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Penns Grove wins South Jersey Group 1 championship

Quarterback Nick Elmer couldn't be stopped on the ground and it enabled Penns Grove to earn its first ever South Jersey Group 1 championship since the advent of NJSIAA playoffs in 1974.

Elmer rushed for 308 yards and two touchdowns as Penns Grove defeated Woodbury, 30-14 in Saturday's sectional final at Rowan University.

Penns Grove finished 12-0 and became the first team in state history to score 600 points, finishing with 621.

Woodbury finished 10-2.

Woodbury 8 6 0 0 - 14

Penns Grove 6 16 8 0 - 30

W: Cameron Gamble 14 pass from Anthony Averett (Jeray Demby run)

P: Anthony Robertson 3 run (run failed)

P: Isaiah Coppage 70 fumble return (Nick Elmer run)

P: Elmer 36 run (Robertson run)

W: William Harris 21 pass from Daevon Ayers (pass failed)

P: Elmer 6 run (Elmer run)

Contact Marc Narducci at or @sjnard on Twitter.