We cap off Week 2 with more great action around the Garden State!
Somerville 28 St. Joe-Metuchen | Big Central Conference
Brenden Pacheco threw two touchdown passes and Chase Insabella had a fumble recovery that set up a touchdown and a pick six to seal the Pioneers third straight win to open the season. St. Joe-Metuchen took a 17-14 lead at the half on Jeremy DeCaro’s second touchdown catch with :20 seconds left in the second, but lightning and rain created a near three hour delay right before the start of the second half. Josh Rodriguez caught a 23-yard touchdown pass in the third to give Somerville the lead for good and Insabella closed it out with his interception for a score.
JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Metuchen:
Hun 51 Mastery Camden 8 | Non Conference
Hun (1-0) begins the 2023 football season with a dominating 51-8 victory over Mastery Camden (0-3). Texas A&M commit Miles O’Neill threw four first quarter touchdowns to put the Raiders ahead 30-0. Coming of back to back undefeated seasons, Hun with another cast littered with Division I talent looks to be the favorite to take home the MAPL Title once again.
JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Princeton:
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Gloucester 41 Overbrook 7 | West Jersey Football League
Jake Seibert threw four touchdown passes in the first half, as the Lions roared past the Rams on the road. Justin Frazer hauled in two TD catches, while Jaden Garris and Joey MacDonald also had touchdown catches. Mason Widman rushed for 230 yards and a score in the victory for Gloucester (2-1). Garris and Trevin Burkhardt each had an interception to lead the way on defense for the Lions. DeAngello Conquest scored the lone TD of the day for Overbrook (1-1).
JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Pine Hill:
Woodstown 28 Paulsboro 7 | West Jersey Football League
The Wolverines stay unbeaten to open the season, picking up a big divisional win on the road against the Red Raiders. Bryce Belinfanti led the way offensively, scoring two rushing touchdowns for the Wolverines. Max Webb and Walter Carter added touchdowns in the win for Woodstown (2-0). Sharif Green scored the lone touchdown in the loss for Paulsboro (0-2).
JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Paulsboro: