O.C. Advances to Playoff Semifinal With Win Over Mainland
OCEAN CITY, NJ (November 5, 2021) On a night that Ocean City High School honored a legend, its football team turned in a legendary performance in the opening round of the Group IV playoffs.
The Red Raiders improved their perfect record to 10-0 with a 41-7 drubbing of archrival Mainland following the dedication of the Tom Williams Press Box at Carey Stadium on Friday night.
Williams, an Ocean City resident whose career as a sportswriter and broadcaster spans six decades, called the game with his usual professional and entertaining style.
The game was entertaining as well, with the underdog Mustangs staying close throughout the first half and the Red Raiders capitalizing on an interception for their first TD and taking a 14-7 lead into the halftime break.
From there Ocean City scored 27 straight points to turn it into a rout.
“I thought we did a great job of blocking and tackling tonight,” Ocean City Head Coach Kevin Smith said. “We just wore them down with our physicality and we played fundamentally sound. I’m very proud of the kids.”