Multiple local high school football teams got into the win column for the first time in Week 2.
Who helped them get there?
Several stood out as South Jersey Stars of the Week.
Read about the Top 15 performances of Week 2 below and cast your vote for the best effort.
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Top Performances Week 2
Bryce Clark, Camden Catholic. Carter had 3 tackles, 3 pass breakups and 2 interceptions to lead the Fighting Irish to a 14-2 victory over West Deptford on Friday, their first triumph of the campaign. Camden Catholic lost to the Eagles 55-6 a season ago.
Julian Giambuzzi, St. Augustine. Giambuzzi made 10 solo tackles and an interception to lead the Hermits defense in a 3-0 shutout of Cherokee on Friday. It was the first time the Marlton program has been held scoreless since a 21-0 loss to Seneca on Thanksgiving in 2006, a span of 173 games, per South Jersey historian Chuck Langerman.
Myles Hansford, Bordentown. Hansford powered the Scotties to their first win of the season Friday, a 28-12 triumph over Maple Shade. He was 5-of-9 passing for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns, had 8 carries or 35 yards and another score, and made 7 tackles, 3 pass breakups and 2 interceptions on defense.
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Bryce Jackson, Egg Harbor Twp. Jackson had 3 receptions for 99 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Eagles earned their first victory of the season and the first for new coach Rob Davis, a 50-23 triumph over Bridgeton on Friday night.
Kennedy Jones, Cumberland. Jones had three sacks and a forced fumble as the Colts shut out Pitman 6-0 on Friday for their first win of the season.
Joe Lyons, Atlantic City. Lyons was 16-of-24 passing for 218 yards and 5 touchdowns, and added 35 yards and a score on the ground as the Vikings handled Absegami 50-13 to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2011.
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Delano Mann, Bishop Eustace. Mann brought in 7 passes for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Crusaders blanked Gloucester Catholic 36-0 on Saturday. It was the program’s most points in a game since beating the Rams 42-14 in 2015. It was also Bishop Eustace’s first shutout since a 10-0 triumph over Highland in 2017.
Justin Mary, Riverside. Mary had 8 carries for 83 yards and 2 touchdowns and also took a punt back to the house as the Rams set a school record for points with a 59-0 win over Lindenwold on Friday. The previous mark was 55 set in 1946 against Bordentown, according to Langerman.
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Cam Miller, Winslow. Miller had numerous highlight-reel catches, finishing with 8 grabs for 173 yards, including a game-clinching 78-yard TD with 58 seconds left, as the Eagles soared past Delsea 28-13 to end the Crusaders’ 23-game regular-season winning streak.
Damien Peterson, Rancocas Valley. Peterson recorded 21 tackles, 3 for loss, and a pair of sacks to lead the Red Devils to an 8-0 victory over Eastern on Friday, the program’s first shutout since the 2020 season-opener (a 40-0 win over Moorestown).
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Giuliano Scavetta, Washington Twp. Scavetta rushed 10 times for 137 yards and 2 TDs and added a 33-yard receiving score as the Minutemen defeated Kingsway 52-23 Friday, their first victory over the Dragons since 1965. They didn’t play from 1966-2013, but lost nine consecutive matchups dating back to 2014.
Chris Scott, Holy Cross. Scott ran 13 times for 166 yards and 4 touchdowns and had an interception on the other side of the ball in a 36-8 victory over Palmyra on Friday, the Lancers’ first win of the fall.
Dante Viccharelli, Woodbury. Viccharelli was on target in the Thundering Herd’s 48-6 victory over Penns Grove on Saturday. He was 15-of-17 for 295 yards and 4 touchdowns, and had 3 carries for 32 yards and another score. His four TD passes matched a school record held by Bryan Johnson and Andre Parker, per Langerman.
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Mason Widman, Gloucester. Widman had 11 carries for 230 yards and a touchdown as the Lions handled Overbrook 41-7 on Saturday.
Michael Zarfati, Middle Twp. Zarfati grabbed a 10-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds on the clock to propel the Panthers to a 24-22 upset of Glassboro on the road Friday. Zarfati did it all for the victors. He had 6 catches for 105 yards and 2 TDs, threw a 50-yard pass, picked off 2 passes, broke up 2 more and had 4 tackles.
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