Sophomore Rob Ennis carried 32 times for 302 yards to break the school’s single-game rushing record as Millville defeated host Oakcrest 40-29 in a Cape-Atlantic League American Conference game Friday.
Late in the fourth quarter, Ennis ran for 11 yards to tie the record of 294 set by Charlie Patterson in 2005. He followed that with an 8-yard gain to break the record and set the new one at 302.
Ennis also scored three rushing touchdowns, including two that were 50 yards. He started the scoring for Millville with a 4-yard run in the first quarter.
Ennis now has 1,096 rushing yards this season and 12 touchdowns.
Marshall McShan added two touchdowns for the Thunderbolts and quarterback Rashon Sorrell connected with Alskee Downing for a 26-yard passing score.
As a team, the Thunderbolts rushed for 414 yards. The win kept Millville in contention for a Group V playoff spot.
For Oakcrest, Danny Smith took over at quarterback when Quaashie Jetter went down with an injury. Smith threw for three touchdowns and ran for one.
Ricky Hess had two touchdown catches for the Falcons and LaDarrell Dixon had one.
Millville 6 8 14 12— 40
Oakcrest 0 6 8 15—29
M—Ennis 4 run (kick failed)
O—D. Smith 3 run (kick blocked)
M—Downing 26 pass from Sorrell (conversion good)
M—McShan 3 run (VanDermark good)
O—Hess 15 pass from D. Smith (conversion good)
M—Ennis 50 run (VanDermark kick)
M—McShan 5 run (conversion failed)
O—Dixon 32 pass from D. Smith (Hess kick)
M—Ennis 50 run (conversion failed)
O—Hess 17 pass from D. Smith (conversion good)
Records—Millville 4-3, Oakcrest 0-7.