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Glen Rock football rebounds with 37-0 win over Harrison

Oct 17, 2020 12:08PM ● By Special to Glen Rock News Today

The task at hand Friday night for the Glen Rock High School football team, coming off a tough loss to one of the top teams in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, was to get back on the winning track against one of the weaker teams on the schedule.

And the Panthers did the job, going on the road and dominating the game from start to finish, putting away Harrison, 37-0, to improve their record on the season to 2-1.

Junior running back Andrew Sara broke off a 55-yard run on the first play from scrimmage to get the Panthers started and they never looked back. Sara ran the ball all four times on the opening series of the game, scoring from three yards out to put Glen Rock up, 7-0 with just 1:48 elapsed in the game. It was the first of three rushing touchdowns for Sara, who ran the ball 12 times for a total of 148 yards and caught one pass for 21 yards.

On the ensuing Harrison possession, senior defensive end Ryan Burstiner sacked the Harrison quarterback in the end zone for a safety, and Glen Rock was well on its way. The Panthers scored on five of their seven offensive possessions in the game, including four of five in the first half, when they took a 30-0 lead into intermission. At the end, as Glen Rock had some of its junior varsity players on the field, the young Panthers preserved the shutout, with sophomore free safety Danny Loughran sealing the result with a last-minute interception.

Quarterback Ty Scherer passed for one touchdown and ran for another, and senior receiver Tommy Callahan had three catches for a total of 83 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown. Sophomore running back Hayden Yuzon ran six times for 71 yards, and fellow sophomore Aidan Burkhardt had one run for 60 yards.

The Panthers return to action next Friday, Oct. 23, in their Homecoming game against Hawthorne at Alan Deaett Field, at 6 p.m. 

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