Wallkill Valley earns first win of season


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  • Wallkill Valley linebacker Ryan Nugent tackles Sussex Tech ball carrier Brendan Hall. Wallkill Valley Regional High School earned their first win of the season by defeating Sussex County Technical School in varsity football on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The final score was 14-7. The game took place at Sussex County Technical School in Sparta Township, New Jersey.




  • Wallkill Valley quarterback Alex Mastroianni carries the ball on the run.




  • Sussex Tech quarterback Tyler Crum about to throw the ball while in the pocket.




  • Wallkill Valley running back Dylan Harlos on the move.




  • Wallkill Valley ball carrier Justin Rivera moves in an opening in the Sussex Tech defense.




  • Sussex Tech running back Bo Maroney gets tackled by a triad of Wallkill Valley defenders in the first half.



The Wallkill Valley Rangers earned their first iwn of the season with a 14-7 win over Sussex County Technical School on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The win was bittersweet for Wallkill Valley because this contest was played in honor of the late Thomas "Tommy" Bock. Bock, who was a resident of Hardyston, was a wrestler for Wallkill Valley Regional High School. Bock died on Sunday, May 7. He fell off of his skateboard while riding and suffered a head injury the day before. He was 15 years old.

After the conclusion of the game both teams knelt in the middle of the field for a moment of silence to honor the memory of Bock who also played football for Sussex County Technical School. The well liked athlete was a member of the Lake Tamerack Swim Team as well.

The Rangers improved to 1-4 and the Mustangs fell to 1-4

— Photos by George Leroy Hunter






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