Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Football: Training camp confidential: Moorestown

Coach: Beau Sherry

Football: Training camp confidential: Moorestown

Coach: Beau Sherry

Last year: 4-6, lost to Toms River South in first round of SJ 4 tournament

Schedule: Winslow Township, Burlington Township, at Seneca, at Shawnee, Triton, Hammonton, at Cherry Hill West, at Timber Creek, Paul VI (no Thanksgiving game)

Player to watch: Senior RB/LB Anthony Williamson (pictured). The 5-foot-8, 190-pound Williamson was a first-team all-conference player last season on offense. He ran for 866 yards and 10 TDs. He also is a heavy hitter on defense who made 48 tackles. He's part of a corps of returning veterans who are determined to push Moorestown back into South Jersey prominence this season. "I like both (running back and linebacker)," Williamson said. "I like linebacker because you get to hit people."

Outlook: Moorestown looms with Paul VI as one of the favorites in the WJFL Constitution division, especially with Timber Creek moving up to the National division. The Quakers return a solid corps of seniors led by Williamson but also including QB Mike DiMarino, who oassef for 749 yards and 8 TDs, as well as linemen Tyreek Smith (6-1, 235) and Jimmy McHugh (6-3, 270) as well as WR/DB Quinton Law (6-1, 190), a Bryant University recruit.  Two juniors who are expected to make a major impact are RB/LB Greg Gamble (5-10, 190) and FB/DL Niles Turner (5-11, 250). Other key seniors are DB Austin Haynes (5-8, 175), DE Eli Etienne (6-1, 240), senior LB Calvin Wasdyke (6-1, 195) and senior WRs/DBs Will Emerson (5-8, 170) andJC Cedano (5-7, 160).

Fast fact: Five of Moorestown's six losses last season were to teams with a combined record of 45-11 (TR South, Paul VI, Camden, Timber Creek and Delsea).

Quote: Last year we had some growing pains with a new coach and some changes in the syste. This year, we're picking things up fast. I think we're going to have a really good year," Williamson said.

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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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