GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Jacob Balnis is on an unlikely goal-scoring streak for the Lower Cape May Regional High School junior varsity boys soccer team.

Balnis, a junior special needs student, scored his third goal in three games for the Caper Tigers in a loss to Absegami on Monday, Sept. 18. After scoring the goal, he leaped into the arms of coach Dan Keen in a celebratory moment captured by freelance photographer Wendie Doyle.

"I always let the (opposing) coaches know. I don't ever ask them to do it," Keen said of Balnis' scoring opportunity in a lopsided game.

Asked how it felt to score the goal, Balnis answered: "It felt pretty good."

After the coach and player posed for a picture, Keen said to Jacob: "There you go, buddy, you're going to be famous!"

Jacob's grin was nearly as wide as the goal mouth.

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