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Owls offer scholarships to South Jersey running backs

Temple offered football scholarships to Kingsway junior running back Ray Lawry Jr. and West Deptford junior running back/linebacker Gerald Owens on Thursday.

Owls offer scholarships to South Jersey running backs

Kingsway´s Ray Lawry. (Ron Tarver/Staff file photo)
Kingsway's Ray Lawry. (Ron Tarver/Staff file photo)

Temple offered football scholarships to Kingsway junior running back Ray Lawry Jr. and West Deptford junior running back/linebacker Gerald Owens on Thursday.

Both players were being recruited by the Owls before head coach Steve Addazio resigned Tuesday to take the head-coaching position at Boston College.

"So I guess this is reassurance that they are still interested in him," Ray Lawry Sr. said. "That's the way I looked at it. We went to a couple of [Temple games]. So he had a relationship.

"I took [the scholarship offer] as them saying we still want to recruit you regardless."

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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