Bridgeton High School used a fake field goal in overtime to cap a 34-31 win over host Mainland Regional in a Cape-Atlantic League interdivision game on Friday night.

Bridgeton senior quarterback Tamar Jackson, who also serves as the team's kicker, was set for a field-goal attempt trailing 31-28 on the 12-yard line in overtime.

But the snap went directly to Jackson, who found Darrell Jackson down the left side for a touchdown and the win.

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"We practice that play all the time," Bridgeton coach Dave Ellen said. "It doesn't matter what the situation is or where we're at in the game."

Tamar Jackson passed for three touchdowns, two to freshman Capadonna Miller, and kicked a 30-yard field goal.

"He's a leader," Ellen said of Jackson. "That's what he's turned into."

Mainland led 14-9 at the half after touchdowns by Chris Kaczmarski and Dashown Waller.

Each team scored multiple touchdowns in a back-and-forth second half before Zack Storr's touchdown with eight minutes remaining forced overtime for Mainland.

The Mustangs led briefly in overtime on a 32-yard field goal by Jim Cooper.

Bridgeton 0 9 12 7 6- 34

Mainland Regional 0 14 7 7 3- 31


B-Jackson 30 field goal

MR-Kaczmarski 17 run (kick failed)

MR-Waller 1 run (Waller run)

B-C. Miller 17 pass from T. Jackson (kick failed)


B-Bowman 4 run (conversion failed)

B-C. Miller 12 pass from T. Jackson (kick blocked)

MR-DeSalle 7 run (Cooper kick)


B-Bowman 39 run (Jackson kick)

MR-Storr 11 run (Cooper kick)


MR-Cooper 32 field goal

B-D. Jackson 12 pass from T. Jackson

Records-Bridgeton 5-3; Mainland 3-5.

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