Dayshawn Reynolds caught two second-quarter touchdown passes from Jarren McBryde as Atlantic City beat host Holy Spirit 13-7, winning for the first time in eight years in Atlantic County’s oldest rivalry.
The Vikings improved to 49-31-4 in a series that dates back to 1926.
Pleasantville 41, Ocean City 6
If there is one thing that Frank Woolley was thankful for this year, it was the amount of large holes his offensive line opened up for him.
Woolley broke big runs on Pleasantville, leading the Red Raiders to a 41-6 win in their 92nd meeting with Pleasantville. The win earned them the Mike Slaveski-Bob Thomas Memorial Award for the sixth straight year, improving to 46-40-6 in the lifetime series.
Woolley rushed for 256 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns, all coming in the first half. The junior back had five runs of at least 26 yards, including 28-yard and 58-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter.
Mainland Regional 30, Egg Harbor Township 9
The Mainland Regional High School football team beat visiting Egg Harbor Township 30-9 Thursday in their annual Thanksgiving Day game, and Mainland’s Jim Cooper set the state record with his 31st career field goal.
Cooper booted fourth-quarter field goals of 43, 41 and 30 yards to get the mark, the last of which came with 22.9 seconds on the clock. Mustangs running back Brett Edmunds scored the team’s first two touchdowns as Mainland took a 14-3 halftime lead.
Absegami 28, Oakcrest 25
Absegami senior Nick Della Vecchia made a 23-yard field goal with 7.3 seconds left to give Absegami a 28-25 win against Oakcrest on Thursday.
Absegami quarterback Mike Dolan drove the team down the field by completing 6-of-7 passes for 45 yards on the final drive. Dolan finished 19-for-23 for 207 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Bing had three touchdowns for the Braves.
Middle Township 35, Lower Cape May Regional 0
The Panthers capped one of the best seasons in recent program history by earning a 35-0 win over rival Lower Cape May Regional in their annual Thanksgiving Day showdown.
The win gave Middle (6-4) its first winning season since 2004. More importantly, the Panthers beat Lower (1-9) in a rivalry that dates back to the 1900s. They also took a 9-8 lead since the teams started playing the Anchor Bowl on Thanksgiving morning.
Millville 48, Vineland 8
Millville High School sophomore Rob Ennis rushed for 161 yards and four touchdowns as the Thunderbolts (6-4) defeated Vineland 48-8 at Gittone Stadium in a Thanksgiving rivalry that dates back to 1893.
Seniors Marshall McShan and Rashon Sorrell added two and one rushing touchdowns, respectively, in Millville's fourth straight rivalry win. Vineland's all time lead is now 63-59-19.