LISTEN: Marchesi, Kurtz postgame reaction from South River rivalry win over Spotswood

The South River Rams warm up before their rivalry game against Spotswood on October 10, 2020 at Bill Denny Stadium in South River.

The South River Rams extended their lead in the 44-year-old rivalry with Spotswood on Saturday with a 35-14 win over the arch rivals on the other side of Route 18.

South River (1-1) got 210 yards passing on a 7-of-10 effort from junior QB Ryan Kurtz, who threw a pair of strikes to Dimere Smith that went for 72- and 77-yards.

The backbreaker was an 80-yard kickoff return by junior Jeffrey Ferriera, which followed a Spotswood score to cut it to 21-7 early in the 4th quarter.

Spotswood’s kick bounced and bounced and trickled out of bounds at the Rams’ 10, prompting a penalty flag. Rams head coach Rich Marchesi opted to make the Chargers rekick, and the 80-yard return followed to wrest momentum right back to South River.

The Rams now lead the all-time series 34-10, though the two schools have split the last ten matchups right down the middle.

Listen below to postgame reaction from Kurtz and Marchesi:

Senior QB Ryan Kurtz

Head coach Rich Marchesi

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