Buena Regional 21, Vineland 7: Buena jumped out to a good start in its hopes to build off of last season.

The Chiefs handed Vineland head coach Dan Russo a loss in his debut.

George DiBiase’s 3-yard run in the first quarter gave Buena a 6-0 lead. Quarterback Eric Rainear gave his team a 14-0 lead after scoring on a 5-yard keeper and passing to Neil Nelson for the two-point conversion in the second quarter.

Vineland found the end zone in third quarter. Chris Atoki scored on a 3-yard run to cut the lead to 14-7.

Rainear scored his second touchdown of the game, another 5-yard keeper to give the Chiefs the 21-7 lead.

Vineland 0 0 7 0 – 7

Buena 6 8 0 7 – 21

FIRST QUARTER

B - DiBiase 3 run (kick failed)

SECOND QUARTER

B - Rainear 5 run (Rainear pass)

THIRD QUARTER

V - Atoki 3 run (Nealis kick)

FOURTH QUARTER

B - Rainear 5 run (Romeo kick)

Records: Vineland 0-1, Buena 1-0.

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Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.