Former player returns to address this year's team.
Watchung Hills Regional Football
Monday, February 25, 2013
Friday, November 23, 2012
Warriors travel to Ridge to win rescheduled, final game.
Watchung Hills Regional Warriors played a rescheduled final season game at Ridge's Lee Field, a game that was originally was set to be played the Friday after Hurricane Sandy, when power remained out at all of the district schools. The game played on Wednesday included a food drive with the cooperation of both teams to aid N.J. families still affected by Sandy. Watchung Hills took the lead early in this past game by scoring first on a short run, followed by a missed PAT. Ridge senior Evan Skea followed up by scoring on a 9-yard run follow by a Conor Hughes PAT. Watchung Hills then posted that team's second touchdown of the first quarter with a 56-yard run, then successfully scoring a 2 point conversion. The 14-7 tally held steady into the…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Warriors shut out in final game, finish year with a 5-4 record.
The Watchung Hills Regional football team accomplished a lot of things during the 2012 season, including the team's first foray into postseason play in four years. Unfortunately, the team's postseason ended Friday night where it began, at Piscataway High School, where the Chiefs beat Watchung Hills 21-0 in the first round of the North Jersey Section 2, Group 5 state playoffs. The Warriors relied through most of the game on a double-punch of rushing by Anthony Prus and Tommy Giamo, which got the Warriors down the field—but seldom to the red zone and never to the goal line. On the other side of the ball, the Warriors defense mostly held the Chiefs, effectively stopping run plays and disupting most passes. The Chiefs were able to score three …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Senior running back scores three times against Linden.
Watchung Hills Regional Warriors football team notched its fifth win of the season, beating Linden 35-21 at Tozier Field, Friday. Powered by the one-two offensive punch of senior running back Anthony Prus and QB Tommy Giaimo, with Prus scoring three times and Giaimo scoring twice. Watchung Hills raced out to a strong lead at the beginning of the game, and held a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Strong defensive playing, and Linden's penalty trouble, pushed the Warriors' lead to 21-7 at the half. Linden found a weakness in the defensive line in the third quarter, turning the advantage the Warriors had held in first downs to their advantage. Linden marched downfield to score with about three minutes left in the quarter. But the …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Watchung Hills Regional enjoys a special Homecoming night.
The Oct. 19 Homecoming ceremony and game gave students and parents plenty to smile about—the football team routed Scotch Plains-Fanwood 34-0 to improve to 4-3 on the season, and a new Homecoming King and Queen were crowned.
Big games by senior Anthony Prus helping Warriors build momentum.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Highlights from Saturday's game.
The Watching Hills Warriors football team defeated the Plainfield Cardinals 33-6 at Plainfield High School Saturday, behind an explosive ground attack by the offense.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Focusing on ground attack, offense rack up touchdowns.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Parents say players enjoy social event, without pressures of school, sports.
Each week on the day before games, members of the Watchung Hills Warriors football team gather at the home of one of the players for a dinner—last night, the family of quarterback Tommy Giaimo hosted the dinner. The dinner gives the players an opportunity to relax, with no pressure of school and sports, parent Dennis Giaimo noted. "It was great to see them all smile, relax and enjoy their friends and teammates with outstanding ethnic food," he said. Parents donate home made food and water for the kids to enjoy. The team travels to Plainfield High School for a 1 p.m. game today.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Defense plays tough, but Warriors can't take advantage of good field positions.
Last week's key plays for the Watchung Hills Regional football team were on the offensive side—this week, it was the defense that made the key plays against Immaculata High School. The Warriors scored only once, coming near the end of the first half, with Anthony Prus running from 4 yards out. The Warriors travel to Plainfield next, playing the Cardinals at 1 p.m. Oct. 6.