Football: Gloucester's Boyer on verge of Camco record

 

By Phil Anastasia

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Gloucester senior Ben Boyer will enter Friday's football game at Wildwood on the brink of becoming Camden County's all-time leading rusher.

The 5-foot-8, 165-pound Boyer has 4,228 career rushing yards.

The Camden County record is 4,322, set by Bishop Eustace's Mike DiMaggio in 2006.

Boyer has 549 rushing yards and has scored eight touchdowns this season.

He ran for 54 yards as a freshman, 1,841 yards as a sophomore and 1,784 yards as a junior.

Boyer also will pass two former NFL running backs on his way to the top mark in Camden County history.

Former Paul VI player Jon Grimes ran for 4,269 yards in a career that ended in 2007 and former Winslow Township star Shonn Greene ran for 4,266 yards in a career that ended in 2003.

Gloucester and Wildwood both are 2-3. The team that wins Friday's 7 o'clock game at Maxwell Field will stay alive in the hunt for a South Jersey Group 1 playoff berth.

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