A balanced offense and a turnover-inducing defense led the Lower Cape May Regional High School football team to its first victory Friday night.
Playing in muddy conditions at Schalick, the Caper Tigers scored 42 straight points after an early 6-6 tie and rolled to a 48-6 win over the Cougars.
Rob White was the game’s offensive star. He completed 6 of 7 passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 128 yards and three scores on just nine carries to lead the Caper Tiger offense.
Marcus Hebron added to the team’s rushing attack with 108 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Aiden McCarraher also scored a rushing touchdown. And Archie Lawler added four catches for 53 yards and two touchdowns.
Lower (1-2) also made big plays on defense as Lawler, Mike Cronin and Robbie Elwell each recorded interceptions. The team also registered a fumble recovery.
Lower scored on its first possession of the game but then promptly gave up a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff return as Schalick tied the score at 6-6. But the Caper Tigers dominated from there, scoring four more touchdowns before halftime to take a 34-6 lead at the break.
Schalick (0-3) managed just one first down in the contest.
Lower Cape May is next in action on Friday at home against Oakcrest.