By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The College of New Jersey football team celebrated Senior Night with a shutout. The Lions defeated the Southern Virginia University Knights, 27-0, on Friday night at Lions Stadium.
The Lions capped their season with a 4-6 record. The Knights ended their campaign with a 2-8 mark.
It’s the Lions best record since the team finished with a 4-5 record during the 2015 season under former head coach Wayne Dickens. Since then, the team has had three head coaches. This was Casey Goff’s first season as the Lions head coach.
That year, the Lions ended the season with a four-game win streak. This season, they ended the season on a three-game win streak and won four of their last five games.
They also shut out two of their past three opponents.
Trevor Osler, the Lions senior quarterback, went 20 of 32 for 248 yards. He threw three touchdowns and threw an interception.
Osler hit Thomas Koening for two of the touchdowns. Jack Clevenger caught the other touchdown, a four-yard score.
Khani Glover, a fellow Lions senior, had 22 carries for 103 yards in his final game. Connor Owen also had five carries for 19 yards.
Koening, a senior wide receiver, had eight receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Clevenger added two receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown.
Southern Virginia quarterback Tate Briggs went 2 of 6 for 36 yards, along with an interception. Ty Jones, another quarterback, went 2 of 6 for 23 yards and an interception, as well.
Akiva Wedge had eight carries for 30 yards. Jawka Patetetfa had six carries for 37 yards.
Balor Harding had three receptions for 43 yards. Simi Moala added a reception for 16 yards.
Lions kicker Zachary Pharo also made two field goals.
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