Paramus Catholic was defeated 20-13 at home by Don Bosco Prep Friday.
The Paladins were ranked No. 5 in the country and No. 2 in the state heading into their game against the Ironmen.
It was apparent early on that the Paladins were up against it.
Don Bosco punted the ball, it landed inches from the goal line and pinned the Paladins at their own 1-yard line. A snap sailed over the head of the Paladins’ punter and another went through the hands of star prospect Jabrill Peppers.
These mistakes, combined with a safe and efficient approach from the Don Bosco offense, resulted in the Paladins playing from behind for almost the entire game.