Rivalry game. Must-win for the playoffs.
No problem for Manville.
The Mustangs staked themselves to a 13-0 lead and never looked back, leading for all but 1:33 of the game (when the score was 0-0), and kept their playoff hopes alive with a 51-27 win over Bound Brook in the Big Central Game of the Week driven by Autoland on Central Jersey Sports Radio.
The 51 points scored by Manville was a program record in the series, topping 41-point efforts in wins over the Crusaders in 1986 and 2001.
The win also snapped an 11-game losing streak in the series dating back to 2010, though Bound Brook still leads the series 43-20 with 2 ties.
Junior runningback Shawn Purcell was the Autoland Player of the Game, rushing for a career high 224 yards, with three touchdown runs – of 36, 1, and 35 yards.
The victory moves Manville to 6-1, but it remains to be seen how much the win will move the Mustangs up in the South 1 playoff standings. They entered the night tied for 18th with Buena (0-5), two UPR points out of a playoff spot.
Central Jersey Sports Radio will have unofficial updates to all sections early Saturday on our site at cjsportsradio.com.
Click below for postgame reaction from Dom Savino down on the field with the Mustangs: