|High School Football:
Washington Township Rolls All Over East
Saturday, September 16, 2000
By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer
High expectations have been placed on the Minutemen from Washington Township this season. With most of their starting players returning this season, they were eager to start their 2000 football season. The highly anticipated meeting between the Lenape Indians would have to wait until next week. Today, Township had a meeting against Cherry Hill East in Cougar territory. They were not looking past this game to get to the Indians as they put away East easily 35-0 in an opening game for both teams.
The Cougars were starting their football season with new head coach Erick Wood. Coming into this game, Cherry Hill East knew that they had a tough road ahead of them with their competition from the Olympic Conference. Teams like Shawnee, Lenape, Eastern, Triton, and Washington Township stood in their way of trying to rebuild their program into a winning season. As for the Minutemen and head coach Tom Brown, the season couldn't have started sooner.
This was a game where the Minutemen dominated the game from the start. Scoring on their opening drive behind senior runningback Mike D'Andrea, senior quarterback Kevin Williams was able to move his offense successfully. Washington Township would score twenty-one first half points as they scored early and often. With the defense shutting down each opportunity their opponents tried to establish, the offense was able to put points on the scoreboard.
The next meeting for Washington Township would be the Lenape Indians who were 29-6 winners over Highland. The Minutemen will be faced with senior starting quarterback Dennis Moore and the rest of Bucky Mitchell's talented team. The game will be at Washington Township under the lights starting at 7:00PM.
Photos by Art Redd