Post 206 – HS Football – Sayreville 14 Williamstown 7

Sayreville scored a late touchdown on a recovered fumble in the end zone to knock off previously undefeated Williamstown, 14-7 and win the South Jersey Group 5 bowl game.After a Sayreville punt, Williamstown opened with a flourish when Wade Inge took the pitch and went 43 yards to open the scoring at 7-0.

Midway through the second quarter when Zuriel Wright hit the middle of the line and bounced it outside to go 57 yards for the touchdown, but the extra point failed and Williamstown held on to the lead at 7-6.

Williamstown opened the second half, picking up a couple of first downs, making it to the Sayreville 37, but the Braves were stopped on fourth-and-two on the 29, when Antwan Golson and Jayvis Rayside dropped JC Collins for a two-yard loss.

Williamstown moved the ball to the Sayreville 35, but a bad exchange on the handoff caused a fumble and Sayreville recovered six seconds into the fourth quarter.  Jacari Carter intercepted for Sayreville on Williamstown’s next possession and Mark Whitford found Connor Holmes on third-and-six for 31 yards to the 28, but a fumble by Savon Kirksey was recovered by Inge on the five with just under four minutes left, giving the ball back to Williamstown.  The Braves were forced to punt and Sayreville had the ball on the Williamstown 32 with 2:49 left.  An interception by Jonathon Wood on the following play to cut short another Sayreville chance to take the lead.

With third-and-ten on the 20, Collins was sacked by Rayside and Conner Anthony all the way back to the 6, forcing a Williamstown punt.

As the punt snap came, the Williamstown punter bobbled the ball and tried picking it up, but lost the ball and Holmes recovered in the end zone to put the Bombers ahead with 41 seconds remaining.  They went for two, with Carter getting the ball on a flea flicker and completing the pass to Golson to make it 14-7.  Williamstown’s last ditch attempt was cut short and Sayreville were the victors.

It looked as if Williamstown would have its way on their first possession, but they were never able to sustain drives after that, as the Sayreville defense stiffened.  Sayreville kept knocking on the door in the second half, getting into Williamstown territory and the field position forced the deciding points: recovering the punter’s fumble in the end zone for the deciding touchdown.

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