Pinelands Football

Pinelands High School Varsity Football. Monday Aug. 28, 2017. (Dale Gerhard / Press of Atlantic City)

Dale Gerhard / Staff Photographer

Evan Burton scored three touchdowns, including the winning score, for the Pinelands Regional High School football team in a 27-20 win over Marlboro on Saturday in a Shore Conference game.

Burton gave Pinelands a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with his 70-yard touchdown run. Midway through the second quarter, Burton scored his second touchdown of the game, a 20-yard run, to put the Wildcats up 14-0.

Pinelands’ defense played well in the first half, stopping Marlboro three times deep in their own zone. The final time came at the end of the half, stopping Marlboro inside the 10-yard line.

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Marlboro cut the lead to 14-7 midway through the third on Jonny Helff’s 30-yard touchdown run. Helff tied it up on the next possession following a Pinelands fumble.

Helff scored his third touchdown of the game with 5 minutes, 47 seconds left in the fourth, but the Mustangs missed the extra point.

Pinelands promptly answered with Brennan Richardson’s touchdown run following a 60-yard reception from quarterback Andrew Bartlett to tight end Joey Parkinson. Malrboro blocked the extra point, keeping the score tied 20-20 with 2:39 left.

Pinelands got the ball back with 42 seconds remaining. On the next play, Burton scored from 63 yards out to give the Wildcats the 27-20 lead and win.

Pinelands Regional 7 7 0 13—27

Marlboro 0 0 14 6—20


PR—Burton 70 run (kick)


PR—Burton 20 run (kick)


M—Helff 30 run (kick)

M—Helff 20 run (kick)


M—Helff 2 run (kick failed)

PR—Richardson run (kick blocked)

PR—Burton 63 run (kick)

Records—Pinelands 1-1, Marlboro 0-2.

Point Pleasant Borough 27,

Lacey Township 0

Quarterback James Fara ran for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass to lead Point Pleasant Borough to victory in a Shore Conference B South game. Point Pleasant (2-0) is No. 11 in The Press Elite 11 ranking.

Point Pleasant Borough 13 7 7 0—27

Lacey Township 0 0 0 0—0


PPB—Fara 28 run (kick good)

PPB—Fara 82 run (kick missed)


PPB—Cipriano 22 pass from Fara (kick good)


PPB—Cipriano 68 run (kick good)

Records—PPB 2-0, LT 1-1.

No. 3 Vineland 61,

Cherry Hill East 6

The Vineland High School football team rolled to a 61-6 win over Cherry Hill East on Saturday afternoon.

The Fighting Clan (2-0) is No. 3 in The Press Elite 11.

Vineland quarterback Isaih Pacheco and fullback Nihym Anderson each ran for two touchdowns. The Fighting Clan had seven different players score touchdowns.

Vineland 14 21 18 8—61

C.H. West 0 0 6 0—6


V—Pacheco 52 run (Kling kick)

V—Anderson 50 run (Kling kick)


V—Shelton 10 run (Kling kick)

V—Blackwell 27 interception return (Kling kick)

V—Anderson 3 run (Kling kick)


V—Pacheco 75 run (kick failed)

V—Toney 16 run (kick failed)

CHE—Wheeler 65 run (kick failed)

V—Harold 82 kick return (pass failed)


V—Broome 60 run (Shelton run)

Records—Vineland 2-0, CHE 0-2.

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