Hightstown Rams edge North Edison Shamrocks in playoff match-up


Coaches give instructions to the Hightstown Rams Pop Warner Pee Wee division football team.

The Hightstown Rams Pop Warner Pee Wee division football team beat the North Edison Shamrocks 26-22 in a thrilling playoff match-up on Sunday afternoon in Monroe.
The Rams entered the contest as a heavy underdog but pulled off the big upset in dramatic fashion. The Rams heralded ground game led the way. Jazz Walker, Isaiah Thornton, Jaylen Gundy and Danny Wersching all ran for touchdowns. Wersching also hooked up with Matt Vingara on an extra point pass and he ran one in as well. Tyler Koerner added to the running attack with some tough yardage against a tough defense.
The Rams running attack was led by the outstanding blocking of AJ Mackey, Sal Spinelli, Max Weingarten and Alex Herb. Ayden Hogan dominated both the offensive and defensive lines.
Liam O’Donnell once again did it all for the Rams as he played multiple positions on offense (offensive line and running back) and defense (defensive line and linebacker). Dylan Schendlinger led the defense with a key fumble recovery to seal the victory. Bryce Gordon was a force in stopping the Shamrocks power running game and Matt Vingara was all over the North Edison receivers and made a key interception. Odin Burk and Ethan Altaro added to the defensive effort with some strong defensive play for the Rams.
The Rams advance to the semi-finals with a match-up against the West Windsor Wildcats on Sunday. 