September 2, 2018
Rowan opened its season this past Thursday night, beating Widener (Pa.) in overtime, 40-34 and College of New Jersey lost to Fairleigh Dickinson (Florham), 35-21. Stats are courtesy of www.d3football.com.
The NJAC consists of ten teams and five are from New Jersey: College of New Jersey, Kean, Montclair State, Rowan, and William Paterson. Out-of-state teams are Wesley (Del.), Frostburg State (Md.), Salisbury (Md.), Southern Virginia, and Christopher Newport (Va.).
Statistics from the Rowan game include:
- WR Elijah Rehm (Clayton) returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, totaling 254 yards on three returns and caught one pass for 14 yards.
- TE Cody Madden (Hightstown) had four receptions for 40 yards.
- RB John Mannion (Caldwell) had 177 yards on 24 carries.
- RB Messiah Divine (Montgomery) had 100 yards on 10 carries, including an 80-yard touchdown.
- RB Anthony Diorio (Shawnee) had 33 yards on 9 carries, with one touchdown.
- QB Riley Giles (Deptford) was 11-15-88-1.
Leading Tacklers (Solo-Assists-Total):
- DL Chris Henchy (Absegami) 9-10-14
- LB Jayson Gonzalez (Roselle Park) 7-3-10, 1 tackle for loss.
- DB Malachi Winters (Hammonton) 3-5-8
- DL Dave Gajderowicz (Shawnee) 3-5-8, 2 tackles for loss.
- LB Godwin Asamoah (Edison) 2-5-7
Statistics from TCNJ-FDU (Florham) game:
- QB Andrew Donoghue (Ocean City) 12-25-178-1-2
- QB Dave Jachera (Pequannock) Rushing 5-37, Passing 2-4-37
- RB Mark Pacini (Florence) Rushing 9-33-1, Receiving 2-24
- RB Aydon Chavis (Allentown) Rushing 4-12, Receiving 1-8
- WR Jaiden Elliott (Newton) 4-69-1 TD
- WR Jack Clevenger (Roxbury) 5-66
- WR Ibn Bailey (Immaculata) 1-46
Leading Tacklers (Solo Tackles-Assists-Total)
- DB Xavier Santos (Rancocas Valley) 4-7-11
- LB Gavin Liepe (Holy Spirit) 3-3-6, 1 tackle for loss
- DB Jaiden Elliott (Newton) 1-4-5
- DL Andrew Conzo (Matawan) 1-4-5, 1 tackle for loss
- LB Bryant Sanchez (Trenton) 3-0-3, 2 tackles for loss
FDU (Florham) – not a member of NJAC
- QB Jagger Green (Timber Creek) 25-46-288-4-1
- WR Mike Panzarino (West Essex) 16-224-4
- TE Dermot Egan (New York state) 3-29
Leading tacklers (Solo Tackles-Assists-Total)
- LB Isaiah Turner (Morris Hills) 3-8-11
- DL Robert Planter (Manchester Twp.) 1-8-9
- DB Dane Lupton (Bishop Ahr) 2-5-7