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Football: Cortez throws 5 TD passes as Pennsauken beats Triton

Manny Cortez threw five TD passes as Pennsauken beat Triton 52-23 Saturday in the semifinals of the SJ 4 tournament.

Football: Cortez throws 5 TD passes as Pennsauken beats Triton

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Manny Cortez threw five TD passes as Pennsauken beat Triton 52-23 Saturday in the semifinals of the SJ 4 tournament.

Pennsauken (9-1), the top seed, advances to face No. 2 seed Millville (10-0) in the SJ 4 title game Friday night, Dec. 2 at Rowan.

Amar Williams caught 2 TD passes and Justin Anderson-Copes caught 2 TD passes for Pennsauken.

The Indians play Wednesday night at Bishop Eustace in the annual Thanksgiving weekend game.

Cortez also ran 7 and 11 yards for TDs.

Cortez has 36 TD passes this season, the second-highest total in SJ history. The record is 40 set by Jason Amer of Holy Cross in 1999.

The state single-season record for TD passes is 43 by Ryan Carty of Somerville in 2001.

James Burns ran for 138 yards for fifth-seeded Triton (8-2. The Mustangs play at Timber Creek (10-0) with the WJFL Royal Division title on the line on Thanksgiving morning.

Triton 3 13 0 7 – 23

Pennsauken 14 19 13 6 – 52

T:  Dean Cowley 25 FG

P: Tyril Thomas 1 run (Anthony Sweet kick)

P: Justin Anderson-Copes 20 pass from Manny Cortez (Sweet kick)

P: Cortez 7 run (kick failed)

P: Amar Williams 7 pass from Cortez (Sweet kick)

T: James Burns 3 run (Cowley kick)

P: Sweet 17 pass from Cortez (kick failed)

T: Burns 13 run (kick failed)

P: Cortez 11 run (kick failed)

P: Williams 31 pass from Cortez (Sweet kick)

P: Anderson-Copes 73 pass from Cortez (kick failed)

T: Ryan Casillas 4 run (Cowley kick)

-- Phil Anastasia

 

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at panastasia@phillynews.com.

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