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Amari Sabb’s late touchdown lifts Glassboro past Delsea Drive rival Clayton


Glassboro's Amari Sabb (3) rushes for a gain against Clayton in the football game played at Haupt Field in Clayton, New Jersey on Friday, September 29, 2023. Collin Conway/D2 Sports Network


CLAYTON (N.J.) - Sophomore Amari Sabb is the Glassboro High School football team's jack-of-all-trades.


The younger brother of Michigan safety Keon Sabb boasts offers from Georgia, Michigan, Penn State, Oregon, Ole Miss, Boston College and Rutgers. The sophomore can play running back, wide receiver, defensive back, or even quarterback in a wildcat formation.


Sabb scored the deciding touchdown with 3:24 left in regulation and added a two-point conversion run to help the Bulldogs down rival Clayton, 16-8, on Friday night. Glassboro also earned an upset win over Woodstown a week ago.


Glassboro's Davon Barr led the ground attack with 16 carries for 117 yards and a score. Sabb finished with 10 rushes for 36 yards, a touchdown and a pair of successful runs on two point conversions.

Glassboro's Amari Sabb rushed 10 times for 36 yards and a score as the Bulldogs defeated Clayton 16-8 at Haupt Field in Clayton, New Jersey on Friday, September 29, 2023. Chris Baker/D2 Sports Network


Glassboro's defensive front finished with a handful of sacks and tackles for a loss from Caron Wright, Brandon Simmons, Jr., and Tyshaun Robinson. The Bulldogs' front seven only allowed 30 rushing yards. Clayton's leading rusher Isaac Taylor tallied 47 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

The mix of underclassman talent and senior leadership has proved to be a perfect blend for Glassboro over the last two weeks. In back-to-back wins, a late score in the fourth quarter or overtime decided the outcome of the game. Sabb also scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime in the 13-7 triumph over Woodstown.


"I'm blessed to have so many players who are willing to step up and be a leader regardless of grade," Glassboro coach Timmy Breaker said. "Everyone looks to the seniors to just be the leaders but here, I've got sophomores, juniors, and freshmen that show traits of a leader just as much as the seniors do."


Wright has been a key contributor to the program for the past three years and has a special feeling about this team going forward.


"Seeing the young guys step up and play like they've been in high school all four years is special," Wright said. "We have leaders from top to bottom which is key in helping us work toward our goals for this season."


Sabb cherishes the hospitality of the upperclassmen who treat the underclassmen like equals. The chemistry has helped towards the success the Bulldogs have achieved so far this season.


"The upperclassmen just take the younger guys under their wing," Sabb said. "We've got a family-like bond on this team and that's been our biggest point of emphasis this year."

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