No. 7 Southern Regional 28,
Freehold Township 0
Southern wide receiver Mike Gesicki caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Dan Higgins, and Rams senior running back TJ Bellissimo set a school record with his 17th touchdown of the season, a 1-yard run. Bellissimo (89 yards rushing on 18 carries) became the first Southern player ever to go over 100 points in a season, and now has 102 points.
Southern (7-1), ranked seventh in The Press Elite 11, has won seven straight games.
Rams return man Kevin Barreau took the opening kickoff of the second half and ran untouched up the middle for an 82-yard touchdown. Kicker Rob Yaiser booted four extra points.
Higgins completed 10-of-19 passes for 77 yards and had no interceptions. Wide receiver Alec Morris had six catches for 43 yards, and has 33 catches on the season. Defensively, the Rams held Freehold to 92 yards rushing, four first downs and no pass completions.
Southern Regional 7 7 14 0-28
Freehold Township 0 0 0 0-0
S-Gesicki 10 pass from Higgins (Yaiser kick)
S-Gesicki 11 pass from Higgins (Yaiser kick)
S-Barreau 82 kickoff return (Yaiser kick)
S-Bellissimo 1 run RB (Yaiser kick)
Records-Southern 7-1; Freehold Township 1-6.