Back on the field, Wayne Hills in its element, as Polgar, Ruby, Modak, Njoku, Hayeks, DeVera, Couso, Stadler, DiCarlo, Costello and Tskhovrebov stand out in 33-7 playoff win; Patriots into The Roar

The past two weeks were certainly adventurous for members of the Wayne Hills High football team.

But once the Patriots got back on the field for the first round of the NJSIAA playoffs on Nov. 20, it was business as usual for the top-seeded team in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 playoffs, with a 33-7 win over Roxbury, in Wayne.

Hills got another tremendous game from quarterback Brendan DeVera (14-for-21 passing, 260 yards and 4 TD’s), as well as wide receivers Hunter Hayek, Tyler Hayek and Evidence Njoku.

evEvidence Njoku (click on photos for larger images)

jakesBrendan DeVera, here with offensive coodinator John Jacob.

hunterHunter Hayek caught 6 passes for 118 yards against Roxbury.

The Patriots also got some big hits, including a beautiful tackle from Bence Polgar on a Roxbury kickoff return and Njoku’s marvelous block on an offensive drive. John Stadler, a team captain, continued his tremendous season on the offensive line.

benceBence Polgar

standlerJohn Stadler

There was also some marvelous defensive work by Chris Ruby, who was back after a shoulder injury two weeks ago, Jason Modak, Anthony Couso, Tyler Costello, Dom DiCarlo and Omar Tskhorebov.

domDom DiCarlo

cuosoAnthony Couso

And because of a team effort which head coach Wayne Demikoff appreciated more than ever, Wayne Hills is two games away from winning a ninth state championship in school history.

demWayne Demikoff addresses Patriots after walk through on the morning of game with Roxbury.

Demikoff lauded his team in the pre-game lockerroom. “I love you guys,” he told them. “I’d do anything for you.”




By mike051893

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