Denzel Satterfield intercepted the football and looked up.

In front of him was 97 yards of open field.

And an upset for the ages.

"I was shocked," Statterfield said.

It was a common emotion Saturday afternoon as unranked Camden stunned No. 1 Camden Catholic, 14-9, in an Burlco/Olympic Conference inter-division opener at Farnham Park.

Satterfield's big play with 5 minutes, 51 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter was just the last of many during the hot, humid afternoon by the Panthers.

Darryl Perry ran 14 yards for a touchdown in the first half, and Camden's defense kept the heat on Wisconsin-bound quarterback Joe Brennan and the rest of the highly-touted Camden Catholic offense.

"I told them if they believed in themselves and fought for each other, they would win this game," Camden first-year coach Durwin Pearson said.

Brennan completed 14 of 32 passes for 99 yards with three interceptions. Brennan also sustained a thumb injury that forced him to miss a few plays in the fourth quarter.

"We just didn't execute on offense," Camden Catholic coach Rick Brown said. "We couldn't get off the press coverage and we made a lot of bad reads."

With Brennan as well as senior tight end/defensive end Sherard Cadogan, who is being recruited by the likes of Wisconsin, Pitt and West Virginia, Camden Catholic was No. 1 in the preseason rankings in South Jersey and No. 3 in the state, according to the Star Ledger of Newark.

But the Irish struggled to generate any offensive continuity against Camden's aggressive defense. Camden Catholic's points came in the first quarter on a safety as well as an end-around touchdown pass from Anthony Townsend to Terrance Casper.

"It's my fault if we weren't ready to play," Brown said. "It's my job to keep them from reading their press clippings. That will be fixed next week."

Perry, a linebacker, and end Jamil Davis played strong defensive games for Camden.

Sherard was a game-long force at defensive end for Camden Catholic.

Camden cut a 9-0 deficit to 9-8 when Perry pushed several tacklers into the end zone on his touchdown run and quarterback Sherman Robinson ran for the two-point conversion with 8 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

But it still was 9-8 when Camden Catholic was facing a 3d and 8 from the Camden 11-yard line with a little more than six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Brennan's pass sailed over his intended receiver, and Satterfield made the catch on the 3-yard line. The Camden senior raced down the left sideline, in front of the Camden Catholic bench, for the winning score.

"I knew I had to score," Satterfield said. "I had to do it for my team."

Camden Catholic    9 0 0 0 - 9

Camden    0 8 0 6 - 14

CC: Safety

CC: Terrance Casper 29 pass from Anthony Townsend

C: Darryl Perry 14 run (Sherman Robinson run)

C: Denzel Satterfield 97 interception return (run fail)

Contact staff writer Phil Anastasia at 856-779-3223 or panastasia@phillynews.com.