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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Highlands, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Highlands

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Highlands:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Seastreak ferry increases fares for trips to NYC, blames rising costs

Commuters who ride Seastreak ferries started the new month digging a little deeper in their wallets, after a fare increase took effect Monday.Seastreak officials blamed Monday’s fare increase on the need to cover higher costs, including the price of diesel fuel, which increased to record highs this year and remained at a higher per gallon price than gasoline.“The price of fuel, in combination with rising costs of staffing and maintenance, has fo...

Commuters who ride Seastreak ferries started the new month digging a little deeper in their wallets, after a fare increase took effect Monday.

Seastreak officials blamed Monday’s fare increase on the need to cover higher costs, including the price of diesel fuel, which increased to record highs this year and remained at a higher per gallon price than gasoline.

“The price of fuel, in combination with rising costs of staffing and maintenance, has forced us to raise our fares,” said James D. Barker, Seastreak LLC marketing and communications vice president. “The average price per gallon that Seastreak has paid for the last nine months has been 73% higher than the price that was paid in December of 2021.”

Maintenance and staff costs also have increased, he said. Seastreak’s last fare increase was in 2016, which financed the rebuilding of four ferries.

Round-trip adult fares increased 4.3% from $47 to $49. A 40-trip ticket book increases in cost from $695 to $720, a 3.6% increase, Barker said. The cost of a 10-trip book increased from $217 to $230, a 6% increase. Fare prices for active member of the military and a 40-trip student ticket book remain unchanged.

“The increase is rather modest and does not come close to covering the additional costs we have incurred from fuel, staffing, and vessel maintenance,” Barker said.

Seastreak also introduced a 20-trip ticket book priced at $420, which is aimed at commuters working on hybrid schedules that require them to be in their workplace fewer than 5 days a week. NJ Transit introduced a similar 20-ticket Flex Pass in Feb. 2021, designed to be a hybrid between a monthly pass and paying for single fares.

“We introduced a new 20-trip book to meet the changing needs of commuters with more flexible work schedules who ride less frequently,” Barker said.

Other ferry operators are increasing fares, including NYC ferry, which raised fares from $2.75, the equivalent of a one way subway fare, to $4 last month.

Similar to other mass transportation, ferry ridership has been slow to return since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

“We are still only carrying roughly 70% of the riders we were pre-COVID for our NJ/NYC service,” Barker said.

Meanwhile, the company’s anticipated takeover of the Belford to New York City route from NY Waterway, originally scheduled to happen on Oct. 28, will be delayed until Jan. 1, Barker said.

“We’ve been working with Monmouth County to facilitate a smooth transition to Seastreak in Belford,” Barker said in an email. “We’ve decided to push the start date for Seastreak operating out of Belford from October 28, 2022 to January 1, 2023.”

The Highlands-based ferry company has submitted applications for landing rights in New York, and Barker said the company doesn’t anticipate any issues with obtaining landing rights at West 39th Street, Brookfield Place or Pier 11.

More information will be provided in the coming weeks about Seastreak’s operating schedule for Belford ferry service and about the Jersey City-Paulus Hook service from Belford, he said.

“We are confident that the transfer of service will not occur in October,” said Thomas Arnone, Monmouth County board of commissioners director. “Regardless of the date of transition, there will be no disruption for the traveling public.”

In June, Monmouth County freeholders awarded a contract to Seastreak to operate service from the county owned ferry terminal, a decision that ousted NY Waterway, which had operated the service for 20 years.

NY Waterway is challenging the award in court.

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WATCH ON-DEMAND: NJ.com broadcasts 3 H.S. football games this weekend for free

Week 4′s broadcast schedule featured a pair of top-five parochial matchups and two premiere public-school matchups.The three games streamable for free in Week 5 should make for more excitement.West Essex is back on the broadcast after a 16-13 loss to No. 20 Caldwell last Friday. The Knights (2-2) clashed with Nutley (2-2) and hoped to come through on their home turf this time around.You can also watch NJ.com’s No. 6 team in Ramapo hosting Northern Highlands on Friday. The Raiders came in at 4-0 and averaging ...

Week 4′s broadcast schedule featured a pair of top-five parochial matchups and two premiere public-school matchups.

