Warwick defeats Washingtonville

Warwick. Defense rallies for 24-14 victory against the Wizards on Youth Football Night.

| 20 Sep 2021 | 10:42

Warwick Valley got off to a fast start Friday night, Sept. 17, behind a great crowd and an excellent defensive effort.

The Wildcats held Washingtonville on a fourth down and short attempt on the first drive to gain excellent field position which led to a Nick DiMarco to Ryan Mclaughlin first-quarter touchdown.

The Wildcats never looked back.

DiMarco completed 12 of 22 attempts for 205 yards including touchdowns to Nick Simonetta and McLaughlin. DiMarco also rushed for a touchdown. Justin Hurd caught three passes. Simonetta led the Wildcats with 108 all-purpose yards.

The defense was led by the linebacking crew of Jake Durie, Tyler Ellis, Anthony Marcano, Adam Miller, Dominic Sirico, Owen Hoyen and Ryan Fleming.

Late in the game, Ellis picked up a forced fumble caused by Max Kruger and retuned it 50 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown to put the Wildcats up 28–7.

Drew Borner was a perfect four for four on extra points and contributed a touchback on kick-off. Borner and senior Tim Leonard averaged more than 30 yards per punt to keep the Wildcat defense out of trouble.

Next: Monroe-Woodbury

Warwick will take on Monroe-Woodbury this coming Friday night, Sept. 24, at C. A. Morgan Field.

The teams are playing to bring awareness to pediatric cancer through the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer Charity.

This article and photos were provided by Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Gregory Sirico.