For the second 12 months in a row, top-seeded Passaic Tech finds itself within the finals of the NJSIAA Rothman/Orthopaedics North Jersey, Part 1, Group 5 event because of a 21-14 victory over fourth-seeded Clifton in Wayne.
Going through 4th and 1 with 1:59 left within the fourth quarter, Passaic Tech (9-2) determined to go for it and the transfer paid off dividends as junior working again Travon Dye took a 48-yarder to the home to present his group a 21-7 lead over Clifton (5-5).
Regardless of going into halftime down 7-0, Passaic Tech was in a position to seize management within the second half with three unanswered touchdowns, together with a 70-yard punt return for a landing from Cashmere Jones with 8:14 left within the fourth to present the Bulldogs a 14-7 benefit.
Ma’Kao Taylor additionally put Passaic Tech on the board with a 10-yard landing run to make it a 7-6 ballgame following a missed PAT.
Passaic Tech will look to seize its first sectional title since 2015, and fourth total, when it faces second-seeded Union Metropolis subsequent Saturday at 6 p.m.
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