Week 2 Game Recap for South Jersey High School Football


Quarterback Ryan Bender completed 13 of 17 passes for 188 yards and a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter to lead the Cherokee High School football team to beat St. Augustine, 20-14, in a contest of the American Division of the West Jersey Football League on Friday night. .

The Chiefs (1-2) scored 20 unanswered points in the second quarter to erase a 7-0 lead at St. Augustine. Bender, a junior, hit Trent Osborn on a 63-yard touchdown pass and then hit Murad Campfield on a 25-yard touchdown throw.

Campfield opened the scoring for Cherokee with a 6-yard run.

The Hermits (1-2) jumped out to a first-quarter lead on Tristan McLeer’s 2-yard run. The junior charged 19 times for 85 yards with five receptions for 45 yards. St. Augustine’s Na’Cire Christmas returned a 98-yard touchdown kick in the third quarter to cut the Hermits’ deficit to 20-14.

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