CENTRAL 27, SOUTHERN REGIONAL 20
Quarterback Mike Miserendino made one of the biggest plays of his career in overtime tonight. Miserendino converted a 4th and 20 to keep his team alive! The Quarterback connected with Dennis Corbin all the way down to the five yard line. It was a brilliant play that was executed in full. This setup Central Running Back Mike Bickford who was able to score the winning touchdown. Miserendino proved why he is one of the best Quarterbacks in the Shore. The Senior had two touchdown passes, including a 64 yard strike to Malcolm Vaughn that tied the game at 20.
It was the Central defense that would finish the job. The Eagles came up with two consecutive sacks to close out the game. Nyheem Overton and Brandon Voss were the heroes of the night. Voss picked up the final sack to seal the victory.
Mike Bickford picked up right where he left off in 2014, rushing for 207 yards on 22 carries. Bickford is coming off a historic season with 2,052 yards. The Junior Tailback struggled a bit in the first, but was able to really get going in the second half. Bickford ripped off a 68 yard run that setup a Miserendino touchdown.
Pat Walker led the way for Southern Regional, finishing with 157 yards on 19 carries. Walker ripped off a 68 yard touchdown that gave Southern a 20-13 lead in the second half. Brandon Barnetti contributed for the Rams in a big way. Barnetti rushed for 88 yards and a score on 14 carries. Barnetti also had a key interception that kept Southern in the game. Southern was playing without Sophomore Star Linebacker Joe Miele.
This was the fourth year of the Southern-Central Emmert-Boyd Classic. The teams have split the series at 2-2 since 2012. This years version was definitely a classic Mike Miserendino was selected as the MVP for Central, and Pat Walker for Southern. Both teams played a tremendous football game.
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DONOVAN CATHOLIC 39, PINELANDS 33
The Donovan Catholic Griffins went on the road and outlasted a surging Pinelands Wildcats team 39-33. Running Back David Calderon showed why he is clutch in big games, scoring the final touchdown that put Donovan Catholic up for good. Calderon ran for 136 yards on 15 carries. He also had a 55 yard touchdown in the first half.
The Griffins and Wildcats really put on a show for their fans. Donovan Catholic came out firing on all cylinders, but Pinelands kept fighting back. Pinelands took its only lead of the game in the 4th Quarter on a 44 yard touchdown run by Running Back Justin Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick was a huge part of the Cats attack, gaining 158 yards on only 9 carries. Kilpatrick also had touchdown runs of 27 and 41 yards. Will Jenkins and Nick Fairl also contributed with two touchdown runs.
Quarterback Teddy Golubowski had an excellent debut for 2015. Golubowski threw a 60 yard touchdown pass to Kyle Schremmer. Golubowski also scored two touchdowns on the ground in the red zone. The Quarterback is ready for prime time. Giancarlo Stigliano was consistent again with the kicking game, contributing with a 27 yard field goal.