Montclair football stuns Ridgewood to gain North Group 5 state playoff bid
Montclair football team knew that a win on Friday night at Ridgewood would hand the Mounties a state playoff bid based on the power point projections.
With that in mind Montclair did what they have always done most of this year, play good offensive football in the second half of the game while the defense played well all four quarters.
Down 10-3 at halftime Montclair senior running back Semaj Adams scored twice in the second half to give the Mounties a crucial upset 17-10 win at Ridgewood.
Adams ran 16 times for 121 yards on the ground along with the two touchdowns and also registered an interception on defense. Montclair senior kicker Gage Hammond hit a 38-yard field goal in the second quarter.
With the win the Mounties ended a two-game losing streak and raised their record to 3-4. Ridgewood came into this game with only one loss on the season.
In the North Group 5 power rankings before the contest, Montclair was seeded 13th with the top 16 qualifying for the state playoffs. Before the game Ridgewood was the second seed in North Group 5 so the Mounties picked up several power points with the victory on Friday.
Montclair hosts Columbia in the last regular season game on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. With a victory over Columbia the Mounties could receive a first-round home state playoff game.