Spartans lose squeaker to Ramapo


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  • Sparta quarterback Kenny Oelkers releases the ball just as Ramapo defensive lineman John Dabrowski grabs him late in the third quarter. Oelkers threw for 114 yards and one touchdown. Photos by George Leroy Hunter




  • Sparta ball carrier Reed McCall collides with Ramapo defensive back Max Baker in the third quarter.




  • From left Sparta quarterback Kenny Oelkers, wideout Tyler Szabo and wideout Ben McDonald on the move during an offensive play in the second half.




  • Ramapo kick returner Isaiah Savitt moves the ball forward in the third quarter.




  • Sparta cornerback Nick Broccoletti intercepts the ball in front of Ramapo receiver Isaiah Savitt late in the third quarter.




  • Sparta punt returner Brendan Cina is grabbed from behind by Ramapo defender Max Baker in the fourth quarter.




  • Sparta's Austin Castorina dives into end zone for a touchdown with a little over five minutes to play in the fourth quarter. Castorina's touchdown tightened the score 21-18. He rushed for a total of 103 yards and two touchdowns.




  • Ramapo quarterback A.J. Wingfield tries to break free from Sparta defenders after a long gain in the fourth quarter.




SPARTA — Ramapo High School (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) defeated Sparta High School (Sparta, N.J.) in varsity football on Saturday September 1, 2018. The final score was 21-18. The game took place in Sparta.

Both teams played well and it came down to who made the least mistakes. Failed extra point kicks proved costly for Sparta.

Sparta quarterback Kenny Oelkers threw for 114 yards and one touchdown. Austin Castorina rushed for a total of 103 yards and two touchdowns. William Cisko hauled in a touchdown catch in the third quarter. Cornerback Nick Broccoletti intercepted the ball late in the third quarter. But Sparta failed to capitalize with points off the turnover.

Ramapo quarterback A.J. Wingfield threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns. In the first quarter Noah Baker hauled in a 30-yard touchdown catch but suffered a season ending broken ankle injury in the process. Luke Ragone rushed for one touchdown in the first quarter. Ragone also hauled in a 53 yard touchdown catch in the second quarter.










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