Mark McCoy of Barnegat High School will pitch for the Wake
Forest University baseball team on a scholarship next year. Many
athletes in McCoy's position would have skipped the current
football season to concentrate on baseball.
BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP - The Barnegat Township High School football
team relied for three quarters on long passes to combat an option
rushing attack by visiting Point Pleasant Boro that netted 397
yards on the ground.
Why this game is special: These schools, located a few miles
part on the Garden State Parkway, have met ever since Barnegat
fielded its first varsity team in 2006. This is their first
Thanksgiving meeting. Their games always have been spirited
contests. The last two meetings were decided in overtime.
Two points kept the Barnegat High School football team from a
winning season last year. The Bengals finished 4-6, losing to
Pinelands Regional 20-19 and to Jackson Liberty 22-21. Those
defeats served as motivation in the offseason.
BARNEGAT-Southern Regional High School improved to 4-for-4 in
the "Battle of the Bay," using an offensive explosion in the second
half to beat Barnegat 40-6 in the schools' annual Thanksgiving Day
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