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Pemberton Starts Out Season Winning Their First 2 Games

Friday, September 17, 2004

By Jason Brown
SJSports Special Correspondent

As the South Jersey high school football season begins its second week of competition, there are some teams that have taken full advantage by winning their first two games. And of course, other teams have gotten a slow start to their season by coming up short. It's not the end of the season for both of those situations, but it is nice to have a 2-0 record with a short season. Pemberton traveled to Seneca to participate in the Golden Eagles first home varsity game and recorded a 28-0 victory behind the play of Lester Goffney.

The Hornets are already on pace of surpassing last year's record when they finished in the middle of the pack with their 2-2 divisional record. Already with their first divisional win and sitting on top of the Burlington/Olympic National division, the road gets tougher from this point on. Pemberton will have a chance to defend its undefeated record (2-0, 1-0) when they host the next two games against the Eagles from Winslow Township and Chimeras from Willingboro, both who loss their opening season games.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Hornets were able to move the ball on the ground and then capitalizing on a 1-yard touchdown run by Lester Goffney. That would not be the last score by Goffney as his efforts were rewarded with a 31-yard score in the third and then the final score of the game in the fourth on a 12-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Ian McCleaf connected with Jones with in the second quarter.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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