Spartans defeat Wolfpack on gridiron

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • In the second half the West Morris Central Wolfpack perform a hand-off play as Sparta Spartans encroach. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • West Morris Central ball carrier Adam Smith moves through an opening in the second half.

  • Sparta defenders take down a West Morris Central ball carrier in the second half.

  • Sparta quarterback Kenny Oelkers is taken down in the second half. Oelkers scored one rushing touchdown.

  • Sparta's Reed McCall executes an extra point kick in the second half.

  • West Morris Central ball carrier Jack Dipietro is tripped up by a Sparta defender during a kick return.

  • A West Morris Central ball carrier is set upon by Sparta defenders.

  • A West Morris Central pass is intercepted by Sparta cornerback Nick Broccoletti late in the fourth quarter.

— Sparta High School defeated West Morris Central High School (Morris County, N.J.) in varsity football on Saturday September 15, 2018. The final score was 16-7. The game took place at Sparta High School in Sparta.

Austin Castorina rushed for 88 yards and one touchdown for Sparta. Quarterback Kenny Oelkers rushed for 31 yards and one touchdown. Linebackers Sam Bushey and Jhordin Griffin achieved two sacks apiece.

Anthony Ruggiero scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 8:34 left in the third quarter for West Morris Central. Quarterback and kicker Joey Spano successfully executed the extra point kick.

Team records: Sparta Spartans 2-1. West Morris Central Wolfpack 1-1.

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Cub Scout Pack 295 cleans area parks
Cub Scout Pack 295 made the area that much more beautiful and cleaner by picking up garbage at Sparta area parks this past weekend. Cub Scout Pack 295 is chartered by Saint Kateri...
Read more »

Braves defeat Kittatinny 28-17
By George Hunter
After a dent in its winning streak, the Newton High School Braves varsity football team is back on a roll with a 28-17 Homecoming Game win over the Kittatinny...

Read more »

Deadline is Oct. 26 for students to apply for “Honors Program” to work in NJ Attorney General's Office
The NJ Attorney General's Office has a new program designed to provide recent law school graduates and newly-admitted lawyers the opportunity to launch legal careers while serving...
Read more »

Tennessee’s 1920 deciding vote on suffrage is topic of Northwest Bergen History Coalition’s annual Fall History Luncheon
Elaine Weiss, author of The Women’s Hour, will be the guest speaker at The Northwest Bergen History Coalition’s annual Fall History Luncheon at Ramsey Country Club,...
Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Find more about Weather in Sparta, NJ