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Sterling Not In A Thanks-Giving Mood

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

It’s a moment that signifies the beginning of the winter months are just around the corner when football is played on a Wednesday night. Throughout the area, there will be classic match ups between teams that know each other very well. The Silver Knights from Sterling were playing host to the Panthers from Collingswood in their traditional Thanksgiving rivalry. Scoring in every quarter, Sterling’s quarterback Matt Sheridan accounted for four of the five Knight’s touchdowns and easily defeated the Panthers by a 33-7 margin.

It wasn’t until late in the first quarter that the first points were put on the scoreboard. Sheridan found Ellis open for the pass and 62-yards later, the Knights were in front 6-0. Collingswood did respond early in the second quarter when Whittington caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Angelini. The Panthers would hold a 7-6 lead until 18.5 seconds remaining in the half. That’s when Sheridan connected again with Ellis and Sterling took a 12-7 lead into intermission.

During the second half, Sterling’s running game began to seek out the open lanes to run through. J.P. Larmore began to plow his way into the secondary and set up Sterling’s next score. Sheridan, this time using his legs, ran for a 6-yard touchdown in the third quarter and again in the final quarter to put this game out of reach. Larmore would be rewarded with a 9-yard run to complete the scoring.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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