The 2012 Secaucus Patriots football team began this season the same as last with a thorough rout over Manchester Regional.
The Patriots steamrolled the Falcons en route to a 50-0 victory on Friday night at Kane Stadium. Secaucus opened the 2010 season with a 46-8 victory in the last meeting between the teams.
Running back Nick Schaffer picked up right where departed star Eddie Delgado left off, scoring three touchdowns in the first half. He collected only 38 rushing yards but had TD runs of eight and five yards as well as a 50-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Sean Egan.
Senior running back Dom Rizzo scored two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter, including a 42-yarder, as the Patriots built a 44-0 lead by halftime. Casey Quinones and Jan Castellanos also added touchdown runs and Mike Mele had a 36-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Secaucus posted its first shutout since a 44-0 rout of North Arlington on October 8, 2010.
The Patriots visit Harrison (0-1) next Friday. They rolled to a 56-7 victory over the Blue Tide last season.