Patriots overpower crosstown rivals Barrons

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Just like they have for the past three years, The Patriots win the Police Trophy.

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At the Woodbridge Barrons field on October 16th Colonia Patriots travelled away in a conference game against Woodbridge and came out with a successful victory.

The first quarter went a little slow for both Colonia and Woodbridge High school in which there was no score. Second quarter came and Junior  Running Back from Woodbridge, Keshaun Henry scored a one yard touch down making the score 6-0. Later, Senior Quarterback Tracy Fudge Jr. sneaked in a one yard touchdown resulting in a 12-0 lead for the Barrons.

The score seemed to not change until Senior Running Back for the Patriots, Bashir Lauderdale ran a 63-yard touchdown now making the score a close 12-7. A fumble and punt return was recovered by Colonia’s center Brian Meco. Quarterback Chase Barneys then got Colonia in the red zone and connected with his brother Bryce Barneys, Colonia High school’s strong safety, for a 19- yard touchdown with 34 seconds left in the half, getting the lead for Colonia making it 14-12.


In the third quarter, Woodbridge’s running back Nathan Lanier ran a two-yard touchdown giving the Barrons the lead back a small four point gap, 18-14.

Football team at Wood vs. Colonia game

Fourth quarter came with both teams battling it out for the top score. Wide Receiver Tyler Santos, ran a punt all the way back for a 27-yard touchdown. This only occurred because the punt fell by the Colonia bench and not one Woodbridge player downed it so Santos picked it up and ran giving Colonia a lead of 20-18.

Woodbridge hit harder with only 8:44 left in the fourth when Fudge hit James Modica in a run for a 40-yard touchdown. Quassim Glover then got a two point conversion and got Woodbridge up 26-20.

With only 3:49 remaining in the last quarter, Outside Linebacker and Rutgers Commit, Solomon Manning caught a game winning 31-yard pass.

Colonia took the victory with a very close 27-26 score. Colonia has defeated Woodbridge four years in a row. With this win, the Patriots also acquired the ‘Bragging Rights” trophy.