Inspired by a solid defensive effort and touchdowns from five players, the St. Augustine Prep football team snapped St. Joseph’s 21-game win streak Friday night, stunning the visiting Wildcats 33-14 in a Cape-Atlantic League American Conference season opener.
The Hermits, No. 9 in the Courier-Post Preseason Top 15, scored three first-quarter touchdowns to take a 20-7 lead over the top-ranked Wildcats.
Jose Tabora hit Xavier File with a 28-yard scoring pass less than three minutes into the game, and after St. Joseph answered with A’Laam Horne’s 75-yard kickoff return for a TD, St. Augustine took the lead for good on Kyle Dobbins’ 13-yard run with 6:57 to go in the opening period.
Tabora completed 10-of-12 passes for 203 yards and also ran for 56 yards.
Dobbins also reeled off a 72-yard run to set up Ezekiel Ennis’ 2-yard TD, and Tabora finished the Hermits’ scoring in the second half with a 50-yard TD pass to Tim Jurasik and a 4-yard run.
St. Joseph, which last lost to the Hermits in 2009, had just one first-half completion – a 73-yard TD from Salaam Horne to his brother, A’Laam.
• Egg Harbor Twp. 41, Atlantic City 34: The Eagles spotted the Vikings a 27-7 halftime lead before storming back with 34 straight points.
Dante Moore started the comeback with a 19-yard TD run, and David Rice threw TD passes to Amon Rolls and Spencer LaSure. LaSure also returned a punt 85 yards for TD.
AC’s Idryis Muhammad started the game with an 85-yard kickoff return for a TD and later added a 95-yard interception return.
• Buena 28, Bridgeton 25: The Chiefs rallied from a 19-7 deficit with three straight touchdowns to secure the victory.
Quadir Albright, who scored earlier in the game on an 81-yard dash, provided the winning points with a 41-yard TD run with 5:09 left in the fourth quarter and finished with 163 rushing yards. Sammy Crouch chipped in with 118 yards on the ground.
• Vineland 20, Middle Twp. 6: Daivon Seymore scored all three touchdowns for the Fighting Clan, including an 8-yarder on fourth down in the third quarter and a 20-yarder two minutes later for a 20-0 advantage.
Seymore finished with 15 carries for 131 yards and Middle’s Shawn Scott posted 16 rushes for 88 yards.
• Millville 14, Mainland 7: William Polhamus’ second TD pass of the game provided insurance for the Thunderbolts, who had taken the lead earlier in the third period on a safety.
• Camden 42, Highland 0: The No. 5 Panthers spoiled the debut of Highland coach Brian Leary with a shutout.
Terrance Moore carried the ball twice and scored both times on runs of 36 and 65 yards, and Drew Harris hit Dustin Singleton with a 53-yard TD strike.
• Paul VI 27, Seneca 10: Two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Stephon Moore-Green allowed No. 10 Paul VI to pull away from a 13-10 lead. Moore-Green caught a 27-yard scoring pass from Matt Vitale and also ran 14 yards for TD.
• Lenape 35, Nottingham 0: Ryan Shuts scored the No. 11 Indians’ first touchdown of the season on a 9-yard run and the last TD of the contest on a 16-yarder.
• Glassboro 41, Gloucester Catholic 6: The Bulldogs’ special teams contributed two scores to the win as Isom Golden ran back the second-half kickoff 78 yards and Kenyong Jones recovered a blocked punt in the end zone.
• Cherry Hill West 27, Triton 2: Nick Alberto ran 42 yards for West’s first points of the season and followed with a 30-yard TD pass to Harrison Hand to ignite the Lions.
• Bishop Eustace 13, Woodrow Wilson 0: Kevin Lammers’ 69-yard touchdown run in the first quarter combined with an effective defense to lead the Crusaders.
• Delsea 35, Clearview 28: Junior fullback Rashaad Williams had a monster game for Delsea, rushing for 228 yards on 22 carries and a pair of touchdowns as the Crusaders began their quest for a fourth straight South Jersey Group III title
• Camden Catholic 34, Cumberland 6: Jamal Parker returned a punt 72 yards to open the scoring in the first quarter while Tyree Rodgers connected on a 20-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Dupree and Nazir Streater added a four-yard run to give the Irish a comfortable lead in the first half.
• Holy Cross 40, Delran 19: The Lancers raced past the rival Bears with three TD runs by C.J. DeGeorge and a pair of scoring receptions by Miles Cook.
• Cinnaminson 27, Robbinsville 0: Shaun Davilla scored on a run, a pass reception and a 65-yard punt return for the Pirates.
• Gloucester 41, Wildwood 6: Andrew Burkhardt completed 4-of-5 passes for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns to guide the Lions’ attack.
• Penns Grove 18, Woodstown 6: Craig Ransome dominated the Red Devils’ victory by carrying the ball 26 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
• Florence 21, Burlington City 20 (OT): Warren Dubell’s conversion kick following Joey Foga’s 14-yard touchdown run in overtime was the winning margin for the Flashes.
• Trenton Central 13, Rancocas Valley 6: The Red Devils managed only an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Iverson Clement midway through the first quarter.
• C.H. East 28, Eastern 21: Vinny Guckin had a 60-yard TD run, a 40-yardTD pass and threw for a 2-point conversion as the Cougars prevailed.
• Paulsboro 34, Collingswood 20: Carlton Aiken had two TD passes as the No. 14 Red Raiders won on the road.