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Archive: November, 2011

Football: The year of the running back

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 10:23 AM
Forget all that talk about the emergence of the pass-happy spread offense as the new wave in SJ football. This is the new golden age of the running back. There's never been a season like 2011 when it comes to running backs, and the most accomplished of those guys have two more games to add to their... Read more

Football: Cortez throws 5 TD passes as Pennsauken beats Triton

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 4:49 PM
Manny Cortez threw five TD passes as Pennsauken beat Triton 52-23 Saturday in the semifinals of the SJ 4 tournament. Pennsauken (9-1), the top seed, advances to face No. 2 seed Millville (10-0) in the SJ 4 title game Friday night, Dec. 2 at Rowan. Amar Williams caught 2 TD passes and Justin Anderson-Copes... Read more

Football: Picks for playoff games

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 5:46 PM
The regular season has receded. The consolation games are history. Every game this weekend this stuffed with significance. I can see possible upsets in Group 4 (WT over Millville), Group 3 (Moorestown over Hammonton) and Group 1 (Penns Grove over Pennsville). But I can't quite pull the trigger on... Read more

Football: Holy Spirit RBs on brink of state history

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 10:23 AM
Holy Spirit senior RBs Donta Pollock and Nigel Jones are on the brink of state history. On Friday night, Pollock and Jones are likely to become the first set of classmates to pass 4,000 career rushing yards in the same season. Pollock already has 4,317 yards. Jones has 3,936 entering Friday night's... Read more

Updated college commitments list

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 7:56 PM
Here's an updated list of South Jersey athletes who have committed to play winter or spring sports in college: BASEBALL Rob Alessandrine Gloucester Catholic Monmouth Joe Brooks Gloucester Catholic East Carolina John Brue Gloucester Catholic St. Joseph’s Pat Kane Gloucester Catholic Old Dominion Brett... Read more

Football: Kemp Carr out at Penns Grove

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 10:56 AM
Kemp Carr has been relieved of his duties as Penns Grove's football coach. School superintendent Joseph Massare said Tuesday morning that Carr has been "suspended with pay," pending an investigation into a possible violation of the student code involving a Penns Grove player. Carr also has been... Read more

Girls' soccer: Moorestown advances to state final

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 6:58 PM
Nicole Varela scored on a penalty kick to lift the Moorestown girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Matawan in the Group 3 state semifinals on Tuesday night. Varela took the penalty kick after Moorestown's Steph Toy was pulled down in the box with 12 minutes, 55 seconds remaining in the game. Toy... Read more

Football: Moorestown's Lisa commits to Penn

Monday, November 14, 2011, 7:07 PM
Moorestown quarterback Andrew Lisa will attend the University of Pennsylvania and play football for the Quakers. Lisa said he made the decision in the last week. He has been accepted to the Ivy League school. Lisa plans to attend Penn's Wharton School of Business. "It's the best business school... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, November 13, 2011, 1:28 PM
Not much happened at the top of the Top 10 this week. The first six teams either won or were off. But there's some movement at the bottom. No way to deny Washington Township any longer, and West Deptford moves in after the Eagles' fifth consecutive shutout. Lots of big games this weekend will shake... Read more

Football: Pennsauken beats Atlantic City

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 4:33 PM
Manny Cortez passed for 201 yards and two TDs and ran for 58 yards and another TD as Pennsauken beat Atlantic City 31-9 in the first round of the SJ 4 tournament Saturday. The final score is deceiving. AC led 9-6 at halftime and Pennsauken was still in a dogfight midway in the fourth quarter. The... 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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