A day after being placed in the top 10 of our NJSR rankings, the Red Bank Regional Buccaneers proved they belong with a 28-7 win over the Neptune Scarlet Fliers tonight. It was the RBR rushing attack that led the way, with Alim Godsey scoring two touchdowns.
Godsey would punch in the first Buccaneer touchdown in the first quarter on a rush up the middle. He had success between the tackles, as well as outside the numbers against this smaller Neptune defense.
The Neptune offense, which was held in check all night by RBR, had a chance to answer right away when Marvin Morgan fielded the ensuing kickoff off the wet grass and returned it to the 50.
However, the Fliers would fumble the second snap of the drive and immediately give the ball back to RBR.
Godsey would make the mistake costly, bursting through the middle on a third and long play for his second touchdown. This would be all the Buccanneers needed on the night.
Their offense would be in clock-killing mode for the second half, taking their first possession methodically downfield. After Godsey converted a third and ten in the red zone, it was Sadiq Palmer who punched the ball in on second and goal to extend the lead to 21-0.
A failed fourth down conversion near the goal line in the middle of the fourth quarter by RBR would give Neptune the ball trailing 21-7. Forced to throw the ball, Chase Fairbanks would show off his cannon – converting a fourth and long before throwing a bomb to Smith Elijah in the end zone for the touchdown.
These would be the only points RBR allowed. After a failed onside kick, Bucs QB Jack Navitsky would join in the rushing barrage with a 33 yard TD scamper of his own.
THE BUCS WIN 28-7, the Buccaneer's defense looked filthy against the Neptune offense. Your Bucs are undefeated with a 4-0 record
— The Buc Deck (@BucDeck1) October 1, 2015
Red Bank will travel to undefeated Raritan next week. After the game, I caught up with Alim Godsey on the field –