We wrap up Week 1 with some incredible Saturday match-ups from all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights!

Bergen Catholic 24 St. Joe-Montvale 21

Ryan Butler had three touchdowns and over 250 yards of offense and the Bergen Catholic defense held off a fourth-quarter comeback to win their opener on the road. Crusaders QB Steve Angeli threw for 215 yards and 2 TD passes to Butler, who added an 11-yard TD run to his tally. Audric Estime ran for 175 yards and three scores on 18 carries in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights from one of the first big showdowns of the 2020 high school football season:

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Williamstown 21 Timber Creek 0

The Braves featured one of the state’s stingiest defenses in 2019, and Williamstown kept it rolling to begin the new season. Lorenzo Hines and Cody Lagamba both hauled in interceptions, as the Braves shut down a potent Chargers offense. Brody Colbert, Keon Sabb and Turner Inge all found the end zone in the victory.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Gloucester Township:

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St. Joseph (Met.) 17 Elizabeth 12

St. Joseph (Metuchen) started the year with a win thanks to a great defensive effort that included two safeties, holding a shutout up until the fourth quarter. The Elizabeth offense began to wake up in the final act, scoring 12 unanswered points, but the Falcons were ultimately able to hold off the Minutemen. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: 

Woodrow Wilson 34 Shawnee 27

A slow start turned into a high-scoring affair as the Tigers win a thriller against the Renegades in a clash of defending regional champions. Woodrow Wilson quarterback Devin Kargman (3 total touchdowns) and Shawnee quarterback Matt Welsey (4 total touchdowns) took turns lighting up the scoreboard all afternoon. The Woodrow Wilson defense came up with big plays in the fourth quarter, including a strip-sack by Damir McCray that Dawuh Shakir returned for the game-sealing touchdown.

JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Camden:

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