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Wayne Hills Rips Hackensack with 2nd-Half Surge

Kevin Olsen's 41-yard touchdown pass to Robbie Schiller sparked a 21-point third quarter as the Patriots won their sectional tournament game Friday night.

It took them an entire half but in the end, seniors Kevin Olsen and Cristian Rodriguez do what they do best: win.

The Patriots and Comets were deadlocked 0-0 after the first half Friday night. Then Olsen connected with senior tailback Robbie Schiller on a 41-yard touchdown pass and the rout was on. 

The Patriots got it done on special teams too. Senior linebacker Hunter Beck blocked a punt and fellow senior linebacker Ryan Kardux recovered it in the end zone.

Hills will play at top-seeded Pascack Valley in the semifinals Nov. 30 in Hillsdale.

Pascack Valley beat Sparta 42-0 on Friday night. They beat the Patriots 35-21 Oct. 12. Kevin Olsen did not play in that game due to a broken foot he suffered in the first game of the season.

Kevin Olsen is a nationally ranked quarterback who was named one of the top 11 quarterbacks in the country at the ESPN Elite 11 camp earlier this year. He's verbally committed to attend the University of Miami, his brother Greg's alma matter.

The Patriots (6-4) are trying to win their ninth state sectional group championship under legendary coach Chris Olsen. Olsen will retire at the end of the season.

MSG Varsity is filming the team throughout the season for “New Jersey’s Last Patrtiot,” a documentary about Kevin Olsen and his family.

Olsen and the team were mired in controversy last season when nine players, including then-senior wide receiver Andrew Monaghan, with aggravated assault after they allegedly attacked two Wayne Valley students at a Halloween party last October.

Those players were suspended for the team’s sectional championship game at MetLife Stadium. The team defeated Old Tappan on a late fourth-quarter touchdown pass by Kevin Olsen.

Seven of the players were sentenced to probation in February. Charges were dropped against an eighth in March.

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Bob Maguire November 17, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Can we please have an article that doesn't drag up last year's problems? What's the statute of limitations on gratituitous references by the media? Report the facts on this team.....give it a try...it won't kill you and it may at this point make you a more credible journalist.
notwhoyouthink November 17, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Congrats Hills! That was a Hills style win. 2nd half the two lines took over and controlled the game. All the injured guys are back now...things starting to click nicely for this group. Looking forward to that rematch with PV
George November 17, 2012 at 02:58 PM
I am not a Hills fan and I agree with Bob Maguire. Enough, this has no relevance here and any and every reader is well aware of what transpired in the past.
Joe videodummy November 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Go Wayne Hills. Big win for Kevin and the WH family. Team sized up the defense, spent the 2nd half plowing through it. Next week at PV Monaghan's team is also 9-1 after a hugh win today. Team set most points ever scored in a single game-school record. Go Monaghan (84) and J.L (68) as well. Next week at Home Rutger's 9-1 also had a big win over Cincinati. Go Rutgers (62,83) - these 2 numbers combined stands 13' 2". Geesh !!! Next week at Pittsburg. Ohio State is playing Wisconsin today. Ohio State is undefeated and can't go anywhere after today ( win or lose ) because the entire program is on probation. Todays Game is being dubbed the NO BOWL game of the week. Good Luck WH and WH players...past and present.

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