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BOUND BROOK – Bound Brook High School quarterback Patrick LePoidevin handed off to Jacob Swann as time ran down in the Crusaders’ 35-12 over Pemberton Wednesday night. Swann, a two-way starting lineman, picked up a few yards. The short run brought a wave of applause from his teammates.

The players were pulling for another Swann carry before time ran out in this memorable season. Memorable for a lot of bad with the Coronavirus always a shadow.

The virus forced Bound Brook to suspend its program for two weeks. It was also the reason Jacob Swann played at Bound Brook. He attended and played at Piscataway, but when the Piscataway Board of Education cancelled fall sports, Swann and several other Chiefs