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Camden Catholic's Balanced Attack Shuts Out Moorestown

Friday, September 12, 2003

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

There were so many questions that had to be answered not only for the Camden Catholic versus Moorestown football game, but also for all area high school programs as the start of another season has come upon us. For the Quakers hosting the Irish, both teams loss key players to their offense and were left with the issue of can they still performance competitively without them. Sophomore starting quarterback Sean Scanlon is the new signal caller for Camden Catholic and he answered several key questions. The Irish scored all the game’s points in the first half and the defense took care of the rest giving them a 16-0 victory.

When Camden Catholic’s offense took the field against the Quakers, the familiar and success Nick Cangelosi was no longer behind center taking the snaps. It was the transfer from Holy Cross Sean Scanlon now controlling the Irish offense. To his luxury, Quran Barge handled most of the rushing responsibility with success gaining over 100 yards on the ground before halftime. For the Quakers, they were without arguably one of the best runningback this area has ever seen. The name Albert Young will forever be carved on the walls of Moorestown High as an example all players would like to follow.

Head coach Dennis Scuderi pulled out his bag of tricks in the first quarter when the Irish converted a fake punt into a first down setting up the game’s first score. With 2:21 remaining in the quarter, Barge plunged across the goal line from 2-yards out and Camden Catholic led 6-0 after one quarter. That lead would increase when Barge set up the next touchdown with just under four minutes remaining in the half. Scanlon would have his own number called from 3-yards out and after the extra point went through the uprights, Camden Catholic was ahead 13-0.

The Irish defense gave the offense another chance to score with 1:13 remaining in the half. Scanlon demonstrated his ability to throw on the run as Camden Catholic was putting on their version of the two-minute offense. But with the short amount of time to work with, Rich Racobaldo’s 26-yard field goal with seven ticks remaining added three more points to their lead. Moorestown would not be able to overcome or even put points on the board in the second half leaving the Quakers some tough questions to answer with their tough schedule ahead of them.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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