Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Football: Penns Grove's Robertson out for season

Football: Penns Grove's Robertson out for season

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By Phil Anastasia

Penns Grove senior Anthony Robertson, one of South Jersey's top players, will miss this season with a knee injury.

Penns Grove coach Kemp Carr confirmed Friday that Robertson, who led South Jersey in scoring last season, has been ruled out by doctors after sustaining an injury to his right knee during a practice.

"He is medically unable to perform," Carr confirmed.

Robertson was a leader of a Penns Grove team that set a state record for points last season with 621, went 12-0 and won the program's first sectional title since the creation of the playoff system in 1974.

Robertson scored 35 touchdowns with 26 two-point conversions for 236 points for the South Jersey Group 1 champion. A top linebacker as well as a running back, Roberson made 80 tackles and scored five defensive touchdowns.

The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Robertson had converted to quarterback for the Red Devils this season. He led Penns Grove to the title in the West Deptford 7-on-7 passing league this summer.

Penns Grove opens the season Sept. 14 against WJFL Diamond Division and SJ Group 1 rival Glassboro.

Robertson ran for 1,244 yards and 28 TDs last season.

Sophomore Marcus Hill started at QB for Penns Grove in an Aug. 30 scrimmage against Kingsway.

"We will be ready," Carr said of the Red Devils' approach to the season. "Everybody has picked up their intensity since the injury."

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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 panastasia@phillynews.com.

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