Rumson Routs Cinnaminson to Reach Second Straight CJ Group II Final

RUMSON – Rumson-Fair Haven is now one step away from back-to-back state titles for the first time in school history after a 49-13 rout of third-seeded Cinnaminson in Friday night’s Central Jersey Group II semifinals at Borden Stadium.

Rumson-Fair Haven celebrated this touchdown catch by Kenny Ferrare on their way to a lop-sided win over Cinnaminson to return to the Central Jersey Group II final. (Photo by Ryne Olsen)

The defending champion Bulldogs (8-2) rolled into their fifth state final in eight seasons by routing the Pirates (8-2) as sophomore quarterback Mike O’Connor threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kenny Ferrare and also ran for a 6-yard score, while senior tailback Charlie Volker ran for 126 yards and a pair of 15-yard touchdowns in the win.

Senior defensive back Jackson Reid added a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown and Lucas Seckler and Seamus Walsh each had touchdown runs for the Bulldogs, who will play the winner of Saturday’s Delaware Valley-Roselle game in the finals on the weekend of Dec. 6-7 at a neutral site.

Check out the highlights (scroll down for box score):

Box Score

Rumson Fair-Haven: 49, Cinnaminson 13


                                    Rumson Fair-Haven                 Cinnaminson 

First Downs:                          15                                            7 

Rushes/Yards:                   35-198                                     26-125 

Passing/Yards:                   4/5-115                                   4/16-69 

Penalties:                              2-15                                         3-20 

Interceptions:                         0                                              1 

Fumbles/Lost:                      5/3                                             0

 Rumson Fair-Haven (8-2) – 7 21 14 7 – 49


Cinnaminson (8-2) –                7 0 6 0 – 13


Scoring Summary: 

R: Reid 60-yard INT return (Morales kick).

C: Elly 54- yard run (Cody kick).

R: Ferrare 29-yard pass from O’Connor (Morales kick).

R: Volker 15-yard run (Morales kick).

R: O’Connor 9-yard run (Morales kick).

R: Volker 15-yard run (Morales kick).

R: Seckler 1-yard run (Morales kick).

C: Thevanayagam 92-yard kick return (run failed).

R: Walsh 3-yard run (Morales kick).

Individual Statistics:

Rushing – R: Volker 16-126, O’Connor 7-41, Seckler 7-19, Hull 2-5,Walsh 2-4, Hess 1-3. C: Elly 9-66, N.Thevanayagam 15-55, D.Thevanayagam 2-4.

Passing – R: O’Connor 4/5-115-1-0 C: N.Thevanayagam 4/16-69-0-1.

Receiving – R: Ferrare 2-61, McHeffey 2-54. C: Davilla 2-56, Selnek 1-9, Hanratty 1-4.

Interceptions – R: Reid 1-60.

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