Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Football: Gloucester's Boyer sets Camco rushing record

By Phil Anastasia

Football: Gloucester's Boyer sets Camco rushing record


By Phil Anastasia

Gloucester senior running back Ben Boyer is Camden County's all-time leader in rushing yards.

Boyer took over the top spot Friday night with 147 yards and three TDs in a 44-8 win over Wildwood in a WJFL Classic Division game.

Boyer has 4.375 yards. The previous record of 4.322 was set by Bishop Eustace's Mike DiMaggio in 2006.

"I want to thank my family, coaches and all my teammates that have pushed me and themselves to be successful," Boyer said by text on the way back to Gloucester from Wildwood. "Without the people around me, I wouldn't be who I am today and I truly love the people of Gloucester that have supported me. It's like one giant family."

In the course of the night, Boyer also passed the career marks for rushing yards for former Camco stars and NFL players Jon Grimes of Paul VI and Shonn Greene of Winslow.

With the win, Gloucester improved to 3-3 and stayed in the hunt for a SJ 1 playoff berth.

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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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