BRICK, NJ - The Southern Regional Football squad won a tough, back and forth contest 34-27 over Brick Memorial on Friday night.
Matt Barnett ran the ball eight times for 178 yards. Barnett scored the first three TDs for Southern on runs of 35, one, and 53 yards. John Dolphin followed running for 118 yards and a touchdown and Sam Cammarata ran for a touchdown for Southern.
Southern's defense was led by Joe Miele had a team-high six tackles. John Dolphin, Vin Miele, Chris Citarella, Matt Bleichner, Zach Otte, and Sean McGillivray each chipped in with five tackles. McGillivray also forced and recovered a fumble.
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"It was back and forth all night. We matched each Memorial touchdown and pulled away in the end," said Coach Chuck Donohue Sr. "We are very excited with the win and a victory this Friday night (October 28) puts us in the group 5 playoffs. We have battled back and we want to finish this season strong."
Brick Memorial's Mike Sullivan rushed for two TDs. Kishaun Carter caught a 27-yard TD pass for Derek Robertson. Mike Sullivan scored on a 19-yard run for the Mustangs.
Southern hosts Lacey on Friday night at 7 p.m. Lacey is having a strong season with a record of 4-2. On Friday night they defeated Donovan Catholic 28-14. Southern's record improves to 3-4 and 3-3 in Shore Conference Class A South. Southern's last regular season game on is November 4 as they host Toms River South. Toms River South is 2-4 on the season.