Fri. S.J. football: Williamstown gets past Shawnee

Highland's Jacorey Williams is all alone as he scores on an end-around to tie the game with Woodrow Wilson at the end of the first half. Highland went on to win the nonleague game, 28-25.
Highland's Jacorey Williams is all alone as he scores on an end-around to tie the game with Woodrow Wilson at the end of the first half. Highland went on to win the nonleague game, 28-25. (TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer)
Posted: September 22, 2013

Williamstown overcame a dicey start to keep its lengthy winning streak intact Friday night.

The Braves, ranked second in South Jersey by The Inquirer, rallied from down two touchdowns to win a nonleague game at No. 10 Shawnee, 17-14.

Kevin Gilmore kicked a go-ahead field goal from 28 yards out with about 3 minutes, 30 seconds remaining.

Shawnee (1-1) drove into Williamstown territory with less than two minutes left, but the drive fizzled near the 30-yard line.

Williamstown (2-0) has won 15 straight games. That streak appeared to be in jeopardy in the first quarter, when Mike Welsh rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns to give the Renegades a 14-0 lead.

Shawnee was hurt by an injury to star running back Anthony DiOrio, who didn't play after the first quarter.

Joseph Early began Williamstown's comeback with a 4-yard run before halftime, and Marques Little tied it in the third on a 48-yard scoring pass from Doug Banks.


Delsea 27, Moorestown 0: The host Crusaders (1-1), ranked 14th, avenged their only loss from last season by rallying for 27 second-half points. Scott Parker caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Bronson Deckert on a fake punt in the third quarter to make the lead 14-0. Ron Russell sealed it with a 67-yard interception return for a score. The No. 17 Quakers (1-1) have scored seven points in their first two games.

Highland 28, Woodrow Wilson 25: Fred Morrison's second touchdown, a 1-yard run with six seconds left, lifted the host Tartans (1-1). Jamil Jackson also ran for a touchdown. Woodrow Wilson (1-1) led, 13-0, after the first quarter.

Cherokee 38, Triton 6: Trevor Osler completed 12 of 14 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns to pace the host No. 5 Chiefs (2-0). Matt Stickney rushed for two touchdowns. Triton is 1-1.

Cinnaminson 19, Northern Burlington 13: Mike Jones threw a touchdown pass and booted a pair of field goals as the host Pirates (1-1) upended No. 19 Northern Burlington. Marty McDonald's 2-yard run made it 19-6 in the fourth quarter. Tyler O'Dell threw two touchdowns for the Greyhounds (1-1), including a late strike to Kenyatta Greene.

Seneca 37, Lenape 15: Ben Hunt rushed for two touchdowns and returned a kick for a score to pace the visiting Indians (1-1). Zac Aho also had two touchdowns.

Bordentown 33, Palmyra 27: Jahmire Van Kline capped a big night by returning a kickoff 85 yards for a score with 7:37 left to put the visiting Bears (1-0) ahead for good. Van Kline also rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns. Palmyra dropped to 1-1.

Collingswood 7, Haddon Township 0: Jordan Wallace threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Steven Copeland in the second quarter to lift the host Panthers (2-0). Haddon Township is 0-2.

Kingsway 55, Deptford 0: The 15th-ranked Dragons (1-1) rolled behind a big night from Ray Lawry and Robert Green. Lawry rushed 13 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns, including a 66-yarder. Green accumulated 70 of his 95 yards on a first-quarter touchdown run. Visiting Deptford fell to 0-2.

Wildwood 20, Riverside 16: Jose Valentin was a force on both sides of the ball for the host Warriors (1-1). Valentin rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries. He also made 51/2 tackles and four sacks, accounting for a loss of 64 yards. For Riverside (1-1), Jake Graham completed 10 of 20 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown.

Absegami 26, Middle Township 7: Temple-bound David Hood rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Braves (1-1). He also had a touchdown catch. Mike Dolan threw for two scores. Middle Township is 1-1.


Paulsboro 31, Gateway 13: Rifeeq Sease opened the game with an 81-yard kickoff return and the visiting Red Raiders (2-0 overall, 1-0 league) cruised. Gateway is 0-2, 0-1.


St. Augustine 53, Lower Cape May 6: The No. 18 Hermits (2-0, 2-0) rolled up nearly 500 yards of total offense in the rout of visiting Lower Cape May (0-2, 0-2). Lamont Harris rushed for 152 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries. Casmir Phillips added 93 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Austin Francisco caught four passes for 105 yards.

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