Moorestown shuts down Seneca

Moorestown QB Tyreek Robinson (left) runs away from Seneca defenders. He threw the game's lone TD pass. APRIL SAUL / Staff Photographer
Moorestown QB Tyreek Robinson (left) runs away from Seneca defenders. He threw the game's lone TD pass. APRIL SAUL / Staff Photographer
Posted: September 14, 2013

It was a defensive performance worthy of a legendary linebacker.

With Pro Football Hall of Famer Dave Robinson in the house, Moorestown's defense put together a nearly flawless effort in a 7-0 victory over Seneca on Thursday night in the West Jersey Football League opener for both teams.

"The strength of our team," new Quakers coach Beau Sherry said of a defense that allowed just two first downs and shut down Seneca's running game.

On a rainy night when Moorestown retired Robinson's No. 89 jersey at halftime, the Quakers overcame the elements and the Golden Eagles' sturdy defense with a late touchdown on a 50-yard pass from senior Tyreek Robinson to senior wide receiver Brandon Hammons.

"It was a bubble-go," said Tyreek Robinson, no relation to Dave Robinson, a 1959 Moorestown graduate who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August. "I had the option, but the corner came up and I went deep."

The touchdown with 6 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter was just enough scoring for the Quakers, thanks to a defense led by senior end Yuseth Green, senior linebacker Shayne Lawless, sophomore tackle Niles Turner, and junior tackle Tyreek Smith, Dave Robinson's great nephew.

"We knew we had to shut down their running game," Smith said.

Seneca managed just two first downs, both on passes from Kyle Umbehauser to tight end Chase Vena.

Seneca 0 0 0 0 - 0

Moorestown 0 0 0 7 - 7

M: Brandon Hammons 50 pass from Tyreek Robinson (Westin Bobadilla kick)

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