The three games streamable for free in Week 5 should make for more excitement.

West Essex is back on the broadcast after a 16-13 loss to No. 20 Caldwell last Friday. The Knights (2-2) clashed with Nutley (2-2) and hoped to come through on their home turf this time around.

You can also watch NJ.com’s No. 6 team in Ramapo hosting Northern Highlands on Friday. The Raiders came in at 4-0 and averaging 48.5 points per game while the Highlanders (2-2) looked to get in the win column for the first time since Week 2.

Saturday’s lone tilt is a battle of 3-1 squads in St. Joseph (Met.) and Westfield. The Blue Devils won the previous meeting as the Falcons won the previous two.

There is no trick to finding the stream for these games. Just tap the below “WATCH” link a few minutes before each scheduled game, sit back and enjoy.

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Field hockey: No. 19 Northern Highlands holds off Chatham - North Jersey Group 3 semifinals

Senior Belle Bennett and sophomore Shannon Arber each had a goal in the first quarter as second-seeded Northern Highlands, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, held off third-seeded Chatham 2-1 in the semifinal round of the North Jersey Group 3 Tournament in Allendale.Northern Highlands will next visit top-seeded North Hunterdon for the sectional title in the final on Thursday.Junior Elizabeth Lobo and sophomore Alexa Birch had an assist apiece for Northern Highlands (19-2), which won its third straight game after back-to-back losses f...

Senior Belle Bennett and sophomore Shannon Arber each had a goal in the first quarter as second-seeded Northern Highlands, No. 19 in the NJ.com Top 20, held off third-seeded Chatham 2-1 in the semifinal round of the North Jersey Group 3 Tournament in Allendale.

Northern Highlands will next visit top-seeded North Hunterdon for the sectional title in the final on Thursday.

Junior Elizabeth Lobo and sophomore Alexa Birch had an assist apiece for Northern Highlands (19-2), which won its third straight game after back-to-back losses for the first time this season. Northern Highlands had jumped out to a 16-0 record to kick off the campaign. Junior goalie Abby Sardo made five saves.

Junior Kitty Garrett scored for Chatham (16-2-1), which lost for the first time in 13 games. Senior goalie Mackenzie Wilson had two saves.

“I’m extremely proud of the composure and skills we displayed today,” said Northern Highlands coach Jordan Paton. “This was a very strong team win and we can’t wait to take on the championship game this Thursday.”

“It’s a very talented matchup between both teams and every player will be playing with the drive to win a championship,” Paton said. “I can’t wait to step foot on the field Thursday!”

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Football: Northern Highlands gets revenge, four turnovers in win at Irvington (Photos)

When grading the performance of his Northern Highlands defense throughout the season, head coach Dave Cord would give the unit high marks in every aspect except for one - forcing turnovers.Those elusive turnovers finally came for this Highlanders defense, and the timing of them couldn’t have been better.Behind four interceptions on defense and an unspectacular, yet resilient offense, fourth-seeded Northern Highlands led from wire to wire and defeated top-seeded Irvington, 17-13, in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics, North J...

When grading the performance of his Northern Highlands defense throughout the season, head coach Dave Cord would give the unit high marks in every aspect except for one - forcing turnovers.

Those elusive turnovers finally came for this Highlanders defense, and the timing of them couldn’t have been better.

Behind four interceptions on defense and an unspectacular, yet resilient offense, fourth-seeded Northern Highlands led from wire to wire and defeated top-seeded Irvington, 17-13, in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 semifinals in Irvington.

The four interceptions matched the Highlanders’ total from the first nine games of the season. Overall, Northern Highlands’ defense had created 10 turnovers entering Friday night’s semifinal.

Northern Highlands (7-3) travels to Franklin Lakes to face Ramapo in a rematch of last year’s North 1, Group 4 final next Friday. Irvington, which defeated Northern Highlands in the North Jersey, Group 4 bowl game a year ago, ends its season with a 8-3 record.

“We’ve been really close to getting turnovers,” Cord said. “We’ve done everything defensively except get those turnovers and they came at a key time today.”

“It’s been slow all season, but our defense is based on the principle of bend don’t break,” said linebacker Roman Dario, who had the fourth interception. “Today, those four just came up big and was really a major turning point for us defensively.”

