TOMS RIVER, N.J. - It took 83 days from the season opener on Sept. 6 for the Moorestown boys' soccer team to move to the brink of the state championship game.
For the first time in more than a month, Bordentown star striker Alexis McTamney was held without a hat trick.
TOMS RIVER - They surprised their coach.
Hank Coyne's reaction to an early miscue played a key role in Spring-Ford's first berth in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA football final.
It's not around the corner, but it should be well worth the drive. And, either before or after, there's the opportunity to hit the beach, stroll the boardwalk, or go pier fishing.
Here is the preseason all-Southeastern Pennsylvania team. Check back in December to see which players made the final cut.
Inquirer's Preseason State Rankings
Division I Recruits from Southeastern Pa.
With last season's record, and the 2011 final ranking in parentheses. NR-not ranked.
Friday La Salle at North Penn, 7:30 p.m. This is again Week 1's marquee matchup. The Explorers are still smarting from losing to North Penn in last season's PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals. La Salle leads the series, 3-1.
There are two sides to Mike McGlinchey, the towering tackle on the Penn Charter offensive line.