By TOM WILLIAMS
Qwahsin Townsel has moved up among the special players.
The St. Joseph senior has 172 points this year, the most in South Jersey this season and the ninth highest total for a single season by a Cape-Atlantic League back. Townsel has 26 rushing touchdowns and eight two-point conversions, leading CAL players in both categories.
The St. Joe school record for points in one season is 176 by Jack Corcoran in 2005. The CAL record is 226 by Holy Spirit’s William Washington in 2007. And the South Jersey mark is 264 by Chris LaPierre of Shawnee in 2008.
St. Joseph sophomore Jada Byers has 132 points and is second to his teammate in scoring. Not surprisingly, St. Joe leads all CAL teams with 50 rushing TDs.
Millville’s Elijah Nichols leads the CAL teams with 18 touchdown passes, three more than Josh Zamot of Holy Spirit. Marcial Ramos of Millville leads in TD receptions with 11 with Millville’s Carlton Lawrence and Atlantic City’s Flash Morgan two behind.
Nate Fondacaro kicked one extra point in St. Augustine’s loss on Saturday to finish his career with 105 kicking points. Only 19 CAL kickers have scored 100 kicking points, including Absegami’s Zach Sterr, who has 118. Sterr will go into Thanksgiving with 15 career field goals, third most in CAL history.
St. Joe leads CAL schools by scoring 45.1 points per game and also leads by allowing just 7.8 per game.
Those are the CAL football scoring highlights after 10 weekends. All the scoring leaders are online at http://www.primeevents.net/calfootballx.html.