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Football: Penns Grove shuts out Highland

By Phil Anastasia

Football: Penns Grove shuts out Highland

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By Phil Anastasia

Senior quarterback Nick Elmer ran for 141 yards and a TD, passed for two TDs and ran for three, two-point conversions as Penns Grove beat Highland 52-0 on Friday night.

Junior RB/B Anthony Robertson scored four TDs and senior WR Jabrail Murray caught a pair of TD passes from Elmer.

Penns Grove clinched the WJFL Diamond Division as well the No. 1 seed in the SJ 1 playoffs.

The Red Devils' defense pitched its fifth straight shutout and sixth of the season. PG has outscored its last five opponents by 262-0.

PG has outscored opponents by 416-26 this season. The Red Devils are averaging 52 points per game. The SJ record is 48.4 by Salem in 1996.

"These eight games have been great but we have to keep it going through the playoffs," Elmer said. "We'd love nothing better than to bring a championship back to Penns Grove but we have to take it one game at a time and try to keep getting better."

Highland dropped to 4-5. Depending on the results of other games, the Tartans still could qualify for the SJ 3 tournament.

Penns Grove 8 28 8 8 -- 52
Highland 0 0 0 0 -- 0
PG: Jabrail Murray 51 pass from Nick Elmer (Anthony Robertson run)
PG: Roberton 9 run (Elmer run)
PG: Robertson 13 run (Elmer run)
PG: Robertson 19 run (pass fail)
PG: Murray 30 pass from Elmer (pass fail)
PG: Robertson 36 fumble return (Elmer run)
PG: Elmer 74 run (Robertson run)
Contact staff writer 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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