Football: Big night for Kingsway's Lawry

After two games, Kingsway junior Ray Lawry has taken over the lead in rushing yards in South Jersey and established himself as an athlete to watch.

The 5-9, 190-pound Lawry has 522 yards and six touchdowns in two games. That's an average of 261 yards per game -- a pace that would break Corey Clement's year-old South Jersey single-season rushing record after 10 games.

OK, Lawry isn't likely to maintain that pace. But he's certainly off to a sensational start.

Lawry ran 22 times for 309 yards and four TDs in a 39-0 victory over Deptford on Friday night. He scored on runs of 80, 8, 86 and 57 yards against a defense that had pitched a shutout the previous week against Cumberland.

Lawry also ran for 213 yards and two TDs in the season opener at Shawnee. His performance moved Renegades coach Tin Gushue to call him, "an outstanding running back -- explosive and physical."

Lawry and Kingsway host Winslow Twp. on Friday night. The next week, the Dragons travel to Delsea for a renewal of an old Tri-County Royal rivalry that could match a pair of 2-1 teams.

-- Phil Anastasia

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