The Amity Spartans Varsity Football Team hosted the Hillhouse Academics in Woodbridge on Friday night, Sept. 22.
Hopes were high for a Spartans victory, with the stands full of fans, or as Channel 3’s Joe Zone put it, “The largest crowd he’d seen all night.”
Even though Hillhouse was first on the scoreboard with 6 points, the Spartans did not disappoint. With 4:44 left on the clock in the first quarter, Amity rushed ahead of the Academics with Michael Young’s first touchdown of the night.
Junior kicker Abyan Nawaz added another point, making the score 7-6 Spartans.
In the second quarter, the Spartans continued to shine, scoring another touchdown and extra point around the halfway point, then, with 2:56 remaining in the first half, Young made his second touchdown, but Hillhouse successfully blocked the extra point.
At halftime, Amity leads 20-6.
Soon after returning to the field, the Academics made their move and junior Tre ronn Bryant made it safely past the goal line. (20-12)
With less than 5 minutes left in the third, Young made his third touchdown, and the extra point was good.
About 90 seconds later, Hillhouse scored again bringing the third quarter score to 27-18.
The fourth quarter was uneventful, with a bit of back and forth, but no one was able to add any points.
Amity wins 27-18
Records: Amity 2-1, Hillhouse 0-3.
Next up for the Spartans, a HOME game vs Wilbur Cross (2-1) on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.