Year in Review: Woodrow Wilson Football

Year in Review: Woodrow Wilson Football
This season Woodrow Wilson won its second straight South Jersey Group 3 football title, but the Tigers didn’t end there. Unlike a year ago, the Tigers won the South-Central Regional championship game.

Here is a look back at the Tigers special season:


WOODROW WILSON (10-2)

September 14
Camden Catholic, 60-13
September 21
Delbarton, 48-38
September 28
Cedar Creek, 28-29
October 4
Seneca, 53-34
October 11
at Shawnee, 48-0
October 18
at Delsea, 36-7
October 25
at Willingboro, 18-28
November 9
Hopewell Valley, 49-7 (SJ Group 3)

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November 16
Holmdel, 42-0 (SJ Group 3)
November 23
Somerville, 54-30 (SJ Group 3)
November 28
Camden, 72-8
December 8
Wall, 12-7 (South/Central Group 3 regional)

Coach:
Preston Brown (39-18).

What the Tigers accomplished:
Wilson won a second straight South Jersey Group 3 title, beating its three opponents by a combined 145-37 score. Wilson’s only losses were to sectional champions Cedar Creek (Group 2) and Willingboro (Group 1). To show how difficult Wilson’s division was, the Tigers placed third in the WJFL Constitution with a 3-2 record. Cedar Creek and Willinboro tied for the division title.

Best win:
Probably the most shocking score was a 48-0 victory over Shawnee. It wasn’t surprising that Wilson won, but to win at Shawnee by such a lopsided score was stunning. That is a Shawnee team that won a third straight South Jersey Group 4 title this past season.

How it ended:
Wilson beat Central Jersey champion Wall, 12-7 in the South-Central regional championship.  Wall entered the game 12-0. Sophomore quarterback Devon Kargman threw one TD pass of scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter for the winning score. His TD pass was 16 yards to Malik Harvey.

Key players departing
: Senior defensive end-tight end Fadil Diggs was one of the top two-way players in South Jersey. Diggs earned the NJ.com player of the year award. He contributed 17.5 sacks and has 65 receptions for 1,031 yards and 11 TDs. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Diggs has signed with Texas A&M which has recruited him to be a defensive end/rush linebacker. Senior defensive end-tight end Dyshier Clary, who has only been playing organized football for two years, contributed 16 sacks. He has signed with Temple as has senior running back-linebacker Muheem McCargo. Senior receiver-defensive back Malik Harvey had seven interceptions.

Key players returning:
Current 6-3, 180-pound sophomore Devin Kargman threw for 44 touchdown passes. Sophomore receiver-defensive back Amari Clark caught 38 passes for 434 yards and five scores. Classmate Damir McCrary, linebacker, had 56 tackles.

Outlook for next season:
Despite huge losses to graduation, Brown has built a program that is ready to win on an annual basis. Kargman should be even better (as hard as it is to believe) after having a year’s experience. Clark and McCrary are big-time players. Look for more of the same.

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Author: Marc Narducci; Photo by Marc Narducci

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