It was all Boonton as the Bombers handled Whippany Park in a 47-7 win on the road. The Wildcats did strike first on Christiano Zipeto’s 60-yard punt return. But Boonton would then go on a seven touchdown tear that Whippany did not seem to have an answer for. Boonton would end up rushing for the second most yards in the state this weekend with a total of 519-yards in their first win of the season.
Bouncing right back from Whippany Park’s first touchdown of the game was a pitch from quarterback Trey Cabalar to Corey Dempster who sent it into the end zone on a 63-yard strut tying up the score. Boonton fullback Joe Cannizzaro seem to be a man on a mission. On 26 carries, the senior rushed for a total of 269-yards. Right behind him, Junior Corey Dempster rushed a total of 158-yards and three touchdowns.
Minutes before the end of the second half, Cannizzaro pushed through the middle of Whippany’s defensive line breaking the tie and putting Boonton ahead of the game 13-7. While Whippany Park fought for their lives, Hunter Van Zant picked off a ball thrown from Whippany quarterback Chris Deehan on the 50-yard line where Van Zant brought in Boonton’s third touchdown of the game.
Boonton’s defense limited Whippany Park to just 58-yards the entire game. With the score 20-7 from a short 8-yard touchdown by Hunter Van Zant, Boonton’s quarterback Cabalar added more points onto the board with changing the score yet again and ending the half with Boonton up 27-7.
Entering the second half was yet another touchdown by the Bombers. Running back, Corey Dempster plowed down the field on a 30-yard touchdown leaving Whippany Park’s defense in the dust and making the score 34-7. A total of 298-yards were rushed in just the first half by Boonton, 223 of those yards were a combined effort from Cannizzaro and Dempster.
The last time Boonton and Whippany faced each other was also back in 2015 when Boonton gained a victory with a score of 28-9. Next Boonton Faces Morris Catholic for a Saturday afternoon game and Whippany travels to Pequanock on Friday to play under the lights.