Cal Re-Cap: St. Joe Wins 24th in a Row, Running Back Makes History
Local football squads lit up the scoreboard throughout a thrilling Friday night of action. Offensive shootouts ensued throughout the region, as teams continue to state their case for playoff opportunities.
Atlantic City threatened a St. Joe win streak that spans three seasons, while Egg Harbor Township battled back from the brink at Millville.
Up the road, Glassboro running back Corey Clement eclipsed one of South Jersey's most revered athletic records.
St. Joe 28, Atlantic City 25
The Vikings put in a valiant effort but fell just shy of ending St. Joe’s win streak. The visiting Wildcats (6-0, 6-0 in American Conference) have now won 24 consecutive contests, while Atlantic City (4-2, 3-2 in American conference) suffered its first defeat since a Sept. 7 loss to Millville.
St. Joe quarterback Anthony Giagunto tossed a 21-yard touchdown to Laquay Brown on the game’s opening possession. Miles Pease reached the end zone on three occasions, including a fourth-down score late in the fourth quarter.
Atlantic City quarterback Jarren McBryde converted two highlight reel runs for touchdowns, leaping into the end zone on each occasion. Vikings running back Domaneek Brown-Hurd scored twice.
Egg Harbor Township 27, Millville 23
Eagles running back Matt Clayton rushed for two touchdowns, including the game-winner on an 11-yard fourth down run with less than 2 minutes remaining. Egg Harbor Township (3-3, 3-3 in American Conference) rallied from a 16-0 deficit to strengthen its postseason outlook.
Millville (3-3, 3-3 in American Conference) built an early lead as quarterback Rashon Sorrell connected with receivers Alskee Downing and De’Quan Bowman on first-half touchdown tosses. The Thunderbolts saw that lead slip away and fell to 0-3 in home games.
Eagles kicker Tim Mason converted a pair of field goals, which proved to be a major factor in the dramatic American Conference clash. The lead changed hands four times in the final eight minutes.
Hammonton 28, Mainland 0
The Blue Devils leaned heavily on the twin duo of David and Dom Williams throughout a shutout win. David scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving), while Dom added a 15-yard scoring run to cap off the offensive output for Hammonton (4-2, 3-2 in American Conference).
Hammonton has kept its opponent off the board in consecutive victories. Mainland (2-4, 1-4 in American Conference) struggled to build off last week’s 27-0 Homecoming win over Oakcrest.
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