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Football: Woodbury beats Paulsboro

Football: Woodbury beats Paulsboro



Senior QB Anthony Averett ran for 231 yards and three TDs as Woodbury beat Paulsboro 20-10 in a Colonial Conference Patriot Division clash.

Averett, an Alabama recruit as a defensive back, scored on runs of 98, 6 and 1 yard as Woodbury improved to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the Patriot.

Zach Funk scored on a 1-yard run for Paulsboro (2-2, 2-1).

Woodbury rallied from a 10-7 halftime deficit. The Thundering Herd overcame a lost fumble on the game's first play and three Averett interceptions with a strong defensive effort.

"I was really disappointed in my passing," Averett said. "But I was able to step up and make some plays as a runner. We're more of a running team."

On his 98-yard touchdown, Averett took a shotgun snap in one end zone, ran right, cut back and raced into the opposite end zone.

"He's used to running 100 meters," Woodbury coach Zack Valentine said of Averett, a track star in the spring.

Woodbury 7 0 6 7 – 20

Paulsboro 3 7 0 0 – 10

P: Mike Maccarone 30 FG

W: Anthony Averett 98 run (Jeray Demby kick)

P: Zach Funk 1 run (Maccarone kick)

W: Averett 6 run (kick failed)

W: Averett 1 run (Demby 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

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