Friday, July 31, 2015

SJ Football Camp: Gloucester

The big news in Gloucester: The Lions will play home games under the lights for the first time since they played at old Charles Street Stadium in the 1940s and 1950s.

SJ Football Camp: Gloucester

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The big news in Gloucester: The Lions will play home games under the lights for the first time since they played at old Charles Street Stadium in the 1940s and 1950s.

Gloucester will open the season Friday, Sept. 11 under the lights against Pitman.

"It's a treat for us," senior OG/LB Sonny Bryan said.

Veteran coach Leon Harris liked playing home games on Saturday mornings. He figured it was a bit of an advantage, and he also liked being about to scout on Friday nights.

"The kids are excited but as coaches we're creatures of habit," Harris said.

The Lions went 6-4 last season, making the SJ Group 1 playoffs for the second year in a row. They lost twice to Tri-County Classic and SJ Group 1 champion Glassboro.

Gloucester should be in the mix again this season. Bryan leads a senior-laden offensive line. Most of the playmakers are juniors, including quarterback Dalton Dunn and wideout Brandon Blackiston.

Still, the big change is the move to Friday nights. Saturday games have been the tradition in Gloucester since the high school at Market Street and Rt. 130 was opened in 1962.

"We can't wait," Bryan said.

-- Phil Anastasia

 

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Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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