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Olivo's Spectacular Effort Keys Ridge's 49-20 Win over Hunterdon Central (Tap Staff)


BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Senior quarterback Mike Olivo put together a career night replete with spectacular, game-breaking plays to lead undefeated Ridge to a 49-20 football victory over Hunterdon Central Friday night.

Olivo ran for four touchdowns and passed for three as Ridge (3-0) built a 28-7 halftime lead and then countered any efforts Hunterdon Central (0-4) made to get back in the game. Olivo gained 235 rushing yards just on his four rushing TDs.

Ridge struck through the air, though, to establish a 14-0 lead. Olivo threw a 19-yard TD pass to Patrick McCaffrey and a 48-yard TD aerial to Harry Hagerman in the first quarter.

Hunterdon Central cut the Ridge lead to 14-7 on Frank Lentine's 81-yard pass-and-run play to receiver Owen Bill, but Olivo broke away for a 67-yard TD run before the first quarter was done to extend Ridge's lead to 28-7.

An 18-yard TD run by Olivo -- his shortest scoring run of the game -- in the second quarter gave Ridge a 21-point lead at halftime.

Another long pass play covering 82 yards from Lentine to Bill 30 seconds into the third quarter drew Hunterdon Central within 14, 28-14.

Olivo's 21-yard TD pass to Christian Edwards on a rollout to the left followed by Asgrimur Gudmundson's extra point gave Ridge a 35-14 lead. Then, one play after the Ridge defense halted Hunterdon Central on fourth-and-short, Olivo busted a 75-yard TD run with 2:48 left in the third quarter for a 42-14 lead.

After Hunterdon Central scored on a short TD run by Julio Marsiglia, Olivo came back with 9:04 left in the contest with another 75-yard TD run to cap the scoring.

Ridge will host Hillsborough next Friday night.

by posted 09/25/2021
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