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Archive: August, 2011

Football preview: Lenape

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 9:09 AM
If Lenape was the sleeping giant of South Jersey football, the Indians seem to be awake now. Whether than means a winning record, contention in the WJFL American Division and a SJ Group 4 playoff berth remains to be seen. But under new coach Tim McAneney and his staff, Lenape football appears to... Read more

Football preview: Williamstown

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 8:56 AM
Williamstown made a strong entrance to the WJFL American Division. The Braves started fast in 2010 but faded down the stretch and were ushered out of the playoffs in the first round. They hope to show a little more staying power in 2011. "This might be the fastest team I've ever had," Williamstown... Read more

Football preview: Hammonton

Monday, August 29, 2011, 9:17 AM
Hammonton football has a tradition that's about as rich as any program's in South Jersey. The Blue Devils are in a bit of a unique position this season: a little below the radar as much of the focus in the Cape-Atlantic League is on Holy Spirit and St. Joe's and the hot pick in SJ Group 3 is Delsea... Read more

Timber Creek honors Mainland

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 11:44 AM
In one of the first developments in what should be a constant theme in South Jersey football this season, the Timber Creek football program has found a way to honor Mainland's program. The Chargers will wear helmet sticks that read "Mainland High School Mustangs" and included the numbers in the four... Read more

Football preview: Cherry Hill East

Friday, August 26, 2011, 7:58 AM
It started with an injury to the quarterback in the first quarter of the first game. It went downhill from there. It was a nightmare season for Cherry Hill East in 2010 as the team struggled to a 1-9 record. The 2011 Cougars plan to bounce back in a big way. "Everybody is a year older, more experienced... Read more

Football preview: Holy Spirit

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 9:11 AM
Before the summer, Holy Spirit coach Chalie Roman raised a few eyebrows by saying that this year's team could be better than last year's team. Huh? Holy Spirit was 12-0 last season. The Spartans won the Non-Public 3 state title. A lot of people believed they were the best team in South Jersey. The... Read more

Football preview: Haddonfield

Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 8:46 AM
Last season might have just been a warm-up. That seems a little hard to believe, since Haddonfield set a school-record for victories in an 11-1 season and won the first sectional title since the NJSIAA instituted the playoff system in 1974. But this year's Bulldogs are capable of surpassing that... Read more

Cherokee QB out for season

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 2:38 PM
Cherokee senior quarterback Casey Coyle will miss this season with a stress fracture in his back, Chiefs' coach P.J. Mehigan confirmed today. Coyle was projected to be the Chiefs' starting quarterback. Coyle had played some running back and linebacker in previous seasons, along with serving as the... Read more

Football preview: Triton

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 10:29 AM
Triton football took some serious lumps in 2009. The Mustangs were better last season, although they lost a number of close games and finished with just a 3-7 record. Still, a resounding victory on Thanksgiving Day over school-system rival Timber Creek propelled coach Pete Goetz' program into the... Read more

Football preview: St. Joseph's

Monday, August 22, 2011, 10:31 AM
It's pick your poison for opponents when it comes to blocking St. Joseph's defensive line. At one end will be Max Valles, who has committed to the University of Virginia. At the other will be Kaiwan Lewis, who has committed to the University of South Carolina. "What I love about these two kids is... 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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