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Lindenwold Runs Over Audubon 30-0

Friday, September 13, 2002

By Gary Steiner
SJSports Staff Writer

Audubon travelled to Lindenwold on a beautiful Friday evening to start the 2002 football season. This was the first meeting between the two Colonial Conference teams, last year being Lindenwold's inaugural season. The Lions gave the Green Wave a shocking welcome, using a powerful running game and great team speed to blank Audubon 30-0.

Lindenwold's defense made a statement when on the first play from scrimmage they sacked Audubon QB Joe Flacco for a 10 yard loss. After going three and out, the Lions then made a 56 yard drive culminating in a 25 yard touchdown run by Blake Burr at 6:32. Burr then ran in a faked PAT to make it 8-0.

The game's next score came at 5:49 in the second quarter when Lion QB Frank Conn threw only his third pass of the game to Kameron Sterling for a 52 yard touchdown. Sterling then also ran in the 2-point conversion to put the Lions up 16-0. On the Green Wave's next possession, RB Jim Cannon broke through for a 36 yard run and almost went all the way but was caught from behind by a speedy Ed Davies and Tahron Brown. In the third quarter, Cannon almost did it again but this time was caught from behind by Maurice Cantey after 29 yards.

A fumbled snap on a punt recovered by Blake Burr set up the Lions' third score, a one yard run by Burr for the touchdown after a 48 yard drive. An illegal procedure penalty set up a 7 yard pass from Conn to Sterling for the conversion.

The Lions' final score came at 11:03 in the fourth quarter when Kameron Sterling intercepted a pass at the Lion 35 yard line and ran it all the way in for the touchdown. The PAT was wide left, putting the final tally at 30-0.

"It was very important to win our opener, considering we got killed last year (35-16 to West Deptford)," said Lindenwold head coach Derryk Sellers. "It was a battle of styles, they like to pass with [QB Joe Flacco], and we like to run. I expected us to do well, but if you'd have told me we would get a shut out, I would have told you that you were crazy."

1 2 3 4 T
Audubon 0 0 0 0
Lindenwold 8 8 8 6 30

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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