Cedar Grove dominated in its way to start 1-0 as they defeated David Brearley High School 31-7 on the road friday night. Quarterback Dario Bryant connected with Anthony Bilotta twice in the first quarter to help lead the Cedar Grove to an early 13-0 lead.
Brearley answered with a touchdown from Antonio Principato, but the Panthers defense took charge after that, shutting them out for the rest of the game. Patch McCarthy finished with 12 tackles, while Brian Catanzarite and Gerard Dente both had 10.
Gerard Dente increased the Panthers lead with a 4 yard run for a touchdown in the second quarter to end the half 19-7.
Cedar Grove added some more in the second half while the defense continued to shut down the bears. Tyler Rummel ran 10 yards for another six points in the third quarter and McCarthy finished the scoring for Cedar Grove with a fourth quarter 20 yard pass from Bryant.
Cedar Grove will host Newark Central on Friday at 7 p.m.