RUMSON – In his second game back from an ankle injury, Rumson-Fair Haven senior Charlie Volker turned in the best game by a running back in the history of the Bulldogs’ program to power a 33-12 nondivisional win over Lakewood on Friday night.
He broke his own school record with 328 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 26 carries to send the No. 10 Bulldogs (4-2) past the Piners (4-2) for a game with important Central Jersey Group II seeding implications. Volker had previously set the school record with 314 yards rushing in a win over Rahway in last year’s Central Jersey Group II semifinals on the Bulldogs’ way to a state championship.
Junior defensive back Connor Kelly added an interception return for a touchdown and sophomore quarterback Mike O’Connor ran for a score in Rumson’s win.
Senior quarterback Chapelle Cook ran for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the loss for Lakewood.
Check out the highlights below. (Scroll down for box score)
Rumson-FH 33, Lakewood 12
. RFH Lakewood
First Downs: 10 13
Rushes/Yards: 37-388 42-287
Passing/Yards: 0/2-0 1/5-54
Penalties: 3-30 6-45
Fumbles/Lost: 3-3 1-1
Rumson Fair Haven (4-2, 4-1) – 7 7 6 13 – 33
Lakewood (4-2, 4-2) – 6 0 6 0 – 12
RFH: Volker 68-yard run (Morales kick)
L: Cook 31-yard run (pass failed)
RFH: Volker 58-yard run (Morales kick)
L: Cook 1-yard run (pass failed)
RFH: O’Connor 22-yard run (kick failed)
RFH: Volker 81-yard run (kick failed)
RFH: Connor Kelly 30-yard INT return (Morales kick)
Rushing: RFH: Volker 28-328, O’Connor 9-60 L: Cook 29-208, Tyler 8-35, Cobbs 1-25, Segui 4-19.
Passing: RFH: O’Connor 0-2-0 0. L: Cook 1-5-1 54
Receiving: L: A.Palmer 1-54