HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Getting ready for the playoffs; Ewing pounds Burlington City 56-21

By ADRIAN FEDKIW
For the Trentonian

Burlington – – Darryl Griffin’s favorite NFL player is Michael Vick.  He wears the number seven in his honor.  Griffin sure played like Vick in a 56-21 Ewing win over Burlington City.

Griffin had five touchdowns on the night. He had 119 yards on the ground in just seven carries, and 91-yards passing.  All of this came before halftime; he did not play in the second half.

“I bring a lot to the offense,” said Griffin.  “I know our offense. I’m a dual threat, the passing and the running.”

Ewing took a 49-0 halftime lead.

Griffin struck  on just the third play from scrimmage.  He bounced a quarterback draw to the outside and used his Vick-like straight-line speed the rest of the way for a 63-yard touchdown run.

Griffin showcased his arm strength on Ewing’s second possession.  Griffin threw a dart on a deep out-route to his favorite target Tre Murrill. Murrill eluded the initial hit, and scampered his way down the sideline for a 54-yard score.

Murrill caught two balls for 67 yards.

Ewing linebacker Jamil Adams intercepted Pedro Perez on the ensuing Burlington City possession.  Just a few plays later, Griffin willed his way in from four yards away for his second rushing touchdown.  This made it 21-0 Ewing, late in the first quarter.

Things got worse for Burlington City in the second quarter. 

Ewing’s Bernard Drew led the way on the Blue Devils fourth touchdown. He totalled 36-yards rushing on the seven play drive.  Griffin capped off the drive with a 15-yard  touchdown pass to Ronald Valentine.

Drew rushed for 81-yards on the night on eight carries. 

“The offensive line makes everything possible,” said Drew.  “I capitalized on their blocks.”

The Ewing defense tallied the next two touchdowns.  First, it was Jamil Adams who returned a fumble 72-yards to paydirt.  Next, it was Tyquan Crews who jumped a hitch route. He took it 55-yards to make it 42-0 Ewing.

Griffin rushed for his third touchdown late in the first half.  He took the designed quarterback keeper 31-yards. 

With the Ewing backups playing the entire second half, Burlington City managed to score three touchdowns.  The highlight for City was a 49-yard touchdown pass to Kavon Simmons.

Ewing has now scored the third most points in school history.  Standing in their way are the 2002, and 1999 teams.  The 2010 Blue Devils still have the playoffs to try and become the number one scoring team in school history. 

“This game let us build energy for next week,” said Griffin.

“Everything this year, we’ve done as a team, as a family,” said Drew.

Ewing- 21 28 0 7 – 56

Burlington City- 0 0 13 8 – 21

Scoring

E- Griffin 63 run (Johnson kick)

E- Murrill 54 rec (Johnson kick)

E- Griffin 4 run (Johnson kick)

E- Valentine 15 rec (Johnson kick)

E- Adams 72 fumble return (Johnson kick)

E- Crews 55 interception return (Johnson kick)

BC- Davone Jones 9 run (Ford kick)

BC- Simmons 49 rec (Ford kick failed)

E- 17 (Name not listed) 29 run (Johnson kick)

BC- Perez 1 run (2 pt good- Simmons rec)

Stats

Ewing

Team

Passing– 4/8 91 2 Td 

Rushing- 25-273 4 Td 

Individual

Passing- Griffin- 4/8 91 2 Td

Rushing– Griffin- 7-119 3 Td, Drew- 9-81,(17?) 2-29 Td,  Ramalah- 2-16, (56?) 1-13, (49?) 2-13, Awode 2-2

Receiving- Murrill- 2-67 Td, Valentine- 1-15 Td, Reynolds- 1-9

Burlington City

Team

Passing- 4/10 103 Td 3 Int

Rushing- 28-120 2 Td

Individual

Passing- Perez 4/10 103 Td 3 Int

Rushing- Davone Jones- 11-103 1 Td, Perez- 9-10 1 Td, Charles Jones- 8-7

Receiving- Simmons- 1-49 Td, Gray- 2-43, Davon Jones- 1-11

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