Christopher Cronce the 12th Man TD Club’s DB of the Week

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Hamilton junior Christopher Cronce deserved to smile about his effort against Middletown South, which included a whopping 17 tackles (Photo by Donna “Roll Tide” Brihn).

By Rich Fisher

Nov. 13: Although the Hamilton West football team came up short in its playoff game at Middletown South, Christopher Cronce came up big.

The junior linebacker/end was awarded the 12th Man TD Club’s Defensive Back of the Week for his efforts in the Hornets 24-7 setback in the NJSIAA Group IV Central quarterfinal game. Cronce had 10 solo tackles and 10 assists while also forcing a fumble against the Screaming Eagles.

Cronce leads the team with 83 tackles, including 20 solo, and has six tackles for loss. He and the Hornets will be back in action on Nov. 28 when they host Steinert in the annual Thanksgiving war.

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.