Danny Smiechowski, who had two of those four interceptions, put Northern Highlands in front from good when Nate Johnson found him on a wheel route for a 40-yard touchdown just 3:39 into the game.

Johnson was knocked out of the game at halftime with Northern Highlands up 10-7, but junior JR Walley came in and found Smiechowski for a 5-yard TD pass to make it 17-7 with 39 seconds left in the third.

The Northern Highlands defense made the the lead held up, Smiechowski broke up a long pass attempt to Kareem Corey in the end zone to force a turnover on downs with 9:45 remaining. Then, on the next Blue Knights drive, Dario delivered what had seemingly been the clinching play when he dropped back into coverage and grabbed the Highlanders’ fourth interception of the night with just 4:44 left in the fourth.

“I go through my drop steps in practice every day. I’ve done it 1,000 times so it was nothing new to me,” said Dario. “Me and Zach Chostaka, we feel like we’re the best linebacking crew in the state. We both got one today and that’s because we practice it every day and coach puts us through that drill every day.”

“We just executed and played our best,” Smiechowski said. “We haven’t gotten the chances (for interceptions). There haven’t been a lot of times when teams threw deep on us.”

Irvington trimmed the deficit to four when Nasir Addison caught a CJ Pittman pass, cut it across the field then raced down the left sideline for a 45-yard score, his second touchdown of the night, with 1:57 remaining.

Irvington was unable to get the ball again though as Chase Canariato recovered the ensuing onside kick and Northern Highlands successfully ran out the clock thanks to a 12-yard jet sweep from Walley to Luke Saturn for a game-sealing first down.

The victory served as a bit of revenge for the Highlanders, who a year ago was one win short of a perfect season as a result of Irvington’s 19-14 victory at Rutgers behind 12 sacks by a relentless Blue Knights pass rush.

“Last year was a hard a game and it hurt all of us,” Smiechowski said. “We remembered it and we had to play through it.”

This time it was a less-heralded, but highly effective Northern Highlands defense, which set the tone. An undersized, yet relentless front seven of Jack Inserra, Chase Fishman, John Lavino, Peirson DeBruyn, Chostaka and Dario held Irvington’s star running back Kysir Desir to just 50 yards rushing on 22 carries.

Inserra, who had a sack on the opening play, along with a host of others, stopped Notre Dame-bound defensive back Adon Shuler short of the sticks on a 4th-and-4 at the Highlander 14 for a turnover on downs to keep it 10-7 with 3:13 left in the half. Irvington marched into Northern Highlands territory on its initial second half drive, only to see it result in no points after Chostaka back-pedaled his way into an interception.

The Highlanders’ relentless pursuit on defense as well as a staggering 14 Irvington penalties on offense totaling 110 yards, prevented the Blue Knights from ever establishing a rhythm offensively.

“We just play hard,” Dario said. “We don’t have any studs, but we have 11 guys that get to the ball. We have a relentless pursuit to the ball every play. We’re just tough, smart kids. We do our gap assignments, we don’t rely on big plays, we rely on bend, don’t break. That’s how we play.”

Addison, a Kentucky commit, put Irvington on the board, when he overpowered the defensive back on a fourth down throw to the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown from Pittman with 7:19 left in the half. Toure, the Rutgers-bound athlete, ran for 88 yards while also recording two sacks and his younger brother Vaboue, had a first quarter interception.

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Northern Highlands football off to fast start with playoff win over Montgomery

Special to NorthJersey.comNorthern Highlands knew that this was not going to be the same Montgomery team that came to Allendale for the first round of the North 1 Group 4 playoffs last year, when they left on the wrong end of a 61-14 trouncing.This was going to be a Cougar team that was fired up and aggressive, and the Highlanders used that to their advantage, thanks to the return of two key starters. Quarterback Nate Johnson and wide receiver Zach Madison came back in a big way.The duo hooked up for a 61-...

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Northern Highlands knew that this was not going to be the same Montgomery team that came to Allendale for the first round of the North 1 Group 4 playoffs last year, when they left on the wrong end of a 61-14 trouncing.

