Monroe Central 20
Union Local 19
MORRISTOWN - Levi Brown ran for 122 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and a pair of botched extra-point attempts in the fourth quarter helped Monroe Central (1-0) escape with a road victory against Union Local (0-1).
Sophomore Seminoles quarterback Jarrett Hooper played well in his debut, connected on 8 of 13 passes for 114 yards, while running for 56 yards and a touchdown. Gavin Morton returned a fumble 28 yards for another score.
Jets quarterback Shane Smolenak, also a sophomore, threw an 8-yard TD pass to Isaac Goodson, while Spencer Ware led the running game with 101 yards.
Josh Bolyard returned a punt for a Union Local score and Garret Hart carried in from the 3 for another.