Millville High School athletic director Dave LaGamba watched the Thunderbolts football team celebrate a 32-15 playoff win over Rancocas Valley on Nov. 18 with one thought.

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“We got the right guy,” LaGamba said.

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VINELAND — A Millville High School football fan shouted some advice from the stands to the T…

The right guy is coach Dennis Thomas.

In just his second season with the Thunderbolts, Thomas has led Millville to a South Jersey final. Third-seeded Millville (9-2) will play top-seeded Toms River North (11-0) for the Group V title 6 p.m. Saturday at Rowan.

Thomas’ passion for football is clearly evident. At one point during the Rancocas Valley game, Thomas borrowed a towel from a trainer and whipped it over his head to fire up the Thunderbolts crowd.