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Archive: October, 2012

NJSIAA pushes back tournaments

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 1:26 PM
By Phil Anastasia The NJSIAA announced Wednesday that all state tournament action would be pushed back a week -- but too late to stop Vineland from arriving at Lenape in a first round SJ Group 4 girls' soccer game. "We're getting ready to play Vineland right now," Lenape assistant AD Brian Laddey... Read more

Football: Schedule for this weekend and beyond

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 6:10 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the SJ football schedule for this weekend plus games that were pushed back to Wednesday, next Friday and Saturday: Jersey Football Schedule Friday Haddon Heights at Collingswood, 7 Lindenwold at Gateway, 7 Seneca at Timber Creek, 7 St. Joseph at Mainland... Read more

NJSIAA address tournament schedules in Sandy's wake

Monday, October 29, 2012, 4:05 PM
By Phil Anastasia The football tournament will be pushed back a week if any NJSIAA school is unable to open until Monday as a result of damage from Hurricane Sandy, the NJSIAA announced on Monday. That's a worst-case scenario as schools are expected to re-open on Wednesday or Thursday -- although... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2:47 PM
By Phil Anastasia Absegami made its move this week, putting 47 on the board against Hammonton (when's the last time that happened?) as Notre Dame recruit Rashad Kinlaw made his season debut. The Braves jumped from No. 8 to No. 5. AC dropped a notch to No. 6 but that battle will sort out as those... Read more

Football: St. Joseph beats St. Augustine

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:47 PM
By Phil Anastasia Sophomore RB Rocco Ordille ran for three TDs as St. Joseph beat St. Augustine 42-14 in a Cape Atlantic League battles of unbeatens on Saturday. Ordille ran for 137 yards on just 7 carries as St. Joe, the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10, improved to 7-0 and stretched its winning... Read more

Football: 12 picks for this weekend's games

Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:59 AM
By Phil Anastasia The week before the playoff cutoff, games take on heightened importance. Some teams are fighting for sports, others are angling for high seeds and home field. Here’s a closer look, with predictions, at 12 games this weekend: Friday at 5 Cinninaminson (4-2) at Willingboro... Read more

Football: Mainland's Cooper to play in Army All-American Game

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 2:10 PM
By Phil Anastasia Mainland kicker Jim Cooper will play the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 5 in San Antonio, according to Mainland coach Bob Coffey. Cooper, a Temple recruit, has 26 career field goals. He needs five to set the all-time South Jersey record. Cooper will be one of three South Jersey... Read more

Football: S.J. Stat Leaders

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 5:18 PM
By Phil Anastasia S.J. FOOTBALL STATISTICAL LEADERS Here are South Jersey's leading rushers, passers and receivers after the first seven weeks of the football season: RUSHING Wesley Hills Wildwood 173 carries 1,648 yards Corey Clement Glassboro 119 1,469 Calvin Cass St. Augustine 142 1,300 Ray... Read more

Football: Gloucester makes its move

Monday, October 22, 2012, 9:02 AM
By Phil Anastasia Gloucester took a big step toward a SJ Group 1 playoff berth with a 52-14 victory over Wilwood on Friday night. The Lions got a big game from junior Ben Boyer, who ran for 223 yards and 4 TDs on just 16 carries. Just as importantly, Gloucester held Wildwood senior Wesley Hills,... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, October 21, 2012, 12:19 PM
By Phil Anastasia Eastern and Washington Twp. jump into the Top 10 this week, replacing Millville and Moorestown. Camden Catholic dropped from No. 4 to No. 7 after a 14-13 loss to Seneca. The Irish stayed in the rankings based on their opening-night win over then-No. 1 Timber Creek but the luster... 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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