Mike Bickford’s 246 Yards, 3 TDs Lead Central to First Playoff Victory in 20 Years
South Jersey Group III
(4) Central 28, (5) Oakcrest 14
Sophomore running back Mike Bickford continued his huge season with 246 yards rushing and three touchdowns on a career-high 41 carries to help the Golden Eagles (7-2) win their first state playoff game since 1994 and just their second in program history by knocking off the Falcons (5-4) on the turf at Toms River East.
Central will now travel to top-seeded Allentown for the semifinals. Junior quarterback Mike Miserendino added a 15-yard touchdown pass to fullback Denis Corbin in the win.
Bickford now has 1,781 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns for a monster year in his first varsity season.
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