Mercer County “Game of the Week “- Hightstown defeated in shootout with West Windsor-Plainsboro

Hightstown High School is defeated by West Windsor-Plainsboro 63-27 on Oct. 4. West Windsor-Plainsboro secured the Mayor's Cup with the win.
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Hightstown High School is defeated by West Windsor-Plainsboro 63-27 on Oct. 4. West Windsor-Plainsboro secured the Mayor's Cup with the win.

This week’s Mercer County “Game of the Week”  showcased a Hightstown High School football team looking to keep the Mayor’s Cup in a home matchup with West Windsor-Plainsboro.

West Windsor-Plainsboro dashed the Rams chance to keep the hardware when the visiting team won, 63-27, on Oct. 4. The result produced the first victory for West Windsor-Plainsboro as a co-op since West Windsor Plainsboro North and South merged their football programs.

Hightstown offensively was led by sophomore quarterback Danny Wersching, who delivered  two touchdowns, both in the first half. One was a 11-yard passing touchdown to senior wide receiver Patrick Margerum and the second was a two-yard rushing TD.

Margerum also contributed a TD when he returned a kick to the end zone.

Senior fullback Tayo Isadare provided a 23-yard rushing touchdown in the first half for the fourth Hightstown score.

All of Hightstown’s scoring during the game would be in the first half.

Hightstown’s loss dropped its record to 1-5 on the season. The Rams next game is a road contest against Notre Dame High School on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.

West Windsor-Plainsboro sophomore quarterback exploded in the game when he passed for six touchdowns and more than 300 yards through the air.

He was assisted on offense from junior Dave Tunis, sophomore Makhi Thompson, junior Mark Tiganila and senior James Rush.

West Windsor-Plainsboro improved to 1-3 this season and will face Nottingham High School  on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.