Football Streaks Crush Historical Rival Hackettstown

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Bella Scott, Staff Reporter

Braving pouring rain and cold winds, Blue Streak football players and members of the Cheerleading Team celebrate Warren Hills’ 28-12 victory Oct. 29 over their cross-county rivals, the Hackettstown Tigers, ending the Football Team’s regular season. For the second year in a row, the Streaks captured The Beater Board, which is the prize that goes to the winner of the annual football game. The two teams have played each other on the gridiron 96 times, and Warren Hills leads the historic confrontation with 47 wins, 43 losses and 6 ties. Moments before the Streaks made their way onto their opponents’ turf this year, Warren Hills Head Coach Marcus Gurdineer said he felt “confident” about the outcome and that it “doesn’t matter the opponent.” At the end of the first half, the Blue Streaks were up by just 2 points, 14-12. After witnessing halftime performances from both bands, Streak Nation fans became boisterous and loud as they watched their team score twice more to seal a win. Senior Tyler Michalski said at the end of the game, “There is no better feeling than this” win. Gurdineer indicated that he was impressed that “Hackettstown played well in the first half.” (Photo by Bella Scott)