CAL Re-Cap: Holy Spirit Coach and QB Get First Win [VIDEO]
Holy Spirit 21, Mainland 6
Entering the contest, Holy Spirit (1-2, 1-2 in American Conference) hadn't scored a touchdown since its Sept. 7 season opener at Hammonton. It took the Spartans only three snaps to reach the end zone Friday night, as A.J. Dawson sprinted 67 yards for a score.
Dawson tallied three long-distance touchdowns in the contest, each from more than 60 yards out. He received a touchdown pass from T.J. Anderson, who made his debut at quarterback in the Spartans' home opener.
The sophomore signal caller took over the starting role when C.J. LaFragola transferred to St. Joe last week. He was impressive throughout John Iannucci's first victory as head coach of Holy Spirit.
Kicker Jim Cooper converted two first-half field goals for Mainland (1-3, 0-3 in American Conference).
Atlantic City 33, Oakcrest 6
Atlantic City (2-1, 2-1 in American Conference) returned from its bye week with authority. The visiting Vikings trounced Oakcrest (0-4, 0-3 in American Conference) as quarterback Jarren McBride led the team's offensive attack.
McBride completed touchdown passes to Kyrell Dixon and Tyshiek Wright, who also scored on defense with a 52-yard fumble return.
The Falcons suffered a loss off the field as well. All-league linebacker Brandon Bell suffered an injury in the first half and did not return.
He was reportedly sited with his arm in a sling in the latter stages of the Oakcrest's loss.
Absegami 24, Millville 21
The Braves (3-1, 2-1 in American Conference) appear to have a penchant for dramatic endings.
Last week, Absegami defeated Mainland 14-7 in overtime. This time around, kicker Nick Della Vecchia drilled a 31-yard field goal to win the game in the closing seconds.
Coach Dennis Scuderi Jr.'s squad battled back from a 21-6 deficit on the road to claim a pivotal conference victory. Millville (2-2, 2-2 in American Conference) jumped out to a 15-point advantage in the second quarter when DaQuan Bowman returned a punt 72 yards to the end zone.
Braves quarterback Mike Dolan launched a 58-yard strike to David Hood late in the first half. That pass set up a Hood touchdown run; one of two scores for the Absegami running back.
Tyler Bing also scored for the Braves. He took a first-quarter screen pass from Dolan and broke a 32-yard touchdown.
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