STAFFORD — The Southern Regional Football team hosted the No. 5 seeded Vineland High School team on Friday night. The Rams jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the third quarter, but Vineland exploded with 24 straight points to defeat Southern 24-21. 

Southern appeared to be heading towards an easy victory after big plays by wide receiver and running back Will DeVane.

DeVane caught a 77-yard TD pass from Cole Robinson on the Rams’ first possession of the second half to give Southern a 14-0 lead.

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A little more than a minute later, DeVane broke free on a sweep and scored on a 55-yard run to make it 21-0 Southern with 9:07 left.

Vineland did not give up and Nazir Broome scored a 57 yard touchdown run on Vineland's next possession.
Tyreem Powell scored next on a 1 yard run to cut Southern's lead to 21-12 after the failed two point conversion attempt failed. Broome scored again on a 5 yard run to cut the deficit to 21-18.  Finally, Vineland quarterback Powell scored the winning touchdown on an 8-yard run up the middle with 52 seconds left in the game.  

Southern finished their solid season with a 7-3 overall record.

 

Scoring Summary

Second Quarter 

Southern:  TD Jaiden Brown 10 Yd Run (Hank Gallacher Kick) 7 0

Third Quarter 

Southern:  TD Will DeVane 77 Yd Pass From Cole Robinson (Hank Gallacher Kick) 14 0
Southern:  TD Will DeVane 55 Yd Run (Hank Gallacher Kick) 21 0
Vinelalnd:  TD 57 Yd Run (Failed Two-Point Conversion) 21 6

Fourth Quarter SH

Vineland:  TD 1 Yd Run (Failed Two-Point Conversion) 21 12
Vineland:  TD 5 Yd Run (Failed Two-Point Conversion) 21 18
Vineland:  TD 9 Yd Run (Failed Two-Point Conversion) 21 24

 

Passing Cp/Att Yds TD Int Lg
#12 C. Robinson                            6/11 145 1 2 77

 

 

Rushing Att Yds TD Long Fum
#3 J. Brown                                     20 56 1 18 -
#10 W. DeVane 3 55 1 55 -
#12 C. Robinson 6 12 - 10 -