Delran opened the scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run by RJ Moten five minutes into the game. The Bears had a touchdown on a fake punt called back earlier in the drive because of a penalty. Cinnaminson came right back on their first possession, a 10-yard touchdown run by Rashad Raymond through the middle, one play after a quarterback sneak by for a first down by Shawn Ruffin. After a Delran punt, Cinnaminson scored in the first minute of the second quarter on another Raymond run, this one seven yards.
Cinnaminson extended their lead on a 74-yard run by Greg Willis with three minutes left in the half to make it, 20-7. Twenty seconds later, John Meekins intercepted on the Cinnaminson 40, but a touchdown was later called back for an illegal man downfield and the Pirates were forced to punt. The punt was blocked, but Delran’s Hail Mary pass fell incomplete in the end zone as the clock ran out.
The Pirates broke away in the third quarter on scoring runs by Willis for 22 yards and Raymond for 49 to make it, 32-7. Delran came right back, as Moten was pressed into duty at quarterback when Dustin Dresher was injured. Moten completed a 29-yard pass to Jack Benson to the 15 and Moten scored on a 4-yard run with fourteen seconds left in the quarter.
Cinnaminson drove down the field and scored on a double reverse pass, with Ruffin handing off to Raymond, who handed off to Meekins, who threw to an open Ruffin for an 8-yard touchdown, making it, 39-14. Delran came down the field and scored on a Moten-to-Benson pass, a 3-yard fade into the left corner of the end zone as time ran out. The score was set up by a pass between the two on the previous play.
Cinnaminson is a very good team who lost to Manasquan in heartbreaking fashion, 14-7. They have good skill players, a good line, and would stack up very well against the North Jersey Group 2’s.
Delran did not make the playoffs, despite having a 7-1 record and after watching them tonight, I am convinced they would do very well against most of the North Jersey Group 2 teams who made the playoffs.
As for individual performances, Cinnaminson’s Willis ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns, while Raymond had 103 yards and two touchdowns. The Pirates rushed for 315 yards as a team.
As for Delran, Eren Ibas ran for 131 yards and Moten had an overall good game, the prime mover for the Bears.