Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Eagles win back-to-back titles by upending the Pirates, 42-28.
The Cedar Creek High School football team advanced to the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 final in its second year as a program, but fell to the defending champion Saturday afternoon at Rowan. Check out Patch's photo gallery from the game. Did you take photos? Add them to the gallery by clicking on "upload photos and videos," above.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The teams face off at Rowan University at 1 p.m.
Saturday's NJSIAA Group 2 South Jersey football final features the defending champion returning to the finals for the third year in a row and a team fairly new to playing football that was one game away from an undefeated season. No. 1 seed West Deptford meets No. 2 Cedar Creek in the championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8. West Deptford returns to Rowan University for third-straight year as it eyes another Group 2 championship. West Deptford lost to Haddonfield in the finals in 2010, before defeating the Bulldawgs in a rematch last year. This time, there will be no Colonial Conference rival to compete against to become champions of Group 2, but there will be an equally opposing counterpart in the Cedar Creek Pirates. West …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Vikings erased a three touchdown deficit to advance.
The Absegami High School football team battled Atlantic City in near freezing temperatures Friday night, Nov. 16 in a game that saw strong defense by both teams in the first half. In the second half, an explosion of offense helped Atlantic City erase a three touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter. Fourth-seeded Atlantic City defeated No. 5 Absegami, 34-30, in an NJSIAA South Jersey Group V quarterfinal playoff matchup. The Vikings (7-2) will visit No. 1 Williamstown, a 41-6 winner over No. 8 Millville, in two weeks in the semifinals. On Friday night, after falling at home to Atlantic City last week, the Braves held a 30-13 lead with seven minutes left in the game. Atlantic City's defense then stopped the Braves' offense on consecutive …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Braves hosted the Vikings in a regular season contest last week.
One week after dropping a 33-25 decision to the Atlantic City High School football team at home, Absegami will go on the road to face the Vikings in the first round of the playoffs Friday night. The Braves were seeded fifth in the inaugural NJSIAA South Jersey Group V playoffs, and will face fourth-seeded Atlantic City Friday night, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., according to pairings released by the NJSIAA over the weekend. The Vikings' win over the Braves last Friday night in Galloway provided the difference in record and power points, as Atlantic City improved to 6-2 and finished with 128 points, and Absegami dropped to 5-3, finishing with 126 points. Playoff pairings are based on power points through the first eight games of the season. …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Braves defeated Egg Harbor Township, 28-7.
The Absegami High School football team rebounded from a tough loss last week with a 28-7 win over Egg Harbor Township in Cape-Atlantic League action Friday night, Oct. 12. Tyler Bing scored three of the Braves’ four touchdowns, including an 80-yard run in the third quarter after the Eagles posted their only score of the night. Bing also scored on runs of 13 yards in the second quarter and 14 yards in the final stanza. He rushed for a total of 174 yards. David Hood jumpstarted the scoring with a 13-yard run in the second quarter. Hood rushed for 142 yards. Quarterback Mike Dolan passed for 10 yards. The Braves picked up the win one week after being shut out by rival Holy Spirit, 18-0. Absegami has a bye week next weekend, then hosts …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Braves fell, 18-0.
The Holy Spirit High School football team shut out rival Absegami with two interception returns for touchdowns in Cape-Atlantic League action Friday night, Oct. 5. The Spartans improved to .500 with an 18-0 win over the Braves in Galloway Township. Jeff Steeb returned an interception 25 yards for the first touchdown in the first quarter, and A.J. Dawson returned an interception 42 yards in the fourth. Franco Rifici added a 36-yard field goal for the Spartans. It was the first time this season the Braves were shut out, as they dropped to 3-2 for the season. ATLANTIC CITY 19, HAMMONTON 7: The Vikings dropped the Blue Devils behind a pair of touchdown passes by Jarren McBryde. His first was a 9-yard delivery to Demond Cottman. He also hooked …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Nick Della Vecchia kicked a 31-yarder to pick up the win.
The Absegami High School football team pulled out a late victory to pick up its third win of the season Friday night, Sept. 28. Nick Della Vecchia’s 31-yard field goal in the fourth quarter capped a Braves’ effort in which it overcame a two-touchdown deficit to defeat Millville, 24-21, in Cape-Atlantic League action. Absegami took the early lead with a Mike Dolan 32-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Bing in the first quarter. Millville erased that lead with three touchdowns in the second quarter behind two touchdown runs from Rob Ennis, of 65 and 2 yards. DeQuan Bowman added a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown to give the Thunderbolts a 21-6 lead. A David Hood 7-yard touchdown run before the end of the first half cut the lead to 21-14. The …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Braves scored in the fourth quarter and overtime for the come-from-behind win. Ocean City fell to 0-3.
The Absegami High School football team pulled off a come-from-behind victory in overtime to defeat Mainand Regional, 14-7, in Cape-Atlantic League play Friday night, Sept. 21. The win improved the Braves’ record to 2-1, while Mainland fell to 1-2. Mike Dolan was responsible for the winning score, carrying the ball in from 1 yard out in overtime. It capped a second half comeback after the Braves fell behind, 7-0, in the second quarter when the Mustangs’ Tom Bradway scored on a 14-yard run. Tyler Bing tied the game for the Braves in the fourth quarter with a 6-yard run into the end zone to force the extra session. Absegami visits Millville next Friday night, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. BRIDGETON 28, OCEAN CITY 14: The Red Raiders fell behind early and …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
David Hood and Tyler Bing each scored twice in the Braves' shutout win.
For the second week in a row, David Hood scored two touchdowns for the Absegami High School football team. This week, it was in a winning effort. Absegami shut out Middle Township, 32-0, in Cape-Atlantic League action Friday night, Sept. 14. The Braves improved to 1-1 on the season. Tyler Bing also scored twice in the victory for the Braves, and Bashir Davis scored in the route. Hood scored twice for the Braves last week in a 37-29 loss to St. Joseph in a game they led at halftime. Absegami, currently playing without starting quarterback Rashad Kinlaw due to an injury he suffered in the offseason, host Mainland next Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. BUENA REGIONAL 27, OCEAN CITY 12: The Red Raiders fell behind 21-0 at halftime and dropped to 0-2 on…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Many close games on the first night of the high school football season.
The Cedar Creek High School football team scored nearly 50 points in the program’s inaugural conference game, shutting out Ocean City Friday night. The Pirates defeated the Red Raiders, 47-0, in the season opener for both Cape-Atlantic League teams Friday night, Sept. 7 in Ocean City. The Pirates were up, 40-0, at halftime. Running back Gary Melton scored twice, first on a 5-yard run in the first quarter that served as the first score of the game, and later on a 19-yard run in the second that made the score 19-0. He ran for 35 total yards. Quarterback Damon Mitchell scored twice, once running and once passing. He took it in from 1 yard out in the second quarter. He also had a 16-yard touchdown pass to Nolan Seward. Seward also returned a …