Wednesday, November 24, 2004
By Jason Brown
It was the last game of the season for both the Maple Shade and Cinnaminson football teams and they were participating in the day before Thanksgiving game. The Wildcats from Maple Shade were looking for their second win of the season on their home field, but Cinnaminson quickly ended those thoughts by scoring twenty first quarter points. D.J. Riley scored the first two touchdowns for the Pirates and rolled on from there. Maple Shade avoided the shutout in the fourth quarter to make the final score respectable. Cinnaminson finished the season with a 6-4 record with their 31-14 victory.
It’s always nice to win that first game of the season no matter how late the season is and Maple Shade had a reason to celebrate when they defeated Morrisville 16-14. During that game, running back Steve Taylor scored both touchdowns, the second was a game tying 2 yard run in the third quarter. The two point conversion put the Wildcats ahead for good. The Wildcats would be looking to build on their success, but Cinnaminson quickly ended those thoughts.
After Riley gave the Pirates the early 13-0 lead in the first quarter, quarterback Michael Park finished Cinnaminson’s third scoring drive with a 4 yard touchdown pass to Tim Flanagan. D.J. Riley scored his third touchdown in the second quarter giving Cinnaminson a 27-0 lead at the half. Josh Winter’s 10 yard touchdown run in the third quarter began to allow other players to get into the game. Brandon Riley took advantage by scoring on a punt return. Maple Shade would score twice in the fourth quarter on two Matt Brickner passes to Chris Szymczak.