Gargon, Sports Page Cafe make strong grid debuts
It might be too early to claim parity has arrived in New Milford Parks & Recreation men's touch football, but opening-week action surely pointed in that direction.
Defending champion H & R Block and perennial power YardApes Landscping both took it on the chin Sunday at Marx Park as the 47th season of the local six-man grid loop made its debut.
In the day's doubleheader opener, Gargon Construction outlasted the landscapers, 26-18, while in the nightcap, Sports Page Cafe outscored the taxmen, 32-27.
There will be no games Sunday because of the Labor Day holiday but the league will return to action Wednesday, Sept. 9 with a twinbill at Young's Field. The Family Laundry will take its season bow at 6:30 p.m. vs. Gargon and the Sports Page will test YardApes at 7:45 p.m.
Gargon Construction 26, YardApes Landscaping 18
Pennywell's three interceptions and Thomas Calhoun's two sacks highlighted the Gargon 'D.
Sports Page Cafe 32, H & R Block 27
Dan McCauley muscled four tocuhdown passes and ran for another score to lead the stooltoppers to victory. Brother Matt had two pass pickoffs and a pair of six-point catches.