The Immaculate Conception and Montclair Kimberley football teams were away from home on Saturday, but they would drive back happy.

The Lions played a neutral field game against St. Joseph by the Sea and grabbed a 14-7 win at Overpeck Park in Leonia.

The Cougars drove to the Bronx and came away with a 20-13 victory at Fieldston. MKA senior running back Jordan Fishback led the offense with 163 total yards, including a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown.

It was also a big day for Immaculate sophomore quarterback Jordan Jenkins, who might have turned the corner in the independent game.

Immaculate Conception senior running back Eriq Harris, center, plows through the St. Joseph by the Sea defense. Immaculate raised its record to 2-2 with its victory. (PHOTO COURTESY DARYL REMBERT)
Immaculate Conception senior running back Eriq Harris, center, plows through the St. Joseph by the Sea defense. Immaculate raised its record to 2-2 with its victory. (PHOTO COURTESY DARYL REMBERT)
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Jenkins has struggled at times as a new signal caller but combined for 130 total yards that included both Lions touchdowns, which came on the ground against St. Joseph.

His number one target was junior Jasim Shiggs, who caught five passes for 50 yards.

Jenkins will be tested on Friday night, Sept. 23, at Cedar Grove, in a 7 p.m. game that could decide the winner of the North Jersey Super Football Conference National Red Division. 

Both teams are undefeated in the division. The Lions overall are 2-2 after the win over St. Joseph by the Sea, while Cedar Grove is 3-1 overall.

In addition to Jenkins’ running the ball, senior Eriq Harris had 11 carries for 76 yards.

Sophomore quarterback Jordan Jenkins, 7, looks for running room against St. Joseph by the Sea. Jenkins would rush for a pair of touchdowns in Immaculate’s 14-7 victory on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Overpeck Park in Leonia. (PHOTO COURTESY DARYL REMBERT)
Sophomore quarterback Jordan Jenkins, 7, looks for running room against St. Joseph by the Sea. Jenkins would rush for a pair of touchdowns in Immaculate’s 14-7 victory on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Overpeck Park in Leonia. (PHOTO COURTESY DARYL REMBERT)
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Montclair Kimberley did all of its damage in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter, after a scoreless first half.

Cougars head coach Anthony Rea said that there wasn't any panic during halftime about the offense.

"We wanted to stay calm, composed and patient and try to play a great second half," Rea said. "We thought we were in a good position to win the game.  We had some opportunities in the first half, but we felt that our best football was ahead of us in the second half."

Actually, Fieldston got on the board first in the third quarter and held a 13-6 lead early in the fourth.

But MKA would come back with two big touchdown plays in the final quarter, and Fishback was part of both.

Immaculate Conception senior running back Eriq Harris, 4, points for a first down against St. Joseph by the Sea. Immaculate Conception raised its record to 2-2 with a 14-7 victory over St. Joseph by the Sea on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Overpeck Park in Leonia. The Lions travel to Cedar Grove on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. (PHOTO COURTESY DARYL REMBERT)
Immaculate Conception senior running back Eriq Harris, 4, points for a first down against St. Joseph by the Sea. Immaculate Conception raised its record to 2-2 with a 14-7 victory over St. Joseph by the Sea on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Overpeck Park in Leonia. The Lions travel to Cedar Grove on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. (PHOTO COURTESY DARYL REMBERT)
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First, he caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Miles Black to slice the Fieldston lead to 13-12.

Then he got a handoff and sprinted 66 yards for the game-winner.

In addition to the two Fishback touchdowns, Cougars senior Nic Lembo, who usually is a back, tossed a 64-yard touchdown pass to junior Jaylen Ankrah-Jones.

For Rea and Montclair Kimberley, the play was one of the variations of the Wildcat, and it caught the Fieldston defense off guard.

The Cougars defense was on par for most of the game and was led by senior Colin Larish, juniors Geoff Vaiana and Will Simms, and sophomores Oscar Douglas and Nate Conforti, who each had at least a sack on the day and kept putting pressure on Fieldston quarterback Wes Heiman.

Immaculate Conception Football Schedule
(Dates and times subject to change)

Sept. 23 at Cedar Grove, 7 p.m.
Oct. 1 Glen Ridge, 1 p.m.
Oct. 7 at Immaculata, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 Shabazz, 1 p.m.
Oct. 28 at Morris Catholic, 7 p.m.

Montclair Kimberley Football Schedule
(Dates and times subject to change)

Sept. 24 Riverdale Country School, 1 p.m.
Oct. 1 Dalton School, 3 p.m.
Oct. 8 at Horace Mann, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 14 at Pingry, 7 p.m.
Oct. 22 Newark Academy, 1 p.m.