Sat. S.J. football roundup: Gloucester Catholic wins on late TD

Posted: September 30, 2012

James Higginbotham caught a touchdown pass with eight seconds remaining to give Gloucester Catholic a 22-16 victory over Pitman in a nonleague football game Saturday that featured some controversy in the fourth quarter.

Pitman tied the game at 16 with a 16-yard touchdown reception by Tyler Polillo with a little less than a minute left in regulation. Gloucester Catholic argued that the pass was incomplete, but the officials upheld the touchdown.

On the next possession, the Rams drove 60 yards on their first six plays. With the clock winding down, Mike Davis threw a pass toward Higginbotham in the end zone.

Higginbotham caught the ball over the goal line and then was hit by a Pitman defender, jarring the ball loose. However, the officials ruled that Higginbotham had gained control of the ball to complete the reception.

Davis completed 9 of 12 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 66 yards on nine attempts.

Pitman quarterback Ryan Noon rushed for 100 yards and threw a touchdown pass.

Penns Grove 50, Salem 8 - Anthony Robertson rushed for four touchdowns, and Greg Thompson caught two touchdown passes from Nick Elmer for the Red Devils. Salem did not gain a first down in the game.

St. Joseph 24, Egg Harbor Twp. 11 - Anthony Giagunto threw two touchdown passes as St. Joseph won the Cape-Atlantic American game.

Giagunto's first touchdown pass, a 13-yarder to Robert Thompson, put St. Joseph ahead, 14-0. The second one, a 9-yarder to Rocco Ordille, put the Wildcats up, 21-3.

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