White Shows Dominance in Taliaferro Game

by Marc Narducci; photo Marc Narducci | Jul 10, 2015
White Shows Dominance in Taliaferro Game White shows dominance in Taliaferro Game Rout

Nobody saw this one coming. The teams were supposed to be fairly evenly matched but the final score suggested the opposite.

In the final event of the South Jersey 2014-2015 scholastic season, the White pounded the Blue, 56-0 in the Adam Taliaferro Foundation all-star football game at Rowan University. The game consisted of many of the top graduating seniors in South Jersey.

A large crowd turned out to support the biggest fundraiser for the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, which aids those who have incurred life-altering spinal injuries.

The White team consisted of players from Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties. The Blue was comprised of players from Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May and Cumberland Counties.

Leading the winning White team were two receivers who were too big and fast for the Blue defenders. Kingsway’s 6-foot-1, 180-pound De’Ron Maxwell was the smaller of the two dominant receivers for the White. The other was Glassboro’s 6-3, 190-pound Quentin Parnham (pictured).

Maxwell scored on touchdown receptions of 74 and 79 yards from Timber Creek’s Khalil Trotman.

After spending a semester at Bridgton Prep School in Maine, Maxwell will take his talents to college football’s best conference the SEC while competing for the University of South Carolina. “This was a great way to end my final game representing Kingsway,” Maxwell said.

Parnham didn’t score but he had three long receptions of 39, 54 and 38 yards.

At Glassboro, Parnham quietly enjoyed an outstanding seniors season but he was overshadowed by fellow receiver and Penn State recruit Juwan Johnson.

As a senior Parnham had 22 receptions for 362 yards and five touchdowns. Parnham will attend Lackawanna Junior College in Pennsylvania and after that he should shouldn’t be lacking for college scholarship offers.

There were many other players on the White team who stood out. Trotman, who missed several games as a senior due to an ankle injury, looked healthy and sharp. He was able to scramble for some big yards and also adeptly ran the offense, in addition to connecting with Maxwell on the two bombs.

Trotman is headed to Morgan State.

The White’s other quarterback was Camden’s Khalil Williams, who found his old high school teammate JaMir Washington for an 11-yard touchdown.

The best part about the game, besides the money it raises is the camaraderie that the players share during the week. The teams reported to Rowan on the Sunday before the game and then had three days of double session practices.

People like Colllingswood’s Jordan Wallace, who played a strong game at cornerback, he credited his all-star teammates for his success.

“We had a hard time of keeping up with our own receivers in practices,” Wallace. “All in all, it was a really good experience.” Photo (Marc Narducci): Glassboro's Quentin Parnham making one of his long receptions in the Adam Taliafero Foundation Football all-star game.

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Author: Marc Narducci; photo by Marc Narducci

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