Top 25 Ranked Vikings Visit Piscataway Friday

South Brunswick High School football will try to maintain their Top 25 state ranking against Piscataway.

After cracking the rankings of the Top 25 football teams in New Jersey, South Brunswick High School will face a huge divisional test Friday night at Piscataway.

Coming off a  the 4-0 Vikings were able to break into the MaxPrep Top 25 teams in the state for the second straight year. South Brunswick was powered by Dion Hooper, TJ Taylor and TJ Perkowski, who all scored touchowns in the comeback win.

Down 14-13 to begin the second half, Dylan Olsson gave South Brunswick a lead it would never surrender with a 19-yard field goal early in the third quarter. Before the third quarter ended, Olsson added two more points. Those were extra points following touchdowns by Hooper and Taylor.

Taylor's score came on a 70-yard interception return, he then finished the scoring in a productive quarter that gave South Brunswick a 30-14 advantage.

Hooper scored on 46-yard pass from Perkowski, which was just one of two passes South Brunswick completed all night. Perkowski carried the ball 12 times for 117 of those yards, which included a 63-yard score early in the first quarter.

Hooper carried the ball six times for 73 yards. In addition to his receiving touchdown, Hooper also had a two-point conversion on the ground. He gave SBHS a 13-7 lead with a 34-yard scoring run in the first quarter. Hooper also had a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Piscataway is 2-1 on the year, coming off of a 62-19 win over J.P. Stevens last week. SBHS and Piscataway share two common opponents this year. Piscataway also beat Edison earlier this year by a score of 32-7 in their season opener.

However, Piscataway lost to Old Bridge 21-20 on Sept 14. The Vikings were able to defeat Old Bridge 27-21 on Sept. 21.

The action will kickoff at 7 p.m. at Piscataway High School, located at 100 Behmer Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854.


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