BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP - The Barnegat High School football team won its second Shore Conference B South division title in three years Thursday with a 35-14 win over Pinelands Regional.

Barnegat also won the title in 2011. Barnegat leads the overall series 6-2.

The Bengals (10-1) opened up a 21-0 halftime lead on touchdown runs of 3 and 4 yards by Kevin Hoffman. Ryan Ulrich caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cinjun Erskine in the second quarter.

"Every year it is our goal to win the B South and hopefully win states," Barnegat coach Rob Davis said. "We brought the title back to Barnegat."

The Bengals had a lot of help from sophomore running back Paul Wickwire, who ran for more than 100 yards and had a 20-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Barnegat finishes its season at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 in the South Jersey Group III final against Delsea Regional at Rowan University.

"Wickwire is the fastest kid I've coached." Davis said.

"He has a lot of potential and will be utilized a lot against Delsea."

Pinelands (1-9) scored both its touchdowns in the fourth quarter - a 1-yard run by Shemar Gadson and a 57-yard pass from Dan MacPhee to Jimmy Graham.

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Pinelands 0 0 0 14 - 14

Barnegat 7 14 14 0 -35


B-Hoffman 3 run (Ulrich kick)


B-Ulrich 26 pass from Erskine (kick failed)

B-Hoffman 4 run (Hoffman run)


B-Wickwire 20 run (Ulrich kick)

B-Bass 1 run (Ulrich kick)


P-Gadson 1 run (Kubricki kick)

P-Graham 57 pass from MacPhee (Kubricki kick)

RECORDS- Barnegat 10-1; Pinelands 1-9