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High School Football:
Homecoming Game a Big Success for Winslow Township

Saturday, October 7, 2006

By Clark Washington
SJSports Special Correspondent

All of the preparation throughout the week done for a homecoming game can be exciting and a bit of a distraction for some of the players with so much emphasis focused on this high school event. On the other side of this situation, a player could be completely focused on their objective with this game and get pumped up knowing that a large crowd will be watching. The Eagles from Winslow Township definitely would achieve their goals as they were able to contain the powerful offensive minded Chargers from Timber Creek. In a battle between two teams from the Burlington/Olympic Liberty Division, the Eagles dominated both sides of the ball and were able to come away with the 30-0 victory. Ruben Johnson had two rushing touchdowns for Winslow Township.

There’s something that has to be said about a team who has started out of the season losing their first two games. Winslow Township would turn around their season winning the next two divisional games and looking to increase that total by one. Well that turnaround of their season continued on their first play from scrimmage, Johnson would take the handoff from quarterback Kalial Glaud and waived through the defense and scored a 78-yard touchdown. A costly turnover by the Chargers would set up the next scoring drive that resulted in a 14-yard touchdown reception by Julian Talley. Winslow Township would add a 28 yard field goal by Damon Julian with about three minutes remaining in the half.

The second half was pretty much like the first with the Eagles defense stopping the running game of Timber Creek. The offense would continue to find success during the third quarter when Johnson struck again, this time from 5 yards out and Winslow led 23-0 with 6:04 remaining. The defense would continue to keep each and every possession in check and the Eagles would score the final points of the game when Braggs crossed the goal line from 4-yards out. With the win, Winslow Township would increase their record to 3-2 overall for the season. The Chargers’ record would drop to 2-2.

Photos by Art Redd

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