The Pirates football team rolled to its fifth victory and third shutout of the season on Friday with a 38-0 win over Robbinsville.
“It feels great to be 5-0,” Frank Stepnowski said. “This year, every game, we have great preparation.”
“We have the best offensive and defensive coordinators in the league. We have a lethal offense and a great defense.”
Robbinsville falls to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the Liberty.
“It feels good. Every week is different. Every week is a challenge,” head coach Mario Patrizi said.
“Robbinsville came in prepared. They had a great scheme. Their scheme was to keep our offense off the field and they did that. They gave us a way different look offensively and defensively than we were prepared for.”
It was a slow start for Cinnaminson on Friday night, as the Pirates and Ravens played to a scoreless first quarter.
“We came out in the first half and treated it like a walk through,” quarterback Shaun Davilla said. “These guys gave it their best efforts and came to play.”
It took until there was only 54 seconds left in the first half for the Pirates to open the scoring.
“We can really face adversity,” Stepnowski said. “They threw us a game plan we didn’t practice for. Our coaches made some great checks and everybody bounced back.”
Stepnowski scored on a one-yard run and a subsequent two point conversion pass made it 8-0 Pirates.
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The score came after the Pirates forced (Ryan Bleistine) and recovered a fumble in Ravens territory.
The fumble recovery was the 11th takeaway for the Pirates defense this season (plus-11).
“This defensive group, we just fly around and make plays,” Davilla said.
Halftime of the homecoming game saw the Cinnaminson Marching Band perform an incredible show before the king (Jack Conville) and queen (Andrea Benites) were crowned.
To cap the halftime program, the 1991 state championship football team was honored.
The 2016 football team scored early and often in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
“The coaches put out a great game plan in the second half,” Davilla said. “We just went out and executed it.”
Cinnaminson got rushing touchdowns in the second half from Davilla (39 and 44 yards), Kevin Schoch (15 yards) and Rashad Raymond (32 yards).
“In year’s past, that second half doomed us. This year, that second half we’re hitting on all cylinders,” Patrizi said.
“That’s what good teams do. When things go well, you go with it. When things don’t go so well, you also go with and you do your best to win.”
We will bring you a story on the 1991 state championship team this weekend.
The Pirates visit Collingswood on Friday, October 14 at 7pm.
2nd: Cinnaminson: Frankie Stepnowski 1 run (Rashad Raymond pass from Shaun Davilla)
3rd: Cinnaminson: Rashad Raymond 32 run (Andrew Goshine run)
3rd: Cinnaminson: Kevin Schoch 15 run (Shaun Davilla run)
3rd: Cinnaminson: Shaun Davilla 39 run (Joe Cody kick)
4th: Cinnaminson: Shaun Davilla 44 run (Joe Cody kick)
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