Charlie Barth rushed 43 times for a career-high 326 yards en route to a playoff-opening win over Delaware Valley, 35-13 in Alexandria Township, as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio
In the Big Central Game of the Week driven by Autoland, Barth also scored three touchdowns as the fifth-seed in the South Group 2 section advanced.
The win improves the Pioneers to 8-1, while the Terriers drop to 7-3.
Barth was impressive from the get-go, but not just on offense.
In fact, when Del Val got the ball to start the game and was marching downfield, Barth picked off a Jack Bill pass in the red zone to give his team the ball for the first time, leading to his first score of the game.
And Barth feeds Barth, who was named the Autoland Player of the Game, and will receive a custom football at the end of the year.
Barth accounted for 326 of his team’s 343 rushing yards and 355 yards of total offense.
His three TDs also gave him 70 for his career.
The 35 points also marked the first points New Providence has ever scored against Del Val, which had won the only two prior meetings by virtue of shutouts.
The Pioneers will move on to play top seed Pt. Pleasant Boro on the road next Friday night at 7. The Panthers beat 8th-seed Monmouth 34-14 Friday night at home.
Click below to hear postgame reaction from Central Jersey Sports Radio’s Mike Pavlichko on the field with the Pioneers: