S.J. football roundup: St. Joseph blasts Bridgeton, 51-0, wins division

St. Joseph turned a showdown between the top two football teams in the Cape-Atlantic League's Division III into a lopsided affair on Saturday, capturing the inaugural division championship with a 51-0 romp over visiting Bridgeton.

The Wildcats (6-1 overall, 5-0 division) had six players reach the end zone, including Gordon Hill with two touchdown runs, and Darryl Smith with a 68-yard sprint that ended the scoring in the third period.

While the offensive balance was impressive, the St. Joseph defense flexed its muscle as well by recording its second consecutive shutout and fifth of the season.

Bridgeton (4-4, 3-2) had won three of its last four and was coming off a 42-point outing the week before.

 

Colonial Conference

Haddon Heights rolled up 295 yards on the ground - including Jamir Taylor's 23 carries for 155 yards and two touchdowns - in a 27-0 rout of Overbrook.

Jahlil Self (11 carries, 62 yards) and Julien Faison (six carries, 42 yards) aided the rushing attack for the Garnets (4-3, 2-2), who piled up 19 first downs in the Liberty Division game.

Overbrook (2-5, 1-3) suffered its third shutout.

Audubon 42, Lindenwold 14 - Brian Flacco scored on runs of 10, 60, and 25 yards, finishing with 186 yards on 18 carries, as the Green Wave (3-4, 2-2) swamped visiting Lindenwold (2-5, 2-2) in a Patriot Division game.

Three other players added touchdowns for Audubon, capped by Chris Borgesi's 75-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.

 

Nonleague

Lenape's best offensive and defensive showing of the season resulted in a 28-0 victory at Cherry Hill East (1-6).

John DiBiase's nine tackles and Jason Zimmerman's two interceptions contributed to the defense's first shutout this fall.

On offense, the Indians (3-4) posted their highest single-game point total, featuring Stefan Kancylarz with 23 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown, and 7-for-15 passing for 100 yards, including a TD toss to Cory Jett.

Glassboro 33, Salem 8 - Bulldogs sophomore Corey Clement reeled off a 78-yard run as part of a 221-yard rushing performance against visiting Salem (3-4).

Clement ran the ball 15 times and scored on runs of 30, 1, and 7 yards for Glassboro (6-1), which pulled away from a 7-0 halftime lead with three third-quarter TDs.

Nottingham 26, Rancocas Valley 20 - Robert Wiggs' 8-yard touchdown run in overtime capped Nottingham's (6-2) comeback from a 20-12 fourth-quarter deficit against the visiting Red Devils (5-2).

Rancocas' Dillon Finelli threw for 146 yards and one touchdown, including 73 receiving yards by Tariq Jett, and DeShawn Jones picked up 109 yards on the ground.

Cinnaminson 14, Hopewell Valley 7 - Shaun Schaffer ran for one touchdown and threw for another, and Xavier Wilson intercepted a pass in the final minute to preserve the road win for the Pirates (5-3).

Burlington Township 34, Pemberton 8 - The host Falcons (6-2) flew out to a 21-0 halftime lead en route to their fourth consecutive win.

Pemberton (2-5) has dropped three of its last four.

 


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Glassboro 33, Salem 8