By TOM WILLIAMS
Ocean City set one school record and senior Brian Beckmann tied another as the Raiders romped to a 49-0 win over Egg Harbor Township tonight at Carey Stadium.
It was the home opener for OCHS and marked the first time the Raiders had shut out back-to-back opponents since November of 1989.
And it was the defense that supplied three of the TDs and both of the records.
Ocean City brought back three interceptions for scores – a 22-yarder by Jake Inserra and a 28-yarder by Lou Conte in the first period and a spectacular 55-yarder by Beckmann in the second period.
That was a school record for most interception return TDs in a game. And Beckmann had two other picks, giving him three for the game. He tied the school record set by George Loder in 1954 and also tied by John Huff (1968), Ray Rogers (1997), Josh Grande (2009), Andy Fiorentino (2009) and Nick Zauck (2011).
Mixed in among these defensive heroics were four touchdowns delivered by junior quarterback Joe Repetti. He ran for two scores in the first quarter, his first two varsity TDs, and connected with junior Jake Schneider twice for two more.
Sophomore Brendan McGonigle kicked five extra points and the Raiders added two points on a safety when the EHT center snapped the ball over the head of the punter and out of the end zone.
Ocean City (2-0) will travel to Bridgeton next Friday for another game in the Independence Division of the West Jersey Football League.