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Archive: October, 2011

Football: Picks for 10 games this weekend

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 7:38 PM
Here's a closer look, with predictions, at 10 top games this weekend. The first eight games are Friday night at 7: Absegami (2-2) at Millville (4-0): This game will show a lot about the surprising Thunderbolts, because the Braves are a wild loss at Atlantic City away from being 3-1 and in the thick... Read more

Football: Early line on 5 big games

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 9:50 AM
Here's an early look at 5 big games this weekend, all on Friday night: 1. Absegami (2-2) at Millville (4-0). This isn't a great Absegami team, by any stretch. But the Braves are every bit a Group 4 team, with those kinds of numbers and that kind of talent. And junior QB Rashad Kinlaw is the real deal... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 1:14 PM
The new Top 10, as of Sunday, October 9, looks a lot like the old Top 10,. That's because there weren't any changes. Every team in the Top 10 either won, or enjoyed a bye. I thought seriously about moving up No. 9 Camden Catholic, because the Irish looked great in a 40-0 win over Seneca. But I didn't... Read more

Football: Thoughts from Thursday

Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:03 PM
I saw Shawnee at Cherry Hill East on Thursday afternoon, then ran out to see Camden Catholic at Seneca on Thursday night. Second game first: Camden Catholic (4-0) is pretty good. I still don't have a great feel for the Irish because they've beaten teams with a combined record of 2-13. But Seneca... Read more

Football: Picks for 10 games this week

Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 5:01 PM
Here's the forecast for 10 big games this week, including four rare Thursday clashes: Shawnee (3-1) at Cherry Hill East (3-1), Thursday at 3:45: The Renegades are averaging 291 rushing yards and will try to control the line of scrimmage. They have a top back in junior Robby DiOrio (456 yards, seven... Read more

Football: 5 big games this week

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 2:42 PM
This is one of those off-rhythm weeks, with a bunch of games on Thursday night and several teams on their bye. Here an early look at five important games: Shawnee (3-1) at Cherry Hill East (3-1), Thursday at 3:45: This is a good test for both teams. No. 7 Shawnee has been pretty solid. The Renegades... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, October 2, 2011, 1:32 PM
The new Top 10 in football, as of Sunday, Oct. 2: Previous ranking in parentheses 1. St. Joseph (2) 3-0 The Wildcats lost leading rusher Eli Pogue with a shoulder injury in the second quarter and still overwhelmed Holy Spirit by a 34-7 score. This program never ceases to amaze me. They wore down... 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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