Woodstown vs Gloucester Catholic Football

Woodstown rolls over Gloucester Cath. Behind Seniors, Carney and Hill

Woodstown – The Woodstown High School football team defeated the Gloucester Catholic Rams Friday night at Clint Ware Stadium 35-0 in front of a capacity crowd. Fans packed the stands and lined the fences throughout the game.

They watched as #15 Jared Carney and #7 Dillon Hill lead the Wolverines to a decisive victory over the Rams of Gloucester Catholic. Hill started off the scoring with a Rushing touchdown while Carney had a touchdown pass to #6 Ian VanAtta and a 26 yard Interception return for a touchdown, as well.

The touchdown pass to VanAtta was on a 4th down and 8 to make the score 14-0 with 9:14 to go in the 1st half. This 4th down conversion for a touchdown was a turning point in the game.

The Wolverine defense allowed Gloucester Catholic to move the ball through the air in the 2nd quarter with Catholic QB #13 Brandon Cunningham hooking up with #11 Nick Valenti for a well-designed middle screen play and a couple receptions by #23 Keanu Kelii. This was Catholic’s best drive of the game but ended with an interception by #2 Bailey Gibson, and Woodstown would go into halftime leading 14-0.

To start the 2nd half, #2 Gibson, who had an interception in the 2nd quarter for Woodstown, took the kickoff all the way to house to make it 20-0. Later in the 3rd, Jared Carney’s previously mentioned 26 yard interception was a pick 6 that put Woodstown up 28-0 after a 2 point conversion. To cap off the scoring, #20 Keith Johnson caught a 15 yard touchdown from #11 Chad Watts to make the final score 35-0.

Woodstown improved to 3-0 while Gloucester Catholic fell to 0-3.

Players of the game for Woodstown: Senior running back, Dillion Hill. He contributed on both sides of the ball with a rushing TD and solid defensive play including an interception and multiple tackles. The other player of the game was senior quarter back Jared Carney as he threw for a touchdown, had an interception for a touchdown, and more huge plays on offense and defense holding wideout Keanu Kelii to no touchdowns as he covered him throughout the whole game.

Player of the game for Gloucester Catholic: Senior wide receiver #23 Keanu Kelii. Despite the score, he is a playmaker for Catholic and will only make more plays as the season progresses.

 

Staff pictures taken by Zachary Ahl of The News of Salem County LLC.

Dillon Hill with big tackle

Woodstown’s Dillon Hill with a HUGE tackle on a Gloucester Catholic player.

#6 Gibson of Woodstown catches a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter.

#6 VanAtta of Woodstown catches a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter.

Player of the game for Gloucester Catholic #23 Keanu Kelii with a reception

Player of the game for Gloucester Catholic #23 Keanu Kelii with a reception

#13 Brandon Cunningham of Gloucester Catholic drops back for a pass as Woodstown's defense  collapses on the backfield.

#13 Brandon Cunningham of Gloucester Catholic drops back for a pass as Woodstown’s defense collapses on the backfield.

Carney keeps the ball for a run

#15 Carney keeps the ball for a run

#23 Keanu Kelii with a reception deep in Woodstown territory.

#23 Keanu Kelii with a reception deep in Woodstown territory.

Woodstown's Gibson breaks the field open on the opening kickoff of the second half in which he ran back for a touchdown.

Woodstown’s Gibson breaks the field open on the opening kickoff of the second half in which he ran back for a touchdown.

#2 Gibson finishes off his stellar return for a touchdown for Woodstown beginning the second half

#2 Gibson finishes off his stellar return for a touchdown for Woodstown beginning the second half

#15 Carney returns an interception for a touchdown during the second half.

#15 Carney returns an interception for a touchdown during the second half.

Gloucester Catholic's #13 Brandon Cunningham attempts a throw in 2nd half

Gloucester Catholic’s #13 Brandon Cunningham attempts a throw in 2nd half

Carney cuts one loose down field

#15 Jared Carney cuts a pass loose down field.

#23 Keanu Kelii receives a pass during last night's loss to Woodstown

#23 Keanu Kelii receives a pass during last night’s loss to Woodstown

 

 

 

 

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