Verona Falls To Caldwell


Share post:

- Advertisement -
Joey Petro scored Verona’s only touchdown at the edge of the end zone.

The Verona High School football team went into last night’s game against Caldwell with a long string of wins over the Chiefs. It was backed by a large contingent of fans, buoyed by a long line of Eagles and varsity cheerleaders and the Class of 1980, which was in town for its pandemic-delayed 40th reunion. But all that, and some astute plays, wasn’t enough  to carry the evening: Verona fell to Caldwell 31-6.

Verona’s lone touchdown, by Joey Petro, came on a 30-yard pass from Cael Zebrowski, who added another 124 yards to his high school career tally. But the point-after kick was blocked, along with all of Verona’s subsequent scoring drives. 

- Advertisement -

While two Caldwell players, Harry Boland and Pat Capozzoli, earned triple-digit rushing yards, Verona’s rushers were constrained to the doubles: Senior PJ Shaw led the pack with 47 yards. Wide receiver Derek Bernardino, a fellow senior, led the receiving yardage with 40. Capozzoli scored three of the Chiefs’ five touchdowns.

Verona, which is now 2-2 on the season, hosts Mountain Lakes next Friday at 7 p.m. 

Photos copyright Mike Perry. Used by permission.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Real Estate: 3 New Listings, 2 Open Houses, 1 Price Change

It's a quieter weekend in Verona real estate, as befits the time of year leading into the holidays....

Letter: Helping Toni’s Kitchen For Thanksgiving

To the Editor: I wanted to share with your readers about the local group called Verona Rocks and...

Help Ally’s Elves Create Holiday Cards For Seniors

Verona resident Alana Drost will host an afternoon of creativity, inviting all residents to stop by the Verona...

Landmark Designation Of Afterglow-Area Home Advances

Last week at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Verona Historic Preservation Commission, Mr. and Mrs. Ammeen of...
error: Content is protected !!