|High School Football:
Edgewood Powers Over Cherry Hill West
Saturday, October 7, 2000
By Bob Stuart
SJSports Staff Writer
In a game matching the 3-0 Edgewood Eagles against the Cherry Hill West Cougars, who were 0-3, you would expect a blowout and it was. The overpowering Eagles dominated the game on both ends of the field against a struggling West team. Nick Rosetti ran the Edgewood offense to perfection as they powered to a 63-0 score to increase their record to 4-0.
Cherry Hill West got the ball on the opening drive and went backwards against the Edgewood defense. On fourth down, Cherry Hill went to punt, but it was blocked by the Edgewood Eagles defense. The ball was recovered on the Cherry Hill 17-yard line. On the Eagles first play, Nick Rosetti handed the ball off to Brandon Osborne, who walked into the endzone on a 17 yard run. Edgewood tried for 2 points but were stopped. On the next possession, the Cougars this time got off a punt. The Eagles took the ball, drove down the field, and scored on a great catch by A.J DeRamus in the right corner of the endzone. The pass was deflected, but Johnson kept his eyes on the ball and caught a 17-yard pass from Rosetti. The Eagles went for two points again, and this time scored on a pass to Osborne from Rosetti. This made the score 14-0. The Eagles didn't let up as Aaron Johnson caught a 30-yard TD pass from Rosetti. Rosetti made the kick to make the score 21-0. With less then a minute left in the first quarter, the Eagles almost scored again by passing the ball. This time it was to Dennis Davis, but the clock ran out.
To begin the second quarter, Rosetti passed his third TD of the day for 28 yards to Johnson, who scored his second TD of the day. DeRamus ran back a 45 yard interception for the Eagles fifth TD of the game and his second of the game. Osborne scored on a 35 yard run to the left. At this point, Osborne had about 143 yards on the day, but he was not done. Davis scored on the next position on a 16-yard run. Edgewood went for 2 and scored to make it 50-0 at halftime.
On the ensuing kickoff of the second half. Edgewood's Pratt ran the ball back 75-yards to make the score 57-0, and the kick was good. The Eagles ended the scoring with a 38 yard run by Miles, with the extra point missed. The game ended with the score Edgewood 63 - Cherry Hill West 0.
Photos by Boog Williams