High School Football

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

Vernon 21 - Sparta 7 After three quarters, the scoreboard had no points and then Vernon exploded with 21 straight points to record a 21-7 victory over Sparta and remain in a tie for first place with Hopatcong in the SCIL standings. Dan Lisa tossed a 34-yard strike to Pete Tczap to open the scoring. Anthony Palmisano tacked on another touchdown when he scooped up a fumble and raced 33 yards into the end zone. Justin Gannon then electrified the crowd with a 70-yard run to daylight. Ryan Anzelone converted all three extra point placements. Sparta got on the board in the waning moments when Tyler Reese connected with Derrick Freligh on a 14-yard TD pass. SCIL Standings 1T. Hopatcong 5-1 1T. Vernon 5-1 3. Pope John 4-1 4T. Lenape Valley 3-2 4T. Sparta 3-2 6. Newton 2-4 7T. High Point 1-4 7T. Jefferson 1-4 9. Kittatinny 0-5