Wallkill VAlley football off to best start

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  • Wallkill Valley quarterback Alex Mastroianni holds onto the ball as Sussex Tech defenders grab him in the second half.

  • Wallkill Valley quarterback Alex Mastroianni in throw mode in the first half

  • After a long gain Wallkill Valley ball carrier Justin Rivera is taken down by Sussex Tech defenders in the first quarter.

  • A collision between Sussex Tech quarterback Brendan Maroney and Wallkill Valley linebacker Ben Mizeski in the fourth quarter.

  • Wallkill Valley ball carrier Justin Rivera on the move in the third quarter. Rivera scored two rushing touchdowns in the first half.

  • Sussex Tech ball carrier Brendan Hall tries to run past Wallkill Valley defender Evan Faner in the first half.

HAMBURG — Wallkill Valley Regional High School defeated Sussex County Technical School in varsity football on Friday September 28, 2018. The final score was 27-10. The homecoming game took place at Wallkill Valley Regional High School in Hardyston, New Jersey.

With the win, the Wallkill Valley Rangers got off to their best start in program history as they improved to 5-0 on the season. The Sussex Tech Mustangs suffered their third straight loss.

Quarterback Alex Mastroianni scored one rushing touchdown for Wallkill Valley. Running back Justin Rivera scored two rushing touchdowns. Ben Mizeski scored one rushing touchdown.

Sussex Tech quarterback Brendan Maroney scored one rushing touchdown and kicked a 32-yard field goal. The Mustangs fell to 2-3.

Seventeen year old Legacy Hicks was crowned 2018 Wallkill Valley homecoming queen. Hicks is a cheerleader and is a track & field athlete. She intends to study criminal justice in college.

— Photos by George Leroy Hunter

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