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Paulsboro Pushes Their Way Past Lindenwold

Saturday, November 9, 2002

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

Isaac Redman has been running over opponents all season causing defensive coordinators headaches in finding ways of slowing him and the rest of the Paulsboro (8-0) offense down. For one half, Lindenwold seemed to find an answer by scoring points of their own. The second half was a different story as Paulsboro ran away with a 39-13 Colonial Conference Patriot Division win. Redman rushed for three second half touchdowns in this game.

Paulsboro jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter scoring two touchdowns. Jerome Beverly scored both touchdowns, one on offense and the other on defense. Beverly took the handoff from Yahmeen Johnson and scored from 21-yards out. His next catch gave Paulsboro a 12-0 lead when he intercepted the ball and ran 50-yards for a touchdown. With that kind of a start, it looked as if this game would be over quickly.

Coach Derryk Sellers wasn't intimidated by the quick start of his opponent as Lindenwold would rebound and take the lead in the second quarter. Blake Burr got loose in the secondary and score from 40-yards out and Lindenwold was just a touchdown away from tying this interdivision game. After picking up a key fourth down on their next scoring drive, the Lions got what they wanted...the lead. On another crucial fourth down play, Frank Conn tossed a 5-yard touchdown to Maurice Canty and Lindenwold was ahead 13-12 at the half after the extra point attempt split the uprights.

The Red Raiders were not looking to record their first loss of the season and started the second half off with a 75-yard touchdown reception and Paulsboro was back in front for good. Paulsboro began running the ball with success as Redman added a second touchdown of the third quarter. Lindenwold could not generate any offense or even stop Redman in the final quarter. Two more touchdowns were scored and the Red Raiders walked away with the Patriot Division crown.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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