STAFFORD, NJ - The Southern Regional Boys Volleyball squad captured the South Jersey Group IV championship on Friday with a 2-0 victory over Pennsauken High School.  

Liam Maxwell had 10 kills and two blocks for the Rams in the victory over Pennsauken today.  Ryan Brady and Collin Lockwood had five kills each for Southern, which outscored Pennsauken, 25-15, in both games. Brennan Davis had 21 assists and three aces. Matt Maxwell finished with six digs.

Malek Maddah had five kills and two digs for Pennsauken. Tuan Nguyen had 15 assists and one ace and Jared Jordan had five digs.

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The Rams have won every South Jersey title since the sectional was created in 2010.

The Rams (42-2) advance to face Wayne Valley, the winner of the North Jersey Section I title, on Tuesday at South Brunswick High School.

East Brunswick and Harrison will play in the other semifinal with the state final on Thursday also at South Brunswick.

Southern has been in the state final for the last 7 years.  Last year they lost to Bridgewater-Raritan 2-0.  

The Southern statistics from todays competition are in table below:

Southern Statistics

PLAYER ACES SERVICE PTS. KILLS ASSISTS BLOCKS DIGS
Shane Bent - - 2 - 2 -
Ryan Brady - - 5 - - 1
Brennan Davis 3 9 1 21 2 3
Shane Drayton - - 2 - 1 1
Josh Iovine - 1 - - - 1
Matt Jones 2 5 - - - -
Collin Lockwood - 2 5 - 1 4
Liam Maxwell 2 4 10 1 2 3
Matt Maxwell - 5 - 1 - 6