The weather forecast forced a number of games to be rescheduled to Saturday, but there was playoff football played Friday night. Here is a recap of the four of those games.
Woodrow Wilson 42, Delsea 14
Wilson made up for the embarrassing loss it suffered at the hands of the Crusaders four weeks ago and then some.
Muheem McCargo ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tigers who will face the Timber Creek-Burlington Township winner for the South Jersey Group 3 championship.
Delsea jumped out in front on Damir Lomax 63-yard run in the first quarter, but it was all Wilson after that. The Tigers answered with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Nick Kargman to Stanley King and McCargo’s 19-yard run for a 14-8 lead after the first quarter. The Tigers stretched the lead to 22-6 at halftime on McCargo’s 72-yard run.
Wilson opened the second half with Marquay Graves 77-yard kickoff return and added another third quarter score on Kargman’s 31-yard pass to Naiem Simmons to lead 36-8.
In the fourth quarter, Jahdir White scored for Wilson on a 6-yard run before Delsea’s Aidan Borquet scored on a 1-yard run.
Willingboro 22, Florence 6
Two second half touchdown runs by Demi Sumo after a tight first half carried the Chimeras past the Flashes. Willingboro will play the Asbury Park-Paulsboro for the Central Jersey Group 1 championship next weekend.
The Chimeras took an 8-0 lead in the first quarter on a safety and a 6-yard run by Nasir Murray, but Florence answered in the second quarter on a 20-yard pass from Shane Fajgier to John Woolston to make it 8-6 at halftime.
But Sumo, who rushed 10 times for 160 yards, scored on 26 yard run in the third quarter and 29 run in the fourth quarter to nail down the victory for Willingboro.
Jajuan Hayes had a good night for Florence with 132 yards on 23 carries.
Rancocas Valley 28, Lenape 7
Dan Kondras caught two touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Rancocas Valley past Lenape and into the South Jersey Group 5 championship game where it will face the winner of the Vineland-Williamstown game.
He caught passes of six and 38 yards from Bryce Mangene in the first and third quarters and ran for a four yard score in the second.
Mateo Asis returned an interception 70 yards for the Red Devils in the fourth quarter.
Haddonfield 28, Pleasantville 6
A pair of Davis Smith touchdowns in the fourth quarter broke the game open for the Bulldawgs. Leading 14-6 going into the quarter, Smith caught a 26 yard pass from Jay Foley and then returned an interception 45 yards for the game’s final points.
Pleasantville led 6-0 at halftime on a 10-yard run by Joshua Kotokpa in the first quarter, but Haddonfield took the lead in the third quarter on Foley’s 1-yard quarterback sneak. The Bulldawgs padded that lead when they blocked a Pleasantville punt and Lance Forebaugh recovered the ball in the end zone.
Haddonfield will face the West Deptford-Camden winner for the South Jersey Group 2 title.
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