MOORESTOWN (N.J.) - The Moorestown High School football program celebrated back-to-back wins to open its 2021 campaign.
The Quakers found themselves in a familiar spot after a 34-7 triumph over Cherry Hill East in a West Jersey Football League contest on Friday night. Moorestown improved its record to 2-0.
Moorestown lines up on offense against Cherry Hill East. Chris Baker D2 Sports Network
In the first quarter, the Cougars forced Moorestown to punt and drove all the way down to the Quakers’ 1-yard line before fumbling in the end zone. Moorestown pounced on the ball for a touchback.
Consequently, the Quakers drained out the remaining six minutes of the first quarter before John Zohlman connected with Andrew Curry on a screen pass to take a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Moorestown’s defense continued to suffocate its opponent, forcing them to punt on multiple drives.
Zohlman powered his way into the end zone after being set up by a pitch and catch on the previous play to extend the Quakers’ lead to 14-0 with 2:36 left in the second quarter.
Following a Cougars turnover, Moorestown marched down the field and capped their drive on a strike from Zohlman to Josh Byrd to extend its lead to 21-0 heading into halftime.
Following intermission, East showed signs of life when quarterback Ben Cohen went up top to Jaxson Bowman with 7:22 left in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 14 points.
Curry answered quickly for Moorestown to stretch the lead to 20. He proceeded to reel in a screen pass for a house call to make it 34-7 with 11:39 left in regulation.
Moorestown head coach Beau Sherry was pleased with his team’s ability to capitalize in certain situations.
“We thought Cherry Hill East looked pretty good on film, and tonight they came out playing very physical,” Sherry said. “My hat’s off to East and I wish them nothing but the best moving forward.”
Moorestown will look to record its first 3-0 start since 2017 against Northern Burlington in a WJFL National Division showdown on September 9.