DiOrio returns and Shawnee rolls

Woodstown's Semaj Thomas (left) cuts behind a blocker and is off to the races on a 84-yard touchdown against Glassboro in the first quarter. Woodstown defeated Glassboro, 15-0. CURT HUDSON / For The Inquirer
Woodstown's Semaj Thomas (left) cuts behind a blocker and is off to the races on a 84-yard touchdown against Glassboro in the first quarter. Woodstown defeated Glassboro, 15-0. CURT HUDSON / For The Inquirer
Posted: September 29, 2013

Last week, Anthony DiOrio could do nothing but watch after the first quarter as his Shawnee football teammates nearly toppled South Jersey's top team.

DiOrio returned in a big way Friday night, scoring all three touchdowns in Shawnee's 20-0 win at Triton in a West Jersey Football League National division game.

DiOrio, who injured his groin in the first quarter of a 17-14 loss to Williamstown a week ago and was a game-time decision Friday, rushed 18 times for 100 yards.

"He said he was ready to go," Shawnee coach Tim Gushue said. "And when he says he's ready to go, we turn him lose."

The Renegades, ranked 10th in South Jersey by The Inquirer, improved to 2-1 overall and 2-1 in the league. Triton is 1-2, 1-1.

West Jersey American

Eastern 38, Cherry Hill East 0: The fourth-ranked Vikings (3-0, 2-0) showed off their defense in a win over the visiting Cougars (0-3, 0-2). Eastern allowed just 52 total yards. TJ Gardner caught a touchdown pass and ran for two more. Tom Flacco threw for a touchdown and rushed for a score.

West Jersey Constitution

Paul VI 35, Seneca 0: Stefan Moore got things started with an 86-yard kickoff return, and Alec Vignola took it from there for the host Eagles (2-1, 2-0). Vignola went 10 for 12 for 210 yards and four touchdown passes, including two to his favorite target, Irvin Charles. Lonnie Moore had three catches for 78 yards and a touchdown. Seneca is 0-3, 0-2.

Timber Creek 52, Cherry Hill West 28: The host Chargers (2-1, 2-0), ranked fifth, overcame a one-point first-quarter deficit to roll over the visiting No. 19 Lions (2-1, 1-1). Dan Williams completed 20 of 34 passes for 333 yards and five touchdowns. Cameron Chambers caught seven passes for 163 yards and three scores. Kareem Ali rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns.

West Jersey Royal

Delsea 42, Deptford 7: Rob Rolle ran for two touchdowns, including a 93-yarder, and threw for a score as the No. 13 Crusaders (2-1, 1-1) routed the host Spartans (0-3, 0-2). Isaiah Spencer rushed for two scores, and Brendan Slade opened the scoring with an 80-yard run.

West Jersey Diamond

Woodstown 15, Glassboro 0: Semaj Thomas rushed for two scores, including an 84-yarder in the first quarter to lift the visiting No. 25 Wolverines (3-0, 2-0). Glassboro fell to 0-2, 0-2.

West Jersey Colonial

Rancocas Valley 36, Notre Dame 14: Jordan Sandusky threw three touchdown passes for the visiting Red Devils (2-0, 2-0), ranked ninth.

West Jersey Classic

Pennsville 56, Wildwood 14: Quarterback Dylan Cummings went 13 for 14 for 201 yards and five touchdowns in the first half of the Eagles' (2-0, 2-0) win at the Warriors (1-2, 0-2). Drew Burdsall caught two touchdowns. Pennsville completed 21 of 22 passes for 355 yards and six touchdowns.

West Jersey Liberty

Holy Cross 33, Ewing 6: Brandon Simmons threw for three touchdowns, including a 60- and 40-yarder to Junior Ajayi, for the host Lancers (2-1, 2-0). Ajayi had 117 yards receiving.

Cinnaminson 46, Robbinsville 18: Nick Thevanayagam rushed for 196 yards on 12 carries, and the Pirates' (2-1, 1-1) rolled at the Ravens (1-2, 0-2). Brad Hawthorne added 147 yards and two touchdowns on 12 rushes. The Pirates picked up 466 of their 507 total yards on the ground.

West Jersey Freedom

Florence 21, Palmyra 7: Jazmir Best put the Flashes (2-1, 2-0) ahead for good with a 5-yard touchdown run with 1 minute, 22 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Best increased the lead on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth. Palmyra (1-2, 1-1) led, 7-0, at the half on a Terry Bailey run.


Haddonfield 34, Haddon Township 7: The host Bulldogs (3-0) intercepted five passes and held the Hawks (0-3) to 103 yards. Jacob Robinson and Mike DeFeo each picked off two passes, and Frank Fortino had the other. DeFeo and Jacob Klaus each ran for two scores, and Robinson had a touchdown reception.



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