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Football: Picks for 10 games this weekend

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 3:02 PM
Here's a fearless, likely feckless forecast for 10 big football games this weekend in South Jersey: Bishop Eustace (2-1) at Paul VI (1-2), Friday at 7: Motivation is never a problem when these two get together. In any sport. The Crusaders are smarting from a 6-2 loss to Woodrow Wilson in a quagmire... Read more

Football: 5 games to watch this weekend

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 1:50 PM
Here's an early look at five big games this weekend: 1. No. 10 Haddonfield (2-0) at West Deptford (2-0), Friday at 7: These teams have played six times in the last three seasons. In each of the last two seasons, West Deptford has won in the regular season, and Haddonfield has won in the SJ Group 2... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 12:41 PM
The new Top 10 in South Jersey football, as of Sunday September 25: Previous ranking in parentheses 1. Holy Spirit (1) 2-1 The Spartans have been beating down opponents behind massive offensive line. But they've fumbled a bunch, too. Coach Chalie Roman says the Spartans need to "wear down" St. Joseph's... Read more

Football: Pennsauken rolls over Triton

Saturday, September 24, 2011, 3:11 PM
Manny Cortez threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score as Pennsauken beat Triton, 33-13, Saturday in a WJFL inter-division game. Cortez was 15-for-19 passing for 257 yards. He has thrown 10 TD passes in his last two games. Amar Williams had six catches for 144 yards and two TDs for No... Read more

Football: Ten weekend picks

Friday, September 23, 2011, 9:08 AM
Lots of big games dot the schedule, including a Timber Creek at Moorestown battle that is classic clash between a ferocious defense and a high-powered offense, as well as a possible preview of the South Jersey Group 3 championship game. Friday at 7 (weather permitting) Timber Creek (2-0) at Moorestown... Read more

Football: Closer look at Williamstown-Cherokee

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 4:10 PM
Williamstown wanted to play this game. You could argue -- and you wouldn't be totally wrong -- that the West Jersey Football League was created for this game. The Braves wanted to get on the bus – every other year in the regular season, not just now and then in the playoffs – and travel... Read more

Football: Five games to watch this weekend

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 12:18 PM
Five football games to watch this weekend: 1. Hammonton (2-0) at Oakcrest (1-1), Friday at 7: Hammonton has a chance to seize the high ground in the Cape National, although the Blue Devils must deal with Holy Spirit in a couple of weeks. Oakcrest is 0-2 on the field. But the Falcons got a forfeit... Read more

Boys' soccer: Cherokee beats Eastern, 3-0

Monday, September 19, 2011, 6:37 PM
Mike Ryan scored two goals as No. 1 Cherokee beat No. 3 Eastern, 3-0, Monday in an Olympic American boys' soccer game. Ryan scored off an assist from Jason Spieker with just 37 seconds remaining in the first half to snap a scoreless tie. Ryan and Steve Scian added goals in the second half as Cherokee... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 3:22 PM
Here's the new Top 10, as of Sunday, Sept. 18 1. Holy Spirit (1) 1-1 Donta Pollock has 436 rushing yards in the Spartans' first two games. This team now has a chip on its shoulder after forfeit loss to Oakcrest. That St. Joe's showdown is starting to come into focus. Next: at Bridgeton Friday at 7... Read more

Football: School choice's immediate impact

Friday, September 16, 2011, 10:59 AM
It took one game -- one game -- for school choice to have an impact on Colonial Conference football. Audubon sophomore Khaleil Chisolm, who attends the school on the choice program, ran for 154 yards and made an interception as the Green Wave beat Lindenwold 10-0 on Thursday night. Chisolm looks... 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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