Football Advances to State Championship

Varsity Football Continues its Record-Breaking Season with a Win over West Morris Central


Ms. Nicole Cole

The team celebrates their win.

The Golden Knights football team will advance to the Group 3 State Championship after defeating the West Morris Central Wolfpack, 21 – 6, on Sunday, November 20.

The team started with a 14-0 lead in the first half after touchdowns by seniors Tommy Carraciolo and Aidan Heaney. Heaney’s late-in-the-fourth-quarter touchdown brought the Knights to victory. 

NVOT football made history as the first-ever North Jersey high school football team to participate in the Group 3 State Championship. Before 2021, the sectional championship, played at MetLife Stadium, was the final game in the playoff structure NJSIAA has since added two games to the playoff picture in order to lessen the number of state champions from 20 to 5. 

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“We have a really good history winning sectional titles.” said senior Aidan Heaney. Winning a group championship “would be awesome for our program.” 

Old Tappan takes on Delsea on Saturday, December 3, at 3 p.m. in SHI Stadium at Rutgers University.