Another Huge Night by Willis, 3 TD Passes by Rodriguez Lead Long Branch Past Ocean
No. 5 Long Branch 33, Ocean 28
The Shore Conference’s leading rusher, senior Dahmiere Willis, continued his monster season with his fifth straight game of 200-plus yards rushing with 286 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries to lead the Green Wave (5-1, 3-1) to their fifth straight win by topping the Spartans (1-4, 1-2).
Senior quarterback Jordan Rodriguez had three touchdown passes in the win, including a 42-yard strike to Brandon Lane for a 27-14 lead in the third quarter. He also threw a 7-yard touchdown to senior tight end John Mims and a 26-yard scoring pass to Dave Colbert.
Junior running back Tyler Thompson rolled up 215 yards and a touchdown on the ground in the loss for Ocean, which also got an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Marcus Blackman and a pair of touchdown passes by sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett.
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