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Football: Trotman leads Timber Creek past Cherokee

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:45 PM
By Phil Anastasia Khalil Trotman was mad at himself. He wasn't the only one. "I chewed him out pretty good," Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said of his senior quarterback. Trotman passed for 140 yards and a touchdown and ran for 78 yards and the winning score on Friday night as Timber Creek beat... Read more

Football: St. Joe's No. 22 in MaxPreps' dynasty rankings

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:19 AM
By Phil Anastasia St. Joseph of Hammonton is starting to generate some national attention. The Wildcats are No. 22 in MaxPreps' Small Schools football dynasty rankings, based on the computer rankings over the last 11 seasons for schools with enrollments of 1,000 or fewer students. St. Joseph is... Read more

Football: Long, strange trip home for Lazaruk

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 9:46 AM
By Phil Anastasia Bruce Lazaruk has been coaching football at the high school level for 41 years. He has been a head coach for 26 years. He has seen almost everything. But he's facing a new kind of challenge at Wildwood. "We don't have numbers," said Lazaruk, who is in his first season as head... Read more

Football: Scoring leaders

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:37 PM
By Phil Anastasia South Jersey football scoring leaders: TOUCHDOWNS 4 -- Rob Ennis, Millville; Dione Alston, Salem. 3 -- Jake Parola, Shawnee; Marc Woodard, Cherokee; A'Laam Horne, St. Joseph; Shaun Bradley, Rancocas Valley; Ryan Daniels, Burlington City; Aaron Elly, Cinnaminson; Jahmiere VanKline... Read more

Football: Brooks-Irvine Club to honor captains

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:15 PM
By Phil Anastasia Eight South Jersey seniors will be honored at the first Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club banquet of the season. The players will be honored on Captain's Day, Monday, Sept. 22 at noon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. The players who were selected by their coaches... Read more

Football: Dirty Dozen: 12 games to watch next weekend

Monday, September 15, 2014, 12:11 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here are 12 games to watch this weekend in South Jersey football: No. 14 Delsea (0-1) at No. 7 Camden (1-0), Friday at 6: The Crusaders need to win at Farnham Park to avoid an 0-2 start. Veteran RB Isaiah Spencer will try to get Delsea's ground game going against a physical Camden... Read more

Football: New Top 25 rankings

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:02 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the first live Top 25 ranking of the South Jersey football season: (Preseason ranking in parentheses) 1. St. Joseph (1) 1-0 The Wildcats ripped off touchdown drives of 79, 73, 79, 59 and 95 yards in a 36-6 victory over No. 18 St. Augustine Prep on Saturday. Big opener... Read more

Football: St. Joe's beats St. Augustine

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4:30 PM
By Phil Anastasia As a wide receiver on St. Joseph's run-heavy attack, Ricky Quirindongo knows his primary job on offense is the block. The senior tries to help the Wildcats in other ways, too: As a safety on defense and as the punter and kick-holder on special teams. Quirindongo (pictured) got... Read more

Football: 11 games to watch with predictions

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:11 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's a closer look at 11 games football games this weekend with predictions: FRIDAY No. 12 West Deptford at No. 18 Sterling: The Silver Knights haven't beaten the Eagles since 2005. The series have been pretty lopsided in recent seasons -- the cumulative score over the last... Read more

Lacrosse: Moorestown to honor legendary player McCarthy-Stefano

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:18 AM
By Phil Anastasia Moorestown has the richest lacrosse tradition in South Jersey and on Friday night the school and town will honor perhaps the best player to represent the Quakers. The jersey of former Moorestown star Mary McCarthy Stefano will be retired during a ceremony at halftime of Moorestown's... Read more
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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at

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