Football: Woodbury stuns Paulsboro

Scoring three times on special teams, Woodbury shocked previously undefeated Paulsboro by a 28-14 score in a Colonial Patriot football game today.

The Thundering Herd scored twice on plays that began with Paulsboro in punt formation and also scored on a kickoff return.

Woodbury is 4-1, 3-0 in the Patriot.

Paulsboro is 5-1, 4-1.

"It's awesome," said Woodbury quarterback/defensive back Brian Purnell.

Paulsboro had beaten Woodbury 12 times in a row, including twice in the Group 1 playoffs. Woodbury's last win over Paulsboro was 1999.

Woodbury's Aamir Petrose picked up a football after Paulsboro punter Zach Greenwald was pressured into whiffing on a kick by Woodbury's Dyshawn Davis.

Petrose ran 48 yards for a score.

Woodbury also scored when a punt snap sailed over Greenwald's head and Eric Blackwell recovered in the end zone.

Woodbury got another special-teams touchdown when freshman Amthony Averett returned a kickoff 97 yards for a score.

"Horrendous," Paulsboro coach Glenn Howard said of his special teams. "I can't remember us every making that many blunders."

-- Phil Anastasia

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