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Archive: October, 2011

Football: SJ title games at Rowan

Monday, October 24, 2011, 7:58 PM
South Jersey's championship football games will be played in South Jersey. As expected, the NJSIAA announced Monday that the four sectional title games for public schools will be held at Rowan University the weekend of Dec. 2-3. “Based on its location in the southern part of the state, Rowan... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 2:42 PM
After a static two weeks, the Top 10 broke open. You knew it was going to happen, with Pennsauken visiting Camden Catholic and Hammonton hosting Holy Spirit. Both those results surprised me, although nothing I saw Friday night at Camden Catholic lessened my opinion of Pennsauken. I still think they... Read more

Football: Picks for 10 games this weekend

Friday, October 21, 2011, 9:06 AM
This is a big weekend, with several teams jostling for playoff position and several others fighting for their playoff lives. Here's an expanded look at 10 big games, plus a preview of the Game of the Week: Pennsauken at Camden Catholic: Friday at 7 No. 5 Holy Spirit (3-2) at No. 6 Hammonton (5-0):... Read more

Football: What the WJFL should look like

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:11 AM
The West Jersey Football League is the home of champions. Too many champions, actually. For the most part, the two-year-old league has represented positive change for South Jersey football. It’s created new divisional rivalries, alleviated scheduling problems and afforded an emerging Group... Read more

Holy Spirit RB duo on verge of state record

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 5:18 PM
Four thousand rushing yards is such a rare number that just two pairs of South Jersey backs from the same school have ever passed that plateau. But this year, two running backs in the same class at the same school are on pace to crack that mark and make state history. Holy Spirit's Donta Pollock... Read more

Football: Early line on 5 big games

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:32 PM
This might be the best week of the season so far, with four Top 10 teams battling it out and a few other big games. Here's an early look at 5 key games: 1. No. 2 Pennsauken (5-0) at No. 9 Camden Catholic (5-0), Friday at 7: What I love about this game is the connections between the programs, from... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 12:45 PM
Nothing has changed in the Top 10 for two weeks in a row. But this is a big week, with No. 2 Pennsauken facing No. 9 Camden Catholic and No. 5 Holy Spirit meeting No. 6 Hammonton. Plus, No. 7 Shawnee has to tangle with Cherokee and No. 8 Haddonfield visits undefeated Paulsboro. I suspect the Top... Read more

Football: West Deptford survives scare from Woodbury

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 1:35 PM
West Deptford pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 28-0 victory over Woodbury on Saturday morning. This was a 28-point game on the scoreboard -- nowhere else. "They had every right to win the game," West Deptford coach Clyde Folsom said of Woodbury. The Thundering Herd had first-and-goal twice... Read more

Girls' soccer: Timber Creek beats Cherokee

Friday, October 14, 2011, 6:24 PM
Elise Pratt scored two goals and Olivia McEachern collected a goal and two assists as Timber Creek beat Cherokee, 3-0, in the first round of the coaches association girls' soccer tournament. It was the first coaches association tournament victory in program history for Timber Creek. The fifth-seeded... Read more

Football: Picks for 10 games this weekend

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 7:40 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
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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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