FINAL: Williamstown 21, TR North 13
Williamstown (9-0) faces No. 1 seeded Cherokee in the SJ Group 4 semifinal. TR North falls to 7-2.
Williamstown took over on downs after an incomplete TRN pass on a fourth and 7 from the Braves’ 35-yard line with 1:14 left
Marcus Hampton’s 3-yard touchdown run and Derek Utz’s conversion kick increased Williamstown’s lead to 21-13 with 2:12 left in the fourth quarter
Williamstown took a 14-13 lead on Marcus Hampton’s 9-yard run and Derek Utz’s conversion kick with 2:21 left in the third quarter.
Williamstown’s Ron Gordon had a 71-yard kickoff return to the TRN 19-yard line, but the Braves were not able to cash in when Williamstown threw a fourth down incompletion on the drive. Bill McCarty’s pass was almost a TD as Cody Miller made a leaping grab in the end zone but was ruled out of bounds.
TR North’s Drew Kollman returned the second half kickoff 95 yards for a TD to give the Mariners a 13-7 lead.
TRN QB Demetri Davis has had all day to throw and when he has felt the heat, he has been able to by himself time by scrambling. The receivers have been wide open and it will be interesting to see if North opens things up in the second half.
TRN was marching deep into Williamstown territory, but the Braves’ Ron Gordon intercepted a pass and returned it 38 yards to the Williamstown 48-yard line with 15 seconds left in the half.
The winner of this game plays top seeded Cherokee.
TR North tied the score 7-7 on Kollman’s 1-yard run and Michael Borrelli’s PAT with 5:25 left in the first half.
The big play in the drive was a 41-yard completion from Demetri Davis to Nick Sagliambene to the Williamstown 5-yard line.
Williamstown took a 7-0 lead on Ron Gordon’s 15-yard touchdown run with 9:48 left in the second quarter. Gordon went untouched into the end zone. Derek Utz kicked the PAT.
Williamstown reached the TRN 15-yard line, but threw and incomplete pass on 4th and six on a drive that ate up more than 6 minutes.
Toms River North 0 7 6 0 - 13
Williamstown 0 7 7 7 - 21
W: Ron Gordon 15 run (Derek Utz kick)
T: Drew Kollman 1 run (Michael Borrelli kick)
T: Kollman 95 kickoff return (kick failed)
W: Marcus Hampton 9 run (Utz kick)
W: Hampton 3 run (Utz kick)