Fri. S.J. football roundup: Collingswood triumphs on Richardson’s TD

Ameer Richardson's five-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter provided the difference, as host Collingswood outslogged Haddon Heights, 14-7, on Friday in Colonial Conference Liberty Division football.

Richardson produced a game-high 118 yards on 24 carries, and the 6-foot, 180-pound senior also contributed an interception on defense for the Panthers (3-0 overall, 2-0 conference).

Haddon Heights (1-2, 0-2) jumped on top in the first quarter on a two-yard plunge by Mike Pitts, but Collingswood pulled even and seized momentum when Eric Hamrick lobbed a two-yard TD pass to B.J. Jones with two seconds left in the first half.

The Garnets defense was led by Anthony Battaglia and Kalen Gant, who combined for 25 tackles and a pair of sacks.

Lindenwold 36, Gateway 14 - Antoine Brown found the end zone at the end of runs of 50, 45 and 52 yards, and also returned a kickoff to start the second half 80 yards for another TD, pacing visiting Lindenwold (1-2, 1-1) to its first win. Gateway (0-3, 0-2) got short TD runs from Joe Sesko and John Eastlack.


West Jersey League

Termaine McCode scooped up a fumble and dashed 40 yards for the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, lifting host Lenape over Eastern, 20-14, in an American Division battle.

McCode scored on an eight-yard run in the first quarter, and Stefan Kancylarz (9 for 20, 99 yards passing) threw a touchdown pass for the Indians (1-2, 1-2). Eastern (0-4, 0-4) opened the scoring on Garret Stein's 65-yard bomb to Eric Hertzberg.

Cherokee 41, Washington Township 0 - Andy Martin three three TD passes in directing the host Chiefs (3-0, 3-0) to the American Division rout of Washington Township (1-3, 1-1). Mike Zeuli reached the end zone three times to give him eight touchdowns on the season.

Holy Cross 45, Delran 7 - Chris Engram opened the third quarter by returning the kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, igniting a wild second half that saw the host Lancers (4-0, 3-0) pull away from neighboring rival Delran (2-2, 0-2), in a Patriot Division game.

Mark Zagunis, whose 10-yard pass to Conor Dempster gave Holy Cross a 6-0 halftime lead, added a 75-yard scoring jaunt in a 25-point third quarter outburst. The Lancers' defense also contributed a pair of long-distance scores on interceptions - a 95-yarder by Zach Beecham and Davone Swain's 43-yarder.

Delran's lone touchdown was a 75-yard run by Billy Stokes.

Schalick 26, Gloucester 12 - Kyle Thilo scored on a 90-yard kickoff return and rushed 20 times for 129 yards and another TD, pacing the Cougars (3-1, 2-1) past visiting Gloucester (1-3, 1-3) in a Diamond Division tilt.

Timber Creek 35, Kinsgway 20 - The host Chargers (2-2, 2-1) claimed a Royal Division win behind Calvin Lowe's two touchdown passes, and Kevin Potter's 16 carries for 110 yards and one touchdown.

The Timber Creek defense, which piled up seven sacks and three interceptions, got 15 tackles from Quanzell Lambert.

Burlington City 6, Maple Shade 0 (OT) - The host Blue Devils (2-1, 2-0) made a key defensive stop when Jerald Massi blocked a field goal to open overtime, and then won it when Pedro Perez passed 24 yards to Shaquille Butler on fourth down for the Freedom Division game's lone score.

The Wildcats (0-4, 0-2) suffered their third consecutive shutout and have not scored over their last 15 quarters.

Paul VI 36, Bishop Eustace 7 - Khaaliq Burroughs threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns as Paul VI (4-0) stayed unbeaten with the interdivision win at Eustace (1-3).

Jakwail Bailey caught a 44-yard TD toss as part of a 71-yard receiving performance, and Chris Hutton had 82 receiving yards, including a 74-yard scoring bomb from Burroughs.

James Kenner ran for 85 yards for the Eagles, and Brandon McGrath and Greg Webb contributed seven tackles apiece for the defense, which lost its shutout bid in the final minutes.

Cinnaminson 42, Riverside 7 - Cinnaminson (2-2) outgained the visiting Rams (0-4) by 283-90 on the ground and by 109-14 passing in the interdivision win.

Shaun Schaffer completed 4 of 6 passes, including touchdown throws of 33, 31 and 33 yards to Napoleon Blamon. Horace Steele paced the Pirates' ground game with 16 carries for 133 yards and one touchdown.

Glassboro 20, Pitman 7 - Glassboro (4-0), which had scored 103 points in its previous two games, got past visiting Pitman (2-2) in an interdivision game with a pair of second-half touchdowns.

Stephen Clement threw a touchdown pass to Christian James in the third quarter, and Corey Clement's 60-yard TD run in the final period iced the outcome. Sophomore Corey Clement carried the ball 23 times for 166 yards and also scored the Bulldogs' first touchdown of the game.

Shawnee 27, Seneca 12 - Ed Royds broke off touchdown runs of 57 and 70 yards, and Vince Corbi tossed a 56-yard scoring strike to Sean Murray, highlighting a big-play attack that carried visiting Renegades (3-1) to the interdivision victory.

Seneca (1-3) got on the scoreboard in the final period on short runs by Charlie Owl and Michael Southwick.


Cape-Atlantic I

Tom McCauley's 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter sealed the deal, as host Absegami handed Vineland (3-1, 1-1) its first loss of the season, 10-0.

The Braves (2-2, 2-1), who snapped a two-game losing streak by posting their first shutout, jumped ahead in the second quarter on Rashad Kinlaw's 11-yard run.

Egg Harbor Twp. 24, St. Augustine 14 - Jon Kopistecki directed the host Eagles (3-1, 2-1) to the first 24 points of the Division I contest against St. Augustine, including one touchdown passing and another on the ground.

Kopistecki, who threw for 111 yards and ran for 41 in the game, hit Kevin Marquez (100 receiving yards) with a 23-yard TD strike, and ran 16 yards for a 14-0 lead.

The Hermits' (0-4, 0-3) Joey Gatto tossed a pair of second-half touchdown passes to John Barillo, but EHT defender Stephan Thomas picked off two St. Augustine passes and also ran for 65 yards on 14 carries.

Bridgeton 20, Buena 17 - Jae DeShields kicked a school-record 51-yard field goal, highlighting the Bulldogs' Division III thriller over visiting Buena (1-3, 1-2).

Bridgeton (2-2, 2-0) prevailed when DeShields snapped a 17-17 deadlock with a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter. DeShields' 51-yarder broke the record of 43 yards he set two years ago and is the seventh best all-time in South Jersey.

Kevin Bunton scored two Bridgeton touchdowns, and Buena's Dontae McKinnon ran for one TD and passed for another.



Two games were postponed by wet weather on Friday.

Allentown will play at Bordentown at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and Williamstown will visit Moorestown on Saturday at 2 p.m.


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