NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Zebras football team won their second game of the 2014 season, defeating Perth Amboy High School 14-7 in the annual Homecoming game.
New Brunswick running back Samad Davila carried the Zebras offense, rushing for 165 yards and two touchdowns to help lead New Brunwick to victory over Perth Amboy.
Davila scored on a 5-yard run during the first quarter of the game to put New Brunswick on the board first. He then broke free for a 60-yard touchdown run to help bring New Brunswick's lead to 14-0 as they went into halftime.
Davila, a junior, finished the game with 18 carries for 165 yards.
Perth Amboy cut the Zebras' lead in half after returning the second-half kickoff for a touchdown to make the score 14-7. But both defenses held their ground and neither team scored again after that.
NBHS quarterback Trevon Blakey had one pass completion out of nine attempts for 14 yards. Maurice Ffrench contributed with 6 carries for 72 yards. Quashawn Gibbs added with 4 carries for 48 yards and, Alfredo Contreras kicked both extra points through the uprights.
The win marks the team's second victory under new coach Donald Sofilkanich, and brings the team's record to 2-4 on the season.
After going back on the road to face Freehold Township tomorrow, the Zebras play Colonia High School on Friday October 31 at 7 PM in New Brunswick's Memorial Stadium.