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Defense Holds Irish In Check As Wilson Airs Out Victory

Saturday, October 13, 2001

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

It was yet another game that they had to win to prove to others they were the team to beat. Improving their record to 5-0, the Tigers from Woodrow Wilson halted Camden Catholic's hopes of winning this Olympic Conference competition. The defense came up big when needed and combined with the arm of Jamil Tyson, Wilson made a statement by beating a very competitive team 33-16 at home.

The Tigers have been enjoying a very successful season this year by winning every game so far. They have leaped over every hurdle put in front of them, waiting for the next one in their way. Before the game, both teams were stating the fact that they had to win this game. The Irish, with the win, would have improved their record to 4-1 and right back to the top of the division. But Wilson knew by winning this game, people could stop questioning their success so far this season. Another challenge will be put in front of them is three weeks away when they travel to Shawnee.

Jamil Tyson used his legs, but more important his arm when he hit Maurice Taylor down field for the 60-yard touchdown reception. The offensive line gave Tyson enough time to get the pass off for the score. The big plays continue when the Tigers hit pay dirt again when Luis Cortes caught a 70-yard touchdown. Through out this game, the defense kept the pressure on Camden Catholic (3-2) giving them few opportunities to score. The Irish did have their chances to put points on the board in the first half, but Wilson had other plans.

Camden Catholic would get their first touchdown of the game in the second half when Nick Cangelosi connected with Terrance Long on a 77-yard touchdown pass. Their other points were meaningless at the end of the game when Joe Kedra intercepted a pass for a touchdown.

Photos by Art Redd

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