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Salem Starts Season Off With A Convincing Win

Saturday, September 8, 2001

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

The residents of Salem County were finally seeing improvements being made to their community with the construction of a new water tower. With that addition, the area would be better served providing necessary relief to the community. There was also a football team ready to improve on last year's record with changes of their own. The Salem Rams started their football season with the defense and offensive attack against Granville Charter in a non-league meeting. The Rams were not very hospitable hosts to Granville's first high school football game as they shut out their opponent 63-0.

Traveling from Trenton, Granville were going up against a hungry Rams squad. Knowing the next week they would be facing a tough opponent in Gloucester, Salem did not want to let this game get away. Head coach Dave Lindenmuth had his players prepared against an unknown opponent. It wasn't until the second half of this game that the Rams, knowing that had this game won, began putting the second team on the field.

Clarence Jackson got the scoring barrage started when he returned a punt thirty-five yards for the Rams first touchdown. Korry Parker capped off the Rams second scoring drive in the first quarter when he plunged into the end zone from 1-yard out. Parker wasn't finished scoring in the first half when he returned a punt for a 90-yard touchdown. The time the half ended with Salem ahead 34-0. The rest of the starting players entered into the game and that didn't slow down the Rams. Salem walked away from this game with a victory, but knowing that the real test will be coming up next against Gloucester City.

Photos by Art Redd

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