This was going to be a Cougar team that was fired up and aggressive, and the Highlanders used that to their advantage, thanks to the return of two key starters. Quarterback Nate Johnson and wide receiver Zach Madison came back in a big way.

The duo hooked up for a 61-yard touchdown bomb on the fifth offensive play for Highlands and it gave them the quick lead they were looking for. For three quarters, Northern Highlands completely controlled the game and it was enough to register a 27-12 victory and a date with Irvington next Friday in the sectional semifinals.

Johnson threw for three touchdowns in the game, with his second going to Dan Smiechowski on a 4-yarder to cap a 16-play, 91-yard drive that ate up 6:49 of clock spanning the first and second quarters. That made it 14-0 Highlands, and Dan Moor nailed a 24-yard field goal right before halftime to extend the lead to 17-0.

Johnson and Madison duplicated the first half TD on the same call three plays into the second half, this time on a 71-yard touchdown that made it 24-0. Moor hit a 30-yard field goal that made it 27-0 midway through the third quarter.

Montgomery picked up a pair of fourth quarter touchdown passes, both from Mike Schmeltzer to Matt D’Avino for 61 and 57 yards, but any possible thought of a miracle comeback was quashed when Johnson went to Madison on a third and 12 play for 32 yards with three minutes left.

What it means

For Northern Highlands, it’s another week with a trip to Irvington to face the top-seeded Knights, a winner over Sayreville in their opening game. The Highlanders gave first-year coach Dave Cord his first postseason win since he stepped in for Chuck Johnson at Ridgewood in 2019 and led the Maroons to the North Group 5 Regional championship. Highands is now 6-3 on the season.

For Montgomery, the season comes to a close at 7-3. The Cougars will bring back a strong nucleus of junior and sophomore starters next season, led by Schmeltzer and D’Avino.

Turning point

Right after NH scored the opening touchdown, Montgomery went on a solid drive to a first down at the Highlander 9-yard line. Schmeltzer hit four different receivers and they had the Highlands defense on its heels.

Schmeltzer was stopped for no gain on first down and sacked by Zach Chostaka on second down. A third down pass in the flat went incomplete, and after a time out, they went for the right side of the end zone on fourth down but the pass was too long for Ethan McManus.

Northern Highlands then went on the 91-yard drive to open a two-score lead.

Inside the game

Northern Highlands played to the defense’s aggressive tendencies. The Cougar safeties were coming up hard to stop the run, and that allowed for the deep ball to be very effective. It also meant that Johnson could exploit the defense on screens to Sparago and short flat passes to Smiechowski. They sacrificed the running game for the most part, but more than made up for it with the pass.

The Schmeltzer to D’Avino combination was the catalyst of the Montgomery offense all year, connecting 48 times for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns in the first 9 games, but Highlands held them in check in the first half, allowing only two completions for 16 yards, and 3 for 24 yards heading into the final minute of the third quarter.

By the numbers

Northern Highlands outgained Montgomery by a 420-279 margin, with Johnson, a sophomore, having a career game. He completed 23 of 32 passes for 341 yards and the three touchdowns with one interception. He also added 38 rushing yards on 9 runs in his first game back after missing the last two with an MCL sprain.

Madison, who has been dealing with a knee injury all season, returned after sitting out the previous game and had four catches for 167 yards. Smiechowski had a career-high 9 catches for 73 yards and Sparago had 6 receptions for 37 yards while taking a bruising with 22 carries for 44 yards. Matthew Boydell and Smiechowski had interceptions for the Highlanders.

Schmeltzer was 13 of 29 passing for 199 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and ran for 52 yards on 8 carries. D’Avino finished with nine catches for 167 yards, giving him 1,050 receiving yards on the season. Keith Holloway had an interception and Gavin Guidette and Lucas Szczepanski shared a sack.

They said it

“We were reading the safeties. They were biting on the under route and that gave us the chance to go deep. We were confident that we could exploit their aggressiveness.” – Johnson

“We talked a lot about getting the lead early and not giving them a chance to gain confidence. Zach Madison is a handful for anyone to cover, and even at 80 percent he’s better than most guys at 100 percent. I thought we complimented each other well; Smiechowski was making plays, Sparago, Saturn. We’ve got a lot of weapons and when we play our game, we’re very tough to stop.” – Cord

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