Coach: Frank DeLano
Last year: 10-2, won final six games, captured SJ 2 title
Schedule: at Woodbury, at Overbrook, at Collingswood, West Deptford, Sterling, bye, Paulsboro, at Audubon, at Haddon Township, Haddon Heights (Thanksgiving)
Player to watch: Senior WR/DB Jake Robinson (pictured). The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Robinson is a Temple recruit. He projects as an outside linebacker or tight end at the college level but will stick with WR/DB in his final season in high school. Last season, Robinson caught 28 passes for 445 yards and also made four interceptions. He's a top athlete who also was a standout swingman for Haddonfield's 28-1 basketball team. Robinson didn't play football until his freshman year, so his best days in the sport could be ahead of him. "He's just an tremendous athlete," DeLano said.
Outlook: Haddonfield returns several veterans from one of the great late-season runs in SJ football history. Remarkably, the Bulldogs beat three undefeated teams in the playoffs -- 8-0 West Deptford, 9-0 Camden and 11-0 Woodstown. That drive to the SJ 2 title has created a lot of confidence for this year's team. In addition to Robinson, Haddonfield returns senior veterans such as FB/LB Mark Walker (6-1 210), who led the team with 86 tackles, as well as RBs Mike DeFeo (6-1, 195) and Jake Klaus (509, 175), who combined for 1,332 yards and 20 TDs. Other key players are senior TE/DE Ty Klaus (6-4, 235), a William and Mary recruit as well as senior OL/DL Nick Rollo (6-1, 250), junior OT/DE Jake Walter (6-4, 240), junior OL/DL Frank Fortino (5-10, 210) senior WR/LB Wes Dengler (6-0, 180) and senior OL/DL Troy Crompton (5-10, 190) and Matt Smart (6-2, 200). The quarterback is likely to be senior Mike Alberto (5-9, 165), with junior Tom Kadar (6-3, 180) also in the mix. Junior Drew Tomlinson is a top kicker.
Fast fact: Haddonfield is 56-13 since 2008, with four appearances in the SJ 2 title game and two championships.
Quote: "We're probably the favorites so everybody is going to be coming after that. As a team, we like that. We like the challenge. We're up for the competition," Robinson said.
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