Sat. S.J. football roundup: Schalick wins by shutout

Posted: September 09, 2012

At halftime Saturday, Schalick held a lead over Gloucester Catholic that it probably felt fortunate to have.

The Cougars made their own luck in the second half as they pulled away for a 21-0 victory in a West Jersey League Diamond Division game.

Gloucester Catholic moved up and down the field and outgained Schalick by more than 100 yards in the first half, but the Rams produced nothing to show for it on the scoreboard. Instead, it was Schalick that took a 7-0 lead into the break, courtesy of a big defensive play that set up a score.

Tariq Furbush returned an interception 60 yards. Tyrell Hart took it from there, tossing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jarred McCafferty.

That was just the beginning of what turned out to be a big day for Hart.

With the Gloucester Catholic defense crowding the line in the fourth quarter, Hart broke a 60-yard touchdown run around the right end to give Schalick a 14-0 lead. He added a 38-yard touchdown to seal the victory later in the quarter.

The junior finished with 137 yards on 10 carries.

After rushing for just 37 yards in the first half, Schalick turned the tables for 190 in the second. Gloucester Catholic had outgained Schalick in total yards, 166-57, in the opening half.

Junior Pat Rafferty led Gloucester Catholic with 142 yards on 23 carries.

Colonial Liberty Division

Woodbury scored three first-quarter touchdowns to build a big lead and cruised to a 42-7 win over Collingswood.

Woodbury scored twice on special teams, getting a 20-yard return of a blocked punt by Cameron Gamble and a 55-yard punt return by Anthony Averett.

The punt return was one of three touchdowns Averett was involved in. He opened the scoring with a 50-yard touchdown run. He also connected with Gamble on a touchdown pass.

Dwuan Martin also ran for a pair of 3-yard touchdowns for Woodbury.

Jamir Beston led the defensive effort, which allowed just a second-quarter touchdown. He had two sacks and eight tackles.

Collingswood's touchdown came on a 16-yard pass from Donny Barr to Jordan Wallace.

West Jersey National

Mitch Harbaugh threw for two touchdowns to lead Clearview to a 29-7 win over Winslow Township.

Harbaugh, a senior quarterback who threw for more than 500 yards last season, opened the scoring with a 55-yard pass to Troy Darpino. He also completed a 25-yard scoring pass to George Kerasinis.

Clearview scored a safety on a strange play in the third quarter.

Clearview kicked off to Winslow Township, which attempted a reverse on the 4-yard line. The ball was fumbled into the end zone and Mike Zammerelli made a tackle for a safety.

Fullback Adam DeCecco also rushed for a Clearview touchdown.

Matt Pike, Luke Eisenhart, and Austin Deinarowicz were key parts of the strong defensive effort for Clearview.


Audubon took advantage of four turnovers to beat Overbrook, 22-14.

The Audubon defense forced two fumbles and intercepted two passes.


The inclement weather that moved through the area Saturday impacted at least one game.

West Deptford was scheduled to play at Lindenwold, but the contest was pushed back. It was rescheduled for Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Lindenwold.

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