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Reimel Scores Three Times, Delsea Blanks Clearview

Friday, November 7, 2003

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

For the first quarter of this Tri-County Conference Royal Division game, it looked as if Clearview would have a chance of upsetting the Crusaders from Delsea. Holding only a seven-point lead going into the second quarter, the Crusaders dominating defense made its statement by scoring a touchdown. That’s when Josh Reimel took over and rushed for two-second half touchdowns and Delsea never looked back. The defense held Clearview in check and kept them scoreless as Delsea ran away with the 34-0 win at home.

The Crusaders had already positioned themselves as a high seed, possible the third seed, in the upcoming South Jersey Group III tournament. Even if Deptford loses to Overbrook in tomorrow matchup, Delsea would not be able to take over the top position Deptford has achieved. Pemberton would be that team that would be taking a close look at the results as they could catch Delsea with a loss to the Pioneers.

The Crusaders’ defense dominated all game, especially the first half, forcing Clearview to turn the ball over to Reimel and the Delsea offense. Scoring from 7 yards out, Reimel’s first quarter touchdown was only the beginning. The defense would celebrate when Greg Wynne recovered a fumble and return it for a touchdown during the second quarter. Quarterback George Dawson gave Delsea a 21-0 halftime lead when he completed a 24-yard touchdown pass to Dave Hoolahan. The second half the running game took over with Reimel scoring from 8 and 10 yards out.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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