Southern Football Squad Gains Impressive Victory on Senior Night

Congratulations to Southern Regional Senior players at their last home game of their careers Credits: Steve Melega
Sam Cammarata, Southern starting quarterback was injured in Friday game. All are praying for a quick recovery Credits: Steve Melega
Joe Miele touchdown run in the second quarter Credits: Steve Melega
Deric Vincent 44 yard TD reception from backup QB Sean Distelcammp Credits: Steve Melega
Matt Bleichner TD reception in the second quarter Credits: Steve Melega
Matt Barnett, 3rd quarter interception that he ran back about 55 yards for the TD Credits: Steve Melega

STAFFORD, NJ - Southern Regional's football team won their third straight game with Friday night's 28-7 win over Toms River South.  Southern has won 5 out of their last 6 contests.  

Joe Miele opened up the scoring that gave the Rams a 7-0 lead with a 12-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.  Starting quarterback Sam Cammarata was injured in the game.  His backup, Sean Distelcamp came on in relief and had a strong game.  Distelcamp threw two touchdowns in the second quarter.   Matt Bleicher grabbed a 9 yard pass for a touchdown and Deric Vincent snagged a pass for a 44 yard touchdown.  The Rams led 21-7 at the half.  

In the third quarter, Matt Barnett made an interception for Southern and ran it back 55 yards for a touchdown to complete the scoring on the evening.  

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Coach Chuck Donohue was pleased with the victory.  "I felt that this past week was not a good week for our team in practice.  Perhaps they had a bit of a hangover knowing that last week's victory sealed a playoff game for us" said Donohue.  "This was Senior Night and I was pleased to see our senior players get some additional playing time.  Our defense was rocky in the first half but did a good job in the second half.  Now it is time for us to get to work and prepare for the playoffs next week."

Southern earned a 7 seed in the South Jersey Group V playoffs.  They will play Rancocas Valley, the number 2 seed at Rancocas Valley.  The day and time will be announced.  

Scoring Plays

2nd: Southern: Joe Miele 12 run (Matt Barnett kick)
2nd: Toms River South: Timothy Velasquez 76 pass from Sam Conover (kick)
2nd: Southern: Matt Bleichner 9 pass from Sean Distelcamp (Matt Barnett kick)
2nd: Southern: Deric Vincent 44 pass from Sean Distelcamp (Matt Barnett kick)
3rd: Southern: Matt Barnett interception return (Matt Barnett kick)


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