SHP Beats Delbarton

One of the biggest rivalries in the state of New Jersey (SHP vs Delbarton) never fails to bring the fireworks. No matter the sport, each team’s record, or the players, this game will always mean something. Seton Hall’s football squad pursued revenge after falling to the Green Wave last year.  

As usual, The Prep came out firing. Coach Stenson’s defense gave up seven points in the first half. On the other side of the ball, Coach Fitzgerald’s offense brought the energy. Myles Thomason ’22 started the party in the end zone with a five-yard score and Jaden Craig ’22 was right behind him; Craig found Mason Mac ’23 twice and Nick Dunneman ’22 to put points on the board for the Pirates. SHP entered halftime up 31-7.  

Delbarton tried to crawl back into the game with David Link scoring twice, but the hill was too steep to climb as the Pirates defeated the Green Wave 34-21.  

I talked to Mason Mac after the game:  

Question- You had 3 catches, 56 yards, and two touchdowns against our archrival Delbarton. What does it mean to you to beat Delbarton and have that type of performance?  

Mason: “It feels great, great for the team. It has always been a big rival for us and to beat them this year after a 24-7 loss last year, [we’re] happy to get revenge.”  

Question- Your role on this team has expanded exponentially throughout the season, with big plays in every game. How would you describe this dynamic offense?  

Mason: “There is a lot of talent in our offense from our line, to quarterback, to running back, and receivers. Our chemistry is improving every day and we hoping it is at our best when playoffs come.”  

Question- What is the mindset going forward in the pursuit of a state championship?  

Mason: “We trying to get 1% better every day, we know if we keep improving nothing can stop us.”