in the front corner of the end-zone and if was a 14-0 first quarter lead for BC.

BC opened a 21-0 lead at the half as Boel engineered a twelve-play, 77-yard drive in just 1:14 with a second TD pass to Cody.
Rhamir Johnson, who reached the 1000-yard plateau during the game, with a 129 yard effort rushing, scored on a 3rd quarter 7-yard touchdown run. AJ Condemi added BC’s 5th touchdown with a 24-yard scoring gallop and when Mike Kearney hit his fifth PAT, BC achieved running-time on the last play of the third quarter.

Rene Nunez finished off the scoring for BC with a dynamic interception return for a touchdown as BC cruised to a 42-6 victory.

BC will play fourth-seeded Don Bosco Prep on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 pm at Crusader Stadium in the state semi-finals.