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.
Contact R.J. Kern:
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