Highlanders’ football loses to Wayne Hills 37-0

West Milford. The Highlanders suffered a major loss last Friday, getting shutout 37-0 against Wayne Hills.

| 09 Oct 2019 | 04:46

The West Milford High School football team lost to Wayne Hills High School in Wayne this past Friday night by a final score of 37-0.

It was still a competitive contest at the end of the first half, but the Highlanders couldn’t weather the Patriots’ 31-point storm in the second.

Wayne Hills scored just six of its 37 points through the first two quarters, running it in for a touchdown in the first before missing the extra point to make the score 6-0 at the break.

The second half, however, was a different story.

The Patriots would score three more rushing touchdowns in addition to a passing touchdown through the third and fourth quarters.

The team also kicked in a field goal in the fourth just for good measure.

West Milford’s normally strong rushing attack was held in check by Wayne Hills throughout the game.

The Highlanders rushed for a total of 103 yards on 39 carries.

Junior Christian Ashby and sophomore Dylan Connors each had an interception in the losing effort, but the team was never able to capitalize on the takeaways.

West Milford (2-3) will get a chance to get back in the win column this Friday night, when the team is scheduled to play Wayne Valley at home.