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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