Wildcats Pull Away From Hermits in CAL Slugfest
For the second time in six days, St. Joseph used a tremendous second half effort to pull away from another quality opponent.
The Wildcats scored 20 unanswered points in the final two quarters, boosting their record to 6-1 while handing St. Augustine Prep its first loss of the season.
A’Laam Horne and C.J. LaFragola stole the show for St. Joseph; both players had two touchdown runs apiece. Cody Sampson hauled in a 43-yard reception for a touchdown, and then picked off two passes and recovered a fumble on defense.
It's the second loss to St. Joseph in consecutive seasons for St. Augustine, and only the third overall under head coach Mark Reardon.
97.3 ESPN-FM's Mike Gill shares his thoughts about what he saw from the broadcast booth in Richland, and explains why the Hermits aren't satisfied with "moral victories".
Here are some of the best calls from Friday night, as heard here on 97.3 ESPN-FM:
A. Horne 73-yard touchdown run
S. Horne to C. Sampson 43-yard touchdown pass
D. Harris to A. Baxter 3-yard touchdown pass
J. Tabora to A. Francisco 99-yard touchdown pass
Here’s a preview of some of the other interviews from this week’s edition of the South Jersey Sports Report:
- One local running back has rushed for 576 yards and reached the endzone eight times over the last two weeks, and he's not even his team's 'feature back'. We spoke with one young man who's making the most of his opportunity with one of South Jersey's best players still on the sideline
- Press of Atlantic City sports writer Mike McGarry breaks down all the action in the Cape-Atlantic League, including Hammonton's resurgence, Atlantic City's struggles, and an early look some postseason hopefuls in South Jersey
- The Courier Post’s Kevin Minnick breaks down the best Friday night games from across the West Jersey Football League, including which programs solidified their playoff positioning, and how some Cape-Atlantic League losses could benefit a Group V bubble team
- A top college football recruiting analyst explains why a Rutgers commit is fielding offers from other schools, and why Penn State has found a good fit with the commitment of one local prospect
Listen to this week's show:
Kevin Minnick, Courier-Post sports reporter
Sam Hellman, FoxSports recruiting analyst
Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City sports reporter
Ryquell Armstead, Millville Thunderbolts junior running back
We’d also like to congratulate the South Jersey Athlete of the Week:
Cross Country, Ocean City
She finished first among CAL competitors at the league cross country championships. Grisbaum completed the course in 18 minutes, 39 seconds to help lead Ocean City to another CAL title.
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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