QB stars in Hillel’s Kiddush Cup romp in Fla.


NEW YORK (JTA) — Quarterback Jake Najjar powered the Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School to a 51-0 victory over the David Posnack Jewish Day School in the third annual Kiddush Cup game between the two South Florida schools.

Najjar ran for 107 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 168 yards and two scores in Monday’s game at Florida International University as Hillel, of North Miami Beach, stayed unbeaten against the Davie-based Posnack.

The game is played in conjunction with the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Hillel (3-1) led 30-0 at halftime, with Najjar scoring on a quarterback sneak and runs of 37 and 5 yards, as well as passing for a 20-yard TD to Nathaniel  Rub. Running back Michael Tarich also had a 2-yard touchdown run in the half.

Najjar scored on a 52-yard run and passed 60 yards to sophomore receiver Issac Benoliel for a TD in the second half. Sophomore running back Jacobo Benasayag finished the scoring with a 50-yard scamper.

Senior running back Benjy Steiner led Posnack (0-4) with 123 rushing yards on 16 carries.

“The Kiddush Cup is a fantastic opportunity for our schools to show off their athletic ability and highlight the fact that Hillel and Posnack are among the few Jewish high schools in the country currently playing 11-man tackle football,” said Nick Hinrichsen, head of Hillel’s upper school.

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