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Redman Rushes Paulsboro Past Collingswood

Saturday, October 12, 2002

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

Do you run or try to pass when the field has been soaked with much needed rain? Saturday afternoon, Paulsboro did both behind the running of Isaac Redman and the arm of quarterback Eric DiTonno. After an early deficit, Paulsboro's senior runningback rushed for over 270 yards and scored four touchdowns entertaining the home crowd. DiTonno had success throwing as he connected on three touchdowns and rushed for one as Paulsboro rolled pass Collingswood 44-12.

Paulsboro has been rolling through their schedule giving up only seven points a game. Today's Colonial Conference matchup against the Panthers seemed as if this game would be low scoring and full of defensive plays because of the field conditions. Collingswood scored Paulsboro's points allowed average right away when Brandon Whittingham received the opening kickoff and ran 85-yards giving Collingswood the early 7-0 lead. The Red Devils would respond in a big way.

Redman would give the Red Devils their first points of the day when took the hand-off from DiTonno and ran 80-yards for the score. Collingswood still led 7-6 on their next possession, but were forced to give the ball back to Redman and the Paulsboro offense. Not to disappoint anyone, Redman gave Paulsboro a 12-6 lead on his 25-yard run. On their next series, DiTonno found Yahmeen Johnson in the endzone for a 9-yard touchdown reception and Paulsboro built a 20-6 lead after Redman's converted the two-point play.

After both teams traded touchdowns to start the second quarter, Redman added his third rushing touchdown of the day with a 6-yard run. Paulsboro would lead at the half 34-12. But on this day, it was all Redman as he added a 96-yard to finalize the scoring. The Red Devils' defense shut down Collingswood in the second half and cruised to their fifth win in a row with no losses.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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