Friday, August 28, 2015

Football: Clement sets SJ rushing record

Football: Clement sets SJ rushing record

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By Phil Anastasia

Glassboro senior Corey Clement ran for 226 yards on 25 carries to set the South Jersey record for career rushing yards on Friday night.

Clement finished the night with 5,390 career yards. He passed the mark of 5,380 set by Ocean City's Kevin Sinclair in 1996.

Clement also scored three TDs in Glassboro's 35-0 win over Highland in a WJFL interdivision game.

Clement scored on runs of 4, 73 and 1 yard. He called his 73-yarder the "best" run of his career.

On the play, Clement knocked off one defender with a stiff arm and buckled another defender's knee with a cutback. He burst into the clear and high-fived teammate Juwan Johnson at the 5-yard line.

"That's the best one I ever had," Clement said.

Clement gathered his teammates around him after the game and thanked them for their help in his run to the top of the record book.

"It's all about teamwork in this game," Clement said.

He has 1,468 yards this season. If Glassboro (5-1) plays six more games, Clement could break his year-old single-season SJ record of 2,510 yards.

He wants 3,000.

"That's one of my goals," Clement said.

Clement has commited to the University of Pittsburgh but is considering other colleges. He has visited Nebraska and Notre Dame this fall and was planning to leave Saturday for a recruiting trip to Wisconsin.

He also hopes to visit Alabama over Thanksgiving weekend.

Highland 0 0 0 0 – 0
Glassboro  0 14 14 7 – 35
G: Corey Clement 1 run (Aaron Crispin kick)
G: Clement 73 run (Crispin kick)
G: Clement 4 run (Crispin kick)
G: Tony Colon 40 pass from Mike Gillespie (Crispin kick)
G: Jameel Murray 9 run (Crispin kick)

Contact Phil Anastasia at panastasia@phillynews.com or @PhilAnastasia on Twitter

 

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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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