Millville Gets Revenge, Beats Williamstown [VIDEO]
The Millville Thunderbolts were looking for redemption Friday night against Williamstown after last season's first round playoff loss.
A pair of sensational young running backs made sure the Braves left this year's contest with a taste of that same disappointment.
Rob Ennis and Ryquell Armstead had two rushing touchdowns each, as the Thunderbolts avenged 2012's 35-point loss with a 28-19 win on Friday night. Aside from providing every one of Millville's touchdowns, the duo also combined for 239 yards on the ground against the defending South Jersey Group V state champions.
While the game seemed out of reach early in the third quarter, the Braves mounted a rally and kept things close into the game's final stages. Even after Armstead's second touchdown put the 'Bolts up by 15, Williamstown responded to cut the lead to 9 with just over two minutes to play. However, Millville's tremendous rushing attack proved to once again be the difference as the Thunderbolts ran out the clock on the Braves and their first round playoff rematch.
And here are some of the best calls from Friday night's playoff game, as heard on 97.3 ESPN-FM:
Rob Ennis 4-yard touchdown run
Marquis Little 86-yard kickoff return touchdown
John Chamberlain 9-yard touchdown run
Ryquell Armstead 2-yard touchdown run
Here’s a preview of some of the other interviews from this week’s edition of the South Jersey Sports Report:
Listen to this week's show:
Aaron Bogushefsky, Ocean City Red Raiders head soccer coach
Kevin Williams, Shore Sports Network high school football analyst
St. Joseph Wildcats field hockey team
Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City sports reporter
Middle Township Panthers boys soccer team, South Jersey Group II Champions
Phil Anastasia, Philadelphia Inquirer sports reporter
Lamont Harris, St. Augustine Prep Hermits junior running back
We’d also like to congratulate the South Jersey Athlete of the Week:
Soccer, Middle Township
He helped fuel a dramatic rally in a South Jersey semifinal matchup against Woodstown. The Panthers fell behind 3-0, but Kurkowski and company stormed back to win 4-3 in penalty kicks. Kurkowski scored two goal during the comeback. He also converted twice in the eight-round shootout thriller against top-seeded West Deptford on Friday.
It’s all right here, on The South Jersey Sports Report. Listen every Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on 97.3 ESPN-FM or 973espn.com. Don’t forget to miss Tyler on Thursday Night Live where each week we take the South Jersey Sports Report on the road at a different local establishment in our area, with the spotlight on high school football.
And 97.3 ESPN-FM has you covered every Friday night from 6-7 p.m. for “Countdown to Kickoff”, followed by our live coverage of one of the area’s best games. It all wraps up with our post game show at 10 p.m.
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