It came down to the final week of the regular season for West Deptford's freshmen and junior football teams, but both were able to clinch their respective division titles on Saturday as they defeated Gloucester Township. All four West Deptford teams came away victorious on the day.
The freshmen team put together a great offensive display as they won their game 38-18. The Eagles compiled more than 400 yards of total offense, more than 300 of which came on the ground. Jamar Wallace ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns, while Lawrence Howard had 155 yards and two touchdowns rushing. Saleem Washington ran for more than 100 yards as well and Chris Andujar added a sixth touchdown for West Deptford.
The freshmen Eagles' offensive outburst gave the defense plenty of breathing room. Jabril Barksdale was the team's leading tackler with six on the afternoon. Saleem Washington, Alex Swietanski, Dominic Walton and Jordyn Roane combined for 15 tackles.
The freshmen team needed help to clinch their division title and they got it. Gibbstown, who entered the game tied with the Eagles for first in the National Division, lost to Kingsway 33-0, allowing West Deptford to finish in first place.
The junior team also wrapped up their division title, winning easily against Gloucester Township, 34-7. The win gave them the one-game edge over Pennsville for the National Division.
The sophomore Eagles had already clinched the National Division two weeks ago. They won their eighth game of the season on Saturday, blowing out Gloucester Township, 36-6.
The senior team was also able to close out their season on a high note, earning their second win of the year, 26-6, over Gloucester Township. Daniel Fisher scored three touchdowns, including one on an interception return. Colon Corrado scored the fourth on a 30-yard touchdown run.
The freshmen, sophomore and junior teams will be heading to the postseason as one of the top teams in their respective brackets. Playoff schedules are expected to be released later this week.