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Game Preview: Somerville Pioneers Look to Extend Win Streak on the Road Against Voorhees

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SOMERVILLE – The 2016 season has started off with a bang for the Pioneers. Somerville Football is looking to accomplish a feat that was last achieved in the 2003-2004 campaign - a 3-0 start. They will be eyeing for this against a team that has defeated them by a combined score of 97 to 41 over the past two seasons.

Voorhess enters this week's game with an 0-2 record after falling to Cranford 35-0 last week. The Vikings have finished with a 6-4 record every season since Bob Angstadt become the head coach in 2012.

In week one, Voorhess dropped their season opener to Gov. Livingston 21-13, which saw Junior QB John Roncoroni throw two touchdowns to leading WR Junior Will Rodenberger, who has 151 receiving yards on the year.

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Last year the Pioneers were defeated at Voorhees 55-35 with former Vikings QB Charlie Rodenberger having a monster game rushing for 241 yards on seven carries for three scores. WR Michael Buckley and William McDonald each added touchdown receptions for the Vikings offense. 

On the Somerville side, then-Junior Nick Couzzi ran for 11 yards on six rushing attempts. Former Pioneer Marco Pigna ran nine times for 118 yards and a touchdown. Also scoring two rushing touchdowns was former Pioneer Michael Tarver. Current Pioneers Chris Ciempola and Nas Petties-Jackson had one catch each for 32 and 29 yards respectively.

While the Pioneers have not defeated Voorhees since 2011, they hope this year's contest will have a different outcome.

Somerville's offense is off to a hot start averaging 48 points per game. QB Nick Couzzi is among the state's leading QB's, throwing for a state high nine touchdowns in two games, while averaging 370 yards per game. The defense has come up with four game changing interceptions with two of those interceptions returned to the house for a touchdown through the first two games.

The Pioneers and the Vikings will play at Voorhees High School Friday night with a 7 p.m kickoff. Follow the Pioneers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for up-to-date info - @VilleFootball as well as online at www.somervillefootball.com

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