Chargers Football Undefeated No Longer, Lose To South River


SPOTSWOOD, NJ - For the Chargers of Spotswood High School, it had to feel like they were looking in a mirror.  In a hard-fought game played almost entirely on the ground, the Chargers ran into a team that enjoyed rushing the football as much as they did, as the Rams of South River High School defeated the Chargers, 14-3.

The victory gave the GMC Blue division title to the Rams, as both teams came into the showdown with unbeaten division records of 5-0. The game started well for Spotswood, as the Chargers took the opening kickoff and mounted a long drive down the field to the South River 5-yard line, but were unable to cnvert a third down opportunity, and settled for a short Connor McCloskey field goal and a 3-0 lead. 

It was to be Spotswood's only long drive and only points of the game. The remainder of the first quarter proved to be a defensive tug of war, with the Chargers ending the quarter maintaining their 3-0 lead. Then, Rams running back Doug Ryan and his offensive line took over the game.  A long time consuming drive ended with Ryan scoring, and giving the Rams a 7-3 lead that they took to the halftime locker room.

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The third quarter proved more of the same, with Ryan scoring the touchdown that put the game out of reach after another long drive, and the Rams lead 14-3. That proved to be enough as Chargers running backs Chase Fee and Jack Dalrymple, who had such success on the ground for most of this season , were unable to mount much offense against a tenacious South River defense.  Spotswood only had 11 plays from scrimmage in the second half, and the vaunted running tandem of the Chargers were held to under 100 yards rushing combined. 

Ryan ended the day for the Ram with well over 200 yards rushing on the day, and the Rams were able to run out the clock without any further threats by the Chargers on offense.

For the Chargers, the regular season will come to an end next week, as they pay a visit to Mater Dei on November 9.


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