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West Deptford Rolls Past Paulsboro

Friday, November 26, 2004

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

For so many years, Paulsboro has become the team that opposing teams want to be because of the past success the Red Raiders had. The winning dynasty that Paulsboro had create has somewhat ended, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still winning. On this night at West Deptford, the Eagles proved they were the better team scoring at least a touchdown in every quarter against Paulsboro. West Deptford erased an early deficit and cruised easily to a 42-7 victory. Both teams still have at least one more game to play as they will compete in their separate group finals.

Paulsboro, who will be playing Schalick for the South Jersey Group 1 title, had won seven straight games jumped out to a quick touchdown early in the first quarter. Starting out with good field position, runningback DeAndre Fowlkes scored on a one yard run and Paulsboro were proving that they could score on this defense. Taking advantage of a turnover, Paulsboro was back in business again and looked to be up by two touchdowns. The Eagles defense tighten up and intercepted a pass and it was all West Deptford from that point on.

Quarterback Anthony Scirrotto tossed a 55 yard touchdown reception to Zack Smith and West Deptford had tied this game at seven all. During the second quarter, the defense and special teams came up big. Kordell Young had his number call twice, first scoring on a 20 yard run and then he was on the receiving end of a 23 yard touchdown reception. At the halftime break, West Deptford completely turned the game around and led 21-7.

During the second half, the Eagles kept the pressure on dominating both sides of the game. Scirrotto scored on a 1 yard keeper in the third quarter and then watch Young score his third touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter. The Eagles finished out the scoring with a 55 yard interception return for a touchdown by Smith. This game was truly a game that West Deptford enjoyed. They will now see if they can continue that feeling when they face Point Pleasant Borough for the South Jersey Group 2 championship.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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