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South defense swarms
High School South's defense swarms East's Nevin Hart, whose 115 rushing yards weren't enough for the Raiders, who lost at home Friday to their Toms River rivals, 21-14. Photo by Allison Goodwin

Sept. 18, 2023-- Pep rallies (right) preceded the rivalry at both schools, and the hype was warranted, as the matchup between High School South and High School East proved to be a good one.

The Indians prevailed, 21-14, in an extremely evenly-matched game, most of which took place on the ground.

Both teams exceeded 230 yards rushing. East's Nevin Hart tallied 115 rushing yards on his own, including runs of 26 and 62 yards, plus a five-yard score. But South's 242 ground yards were too much, and helped secure the seven-point win.

The victory makes two in a row for the Indians, and moves them to 2-1 on the young season. They'll face Neptune at home this Friday. East, meanwhile, faces Pinelands on the road, looking to improve on their 1-3 mark.

Coverage of the game was provided by TRSTV and can be accessed here. Photos below are courtesy of Allison Goodwin.

Photo by Jenna Mikels
Photo by Jenna Mikels